Earlier this year, we featured Guy Stone’s Relstone New Trix mountain bike displayed at the 2021 Philly Bike Expo. When we interviewed Guy for that piece, he mentioned an adaptive bike he was building for a local veteran in collaboration with the VA in Chillocothe, OH. Guy recently sent over photos and a description of the completed Project VA bike and we wanted to share it here today. Thanks, Guy – keep up the awesome work!
The Doppo ATB has been a popular frame for Sim Works since its original release in 2018. Over the years we’ve documented multiple ATB builds (like this, this, and this) highlighting the frame’s versatility. With the updated model that’s available today, Sim Works has made it even more capable by using a lighter tubing spec, changing from quick-release to 100×12 thru-axles, Paragon rear dropouts, and three-pack mounts on fork legs and underside of the downtube. Continue reading for more details from Sim Works…
One of the original “all-rounders”, the Singular Cycles Peregrine first took flight over a decade ago, in May 2007, as an homage to post-war French constructeurs with modern updates like bigger tire clearances, more robust steel tubing, and disc brakes. I’ve had this bike for longer than I’d like to admit but with supply chain issues, parts shortages, and trying to align a review with more stock incoming from Singular, I’m finally ready to share my thoughts on this versatile bike. And we’re giving this exact build away in the coming weeks, so read on below
For our final feature from the 2021 Philly Bike Expo, we’re taking a look at this beautiful Town & Country all-road from LaMarche Bike Co. Tom LaMarche (yes, that Tom LaMarche) has been on and around bikes for a good chunk of his life. In addition to being a sponsored fixed-gear freestyle rider and professional stuntman, Tom recently added framebuilder to his resume. He’s currently offering two framesets – one is a rowdy-looking 27.5″ hardtail and the other is the uber-capable Town & Country. Continue reading below for details on the Town & Country Tom had exquisitely built up for the Expo, as documented by Jarrod Bunk‘s luxe photoset.
The second video in our Beautiful Builds series showcases John Watson, the founder of The Radavist’s “Rad Rod” Firefly gravel/all-road bike. Back in 2014, he commissioned Firefly to make him a “gravel” bike before there were gravel bikes. This bike has a road geometry with ‘cross bike clearances and cable routing.
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Music: Bongripper – Endless
The Standard Rando is a great all-road offering by the brand Twin 6. These bikes have received numerous accolades over the years and for 2022 the Standard Rando is back in two new colors: Extra Black and Steel Blue (pictured). The build kit price for a complete bike starts at $2100 for their “House Build” parts kit, or an extra $400 gets you Rival 1 (pictured) or $600 gets you Force 1. You can also get fenders, 650b or 700c wheels, tan or black wall tires, and more. Head on over to Twin Six to see more!
PEdALED makes some of the nicest all-road apparel and its new fall/winter Jary Collection has staple pieces for all riding conditions. Here’s its launch video and you can see the full product drop at PEdALED.
All-City’s Gorilla Monsoon is a do-it-all adventure bike. Touring? Sure! Gravel? Yep! For 2022, the famed chassis got two new build kit options and two new paint jobs. Shimano’s GRX ($2,950) in Aqua Seafoam or SRAM’s Apex ($2,499) in Charred Berry are what’s on the table. You can also buy just a frame if you have parts to build one up.
These bikes come in small to tall sizes, fit a 700c x 42mm or 27.5 x 2.4″ tires, have all the details you’ve come to love from All-City and best of all, dealers will be getting stock this fall. Head to All-City for more information.
This week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Christopher in NYC and his Surly Midnight Special which he customized. It’s a real beaut, so let’s check it out in detail below!
If you’re a long-legged lad or lady, and can throw them over a 59cm steel chassis, then check out the newest from our compadres at Crust Bikes. The Malocchio is the latest 1″ threaded all-road from the brand, built from Columbus Spirit tubing, with PAUL Racer center pull brakes and 42.666mm Ultradynamico tires.
-59cm Crust Malocchio (a good fit for about 5′ 11″ and up)
-700c Pacenti Brevet Wheelset
-42.?? Ultradynamico Cava Race Tires
-Nitto Noodle HT Bar
-Nitto NP-80 Stem
-Paul Racer Brakes Front and Rear
-Berthoud Aspin Saddle
-Sun XCD Exceed 167.5 Crankset (44/28t)
-MKS x Crust Gordito Pedals
-Rivendell Silver Bar End Shifters
-8 Speed Sram Cassette 11-32t
Can we all just have a moment of silence for this beauty?
