The name Symond is meant to honor my grandfathers — Si McCourt and Raymond Bascom. These men lived through the great depression and served in WWII. They both had a strong work ethic coupled with ingenuity. As a young boy I spent time with them picking up valuable learnings along the way. They valued working with their minds to design and their hands to create. They both have since passed on but their influence remains. I value the example they set and want to honor them by working hard — designing finely crafted purpose built bicycles. My name is Joel McCourt and it would be an honor to build a custom bicycle to fit your needs.