These 1.5″ tapered forks from Ren Cycles have a 400mm axle-to-crown, a 12mm thru axle, 50mm offset and will fit a 45mm tire. Best of all though, these forks are designed to work with racks, including the new Ren titanium randonneur rack. These racks will hold a bag like the Swift Ozette, or a Wald basket. Check out more information and Ren Cycles.
Riding the Oregon Outback on the Ren Cycles Ivan
Photos and words by Gabe Tiller
Earlier this summer I set out for my fourth journey on the Oregon Outback. Each time I had ridden a different steed ranging from touring bike to plus bike and this round was no exception: I had the chance to borrow REN’s titanium cyclocross race machine: the Ivan. It’s an adaptable beast, perfect for those masochists who like to race singlespeed as well as Cat A/B. Luckily I was doing neither, and instead going on a 360 mile jaunt through Oregon’s famous Outback.
Ren is Ti Cycles production line. While Ti Cycles makes their frames by hand in Portland, they wanted a more affordable option for those looking to save a substantial amount of money so they started Ren Cycles. Ren embodies the same design and engineering principles as Ti Cycles, just made overseas and at less of a shock to your wallet.
The Ren Cycles Waypoint is their self-described “gravel / commuter” bike. Made with a 44mm head tube, low mount disc brakes, threaded bottom bracket and Di2-ready (check out that head tube port), this bike can be built up for back-country excursions or daily commuting.
With pricing starting at $1,895 for a titanium frame, with a 5-year warranty, Ren’s Waypoint suddenly becomes an option for many wanting to own a ti frame.
I got to check out the Waypoint at the Handmade Bike and Beer Fest in Portland last month and was impressed not only with the frame’s construction, but this unique finishing work. See more for yourself at Ren Cycles.