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Standert’s Triebwerk CR Road Bike

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Standert’s Triebwerk CR Road Bike

Standert is looking to offer something a little different in a disc brake-obsessed world. The Triebwerk CR road bike is a Columbus tubing road bike built from Spirit HSS and XCr and clears a 28mm tire. The 1 ⅛” headtube with the Chris King headset and the Columbus Futura Caliper SL carbon fork deliver a clean aesthetic and the frame comes in either pepper (left) or salt (right) for €1,899.00.

See more at Standert.

Ritte’s Titanium MUSA Satyr 2.0 Was Designed by Tom Kellogg

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Ritte’s Titanium MUSA Satyr 2.0 Was Designed by Tom Kellogg

Built in limited numbers, the newest frame from Ritte is an updated Satyr made from titanium, built in Portland, Oregon from a Tom Kellogg design. You could say the new Satyr 2.0 is bigger, badder, and smoother than ever with clearance for 700x50c or 650×2.2″ tires and compatibility with all of your favorite 1x and 2x drivetrains.

This limited run of just 20 Titanium Satyr 2.0 framesets will be shipping early July. These frames are built to last. Read the specs, pricing, and options at Ritte.

Speedvagen Ready Made CX Team Edition Framesets

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Speedvagen Ready Made CX Team Edition Framesets

After a year off from racing, everyone is more stoked than ever to say #crossiscoming. Over at Speedvagen, they’re so excited that for the first time they are offering Ready Made Cyclocross Team Editions as Frame-sets only. This is in part due to the supply shortages plaguing the industry.

Cyclocross was the beginning of Speedvagen and cross bikes are still among their favorite bikes. Light and nimble, ready to get rowdy. Not over-built like most “gravel” bikes today. A pure cross bike is something magical. Sacha has always said if he had to pick a bike for the apocalypse it would be a single-speed cyclocross bike.

THE RMCXTED Frameset Specs:
-Two Super Sparkly Paint Schemes, New for 2021 Team Blue or our traditional Team White
-Stock sizing 50-58cm
-Enve CX Fork
-Enve Post Head
-Enve Stem
-PF30 or T47 shell (single speed or geared)
-Turn around time 5-6 mo
-Deposit $1000 (deducted from the total price)

Revel Returns with a Love Your Brain Edition Purple Rascal

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Revel Returns with a Love Your Brain Edition Purple Rascal

2021 ain’t exactly an easy year to get your grubby mitts on a bike, much less a mountain bike but Revel has your back… er brain.

Revel is expanding its color selection yet again. Back in October Revel launched a second fundraiser for LoveYourBrain. Perhaps you recall? Well, they received a ton of requests to make a LYB purple ranger and here it is. In stock and shipping today from Revel Bikes for $3,699 as a frame or with multiple build kits. Head to Revel to check it out.

Soma Fabrications: Grand Randonneur Frame Updates

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Soma Fabrications: Grand Randonneur Frame Updates

Soma Fabrications have been designing bikes for all-road adventures for quite some time and one of their most cherished frames, the Randonneur, just got a whole bunch of upgrades. Here’s an easy-to-digest list of these updates:

What Stayed the Same:
-Front load bias geometry for better handling when using a front rack, bar bag, or basket.
-Traditional 1″ threaded fork with investment-cast crown
-Three sets of bottle bosses
-Front mini rack and pannier rack compatible
-Slender and lightweight CrMo tubes. (We lightened the seat tube, but are using a larger diameter, but thinner gauge downtube.)

Main Updates:
-Thru-axle hub compatibility for improved handling and stability in corners
-Disc brake mounts (IS)
-Tange/Long Shen Modular rear dropout system
-Improved tire clearance. While optimized for 650b x 42mm tires with fenders, the frame easily fits most 650b x 47mm tires
-An additional size: 46cm

Retail is $899 and available at SOMA or your local dealer.

