I was told about Hermes Bikes recently, a new-ish bicycle manufacturer that focuses on mountain bike designs. Like they say on their website, you can “ride with the gods” on a Hermes bike – the namesake being that of the Greek god Hermes, “the fast, efficient, mischievous and magical messenger” god of all Greek gods. My friend likes to jump off 10 foot walls, so he and his crew are always keeping up with the latest and greatest names on the bike scene. Hermes Bikes is notable for their use of nanotechnology in laying up carbon weaves for their ultra high performance framesets.
Hermes mountain bike are built out with KCNC accessories – that is, they get top shelf components. The Hermes bike designers make use of not only carbon but also aluminum, titanium and scandium, created blended frame designs putting stiffness and compliance right where it’s needed. Check out the Hermes photo gallery to see some of their bikes built up.
You can also follow Hermes Bikes on their Facebook page. They make a point to address social issues as well as environmental issues when it comes to designing and building their bikes. Being a newer bike company, you won’t find their bikes in your local bike store quite yet – but be on the lookout, they’re coming. And for now, you can always ask for their product catalog and order directly. My high riding friends, ever keen to try out the best bikes, are eying a Hermes bike right now, and I’ll report on it when they get it – and I get a chance to ride it.