Hampsten Cycles was born from Andy Hampsten's phenomenal 22-year racing career.
During Andy Hampsten's career he worked closely with coaches Eddy B, Paul Koechli, Eddy Merckx, and Dr. Max Testa, who all helped refine his riding technique and position.
Hampsten Cycles designs focus on joining the best materials using both classic and modern construction techniques
Steve Hampsten started racing, touring, and working in bike shops in the mid-1970s and continued for the next ten years, followed by a hiatus to pursue high-end restaurant cooking. 1996 found Steve working in welding, blacksmithing, metal fabrication, and, later, bicycle construction at match bicycle company. Steve and Andy started Hampsten Cycles in 1999.
The bicycle and frame designs reflect many of our past influences and present-day experiences, as well as a long-abiding love of riding bicycles. While both looking back at the past and ahead to the future, our designs focus on joining the best materials using both classic and modern construction techniques, but always with a traditional outlook.
Made to measure in all materials
100% handmade in Ameerica