Author Archives: Alexander Ingendorf

29. August 2019

Shop closed on Saturday 31.08.2019

Sorry for the short notice, but we are low on staff right now and will have to close our shop on Saturday, 31.08.2019 due to the Brother in The Wild Berlin Event! We hope to see a lot of you at the Event ! Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

23. August 2019

TGJ / Big Forest Collab

Our shops anodizing feng shui expert Basti had a very special custom bike in mind for while. This year he could make his dream come true. Together with Konstantin from Big Forest bikes he planed on his very own custom frame according to his needs and wishes. In the end the frame came out as expected, a highly agile and comfortable long distance Gravel Bike with a lot of mounting options and some pretty and clever details. A good friend made the paintjob and the bike was build with Fyxation Sparta FCR full carbon fork, SON dyno hub front and Chris King hub rear laced to Stans Crest rims with 650b WTB Horizon tyres, SRAM Rival 1×11 groupset, Hope RX4 hydraulic disc calipers, aawesome Chris King headset and bottom bracket, Rotor crankset with elliptical chainring, lightweight Goldsprint Ultimate seatpost and stem and a Brooks Cambium All Weather Saddle.

24. July 2019

Brother In The Wild Berlin – 31.8 -1.9.2019

We’re very excited to announce a new European Brother in the Wild date – this time partnering with the good guys at Brother Cycles

The event will be a 2 day ride and 1 night campout starting and finishing at the Gentle Jaunt shop in Friedrichhain, Berlin. The route will take you South East out of the city where the terrain consists mostly of fire roads, gravel trails and single-track that winds through a stunning forest landscape.

The ride will finish at a private campsite on the banks of the River Spree where you can swim and cool off after a day on the bike! That evening we’ll provide a BBQ dinner and some beers for you to enjoy as you kick back and relax around the campfire.

On the second day, after breakfast, you will embark on a new loop heading back into Berlin – including more of the region’s finest gravel tracks and quiet country roads. Those not wanting to ride today have the option of taking a local train back into the city.

The route will be approximately 70km each day on mostly gravel roads – we therefore recommend an off-road capable bike with 33c tyres or larger.

Tickets cost £35 per person and include the following:

– Entry to the ride including gpx files for the suggested routes

– A pitch at the campsite for 1 night on the 31st August

– A welcome beer at the campsite

– A BBQ dinner and breakfast at the campsite – meat and vegetarian options available

We will also host a launch party at the Gentle Jaunt shop on the Friday before the ride – come and make some final adjustments to your bike, have a beer and meet some other riders.

Get your TICKET here

23. July 2019

Surly Straggler – Veronica

One of our custom bike we made for Veronica recently. Based on a small Surly Straggler 650b frameset in awesome salmon colour we got some nice red details with a red Dia Compe headset, red Shutter Precision dynamo, red Hope Pro 4 rear hub and red SAPIM aluminium nipples laced to light and durable Halo Vapour rims. The build was completed with a SRAM Apex 1×11 drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, subtle no logo Goldsprint seatpost and stem, compact Cinelli Vai handlebar, WTB Horizon tyres (tubeless) and a Brooks Cambium All Weather saddle. For everyday use we added Velo Orange Zeppelin fenders, a Pelago Commuter front rack and B+M IQ-XS front light and a SON rear light. In the end the bike is as versatile as it is beautiful!

28. June 2019

Velo Orange Piolet – Andreas

Andreas wanted a bikepacking bike capable of doing rough terrain without any problems. The beautiful Velo Orange Piolet seemed to be a natural choice. The double butted CroMo steel frame is a very capable, touring orientated frame with tons of eyelets for whatever you want to mount. The fork is triple butted for weight savings and comes with mount options for cages, racks etc. We build the bike with mostly existing parts from Andreas, a new SRAM NX 1x 11 groupset and a nice multi-postion Velo Orange Crazy bar!. The Maxxis IKON tyres are just perfect for bikepacking use (and the frame will allow up to 29 x 2,4 or 27,5″ x 3,0!)

8. June 2019

Moots Routt 45

After our recent Meet Moots happening its time to show what we have available on display in our shop. The titanium Moots Routt 45 is for sure one of the most versatile and fun to ride bikes we had in our shop. The Routt 45 is a gravel and adventure machine made in US with seamless 3/25 titanium and is available in 7 sizes or custom geometry. This complete build comes with Shimano Ultegra Di2, Mavic Yksion Elite UST wheelset, Chris King i7 headset, Moots seatpost and stem and Fizik Aliante stem. Our complete bike has the optional Stanley finish – a multi-fade anodizing process thats very unique and looks beyond awesome. Get in contact if you interested in a custom or complete build Moots!

15. May 2019

Sour Bicycles Purle Haze Stephan

Because of his interest in electronics Stephan was very keen to get to know the new SRAM Red AXS groupset. Of course we did as well and planed this beautiful Sour Purple Haze with the RED AXS 1×11 groupset with matching hydraulic disc brakes. The bike was build with Fyxation FCR full carbon fork, DT Swiss 350 hubs, H+SON Hydra rims, WTB Exposure tyres with tubeless setup, ergonomic Ritchey handlebar and Brooks Cambium All Weather saddle.

9. May 2019

Brother Cycles Kepler Disc – Stefan

Its a shame we havent introduced you to Stefans custom coloured Brother Cycles Kepler Disc yet, as it is a real beauty. It was build with custom wheels made with Hope Tech Pro 4 hub rear, SON 28 dynamo hub front, Sapim Race spokes and H+SON Hydra rims. The drivetrain is made of SHimano Ultegra and braking is done by reliable semi hydraulic Juin Tech brakes. These days you will see Pelago fenders and racks on the bike if you see Stefan around town.

29. April 2019

Soma Wolverine X Rohloff – Michael

For Michael we build this City and Touring bike made with a Soma Fabrication Wolverine frame and a Fyxation Sparta Carbon fork for weight saving. The bike is driven by an Gates Carbon drive in combination with a reliable Rohloff Speedhub for best effiency and high mileage without thinking about it to much. The setup became somehow classic with a lot of silver parts. A SON 28 dynamo hub front, Halo Vapour rims with 650b WTB Horizon tyres for maximum comfort on every surface, Hope Tech disc brakes for stoping power in all conditions, Velo Orange fenders and a classy Gille Berthoud leather saddle make a perfect mix of parts!

16. April 2019

Surly – Midnight Special

Another sportive and huge Surly Midnight Special we build end of last year. Build with SRAM Rival 1×11 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, DT SWISS FR570 wheelset with WTB ByWay 650bx 47 tyres, Salsa Cowchipper handlebar and Brooks Cambium All Weather saddle.