Our good buddy and long time Pinkbike member Brett Hornfelt was in sunny California recently and met up with the good folks and his friends at Gamut USA. It's cool to see the beginnings of where they started and where a lot of things still take shape from.Our good buddy and long time Pinkbike member Brett Hornfelt was in sunny California recently and met up with the good folks and his friends at Gamut USA. It's cool to see the beginnings of where they started and where a lot of things still take shape from.
It's awesome to be able to see behind the scenes of bike companies. During our southern travels the guys at Gamut let us come in and see what makes them tick. These guys are a smaller company, based around four people and one dream; to make high quality, affordable products. They have a small machining setup in their garage, consisting of a cnc machine, a manual lathe, a manual turret lathe and a manual mill. They started out making parts for themselves in their garage. They then moved on to prototyping, and producing in their home based factory. In a few short years they have become a leading chainguide and chainring company. They have been committed to making high quality products at a great price, and they are working on a few new things that look promising.Here is a short video tour and some photos of the guy's shop
This is the cnc machine that got everything started. Along with a plethora of Specialized bikes.
The smaller, manual mill that helps make the parts.
Here is their manual lathe, waiting to be used.
The assembly cart, with all the goodies needed to build your guide of choice.
Here is the shipping department, along with a Greg Minnaar wall of fame, and I think that the guys had a secret crush on April Lawyer back in the day.
The guides waiting to be bought up and installed.
Here are bashrings waiting for you to order them.
There you have it, a short tour of the shop that Gamut calls home. It's always great to see the smaller guy making it big.
Stay tuned at www.gamutusa.com
for the low down on the company and riders they support.
Until next time... Keep fit and have fun.