Nordest does such a great job of instilling local lore in with their brand and for their newest release, they look to Nordeste (Portugal) and an ancient occupation, held by the almocreves; austere merchants who carried their saddlebags with goods to supply the Trasmontanos from village to village. One such product they carried on were sardinhas (sardines) on the backs of pack animals. This tale has inspired the name of their new Sardinha 2 rigid MTB, a bike ideal for bikepacking. This frame can clear a 27.5 x 3.0″ or a 29″ x 2.6″ and features a steel fork. With the pre-order pricing of 532,23 € for a frameset, it’s hard to overlook. Head to Nordest Cycles for more.