Tag Archives: gravel bike

27. March 2024

Genesis Croix De Fer 853 – Arne

For Arne we built this masterpiece : A beautiful Genesis Croix De Fer 853 (yes, with Reynolds 852 tubing) frameset was the basis for this versatile and fast gravel and long-touring bike. Wheels built with Chris King hub rear and SON dynamo front laced (with Sapim D-Light/Race mix) to rare and beautiful White Industries G25A rims (can we call them NOS already?). Chris King headset and Thomson stem / seatpost are a perfect match for a high end machine like this. An ergonomic Zipp SL-70 ERGO handelbar and Thomson bar tape finish up the cockpit nicely! Electronic SRAM AXS Rival / Eagle Mullet drivetrain keeps shifting smooth. SON Edelux headlamp and a well hidden B+M Mü taillight make sure you are visible in every condition.

2. January 2024

Brother Cycles Mehteh – Julius

We wish everyone a happy new year and start the new year with a bike from last years archive. One of the last Brother Cycles Mehteh builds inold colourway was build with Brother steel gravel fork for use with Pelago Commuter front rack. Julius wanted a highly versatile rig with a focus on reliable parts. That why we choose Gevenalle 1×12 shifters combined with SRAM GX Eagle rear derailleur for this one. Semi hydraulic Juin Tech brakes deliver stopage power in every situation. Wheels where build 27,5“ for more comfort and offroad capability: SON dynamo front and Erase MTB hub rear laced to Halo Vapour rims make it a light but unbeatable wheelset, while Teravail cannoball tyres deliver comfort and grip. Low drop and flared Ritchey Venture Max handlebar for control in every situation.

15. December 2023

Velo Orange Polyvalent Low Kicker – Alex

For Alex we build this beautiful Velo Orange Low Kicker with SRAM Apex 1×11 shifter and derailleur combined with classy Velo Orange sinlge rin crankset , sweet purple Hope RS4 hubs (and matching headset) laced to Velo Orange Voyager rims and 650b Teravail Rampart tyres. Juin tech semi hydraulich brakes for stoping power and Velo Orange stem and seatpost for the classical look. VO 650b fenders and Berthoud mud flaps for full coverage. Berthoud leather saddle and bar tape finish the bike nicely!

20. November 2023

OPEN Wi.De X Chris King – Bastian

With our next highlight we stick to carbon frames: The limited OPEN Wi.DE X Chris King purple edition was the basis for Bastians dream bike. Of course with matching 3D purple headset and Chris King hubs laced to Beast GR40 rims made in Dresden. SRAM Force /Eagle XX1 Mullet drivetrain combined with Rotor Aldhu carbon crankset with INSpider Powermeter, Beast cockpit and seatpost, beautiful Hope Centrelock disc rotors, SILCA Nastro tape, ERGON saddle with carbon rails, Tufo Thundero tyres. We still have a frameset in Large left if you are interested in you own limited dreambike!

28. March 2023

Soma Buena Vista – Matthias

A fun project started with the NITTO moustache handlebar Matthias already had: Together we planed a out of the ordinary Every Day- / Touring bike an basis of the Soma Fabrication Buena Vista Mixte frameset. Goal was a classical look with a highlight, that in the end was done by using hammered copper fender besides all the shiny polished parts. The simple but highly versatile 3×10 speed drivetrain was realized with Microshift rear dearailleur combined with a beautiful Velo Orange Grand Cru 110 triple crankset and Dia Compe shift levers on the frame. Handbuild wheels with SON dynamo and Velo Orange hub rear combined with shiny H+SON Archetype rims and the manifestation of a classical touring tyre: Panaracer Pasela with tanwall sides. Berthoud leather saddle and honey Brooks Microfbre bar tape and polished Pelago rack are good match as well. You want to realize a fun and unique project like that too? Get in contact!

12. February 2023

Brother Cycles Kepler – Gregor

In addition to his carbon gravel bike Gregor asked us to build a sportive every day bike for daily commutes and bad weather use. What better basis than a Brother Cycles Kepler for this task? The beautiful and modern steel frame was build up with Shimano GRX 600 1×11 drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels, ergonomic Zipp Service Course 70 handlebar and matching cockpit and carbon SL seatpost, Velo Orange hammered fenders for full coverage and Tubus Logo Evo rear carrier for hauling groceries. Need a fine all weather bike like this yourself? Get in touch!

21. October 2022

Sour Purple Haze – Kevin

After long waiting we finally got new SOUR framesets and could finish Kevins Purple Haze custom bike with beautiful metallic powedercoating! Bike was assembled with Erase hubs laced to Newmen SL A.30 rims, Shimano GRX 1×11 drivetrain upgraded with Garbaruk Cage for compability with 50t cassette and ZIPP XPLR cockpit. Interested in a SOUR custom bike? Get in touch as we just got new frames for which you still can choose the colour!