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Twenty2Cycles makes hand-built bikes

Randy Tuggle bead blasts the frame of a Twenty 2 Cycling bike to etch in the logo, and finish the frame.
Christopher Mullen |

Glenwood Springs is home to a recently acquired bicycle manufacturing business, Twenty2Cycles.

A group of five Glenwood investors purchased the company in early 2014 from its Vail founders, who started the business in 2011.

Twenty2Cycles now has a fabricating shop and retail store located at 2026 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs, specializing in custom- and stock-designed bicycles for both road and trail surfaces.

Models include both road and mountain bikes, including 29-inch and 29-plus frames, mountain cross, ever-popular fat bikes, and cyclocross bikes.

“Twenty2” comes from the periodic table of elements. Titanium is No. 22 on the chart, explained Randy Tuggle, one of the owners.

Most of the hand-built bikes produced by Twenty2Cycles at their assembly shop are made out of super-light titanium, though some are made with aluminum or steel frames.

“Our goal is to expand production and create an opportunity for people to have hand-built bicycles made right here in town,” Tuggle said.

Twenty2Cycles’ assembly team can build from stock or custom geometry, depending on the client’s desires.

“We have the ability to take the dimensions and build a bike exactly for you with a professional fit,” Tuggle said. “Being custom hand-built, we’re not limited by anything but imagination.”

Twenty2Cycles’ operation can crank out anywhere from 200 to 300 bikes per year.

“We really felt that Glenwood was a great place to bring this kind of business, and as we grow there is the ability to create jobs and new opportunities,” Tuggle added.

Twenty2Cycles also works with area technical schools to offer classes in bike building, “so that it’s not a dying trade,” and it is also involved with local trail planning and construction efforts and is working to start a high school mountain biking team.

For more information, visit http://www.Twenty2cycles.com or call 1-800-719-2027.


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