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Custom Grey Number 1

  March 29, 2018

Mika Amaro makes only 111 versions of each new bike model. Meet Custom Grey Number 1.


Michael Nagler founded Mika Amaro in 2009 to make high-quality urban bikes. “We wanted to create something unique, the opposite of mass-produced bicycles.” Located in Cologne, Germany, Mika Amaro has launched the Custom Grey in two versions: a singlespeed and an eight-speed. The frame is made from Columbus Cromor tubing, with a Brooks Cambium saddle and grips, plus polished rims. New for this model are the CNC-machined Mika Amaro branded pedals and headset. All Mika Amaro bikes use Gates Carbon Drive, which Nagler calls the Number 1 choice for modern cyclists. “Especially for urban use, it is the perfect drivetrain.” Learn more about Mika Amaro–and Nagler’s favorite urban ride along the Rhine and to Koln’s historic landmarks–in our previous post “Splash of Cologne.”