Alchemy Bicycles just announced the addition of two new bikes to their mostly carbon and titanium lineup. The new Konis cyclcocross/gravel bike and the new Kyros road bike are both built with premium chromoloy steel tubesets, aiming to offer Alchemy craftsmanship and ride at a more attainable pricepoint. Jump past the break to take a closer look…
Both bikes use lightweight oversize, butted tubing that Alchemy individually selects to give that classic steel is real ride. At the same time the careful tubing selection, not necessarily sticking in with one tubing supplier, looks to build on the light and stiff stainless bikes they also have in their line to create truly high performance modern steel bikes.
The Konis is disc brake only and gets fully external routing for both mechanical shifting and brakes. This bike is set up for a 1x, but braze-ons for a a double or internally routed Di2 are also available. The frame is available in five standard sizes from 52-60cm or with custom geometry for a ~$500 upcharge. The stock frameset includes an Enve fork and sells for $2600.
We have a bit less detail on the Kyros, as it hasn’t made it up onto Alchemy’s site yet. But We are told that it is available now as well. Like the Konis, it uses oversized tubing which it uses to run a tapered fork. Cable routing is all external for mechanical builds, with internal Di2 routing an option, as well. It does stick with a threaded bottom bracket and rim brakes. No conformation yet that disc brakes will be available as an option, but seeing how they are on Alchemy’s other metal road bikes, we can’t imagine why not. Pricing should be on par with the Konis.
Pricing on both bikes includes the choice of the base frame color and logos color from the standard Alchemy palette, plus the option is always there for full custom inn-house paint. We just recently learned of Alchemy’s paint shop setting up a name for itself, hanging out a shingle as Ethic Paint Works to offer their services to a wider audience. And they will be happy to make either of these bikes truly unique.
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