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Twin Six Updates Their Standard Rando Colors for 2020

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Twin Six Updates Their Standard Rando Colors for 2020

Twin Six’s Standard Rando frame is a real sleeper. For $700, you get a capable, versatile bike, with a steel fork, all the braze-ons you could want, a PF30 BB perfect for SS conversion, and clearance for either a 700c x 43mm or 650b x 48mm tire. Build it up to ride gravel, or to go on a tour. At that price, there are few competitors! For 2020, Twin Six updated the Standard Rando’s colors with a bright Saffron yellow and an Extra Black. Jump on the pre-order now and get $100 off through May 15th. Head to Twin Six to see more!

Twin Six’s Standard Rando $1900 Complete Comes in High Vis

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Twin Six’s Standard Rando $1900 Complete Comes in High Vis

The Standard Rando is a great option for those looking for an all-weather commuter, or a bike to take on this year’s brevet calendar and at under $2,000 for a complete, it throws its cap in the ring as one of the more financially viable options out there. New for 2018 is this ultra high vis color, sure to keep you safe while you pedal from dawn til dusk.

See more at Twin Six!

The Musky 660 and Touring the Northwoods of Wisconsin – Kevin Sparrow

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The Musky 660 and Touring the Northwoods of Wisconsin – Kevin Sparrow

The Musky 660 and Touring the Northwoods of Wisconsin
Photos and words by Kevin Sparrow

Last summer I bought the Twin Six Ti Rando and after sharing my stoke with the bike I received an email from Jesse of T6 that said, “I’m recruiting you for the Musky 660 next year.” At the time, I had little idea what that meant but it sounded like the perfect prolog to a long tour of Wisconsin, my home state. The Musky 660 is not as official as it sounds. It’s just a ride with a starting point (T6HQ in Minneapolis) and a destination (Copper Harbor Michigan) with no specific route to stick too. It was true to it’s name, the ride is 660 kilometers (423 miles) long.

Something Different with Twin Six’s Titanium Rando – Kevin Sparrow

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Something Different with Twin Six’s Titanium Rando – Kevin Sparrow

Something Different with Twin Six’s Titanium Rando
Photos and words by Kevin Sparrow

My quest for finding the perfect all-around bike began last summer just before cross season. Cyclocross bikes have always been my choice for an every-day bike. But the problem was I didn’t want to buy another cross bike that was designed for 60-minute dirt crits when most of my miles are spent commuting on pavement. I was in pursuit of something different.

Last year at Interbike, Twin Six surprised the industry with a whole line of “T6 Standard” steel bikes including a 29er, a rando, and a cross bike. On paper, the Standard Rando was exactly what I was looking for in both geometry and aesthetics. By the time winter came around, T6 went all-in and started offering a titanium fat bike and by spring, titanium versions of the 29er and cross bikes. It was also around this time that I started seeing hints of a Ti Rando popping up on T6 employee social feeds, and I was getting antsy for a new bike. I decided to reach out to Brent, T6 co-owner, and he explained that what I was seeing were Ti Rando prototypes. They had the same geometry as the steel rando except for a 44mm HT and a four water bottle mount option. Brent offered me a pre-release one-off and I excitedly accepted. Decision made, deposit down, and 6 weeks later I was and owner of a Twin Six Ti Rando.

Two months in and over 1500 miles commuted on it, and now I am ready share my initial stoke with this bike.

Twin Six’s Standard 29 Titanium Pre-Order

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Twin Six’s Standard 29 Titanium Pre-Order

As an introductory pre-order offer, Twin Six has some great pricing on their Standard 29 Ti hardtail frames. For $1700, you get a T6 Standard 3.25 titanium tubing, QR (135) or thru-axle (142) compatible, wishbone stays and other details. Check out more information at Twin Six!

Twin Six: Standard Rando Framesets in Stock Now

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Twin Six: Standard Rando Framesets in Stock Now

Twin Six’s affordable “do anything” frameset, the Standard Rando is now in stock at their site in gloss black or green. These frames tout a comfortable, yet non-sluggish wheelbase, a 45mm offset and come in sizing from 51cm to 59cm. Build them up as a cyclocross bike, or a light tourer / commuter with fenders and take your pick of 2x or 1x cable bosses.

Personally, I’m impressed with Twin Six’s bike lineup and for anyone looking for a $600 frame, the Standard Rando is a contender. Head over to see more information.

Twin Six: Standard Fat Now Available

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Twin Six: Standard Fat Now Available

Just as at home in the snow as it is on a dry and hot summer’s day, Twin Six’s new Standard Fat MTB is one fatbike not to be overlooked. Available as a frameset ($2000) or a SRAM X1 build kit (starting at $3,200), these bikes have options for through-axle, or quick release and cable guides for 1x or 2x systems. With a 70.5º head tube angle and full titanium tubing, the Standard Fat is make for shredding and slogging…

In stock now at Twin Six.

Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame

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Twin Six’s New Standard CX Frame

The third new offering from Twin Six is arguably one of the most in-demand offerings: a steel, disc cross bike. The Standard CX is made from 853 and comes with a carbon fork. It’s sold as a frameset only and will be released next spring, unfortunately missing this year’s cross season but as readers of this site are well aware, a cross bike lives in the woods year-round.

See more details and photos below!

Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset

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Twin Six’s New Standard Rando Frameset

This weekend, we took a look at the Twin Six Standard 29r and already, people are talking about this frame: their Rando frameset.

Traditionally, randonneuring frames have rim brakes, 650b wheels and quill stems, yet Twin Six opts for disc, 700c x 43c (perfect for a tire like the Bruce Gordon RockNRoad) and other modern technologies like PF30BB. Personally, I’d just call this a light touring bike since stylistically, it’s pretty detached from a traditional randonneuring bike.

At any rate, Twin Six’s offerings thus far are affordable, stylish and best of all: METAL.

These will be available as frames only and will retail for around $600 for either black or $650 for green with matching fenders. Due out by the end of 2014…

See more below.

Twin Six’s New Standard 29r MTB

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Twin Six’s New Standard 29r MTB

For 2015, clothing company Twin Six is leaping into the frame marketplace, as seen in the 2014 Interbike coverage. My favorite of the bunch is the Standard 29’r. Made from 853 and set up to be customized, in terms of drivetrain options, these new bikes are anything but “standard”. The best thing, is the price… Frame, seat collar, and custom top cap: $900 (MSRP) or frame, matching rigid fork, seat collar, and custom top cap: $1050 (MSRP).

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