Handmade Show: Alchemy showcases new gravel and ‘cross bikes with SRAM CX1

Cross North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Alchemy’s newest ’cross bike at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks

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Colorado-based Alchemy brought both cyclocross and gravel bikes to NAHBS in North Carolina this year. Last year, we saw their ’cross offerings at the show, and this year, they not only brought their latest bikes, they decked out their ’cross bike with the new CX1 groupset from SRAM. The titanium bike has custom dropouts, and a custom ISP with seat clamp with S bend stays bent in-house. The bike features full internal routing by using a internal titanium rod to guide the housing. The paint is a custom paint scheme designed and painted in-house.

SRAM Force CX1 on the Alchemy at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks

They also showcased a new gravel grinder bike, the stealthy-looking carbon fiber Aithon, complete with Helios disc wheels and a carbon fork made in-house. The bike is expected to be available by May.

Ready for gravel adventures with Alchemy at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks

Check out the gallery below for more details.

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Alchemy CX

Alchemy’s newest ’cross bike at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Shiny Red and Black

Alchemy went for a shinier paint scheme than preview Balius models for NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Coveted Groupset

The SRAM CX1 groupset won't be available for a few months, but Alchemy showcased it at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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ENVE Wheels

ENVE disc brake-equipped tubular wheels on the Alchemy at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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11-Speed

No surprise here, 11-speed is the new norm in cyclocross, as are disc brakes. Alchemy at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Stealth Gravel

Alchemy goes back to matte for their new gravel bike at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Aithon by Alchemy

Alchemy announced the Aithon, their new gravel bike, at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Beefy Tires

Beefy tread for any adventure at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Subtle Logo

Similar to the Foundry, Alchemy did shiny on matte for the logo at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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Alchemy's Own Fork

Alchemy also designed the carbon fork on the Aithon at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks
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