- Frameset material: 4130 double butted chromoly steel
- Fork: 1" threaded
- Wheel Size: 650B or 26"
- Tire Clearance: 650B x 47mm, 26 x 2.3" (either with fenders)
- Rear Spacing: 135mm
- BB: English threaded 68mm
- Brakes: IS mount disc, 160mm
- Seatpost: 27.2mm
- Front Derailleur Size: 28.6mm
- Water bottle mounts: Triple on top of downtube, one set on seattube, one set on underside of downtube
- Fender bosses: seat stay bridge, chainstay bridge, under fork crown
- Rear Dropouts: Vertical with stainless steel replaceable hanger
- Frame Eyelets: Double eyelets on rear dropouts for racks and fenders
- Internal eyelets on seat stays
- Fork Eyelets: Double eyelets on fork dropouts for racks and fenders
- Triple thru-bosses on the blades for lowrider racks
- Hourglass braze-on for Randonneur or Campeur Racks.
- Rear Brake Routing: Easy internal routing for rear brake cable housing/hydraulic tubing
- Ovalized top tube for lateral stiffness and easy shouldering
- Paint: Gloss Black with a Rainbow Metallic clear coat
If you are getting a VO Headset or bottom bracket along with your frame, you can get them installed for a reasonable fee (simply add them to the cart along with a headset and/or bottom bracket and we'll take care of the rest).
I just got this frame set in 60cm and so far I absolutely love how it rides. I was a bit unsure how I would like the smaller wheel size (27.5) and the 1”quill stem, being that I haven’t ridden one since I was a kid, but so far i’ve loved both of these features. The 27.5 wheel size allows for a good roll but also allows me to turn tighter and feel a little more agile on the bike compared to my last bike which was 700c. I also like that I’m able to fit 2.0” tires on it without fenders. The 1” quill stem is definitely less solid feeling than the 1 1/8” I had before but I like that it’s adjustable, being that I’ve always battled with the right steerer tube length in the past. I also kind of like that it feels less ridgid than the 1 1/8 because I feel like it makes for a smoother ride, albeit I probably wouldn’t go full on mountain biking with it but on a dirt road the front end seems to be a bit smoother than my last few bikes. The sizing I found was pretty spot on. I’ve ridden all-city’s and surly’s in the past and found their sizing to be a bit skewed but this bike fits great (I’m 6’3”). As far as the color, I thought it would be a little more sparkly, but seems to be just plain old black to me but I wasn’t too worried about it. All in all, despite my reservations about the bike, I have to say the setup and design makes a lot of sense. I bought this frame because I sold a front rack on Craigslist to a guy who had one. I asked him how he liked it and he said it was his “forever bike” and it’s fast becoming mine.