GRAVEL & Adventure BIKES
Gravel Riding has evolved from its early days of disc brakes on road bikes to a mature adventure racing scene. Every category in cycling is blurring at the edges, so we are looking at everything from the mud of UK Cyclo-Cross to the fire roads of Gravel riding. We have now added a Smart.Shift Pinion drop-bar to the range with TRP Brifters (brake/shifters).
Using Dedacciai and Columbus Olsen Bikes HQ have shaved 150g off the 8-Bells UDH frame, making SRAM T-Type drivetrain a reality. The 8-Bells Pinion can also benefit from the same weight reduction, making for a sub 11Kg gearbox build.
Before Gravel, people were making Monster-Cross bikes, adding drop bars to their 29ers. The Lamb makes an ideal Monster Cross, with a longer top tube than the 8-Bells, however it can be run as drop bar build with a shorter stem. When your body is suffering from a gruelling day of riding you will need wider tyres for comfort. With a higher bottom bracket height than the 8-Bells, the Lamb has better pedal clearance over rough terrain.
Our Bikepacking bikes have variations on long distance geometries, making them ideal for Bikepacking. Whether you are riding in the Brecon Beacons, Tour Divide or outer Mongolia. Our bikepacking bikes are designed to use wider tires than traditional mountain bikes, from 29"x2.4" to 27.5x3.0".
The Lamb is ideal for long fast days in the saddle. Ideal for the South Downs Way (SDW). It has loads of bottle points for luggage and bottles. Tyre clearance is 75mm so it will fit 29x2.4” tyres easily with clearance for mud. The Lamb will also run drop bars for Monster Cross with a 31.6mm seat tube this bike will fit a dropper post.
The Tiger has a longer cockpit (than the Lamb) and is perfect for fitting upto 29x3.0” tyres. The Tiger is a modern twist on an XC bike, for those who want high volume tyres for grip control and comfort.
This frame is at home with a Rigid or 120mm suspension fork.
SINGLETRACK & TRAIL BIKES
There is a reason why our Swan & Ram Trail bikes are so popular... they are FUN! Our trail concept was to have a design that works with 2 tyre formats... Plus sized 27.5x3.0" tyres for grip and 29x2.6" for speed.
The Swan is a Trail bike ideal for days out in Wales or Scotland Trail Centres. It has a low top tube to protect your crown jewels or nether regions, when you are throwing it off things. It is a good climber and descender, making it perfect for riding in the Peaks and wild trails. The Swan was designed around the dropper post and both 27.5x3.0” or 29x2.8” tyres. It comes with 29” wheels as standard, but just ask if you want 27.5" wheels.
The RAM is similar to the SWAN, however it is designed for bigger 150mm travel forks and fits 148mm Boost hubs... This frame has the same versatility, fitting 2 tyre sizes 27.5+ and 29x2.8". This frame has Enduro or Trail geometry with 66deg head angle, long low top tube, dropper seatpost (geometry) and Rocker Split Dropouts for belt drive.
Wow, excellent first spin of the SWAN-Pinion at local Bent Creek.... Carves and flow drops felt like natural after thoughts.
Absolutely stoked with the performance. Everything performed flawlessly and it handles extremely well. Seems very chuckable too...
Everything held up exceptionally well under very very tough conditions. We were flogging up and down on single track as well as gravel roads with fully loaded bikpacking setup’s. It handled the conditions beautifully...