RatKing and Back Alley Bike Repair Release The Lost Highway Bicycle


RatKing and Back Alley Bike Repair Release The Lost Highway Bicycle

What is The Lost Highway bicycle? It’s a limited edition inspired union of Urban Wits and multi-terrain, backcountry RatKing Wanderlust frames. Read on to find out more…

RatKing Frame’s hungry mind for process, design and fabrication, and Back Alley Bike Repair’s tasteful approach to high-performance bikes, are pleased to offer The Lost Highway. A limited edition, batch-made in Seattle, seriously fun bike.



With tire clearances (27.5×2.3/700×50) for those bound for beyond the boundaries of city streets, the ride feel encourages a bug-out lifestyle and high-minded adventures while maintaining its utilitarian manners on sunset group rides; a collaboration that thoughtfully blends the urban jungle with backcountry trails and corridors.

The frame leans into the mix of Columbus Zona, Life, and 4130 tubes to sync with the Enve Adventure fork for intuitive handling, snap, and zip on pavement and durability out on the chonk. The goal is a light yet planted front end, and a rear end responsiveness that evokes nimbleness while creeping tech sections and getting after it. It’s the trusted, ripping, ride-quality of an optimized steel design, cleanly executed in a special batch mode.

Inspired by trips into the PNW forest and low angle sunscapes, the Lost Highway is complemented by a gorgeous Cascadian Golden Hour finish and a raw steel logo treatment that allows each frame to develop a uniquely storied patina.

See the full specs and geometry below…


  • Frame/fork – $1999
  • Frameset + “A” Build – $6200 (ex. Rival/GX AXS, White Ind, Light Bicycle/Onyx)
  • Frameset + “B” Build – $4250 (ex. Rival 1 mech, DT Swiss/Bitex)

Full Build A Spec – Rival shift/brakes / GX AXS 1×12, White Industries Cranks (38-tooth, or specify), e*thirteen 9-50 12sp cass, Light Bicycle (700 or 650b) carbon rims, Onyx hubs and/or SON Dyno, handbuilt wheels, Rene Herse or Conti Race King’s set up tubeless, Wolf Tooth headset, Cowbell bars (42cm-46cm width), Ritchey WCS cockpit, saddle tbd. Pedals not included. Size 58cm weight ~21lbs

Full Build B Spec – Rival 1×11 shifters, derailleur, cranks (40-tooth). TRP Spyre, DT Swiss R500 alloy rims/Bitex Hubs/S handbuilt, SunRace 10-46 cass, Rene Herse or Conti Race King’s tubeless, Wolf Tooth headset, Cowbell bars, black alloy cockpit, saddle tbd. Pedals not included.

Frame Specs:

  • Frame Material: Mix of Columbus Zona + Life, 4130 rear stays, ‘natch. Frame Saver pre-treated.
  • Includes ENVE Adventure Fork (killer deal!!)
  • 142x12mm rear, 100x12mm front spacing (TA axles f/r included)
  • Tapered Headtube, EC34/44
  • 27.2mm Seatpost – 30.0mm collar req’d
  • 160mm, minimum flat mount front & rear
  • Tire Clearance for 700x50c or 27.5x 2.3” (before fenders)
  • 68mm BSA BB Shell
  • Clearance for up to a 42T single chainring
  • Full Mechanic-friendly External Cable routing
  • 3 bottle cage mounts, 2 inside main, 1 under down tube
  • Full Fender mounts/Rear rack mounts, rear non-drive seat stay light mount

This is a PRE ORDER for the Lost Highway that will remain open through February 8th, 2024. This is a limited edition run and made to order so all deposits (50%) are final.

RatKing are operating under a hopeful ship date by April 15th, 2024.


Pre-order today at We Are Stunt Doubles.