Readers’ Rides: Matt’s All-City Nature Boy Fixed Gear


Readers’ Rides: Matt’s All-City Nature Boy Fixed Gear

It’s hard to argue the versatility of the old All-City Nature Boy canti models. They were perfect commuters, ‘cross racers, and when set up fixed, perfect for commuting on snowy winter roads. Check out Matt‘s build and a full spec breakdown below!

My name is Matt, I’m from Falmouth MA, and here’s my submission for RR’s. I’ve had this bike on/off for a bit now and it honestly might be my favorite to come into my possession. It’s primarily lived its life in this configuration, having been put together as just an around town parts bin bike with the key component being the rear wheel with a Level hub.

The bike itself has been nothing short of awesome, seeing use on everything from commuting, snowy winter road rides (shout out Sheldon B) delivering coffee during the onset of Covid, acting as an MTB (it has flat bars), and most recently it was the bike I rode for the NNeV 60 mile and that’s honestly what really made me finally realize that when all the others have let me down, this is the bike that will be there.

I really couldn’t be happier with this thing as it never failed to put a smile on my face.

Frame- All City Nature Boy Canti
Fork- Bontrager Race Lite Carbon
Stem- 130mm
Bars- Hybrid Take Off’s
Headset- Chris King
Grips- Cult Vans Gum
Brakes- Hybrid T/O’s
Levers- Avid Speed Dial Ti
Crank- Ultegra 6600
Chainring- SRAM 46t
Pedals- Look X-Track
Front Wheel- Road bike T/O
Rear Wheel- Level Hub w/ 17t Cog and old Mavic rim
Front Tire-Maxxis Ravager 40c
Rear Tire- Teravail Rampart 38c
Post- Vintage ControlTech
Saddle- Fabric Scoop
Cages- Stainless King and Bontrager BAT cage
Accessories- Bontrager Adventure Frame Bag, Yanco Ramblin Roll, Spurcycle bell and a Wahoo Bolt Mount


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