Readers’ Rides: Bryce’s Unicorn Cycles Hardtail


Readers’ Rides: Bryce’s Unicorn Cycles Hardtail

We love a good hardtail over here and Bryce, aka The Dadavist on Instagram, sent over his Unicorn Cycles titanium hardtail for us to ogle and feature in a Readers’ Rides. Let’s check out this shreddy daddy sled in detail below!

I wanted a bike that didn’t exist so I had it custom built by Unicorn Cycles. A hardcore titanium hardtail with a large front triangle made for bikepacking and all-around shredding. It has zits everywhere for bolt-on frame bags or three bottle cages.

Frame Features: zits everywhere for bolt-on frame bags, racks and water bottles, rocker dropouts, internal cable routing, and a frame splitter.

Over the last few summers, I bikepacked the Vapor Trail in Colorado twice. The first trip was aboard my rigid Krampus and second aboard the RSD Middlechild. The Krampus had all frame bag storage I needed but not the geometry, while the Middlechild had the geometry but not the storeage. I have had a bunch of very different hardtails over the years and none of them had all the features I wanted.



What I was looking for was a bike that didn’t exist so I had it custom built by Unicorn Cycles for the low low price of $1,400. This is crazy low for a custom frame especially with the number of features I wanted so I had pretty low expectations before it arrived. The quality of the frame is very high and so is the ride. This will be my forever hardtail.

Geo numbers: 64.5 degree, HTA 75.5 degree STA , 505mm reach with a 150mm Suspension fork. 425-445mm Chainstays

Check out this two-face mini framebag by Exile Designs!

Build Specs:
Custom Unicorn Cycles Titanium frame
Exile Designs Bolt on Wedgie Bag
Custom Doom Bars Nickel plated handlebars
Crusty old BMX stem
Sensus Lite Grips
Astral Serpentine Rims on Spank Hex hubs
Teravail Honcho 29×2.6
Brooks Cambium saddle
Box Prime 9 drivetrain
Shimano XT 4 Piston
210mm One Up dropper

We’d like to thank all of you who have submitted Readers Rides builds to be shared over here. The response has been incredible and we have so many to share over the next few months. Feel free to submit your bike, listing details, components, and other information. You can also include a portrait of yourself with your bike and your Instagram account! Please, shoot landscape-orientation photos, not portrait. Thanks!