Back in 2019 when we first announced No. 22 as a partner, hosting them in our Greenwich store, we had long discussions with Co-Founder Bryce about the future of the company, and new projects they were working on. He told us how they were working on a new coupler system, one that would be light, seamless and retain No. 22’s impeccable ride quality. It was a compelling proposition, and their desire to innovate was palpable.
For the un-initiated, couplers enable the main frame of the bike to be taken apart, and broken into two pieces across the down tube and top tube. It's a great solution for many bike travellers, saving space, avoiding ridiculous luggage fees, and making travel easier all round. Traditional couplers though are often bulky, difficult to use and demand specialized tools, along with common incompatibility with hydraulic disc brakes.