TwinSix is, perhaps refreshingly, making the most of their development efforts by keeping a good thing interesting by simply offering new colors. Their Standard Rando debuted years back (and added a titanium model in 2016) and has since released in Blaze Orange and Sky Blue colorways, along with bib and jersey kits to match. Now, they’re offering it in Hi Vis Yellow, too.
The Standard Rando starts with a T6
853 standard steel frame and sticks with classic specs like a straight 1-1/8″ steerer steel fork, 135mm QR rear axle spacing, and external cable routing with bolt-on clips to organize it. It does use a PFBB30 bottom bracket shell, though, which allows for an eccentric BB if you want to set it up as a singlespeed. The big modern touch has always been disc brakes. Rack and fender mounts are ready for a fully loaded touring setup.
Add paint-matched fenders for $40, and upgrade from SRAM Rival 1x to a 2x system for $50. Already got a seat you love? Use that. Or add $50 for a Fizik Aliante R7. From there, choose handlebar width, stem length and angle, and they’ll throw in the Cyrano seatpost for a complete Fizik cockpit, including bar tape.
You can also choose from Stan’s Grail Comp 700c or Velocity Aileron 650b wheels, then pick from WTB or Panaracer tires in 700×32 or 34, or 650bx47. Pricing for the complete bike ranges from $1,900 to $2,040 depending on options. Or grab a frameset and build it up yourself for $600.