2018 NAHBS: 27.5 McGovern Rowdy Road

What McGovern Cycles is bringing to the carbon fiber road bike market is not necessarily a new concept, but seeing it made in California is a first for me. His 27.5 carbon fiber road bike will fit a 27.5 by 2.1″ tire or a 700 by 45mm, is light as hell, features beautiful details, and has the stance of a race thoroughbred machine. These frames are built using tube-to-tube construction, not a mold, so a completely-custom geometry is possible. The 3T Luteus 2 fork gives ample clearance, without drastically increasing the ATC measurement. Last but not least, can we talk about that paint job? Outstanding work by John Slawta of Landshark!

  • Avuncular

    By George that’s nice.

  • Jason Benford

    Sweet photos and rad bike!

  • SlowPokePete

    Spent a lot of time looking at that bike yesterday…and yes, the paint is amazing!

  • markosajn

    I love the fact that it doesn’t feature a dropped chainstay like Open or some other brands. The dropped chainstay looks awesome on those bikes, but it’s nice to see a simple design still working for that same purpose.

  • California Travis

    This bike is sick, and the Landshark paint is LEGIT!