This build is for sale today. See more at Crust Bikes.
If there is one thing this year has taught us, it is that we need to embrace the alternative now more than ever. With a parts shortage and global pandemic, this year has tossed all it had at us. Instead of going silent and resting on what we have built, we decided to push harder and be more creative than ever, launching a bike every single month, despite these challenges. This led us to full year of trying new parts, new finishes, and having more fun, which is what this is supposed to be all about right?…
Pelago Bicycles the makers of the popular rack and basket all in one, the Rasket, has just announced a new all-road bike dubbed the Stavanger. It’s designed for gravel riding and bike touring, with lots of cargo bosses, a large front triangle for a framebag, and yes, fenders. These bikes are designed for 650b or 700c riding and come in a legit size run (42cm up to 63cm). Check out all the details at Pelago Bicycles.
State Bicycle Co is based in Arizona, aka the copper state, so it makes sense their in-demand 4130 All-Road would get an updated paint coating to match the state’s beloved mineral called “Copper Brown.” Yet if that color ain’t doing it for you, there’s also a “Black Canyon” version…
The 4130 All-Road can be built out with either 700c or rugged 650b, an 11-speed drivetrain, and accessory mounts galore. You can switch between 700 or 650b wheels with ease, making the 4130 All-Road a very versatile and affordable option. Best of all, these bikes are in stock now. Yep. No wait list here!
4130 Chromoly Steel Frame and Fork, 12×100/12×142 thru-axles
4 sizes XS-L, fit riders from 5’1” to 6’5”
Two Wheel Set Options:
700c: Tubeless Compatible Wheelset w/ Vittoria Terreno Zero 38c Tires
650b: Tubeless Compatible Wheelset w/ Vittoria Barzo 2.1″ Tires
Custom State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 Bars
Brakes – Promax DSK-300R Flat Mount Disc
Drivetrain- State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 (1×11 Drivetrain)
Crank – State Bicycle Co. All-Road 1 (42t)
Cassette – 11-42t
Add BOTH 700c and 650b wheelsets for $389.99
Frameset MSRP: $429.99
See more at State Bicycle Co.
Fairlight’s frames are well detailed and designed for the task at hand. The new Strael 3.0 is their “all season” road bike, made from Reynolds tubing and with clearance for a 36mm tire. The Strael comes in three colors now, with color-matched forks and plenty of provisions to keep you rolling on your long rides.
Here is what is new on the Strael 3.0:
-Clearance for 36mm (width as measured) tyres.
-New Reynolds 853 downtube with revised butting profile.
-New Reynolds 725 chainstays with custom forming and shaping that is unlike anything you’ve seen on a steel frame.
-New size specific top tube and seat stays for sizes 61R and 61T. Designed for bigger, stronger riders.
-New Bentley x Fairlight Mk.2 dropouts.
-New Anraed 3.0 fork with internal dynamo routing and improved tyre clearance.
-3rd bottle mount for endurance riding and full frame bags.
-New full dynamo integration for running rear lights.
-New solar pattern graphics.
-Colour matched fork as standard.
Custom bikes mean fully-custom to Alchemy. That means layup, geometry, and frame material. The brand recently overhauled their US-made Atlas all road bike to include both titanium and a carbon model (pictured). The Atlas is Alchemy’s modular road model meaning Alchemy can swap out chainstays and a fork to design and fabricate either a classic Atlas road (28mm clearance) or a larger, all-road model (38mm clearance) and that’s just the beginning. For more information, hop on over to Alchemy to see all the details.
Last year, we posted Petor’s Shop Visit to UK-based Sturdy Cycles, and to supplement that coverage, we’re re-visiting their Fiadh disc all road bike, shot in a studio environment. These bikes blend modern tech with very subtle and classic proportions. Read on below for words by Tom Sturdy and more photos of these stunning 3D printed assemblage frames!
Last year, State Bicycle Co’s team took off on their new 6061 All-Road bikes to ride from Flagstaff to the mighty Grand Canyon. Watch as their adventure unfolds in this video… #SouthWestIsBest