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12 Days of Breathtaking Builds 2021: Day 1 - A Color Drenched Bastion Crossroad

Derek Yarra |

Once again we've reached the end of the year and oh what a year it's been. While 2021 surely served some challenges to everyone, we're grateful to look back on a year full of incredible build projects with a number of great riders that we're glad to now consider friends. In our typical year end fashion, we're counting down to the season break with a look back at some of our favorite builds to have emerged from the Above Category studio throughout 2021. This year we've asked the members of our team to recall their personal favorite bikes and leave a note as to why that particular machine resonated with them.

Here on day one our project manager and service tech, Phillip, has set the standard high by nominating this color-drenched Bastion Crossroad. With its handcrafted carbon tubed-titanium lugged construction and vibrant custom colors, this gravel bike definitely deserves a second look!

bastion cross road

"This bike reminded me of a dream I had riding my bike on the sun. As I rode across the sun the bike started charring and changing all kinds of colors, but I kept on riding knowing that the bike would hold up fine. Bastion epitomizes this dream bike. It's a go anywhere 1 x All Road bike that makes you want to push harder and pedal faster while all the while looking oh so suave. Light, fast, and sexy, It is the trifecta holy grail of bikes. Adorned with ENVE, King, and Sram components to make is go go go. This is what I'll be dreaming about this holiday season." - Phillip

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