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Jordan Hufnagel’s 650b Dirt Porteur

I’ve already featured this Beautiful Bicycle once, but it was fully decked out in “city mode” during my Shop Visit to Hufnagel Cycles.

When Giro began making their selections for who would get to preview and review their New Road line, I was surprised to see Hufnagel‘s name on the list. He’s a huge advocate of environmentally responsible construction and sustainability. Sure enough though, the merino in the New Road line is from New Zealand, not China and it’s made in San Francisco… Sounds like a perfect match.

But what would Jordan ride? His city bike of course. Stripped of the porteur accoutrement, it became a lively gravel machine. Even the 420mm chainstays with 650b wheels didn’t hold Mr. Hufnagel back from getting rad on this bike. Here I was, thinking a cross bike was the ideal travel bike and yet, this thing looked pretty freaking rad.

  • http://www.digicycle.net/ Tucker

    that’s wild.  it even has SPD’s!

  • hans

     one of the best bikes you’ve featured here. and perfect setting for photographing it

  • Ian

    Those Brake Levers!! 

    • recur

      I’m guessing those are one-off custom.
      I’ve always wondered why Paul Components hasn’t done something like this.

      • http://theradavist.com John Watson

        He hand shaped / brazed them.

  • miles

    Without the porteur rack isn’t that thing basically a cross bike with flat bars and fatter tires?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      No. Different geometry, 650b wheels, supppper low trail and BB height. That’s like saying a MTB is a cross bike.

    • Adie Mitchell

      no: think of the geometry (even wheel diameter is different).

  • http://twitter.com/barrymcw barry mcwilliams

    Beyond gorgeous. 

  • http://twitter.com/wadestevens Wade Stevens

    Is Jordan Hufnagel the ANT Bike Mike Flanagan of the other coast?

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      tig vs. fillets and lugs

  • Joshua Robot

    I like the rear lite!

  • Kuntakinte

    why not a portrait of the owner for each bike featured in beautiful bikes. more personal and it gives character i think.  anyway cool bike!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamesmckeon Jamie McKeon

      +1

  • Thebikelab

    For a bike with as much class as that (especially the brake levers), the saddle seems oddly out of place. Would look better with a Brooks or Ideale imo (or at least something old and worn).

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      He loves that saddle.

      • http://twitter.com/wadestevens Wade Stevens

        what saddle is that?

        • http://twitter.com/cconvoy Fredrik Posse

          Fizik Aliante.

    • Fash-Un-Police

      If it were my bike, I would agree, but saddles are a personal thing.
      Besides, in any normal situation the rider’s ass would be covering the saddle, so it’s not that big of a deal. Bikes are made to be ridden, right?

  • Thebikelab

    What tires are those?

    • ElCapitaineDuderino

      Asked twice and ignored twice. I also am curious about these secret handmade tires.

  • TB

    perfect saddle. no leather and a nice contemporary touch so as to steer clear of going the ye olde route.. Just classy, I like!

  • http://twitter.com/cconvoy Fredrik Posse

    Fucking christ that’s a beaut.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.pollack Chris Pollack

    I want a Hufnagel so bad! :( Someday.

  • Jonathan Tarlin

    Love the cork grips. Are those shellacked?

    • Jordan

      Just the oils from my hands Jonathan

  • Jona Tarlin

    Love the addition of the cork grips. Are those shellacked?

  • K-Train

    That bike is forehead slapping good.  I didn’t think it could’ve gotten any better from the initial photos, but the patina really puts it over the edge.  

  • Doctor_Jones_

    Grant Peterson would be proud…

    • Doctor_Jones_

      *Petersen

  • Keean

    Does anybody have info on the brake levers? 

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      He made them