2018 Philly Bike Expo: Sim Works Doppo Off Road Tourer

2018 Philly Bike Expo: Sim Works Doppo Off Road Tourer
Photos by Jarrod Bunk, words by John Watson

At the Philly Bike Expo this year, Sim Works shared a booth space with Crust Bikes and Swift Industries. On display was this Doppo touring bike, set up for some lightweight off-road touring, thanks to the Swift Industries XPac Hinterland Ozette Randonneur Bag, Hinterland Zeitgeist Saddle Bag, and the Porcelain Rocket partial frame bag, made for Circles Japan. The Doppo is rolling on Thunder Burts, a White Industries R30 cranks, Chris King Hubs, Velocity rims, and Shimano drivetrain, with Sim Works Klampers. Shifting is provided by Gevenalle.

This bike is made from a healthy mix of US-made and Japan-made components, ready to tour all over the world!


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  • I need to get one of those neo black crane bells. I love those flat black CK hubs. Really rad bike.

  • This bike is so rad in person, and Kevin from Golden Pliers killed it with the build!

  • Beau

    what front rack is that?

  • tanglewoodtree

    Nice bike. What kind of cassette does it have?

    • Looks like the Shimano XT 40t

      Pardon the brevity. Sent from my iPhone.

      • tanglewoodtree

        Thanks for the tip. Looking at pics online, with the big jump to the last cog, I think that it actually looks more like the 11-46.

        • Ah yeah. I was on my phone at the time but on the desktop it looks like the 46t.

  • Robert Weinhold

    The chain is on backwards

    • Davey Struthers


  • Adam Leddin

    What’s that bar tape?!?

    • serfas bar tape

      • Adam Leddin

        Awesome. Thanks John!

        Radavist bar tape in the works?

        • It’s so hard to get it done and the minimums are insane.

  • tony365

    Wow! first the Bishop, now this. Between the two of them, thats all the bikes I think I would ever need. Both so different, Both so f-ing Rad!

  • Robert Wucher

    What bar tape is that?

    • serfas

      • Robert Wucher

        Thanks John!

        • They have a bunch of designs and it wraps really well. :-)

  • Ben Rex

    I love this so much.

  • Peter Chesworth

    Happy bike.