Photos and content are really special and provide a great look at life in another city. This gives the bike agile handling and increased stability when loaded. For your dollar you get a straight steerer tube, steel forks, a threaded bottom bracket, quick release axles front and rear, all the rack and fender mounts you could ever wish for, plus enough space in the frame to add a frame bag and two water bottles, something we've tried and tested with The Space Horse colourway is delightfully retro with a modern twist, the frame is protected by Electrophoretic Deposition, where the frame and fork are placed in a paint bath where an electric charge is applied. Following the link in the bio we landed on a blog site belonging to the owner of the bike, Josh Meissner. Randy Russ, This is so helpful, thank you. The roads around Northstar Resort in California are a pretty okay testing ground Next I swung a left and started climbing.
In absolutely no instance does this allow us to snoop through your sock draw. Get inspired by our deals Russell fell head over heels in love with bikes in the '90s, and has been involved in the bike industry ever since. That bike is the Space Horse. The steel frame and fork lend an incredibly supple ride, one that few carbon or even fewer aluminum bikes can match. I ventured off the pavement and even successfully did a small lap in the bike park The second ride was much tamer.
You could load a little bit more. Post navigation Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. To the point where it tore up some flesh from my hands on a fall : The brakes have no fine tune adjustment. They are a proprietary system that improves on the traditional horizontal dropout system with an adjustment screw and a tab at the dropout to retain the skewer securely. It was designed to accommodate front and rear racks and fenders. A morning commute has me settling into a rhythm that I just want to keep tapping out, pedalling past work and onto the open road.
It also has our new custom semi horizontal dropouts which allow it to be set up geared or single. I made sure to ask for a rear rack on the model I road-tested. Once applied though the brakes do pull you up to a stop adequately and have been reliable in all riding conditions. The Space Horse is the most versatile model in the All City line. Questions: Is the replacement cassette on the bike in the video a 10 speed? Curious to me was the 612 Select steel decal on the frame.
I think the Space Horse is a little lighter and the 650b version would be a blast. More on this particular build with notes from the builder : www. The cushy steel frame combined with big 35mm rubber is simply not going to throw you off line, nor rattle you to bits in the guise of performance. The gearing does an adequate job of seeing you up and down hills, but should things get slightly steep it'll require the granny ring and a lurch out of the saddle whilst ploughing on standing up. It also utilizes a new dropout with a replaceable derailleur hanger. I would pair with a Surly front rack next time.
The drivetrain is a compact road set-up in the durable 10-speed system of Shimano Tiagra. It turns out to be the name that All-City have given to their proprietary treatment of the frame tubing. To allow us to customize your shopping cart so that it correctly shows the items you have selected. Here is a review by. If you are looking for more of an all-road bike with occasional touring, I would go Space Horse. But I would recommend hunternugz google it to help with that. The advised maximum capacity is 13.
Procycling brings you the colour, action and drama of the world's most spectacular sport in a glossy and dynamic magazine. I cranked hard, trying to get the bottom bracket to flex, but honestly there's so much tire clearance between the stays that rubbing isn't going to happen. I rolled down the road from resort, instantly going pretty fast I noticed how stable the Space Horse was. With exclusive features and spectacular photography, Procycling brings to life the complexities, rivalries and hardships of the European professional scene. Every issue is packed with expert reviews of the latest road bikes and gear, inspirational routes and rides, evocative features that take you inside every aspect of cycling and unmatched nutrition, fitness and training advice. The forks and stays leave clearance for tyres up to 42mm—perhaps some knobbies for gravel grinding—and room and mounts for comprehensive mudguards front and back. The build is finished off with parts from Genetic, a brand also distributed by Ison.
The combination of the above means that whilst this bike is happy being a pony of many professions, it will be much happier traversing tarmac or going on gravel rather than stretching to singletrack. I too am interested in lower gearing. These numbers allowed us to choose tubing that is stiff enough to handle a multi-week excursion, yet still rides beautifully and comfortably for unloaded road and gravel adventures. I live in Seattle with lots of hills. A nice touring touch is that the bottom bracket is dropped lower than their other models for better stability when loaded up. However, the rear brake cable is internally-routed through the top tube, keeping it sleek and uncluttered—a nice modern touch. The feeling is disconcerting and also means reaching for the brakes is a stretched affair too.
Its load capacity is 30lbs in the rear and 20lbs in the front. This is done via Google. Josh is currently living and blogging life with a focus on bikes in Berlin and we are thankful to him that he does. The British racing green and white colour scheme, along with the lugged forks, seatpost clamp and dropout details, and the head badge, makes an attractive package with vintage appeal. So smooth in fact there's no need to dodge potholes or maintenance hole covers, just zip right over them. Our most popular and versatile model, the Space Horse has become a cult favorite because of its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. We will be back and recommend anyone reading this add this site to their watch list! Posted almost 3 years ago.
Some cool bottles, T-Shirt and Stickers have been mailed your way. That may not be low enough, though. What's high on that list is not having to shy away from things that a normal road bike would have to I really love the trend of road bikes being more capable, it really opens the door for getting more riders into the sport, as well as allowing road cyclists to venture down that dirt road, or up that old forgotten service road. They got lost, crossed some streams, rode a lot of dirt, and made me wish I was there with them. I'm looking to switch this back to townie once I find a disc camper bike to move to. The fork is tapered 4130 chromoly as well, with a lugged fork crown. The Space Horse for instance comes in a size 46, with a 450mm seat tube, which is a massive 110mm shorter than the smallest size of the popular Surly Long Haul Trucker.