Well, whilst we have no plans to move into complete bikes , we still would like to ride and play with something that is FUN, FAST and ideal for FARR rides.
With all the fuss and excitement around the new GRAVEL / GROAD / ADVENTURE style of riding and bikes we figured we might as well give it a go! Besides, what we wanted was not available in the market …
So, without further ado – here goes our take on what a GROAD bike should look like.
We kept things relatively simple , because we believe that is just GOOD DESIGN.
Final numbers and geometry will be confirmed after we have had a chance to put some kilometers on the bikes – but for now they are something like this :
- 71,25 Head Angle
- 73,2 Seat Angle
- 560mm Effective TopTube ( on a Med Size )
- Reach of 380mm
In terms of material this is a Double Butted Cromo tube set with cable routing that will allow both a 1x and 2x setup on the front. A tallish headtube with taper designs and internal headset bearings provides a comfortable and direct steering front-end.
Rear is a 142 x 12 Thru-Axle allowing for 700 x 40c / 27.5 x 2.1 / 29 x 1.95 size wheels. A truly versatile frame allowing the rider many OPTIONS. Log some serious kilometers on the 40c wheels, hit the local trails with the 2.1 or go somewhere in the middle with a standard 29er wheelset with some skinner rubber.
Internal cable routing means you get a very clean and dialed looking bike. Available most likely in 4 to 5 sizes and target launch date would be sometime early 2018.
We still waiting on some cool new parts to build these up and hope to share some pics of the completed bike within the coming weeks.
A short trip to the Eurobike show is on the cards for next week and we hope to be bringing back some more exciting products and samples from the show … so keep your eyes peeled to our social platforms and if you want the EXCLUSIVE on new products – join the newsletter – we may even offer you some discount on new products. ( we will NEVER SPAM you though! )
Chat soon – #makeeveryridefarr
ps. we have 2 x Medium and 2 x Large sample frames available to purchase ( prototype specials … ) – they are RAW and they are PROTOTYPE but send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested …