Sometimes collaborations consist of a logo placement, or a slightly different color. We wanted to take this collaboration all the way, so we designed everything we possibly could and then offered it all up for those brave enough to get in on the full matchy match.
To get things started we teamed up with our New Zealand friends at CHAPTER2 and started designing a comprehensive array of products to take minimal branding and matching to a new level. We would call it the Gray Ties Mega Matching Capsule Collection.
After designing the collaboration we had a beta test crew of 8 riding all summer in Northern California on their new bikes. Most of them were assembled around 30mm tires and have been endlessly praised for compliance, handling, and overall exceptional looks. This bike is quick on the road and with the larger tires handles dirt just fine, which makes it our go-to for many bay area rides.
We did a limited run of just 100 frames worldwide. Those frames have now been delivered and we couldn't be more excited to see them exploring roads and paths around the world.