Elliot’s Homemade Klunker

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Elliot’s Homemade Klunker

I first met Elliot a few years back while I was leading a bikepacking trip with El Grupo, a Tucson based youth cycling organization.  Since then I had seen Elliot tinkering with all manner of frankenbikes, which are a regular, at the Grupo clubhouse.  Discarded and mismatched components of yesteryear handed down from the large cycling community here.  Their low-pro pursuit fixed gear with a 24″ bmx fork caught my eye awhile ago and I knew Elliot had that special eye for janky but fun clashing of parts.

Sour Bikes’ Pasta Party Hardtail

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Sour Bikes’ Pasta Party Hardtail

Sour makes a whole catalog of mountain bikes but like everything in cycling, nuance is king. The Pasta Party is their latest model. It’s a missing link between the Purple Haze and the Crumble and is targeted for XC, lightweight, singlespeed, big backcountry, and bikepacking riding. The Pasta Party frame weighs 2250g for a small and 2600g for an XL, features an eccentric BSA BB, can be ordered as a frame for use with a suspension fork, or a rigid frameset with a carbon fork, starting at 799€ for the base frame. See more at Sour Bikes.

Ritchey: Limited Edition Red White and Blue Ultra Frames

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Ritchey: Limited Edition Red White and Blue Ultra Frames

The Ultra is Ritchey’s newest mountain bike model and for its latest iteration, Ritchey looked back to their heritage paint jobs with a red, white, and blue fade. Designed for either a 120mm suspension fork or a 500mm A-T-C fork, the Ultra is a new school bike with old school vibes. These limited edition frames have a retail price of $999 and are in stock now at Ritchey.

Thesis Announces OB1 Frameset Modules for $1499

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Thesis Announces OB1 Frameset Modules for $1499

Thesis’ OB1 build specs are great but what if you already have parts and just want to buy a frame? Well, this week they announced the new OB1 frameset modules. Whether you’re looking to run some vintage parts, a flat bar, Campy, or Microshift, Thesis’ frame module allows you to build their frame the way YOU want to.

The OB1 frameset modules cost $1499 and complete OB1s start at just $2999.

Frame module includes:
-Frame and fork (including bolts and spare frame hardware)
-Thesis Hollow-Light Thru-Axles
-Thesis Headset with Stainless Steel Bearings
-Thesis Thread-Together BB with Stainless Steel Bearings
-Thesis Hollow-Forged Alloy Cranks with Choice of Chainring
-Thesis Ultralight Stem
-Thesis Ultralight 3-D Forged Rigid Seatpost (dropper optional)
-Thesis Compact Ergo Flare Handlebar
-Spare derailleur hanger (we’d hate to leave you hanging)

See more at Thesis.

The Fairlight Faran MKII Touring Bike

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The Fairlight Faran MKII Touring Bike

The Faran 2.0 is the latest from the UK builders Fairlight. It’s a multi-purpose tourer, built with custom-specified Reynolds tubing, like a Reynolds 631 DZB downtube, and 631 front triangle, with a 37mm 4130 head tube and stays, with 68mm of chainstay clearance which will fit either a 700 or 27.5 wheel. That’s big enough to fit a 27.5 x 2.4” Continental X-King Tyre on Hope XC rims. These bikes have all the fixins to make them an ally on randonneuring events, S24O, or even a full-on tour. Fairlight has pulled together an extensive product catalog on the features of the Faran MKII, which I highly suggest checking out. It’s not often a bicycle manufacturer goes to these lengths describing their new product.

A £500.00 lands you a deposit (£899 frameset retail) for a Faran MKII and the queue is open for business, with the first batch shipping in September/October, with the colors to be announced shortly so head to Fairlight if you like what you see!

Nordest Cycles: Sardinha 2 Rigid MTB Frame Pre-Order

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Nordest Cycles: Sardinha 2 Rigid MTB Frame Pre-Order

Nordest does such a great job of instilling local lore in with their brand and for their newest release, they look to Nordeste (Portugal) and an ancient occupation, held by the almocreves; austere merchants who carried their saddlebags with goods to supply the Trasmontanos from village to village. One such product they carried on were sardinhas (sardines) on the backs of pack animals. This tale has inspired the name of their new Sardinha 2 rigid MTB, a bike ideal for bikepacking. This frame can clear a 27.5 x 3.0″ or a 29″ x 2.6″ and features a steel fork. With the pre-order pricing of 532,23 € for a frameset, it’s hard to overlook. Head to Nordest Cycles for more.

