I first saw one of Adam Sklar’s bikes at a cyclocross race in Sandpoint, Idaho, in 2014. A friend had just received his new bike from a Montana frame builder and was putting it through its paces for the first time, so a crew of us took turns pedaling it around. The blue-purple faded powder coat, elegantly curved steel tubes, and light weight made it more memorable than just about any ‘cross bike I’ve seen before or since.
I’m a sucker for a pretty bike, and that frame was beautiful. My parking lot test proved that it was more than just good looks, and I wanted to know more. A few races later, I overheard a mutual friend poking fun at a guy on a handmade mountain bike, saying, “Adam can’t buy himself a bike, so he made his own.”
And that’s how I met Adam Sklar.
Adam is a 27-year-old tinkerer from Colorado with a goofy sense of humor and a deep love of the outdoors. What started as a college experiment grew to become Sklar Bikes and earned him a place among the best U.S. handmade frame builders. In 2017, Adam won the ‘Best Mountain Bike’ award […]
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