By Matt Osborne


1st times a charm

After 4 years in the game, the team was ready to roll onto the big stage and showcase our two-wheeled wonders to the world, or at least to the bike enthusiasts of Melbourne. In its 6th year, SPOKEN (formerly known as Handmade Bike Show Australia) was back with a bang, serving up a delectable feast of bike candy for all the eager punters to sink their teeth into.

We were lucky enough to take 3 bikes along to show off to show off to the crowds. 2 X Wanderers built with different specs and 1 of our newly released Rambler All-Road build. It was helpful to have the Wanderer built in different ways to show the versatility of the frameset.

Once again exhibitors pulled out all the stops, showcasing their finest creations with pride. Each bike was a work of art, a masterpiece on wheels. The attention to detail was impeccable, from the handcrafted frames to the custom paint jobs. It was clear that these bikes were more than just modes of transportation; they were a labor of love.

As it was our first show we wanted to make something unique which showed our company culture to the room. We came up with the idea to make something that would serve as a drink holder at the event, Le Boozette! Essentially the mini musette that no-one asked for. 

Attendees had the chance to get up close and personal, chatting with the builders and designers behind the scenes. It was a unique opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship and passion that went into each and every bike on display.

As the sun set on another successful year, the we couldn't help but feel proud of what they had accomplished to date. SPOKEN had once again proven itself to be a must-see event for bike enthusiasts of all kinds. It was a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and community, all rolled into one.

So here's to SPOKEN, the show that never fails to impress. Until next year, when the wheels start turning once again!