NAHBS 2011 – Chris King’s Cielo Cross Bike

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“Camino Cielo, “Sky’s Pathway”, is a narrow road that runs along the top of a ridge in the Santa Ynez mountains behind Santa Barbara. After rolling off the shoulder of La Cumbre Peak, Camino Cielo continues south for several miles roughly paralleling the coastline and the Pacific Ocean several thousand feet below. It’s on this rugged and adventurous road, and the many others like it in the foothills and mountains surrounding town, that Chris King discovered the values of a well-designed bicycle. Camino Cielo, it’s climbs and twists and turns and descents, was a laboratory and a test track, and the perfect retreat from a hard day’s work at the machine shop.


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  • Jeffrey says:

    I’ve known Chris King for over 20 years, and everything that he has ever made sets the standard for precision and quality. He thinks at the molecular level, and I’m sure his new frame and components are as good as it gets.

  • adam says:

    Jeffrey –

    Technically everyone thinks at the ‘molecular’ level.

    I just want to know when they are going to start cryo treating bike components!

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