Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Calfee Randonneur....

I had an email exchange with the folks at Calfee. Their marketing manager, Michael Moore, said they've recently introduced a model, the Adventure, aimed at distance cyclists. You'll likely see a road test from a Northwest randonneur soon.

Calfee describes its randonneur model as "a bicycle built for performance through comfort. Our definition of 'comfort, at least in this instance, is avoiding those things that make a rider go slow.'"

A few specs:
  • 35c tire clearance
  • Compatible with full-wrap fenders
  • Front and rear disc brake option
  • Multiple full carbon fork (steerer and lowers) choices with disc brake and eyelet options
  • Integrated lighting options
With SRAM Force stock build kit and fenders, the complete bike weighs 17.5 pounds. (That's before you strap the Carradice on it. Then it'll weigh 35.7 pounds, and even more if you put anything in the bag.)

Retail: around $6300.

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