The Alchemy Oros carbon fiber hardtail mountain bike debuted at NAHBS (and took home an award for Best Carbon Layup) as the brand’s first carbon MTB. At the time, they were still finalizing layup, but now it’s ready and shipping.
The bike uses their rubber-over-metal mandrels and molds and is made in house just like all their other bikes. As in, 100% made in house, including the molds and parts used to create the frame. That gives them complete control over the process from start to finish. The bike will be available as a 29er in M/L/XL and a 27.5 wheel size for small. Check out all the details and closeup pics from our NAHBS coverage.
In other news, Dave Earl has joined Alchemy’s design and engineering team. Previously, Earl was with the Sotto Group and worked with Praxis on their 10-speed wide range cassette and Yeti’s Switch suspension system. So, what does that mean for Alchemy’s future?
“We’re making a big leap this fall by broadening our mountain offerings and the Oros is a significant indication of our commitment,” offers Alchemy’s Ryan Cannizarro. “Adding a brilliant engineer like Dave and the Sotto Group? As crazy as it sounds, that’s next level. We consider the Oros a breakthrough. But you haven’t seen anything yet.”
“I’m a fan of companies that really put their money where their mouth is,” states Earle. “They say they’re built in USA. And they really take that to heart. Not just prototyped. Not just designed — built. I cannot honestly think of any other brand that I’d rather help develop product. I tend to believe that all bikes are beautiful. But we’re in supermodel territory here.”