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March 16/22 12:26 pm - Canadian Carbon Framebuilder Attracts Investment Funding


Posted by Editoress on 03/16/22
 

A new Made-in-Canada carbon fibre bike frame manufacturer has announced that it will begin delivering frames this summer. Bridge Bike Works co-founders are Frank Gairdner of Carbon Marine and Mike Yakubowicz of Blacksmith Cycle. The frames will be made in Ontario.

 

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Carbon Marine is a Canadian manufacturer of carbon fibre motor boats that are made in Canada. Launched In 2018, Carbon Marine is the first company in the world to manufacture high-performance fully carbon fibre power boats.

American venture capitalist OvareVentures - part of OvareGroup, a private holding company - is adding to its portfolio of outdoor and active brands with an investment in Bridge Bike Works. Bridge is aiming to take advantage of the pandemic bike industry growth with the launch of its manufacturing facility and the introduction of its "Surveyor" all-road model, available later this summer. They claim that the weight will be approximately 900 grams.

"Bridge is one of the only carbon bike brands made in Canada," said Frank Gairdner. "The biggest benefit of making your own bikes is that you can control every element of the process, from tooling and layup to total quality control. Our carbon framesets are for cyclists who demand the quality that locally made requires. Authentic full cycle means design, engineering, production, and community, all under one roof."

The Surveyor will be offered as part of the Origin 100 collection that is limited to 100 frames for 2022. Component partners include top-tier suppliers, including Shimano, SRAM, Enve, Fizik, Lightweight, Zipp, and SILCA. The $4,999 CAD frameset is currently available for preorder at BridgeBikeWorks.com with bikes available for delivery in the U.S. and Canada in summer of 2022. Bridge will also have up to 20 premium international dealers in 2022.

 

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