Canadian Made Carbon: the We Are One Arrival
When we originally arranged to be shooting a video at We Are One in late July, the plan was to work on a piece for our upcoming video series, Makers, but we had no idea our schedule coincided with the last days before the release of the Arrival: a bike with a carbon frame, linkages, axles and more, all made entirely in-house by We Are One in Kamloops. It seems clear in retrospect that Dustin Adams knew just what he was doing, letting us look behind the curtain at a such a critical time, but it was a happy surprise for us. You'll have to wait a little longer for that video, because we wanted to give you some insight into the design, machining and engineering minds behind the impressive achievement of making an entire carbon dual suspension frame in Kamloops, B.C.
To that end we rounded up company founder Dustin Adams, designer Vlad Yordanov, engineer Adam Marchand, and head machinist Gilles Corbeil to crack a few beers and talk about design goals, challenges of the project, and the versatility of the finished frame, which can be easily adapted to have 170mm of rear travel and to accept a dual crown fork, with the dusty and smoky backdrop of the Kamloops bike ranch. We got an exclusive chance to rid the bike before anyone else, which you can read about here - full review coming soon.