Readers’ Rides: John’s Northern Frameworks


Readers’ Rides: John’s Northern Frameworks

Bikes change from when you first receive them. This is especially the case with custom bikes. John submitted this Northern Frameworks flat bar gravel bike when he first collected it from Angry Catfish and then sent a follow-up after he put some miles on it. Check out this unique custom rig below for this week’s Readers’ Rides…

Forthwith, my humble submission: Northern Frameworks ti gravel/adventure with MTB-ish geometry. Designed to be pretty bombproof and comfortable. Sort of an exercise in creating the last quasi-road bike I’ll ever need. Capable of pavement, dirt roads, and singletrack.

Component highlights include King bearings all around, 800mm Race Face flat bar, Bike Yoke dropper, SRAM 1×11 MTB drivetrain and XT levers with flat mount calipers.

Built by the friendly crew at Angry Catfish!


We’d like to thank all of you who have submitted Readers Rides builds to be shared over here. The response has been incredible and we have so many to share over the next few months. Feel free to submit your bike, listing details, components, and other information. You can also include a portrait of yourself with your bike and your Instagram account! Please, shoot landscape-orientation photos, not portrait. Thanks!