Kwiyono’s road bike
Gravel bike, all-road bike, whatever you want to call it – I figured I would title it ‘road bike’ since it is based on my pink bike that won ‘best road bike’ at NAHBS last year.
That was the brief from Kwiyono – a similar build to my bike, but with his custom geometry and a few changes to suit his requirements. His frame features an aero downtube, and oversize toptube and seatmast – the latter custom butted and then curved to allow for clearance for the 35mm tires whilst retaining short (404mm) chainstays. The bottom bracket height is set to a normal road bike height, taking into account the larger tires.
The integrated seatmast is topped by a custom modified Thomson seatpost that has an internal wedge for height adjustment. SRAM eTap shifting means no wiring to worry about, there is just internal routing through the downtube for the rear disc caliper.
Hubs, headset and bottom bracket are from Chris King, with their ‘mango’ coloring being matched in the paintwork, expertly applied by Colorworks.
The painted-to-match bar/stem is from Vision, and the complete bike as shown weighs in at 18.0lbs.