Like many other, American Classic company was born out of a need. Bill Shook, the founder and engineer at American Classic, was a successful road and track racer and back in the 70' he was after light rims and tires. Working on his projects in his Dad's garage, he built the first large tube aluminum bicycle. American Classic is all about new engineering technology, quality, innovative approach, and mathematically perfect functionality. Road, track, triathlon, cyclocross, cross country, all mountain, downhill or even handcycling, American Classic wheels, hubs, and components are available for every discipline. It is Bill Shook's true understanding and perfectionism that sets American Classic products apart from the rest.