South Africa’s Ride Farr Introduces Two Frame Models: GMX and ATB

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South Africa’s Ride Farr Introduces Two Frame Models: GMX and ATB

Ride Farr announced today two new framesets in their catalog. Known for their aero bars and other ultra-endurance accessories, these frames are a milestone for the brand. The Gravel Monster (GMX) aluminum frame ($695) and All Terrain Bicycle (ATB) steel ($495) frames were designed from the ground up, with bikepacking, and long rides in mind. The GMX features its own 483mm Axle-to-Crown steel rigid fork that is suspension corrected for 100mm 29er travel, while the ATB rolls on a steel chassis and 120/130mm travel. Head to Ride Farr to see all the details.

Cinelli’s King Zydeco Frameset Clears a 2.1″ Tire and Features a Dual Rake Fork

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Cinelli’s King Zydeco Frameset Clears a 2.1″ Tire and Features a Dual Rake Fork

Over the years, Cinelli has addressed trends within the cycling industry and their latest is the King Zydeco frameset, an update to the original Zydeco which was launched a decade ago. A lot has changed in ten years. Back then ‘cross bikes were “gravel” bikes and disc brakes on drop bar bikes were still working out all the kinks.

The King Zydeco has tire clearance on-par with other offerings in the field. The frameset’s double dropped chainstays allow for a 700 x 40mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ tire.

There’s also a double rake feature, thanks to the Columbus Futura fork and with a claimed frame+fork weight coming in around 1550 grams, the Zydeco is designed to be a race-ready machine. With all these features, you can build this up to suit your specific needs. The above photo of the complete bike is only for reference. ;-) Check out more at Cinelli’s USA website.

Features:
-Headset: IS 42 / 28.6 | IS 52/40
-Seat Post: 27.2mm
-Seat Clamp: 31,8mm
-BB Shell: BB386EVO 86.5mm
-F/Derailleur: Clamp 31,8mm
-Cable Routing: Internal – Di2/EPS Compatible
-Tire Clearance: up to 700x42C / 27.5×2.1 Inches
-Fork: COLUMBUS Futura CROSS 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″ Tapered Carbon Monocoque
-Weight: Frame 1000g (size M) – Fork 550g
-Brake: Flat mount disc brake, rotor size up to 160mm
-Dropouts St: Rear TA 12x142mm, Front TA 12x100mm
-Frame Kit: Extra Hanger / Di2/EPS cable inserts / Front & Rear skewer

A First Look at the Condor x PEdAL ED Bivio Odyssey All Road Frameset

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A First Look at the Condor x PEdAL ED Bivio Odyssey All Road Frameset

Photos by @saltlake_lian

At the UK handbuilt bicycle show in Bristol, this weekend Condor Cycles showed off their new, made in Italy Bivio Odyssey frameset. It is a collab with the Italian clothing brand, PEdALED.

Condor teamed up with PEdALED in 2017 and 2018 with their pro cycling team but at the 11th hour, just before the start of the 2018 Tour of Britain, their key sponsor JLT, gave Condor some bad news they wouldn’t be continuing as they had been taken over unexpectedly, leaving them with a bit of a void. Condor really enjoyed teaming up with PEdAL ED as they are a very relaxed and easy to work with brand, so they decided to make an aluminum frame inspired by the Silk Road Mountain Race they sponsor and newly-launched Odyssey clothing range.

The Ritchey Ultra MTB Frame

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The Ritchey Ultra MTB Frame

As a throwback to the original Ultra 30 years ago, Ritchey has re-released this 120mm suspension hardtail, with a modern geometry, clearances for either a 27.5”x2.8” or 29”x2.4” tires, and a sleek Sierra grey color. Head to Ritchey for the full geometry specs and your local dealer to check one out.