Ever since Liam started working at Atelier Olympia in May 2022, him and the shop’s owner, Isaac, knew that they’d be able to create Liam’s dream build. The ultimate gravel bike, this build single handedly proves that 26” wheels aren’t dead! Conceptualized to be able to handle pretty much anything, this workhorse of a bike is built on a triple butted steel Tsunami BL26 duo chrome frame, with some of the lightest and toughest rims on the market using the 26” Velocity Aileron rims that were laced in-house (by Liam!), and features fat 2.1” Gravelking tires for a balanced...
Sometimes we build what we like to call "Frankenbikes" built from assorted parts that are lying around in the shop. It's always very satisfying to build something from the ground up with what's on hand since it's not easy to pull off a bike that looks and rides well without placing an order.
Cannondale's earlier framesets are coveted for their timeless graphics, amazing colors and smooth welds. Inspired by the work of Japanese bike shops in recent years, we took it upon ourselves to make this commuter a minimalistic and utilitarian pleasure to ride.
Bicycle frame materials and design have come a long way since the late 80's and early 90's. The weight race created a shift in materials and we went from high end butted steel to aluminium. Vitus was a french manufacturer that rose to fame during the material transition in the early 90's.