A few of the top framebuilders from around the world have joined up to launch what they are calling “The Framebuilders’ Collective,” and cyclocross builders are well represented. With broad goals of “strengthening the trade” and “ensuring its future is…profitable” we can’t wait to see what results from the group. See the press release below. Think of someone that should be on the list? Drop a comment below.

Eight professional framebuilders from three countries have spent the last 24 months working together to create an international organization which they hope can strengthen the trade, pay homage to its past, and work towards ensuring that its future is bright and profitable. The Framebuilders’ Collective is a now a reality. The group includes Curt Goodrich, Sacha White, Nick Crumpton, Dave Kirk, Carl Strong, Dario Pegoretti, Darrell McCulloch, and Richard Sachs.

A website has been created as the holding place for the group’s mission statement and FAQ list.

All founding members are enthusiastic about the Collective’s potential and are now looking forward to finally being a public entity after two years of planning. Efforts are underway to expand the names involved so that the The Framebuilders’ Collective will be a true representation of the talent and the commitment that is part and parcel of the professional framebuilding trade.