Joe’s Adventure bike

Joe is used to adventure in his working life; as a camera man for CNN he’s traveled the world to document conflicts in every far flung corner of the planet. When he’s not working he still likes to get out and explore, from climbing in Northern Afghanistan to cycling the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. He came to us wanting a bike to allow him to go anywhere, and carry things whilst he’s doing it. The frame is made primarily from Columbus Zona – both strong and relatively light, it’s a great tubeset for a bike such as this. Externally routed cable pull gearing is easy to service and fix anywhere in the world, whilst hydraulic 160mm disc brakes will slow the bike on any surfaces when loaded. The dropouts used have integrated rack mounts meaning a “full” touring load can be added on a rear rack if needed, though Joe plans to slim down his kit and travel lighter than he has in the past.

A crazy candy fade from the guys at Cole Coatings (which took 16 coats to get just right) mean that Joe will be noticed wherever he goes. To best feature the paint job we used a tapered head tube and pinch bolt seat clamp, keeping the lines of the frame as smooth and free flowing as possible

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Tubing

Columbus Zona

Construction

Fillet brazed

Head tube

Columbus tapered integrated

Groupset

Shimano Dura-ace/Ultegra mix

Wheels

DT Siwss 350 / DT Swiss RR511

Tyres

Challenge Gravel Grinder

Fork

Kinesis ATR

Finishing Kit

Deda Superzero

Get in touch

How to find the workshop

Email

enquiries@saffronframeworks.com

Telephone

+44 (0) 208 3167432

Twitter

@saffronframes

 

in person/by mail

Saffron Frameworks
Thames Side Studios
TB-10
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
Woolwich
London
SE18 5NR