Alchemy has completely overhauled their US-made Atlas road bike family to include more customization than ever so every cyclists gets exactly the road bike they’ve been dreaming of. Whether you are looking for stock geometry or a fully-custom fit, carbon or titanium construction, classic road or modern all-road tire clearances, Alchemy will build the perfect Atlas road bike for you.
Alchemy Atlas custom/customizable (all-)road bikes in carbon or ti
Alchemy calls the Atlas their modular road family. And while the custom Atlas Carbon has been their road flagship for years, now a lot more options open the bike up to more possibilities, a wider range of budgets, and more styles of modern road riding.
At the heart of the matter, Alchemy’s tube-to-tube carbon construction allows them to pick either a compact rear end paired with a classic road fork, or swap in a wider-spaced set of stays and a new all-road fork to boost clearance to almost gravel width tires.
What’s new? Tech details
In either tire size option, the redesigned carbon Atlas frame gets a new set of tubing profiles to make it more modern, more responsive, more comfortable & more aero.
Alchemy has reinforced their Press Fit BB86 bottom bracket for improved stiffness & power transfer, together with the reshaped, slightly aero profile downtube. A smaller 27.2mm seatpost isn’t the ultimate aero solution, but it adds comfort, universal compatibility, and is more aero than oversized round posts.
Either in standard road (28mm tire clearance) or the new all-road (max 38mm tire clearance), both versions appear to share the same stock geometry – also in the case of carbon or titanium.
Alchemy says they manage this simply through adjusting different sets of seatstays, so presumable the chainstays on either version remain the same. Classic road Atlas bikes have used the ENVE Disc Road fork, but the all-road version now gets Alchemy’s own fork that presumably maintains the same axle-to-crown, but with room for the bigger tires.
Atlas Carbon framesets have a claimed painted weight from 1.72kg (54cm), which assuming a 450g AR fork, 75g axles & 100g headset ends up around 1095g for the frame alone.
The new titanium frame is welded from cold-formed tubes shaped in-house by Alchemy, and also moves to a new 1.5″ tapered headtube design, a threaded bottom bracket shell, hooded dropouts, and new internal brake routing (still a 31.6mm seatpost).
The Atlas Ti frameset weight is a claimed 1.99kg (54), so with the same assumptions, it would be ~1365g for the titanium frame itself.
New 2021 finishes
The Alchemy Atlas also adds a few new standard paint options to pick from. Mostly using a matte or gloss clearcoat to show the carbon construction underneath, there are now six standard color options for the downtube logo and fork/seattube hexagon graphics. Starting at an extra $500, Alchemy will also still custom paint your Atlas in pretty much any color combination you want, too.
Alchemy Atlas (all-) road bike – Pricing & options
Stock geometry Alchemy Atlas framesets sell for $4500, either in carbon or titanium, including the painted-to-match carbon fork in either 28mm road or 38mm all-road versions. Complete bikes start at $9000 with either Ultegra Di2 or Force AXS, or $10,500 with Dura-Ace Di2 or Red AXS.
Fully custom geometry is available for an extra $1000 on either frameset and on complete bike builds, and includes a Retül fitting in-house with Alchemy Bikes founder & owner Ryan Cannizzaro.
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