Today we’re elated to present our Radavist Edition Sklar Super Something bikes. We worked with Adam Sklar to create two unique and exclusive paint finishes, which we’ve dubbed “Burgundy Something” and “Super Splatter,” and have five build kits ranging from a coaster cruiser to an ENVE-clad race machine. These are available today, shipping from our parent company, The Pro’s Closet, in our Radavist shop.
There’s a lot to go over here, so let’s get to it!
The Radavist 🤝 Sklar Bikes
Since Adam Sklar and John Watson met at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in 2016, Sklar Bikes and The Radavist have grown together within the Alt Cycling realm. The two have become close friends through shared cycling road trips, bike tours, and time spent riding in Bozeman, MT, each summer. As such, we decided it was about damn time we launched a Radavist X Sklar Bikes collaboration!
At that very NAHBS, Adam debuted a gravel bike handmade in Bozeman. From that point forward, Adam’s been working nonstop to fulfill orders of custom bikes for clients all over the globe. Yet, he wanted his bikes to be more accessible, so he chose to take the very spirit of that gravel bike from NAHBS and update it to fit the demands of modern riders in a more affordable package. Last year, he debuted his new, made-in-Taiwan Super Something frames.
As part of this season’s Radavist product drop, we’re beyond stoked to present this Super Something X Radavist frameset. Available in sizes 48-60cm and two finishes, we’ve created a series of complete builds ranging from a shreddy Coaster Brake Cruiser to a sleek ENVE and SRAM Force racer.
The builds highlight the versatility of the Super Something. From flat to drop bars, geared to single speed, these bikes can truly do it all. With clearance for up to 27.5×2.3 or 29×2.2mm rubber (with 1x drivetrains), you can enjoy the Super Something as a road, mountain bike, or any permutation in between. These frames are complimented by a unicrown steel fork that absorbs rough terrain and creates wonderful visual flow across the frameset.
Adam knows how he wants his bikes to ride, so he had the factory in Taiwan draw special tubing to mimic the ride feel and weight of his US-built Sklar models. The end result is a light and snappy, responsive ride, with a robust steel fork that smooths out the rough stuff and flexes the right amount.
For the paint, we took inspiration from our springtime rides on the Colorado Plateau with its vibrant soil specs sprayed across the deep burgundy, caliche-inspired base color.
The Super Something is an incredibly capable bike. We hope you enjoy our curated build packages, which host many of our favorite companies, including Moné Bikes, Sim Works, Blue Lug, Camp and Go Slow, Velo Orange, Microshift, SRAM, and ENVE. With our offerings, there’s a Super Something for everyone, and if you want to build your own, we’re offering standalone framesets as well! But you better get on it quick because once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Let’s take a look at each of the build kits below…
Flat Bar Coaster Cruiser $2,499.99
Designed around the bomb-proof Moné Bikes Bad Ass Coaster Brake Wheel, the Flat Bar Coaster Cruiser is a clean, minimal build. Sans hand brake, this townie is made for shreddy city shenanigans, cutty urban singletrack, bike paths, and more. We specced this build with a Blue Lug Nitto Bullmoose to really bring back those early-era mountain cruiser vibes. Available in “Super Splatter” from sizes 52cm to 58cm.
Flat Bar Geared Microshift Advent X $2,799.99
The Flat Bar geared Microshift Advent X spec is one of our favorite build specs. Microshift Advent X is a bomber drivetrain and we paired it with a Nitto Bullmoose, Tektro FL750 levers, Avid disc calipers, a silver Velo Orange crank, and topped it off with a silver Wolf Tooth headset. Use it for commuting, touring, and mixed-terrain rides. Available in “Burgundy Something” from sizes 52cm to 60cm.
Drop Bar SRAM Apex $3,799.99
For those wanting a drop bar build kit, we assembled this Apex spec with some classic silver components from Industry Nine, Velo Orange, Sim Works, and topped it off with a cherry Brooks Cambium saddle. All killer, no filler. Available in “Burgundy Something” from sizes 48cm to 60cm.
Drop Bar SRAM Rival AXS $4,699.99
AXS curious? Well we’ve got a build kit for you! These SRAM Rival AXS Super Something builds are rolling on Industry Nine silver wheels and booted up with Ultradynamico 29×2.22 tires, Sim Works silver bits add some extra bling, and Camp and Go Slow Western Rattler tape really ties the room together. Available in a “Burgundy Something” and “Super Splatter” from sizes 48cm to 60cm.
Drop Bar SRAM Force AXS and ENVE $5,699.99
A race-ready rig. Decked out with ENVE, and powered by SRAM Force AXS electronic shifting, this is the top tier build spec of our Super Something collaboration. Straight from the box, these plump tire gravel race machines are ready to take on your next ultra-endurance gravel race and local singletrack alike. Available in “Super Splatter” paint from sizes 52cm to 60cm.
Have your own vision for a Radavist Super Something? In addition to these complete build specs, we have bare framesets for sale so you can build up your dream bike! Available in “Burgundy Something” and “Super Splatter” from sizes 48cm to 60cm.
VRNCLR Half Frame Bag Add-On $175
We teamed up with VRNCLR bags out of Marin County, CA to produce a limited run of matching Super Something half frame bags. These bags are coyote tan with lavender accents and purpose-built for each Super Something frame size using the lace-up attachment system for a solid, stable, and snug fit.
Super Something Specs:
- Frame & fork Material: Double butted heat treated Chromoly Steel
- 142x12mm rear, 100x12mm front spacing
- 27.2mm Seat post
- 160mm Post mount or flat mount rear (With Pargon Machineworks rocker dropout inserts), ISO front brake mount on steel fork.
- Frame is also compatible with ENVE Adventure Fork (not included)
- Clearance for 27.5×2.3 or 29×2.2 tires with 1x drivetrains
- 3 bottle cages, one under the Down tube
- 68mm BSA Bottom bracket Shell
- Compatible with EC34mm/44mm Headset, 1-1/8” steerer Steel fork
- Clearance for up to a 44T single chainring
- External Cable routing
- Rocker Dropouts for adjustable chainstay length or single speed, uses Paragon Machineworks Inserts
- If you want to run flat-mount brakes, just get the flat mount rocker from PMW and run the Enve adventure fork
Super Something Sizing
The Super something is designed with versatility in mind. That said, the “base setting” for this bike is a 700x42c gravel bike with a 70mm Anna Lee stem and drop bar. Each size was designed for a range of saddle heights with the 70mm stem setup falling right in the middle of the range.
As a rule of thumb, these bikes are designed to fit like the labeled size. If you usually ride a 54 cm you should probably get a 54 cm, if you normally ride a 60 cm you should probably get a 60 cm, and so on. Some riders might prefer to size down and run a longer stem/more seat post for a more aggressive roadie fit, while others might opt to go up with an even shorter stem for that french fit and more stable handling.
However, if you order a Radavist Edition flat bar Bullmoose build, you might want to consider sizing up
Or, if you’re building your own frame with a riser/flat bar setup we’d recommend planning around a longer stem (90-110mm) or even sizing up if you know you never want to run drops.
Here are the saddle heights I had in mind, measured from the BB center to the top of the saddle center.
48CM – 640mm to 680mm 56CM – 720mm to 760mm
52CM – 660mm to 700mm 58CM – 750mm to 790mm
54CM – 690mm to 740mm 60CM – 780mm to 820mm
Roll on over to The Pro’s Closet to check out the full collection of Radavist Edition Sklar Super Something frames!