Brad Bingham had one of the most interesting bikes at NAHBS this year, putting the latest Campagnolo Super Record 12 EPS on a modified version of their full suspension mountain bike frame, with a drop bar, and a few clever hacks to make it all work for the customer. But that wasn’t all he had going on in the booth…
The bike, which you can see a full run through of in the video below, has standard road bike geometry, but gets their full suspension frame tweaked to work with the latest Campy EPS road group. The brake calipers were swapped out for Hope’s four-piston upgrade kit, and all cables and housing were run internally. The bike was requested in this specific layout by the customer, who had a few other requests, too.
The front end gets the controls for the fork and shock lock out on the right, and the dropper post on the left. The dropper is there to assist the rider in getting onto the bike, not so much for getting rowdy on the descents. Check it all out:
This tandem had one couple bending Brad’s ear for about half an hour…here’s hoping they put down a deposit! In front of it was the Hannamal, another customer’s gravel monster custom built for big rides.
The combination front suspension and mountain bike tires with a drop bar, put this bike squarely in the monster-cross category, leaning toward all-day and multi-day races.
It was also equipped with some new Easton EA90 alloy cranks that aren’t officially out yet. Brad said they’re coming soon, perhaps sooner than Easton originally planned.
Here, they’re paired with WickWerks chainrings because the customer wanted a very specific chainring combo, but from the looks of it, they’ll use the same direct-mount spider system as the EC90 SL carbon cranks that we love, which means easy swaps between stock doubles and 1x options.
A lot of builders were setting up road and gravel bikes with the new SRAM eTap AXS groups.
His fat bike was set up with ENVE’s huge M685 carbon rims with curved stays to clear the massive 4.5″ Barbagazi tires from Bontrager.
Bingham Built is the evolution of Kent Eriksen, which Brad purchased after working there for years. He told us eventually, it’ll all be branded under his business, but they’re still working out of Kent’s Steamboat Springs, CO factory.