Belle Cycles A.T.E.R. / All Terrain Exploration Rig
Belle Cycles and The Service Course collaborated on this one-of-a-kind, Mad Max-inspired All Terrain Exploration Rig for Christian Meier in the upcoming Atlas Mountain Race in Morocco. Find a gallery of photos and more details about the A.T.E.R. here…
One of the many submissions we received for our upcoming Rigs of the 2020 Atlas Mountain Race post was Christian Meier’s Mad Max-inspired Belle Cycles A.T.E.R., or All Terrain Exploration Rig, that was built specifically for the event. The bike’s creator, Enrico “Kico” Bellé of Belle Cycles, calls it, “A one-of-a-kind beast, hungry for scratches and scars.” The paintwork and headbadge were both done by Barcelona-based painter Kilian Ramirez Caballero. The team at The Service Course sent us a bunch of shots of the bike as it was being built up and taken out for its inaugural ride, which you’ll find below.
Ahead of the Atlas Mountain Race, here’s what Service Course founder Chistian Meier had to say about his new bike:
“The A.T.E.R. is something I had been thinking about for a while, and the Atlas Mountain Race was the perfect excuse to go for it. The concept was to build a truly “All Terrain Exploration Rig”, to handle an exceptionally wide variety of off-road terrain. The project was also inspired by Mad Max and the idea of being chased through the wild, remote desert…
At The Service Course, we are lucky to have an amazing group of partners that we work very closely with, many of whom have helped bring this vision to life – including CeramicSpeed, Bastion, Ingrid, Enve and of course our friend Kico aka Belle Cycles. It’s humbling and inspiring that everyone was so keen to come on board and support this unique project with their trademark enthusiasm and teamwork…
To me this project epitomises what we do, what custom building is all about: bringing our incredibly talented partners together to create something unique and exciting in response to a very particular challenge, making no compromises along the way.”
Belle Cycles A.T.E.R. Build Highlights:
- Frame: Belle Cycles (steel)
- Fork: ENVE rigid (carbon)
- Headset: CeramicSpeed
- Rims: ENVE M630
- Hubs: SON Dynamo (front), DT Swiss 240 (rear)
- Tires: Vittoria Terreno Dry 2.25
- Drivetrain: Shimano GRX Di2, Ingrid Cranks, 40T Wolf Tooth Chainring, 10-46 Cassette
- Handlebars: ENVE Compact Road
- Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat
- Bags: Cordel
Look for the A.T.E.R. and dozens of other interesting and beautiful bikes in our Rigs of the 2020 Atlas Mountain Race feature on Friday morning! The race kicks off in Marrakesh on Saturday and you can keep up with all of our coverage here.
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