All-City is all about building steel bikes that make great all-rounders. Their latest Super Professional mashes up the popular urban Macho Man and the cyclocross Nature Boy to create the perfect cross, a versatile bike that’s just as happy on your everyday commute as it will be sneaking off to hunt out gravel & trails after work. Call it a flat-bar super commuter, or your next do-it-all gravel, all-road cyclocross-ing sport utility bike.
All-City Super Professional steel gravel cross commuter bike
Pretty much all All-City bikes can do double duty, blurring the lines between all-road, gravel & cyclocross. But the Super Professional takes it one step further, for the first time combining an adaptable dropout setup to make for easy swaps between geared or single speed builds.
Add to that, the ‘urban cross’ bike has plenty of space to fit big 700c or 650b tires to take on any commute or afternoon joy ride, and enough attachment points most all eventualities.
Super Pro – Tech details
Sliding dropouts are by no means a new concept, but All-City’s new Master Dropout is a clean looking solution for a modern thru-axle + disc brake setup, with nice pointed lug tips on the chainstay.
A removable derailleur hanger on the driveside, pairs with a flat mount on the non-driveside that slides with the Whisky 12mm thru-axle, then a pair of chain tug bolts to dial-in chain tension.
Beyond the dropouts, the Super Professional is built from a custom double-butted chromoly steel tubeset – what All-City calls 612 Select Tubing. The fork uses matching double-butted legs, plus a nicely lugged fork crown with 4-point from rack mounts.
The whole frameset gets braze-ons for front & rear rack & fenders, plus two sets of water bottle cage bosses. The frame features 12x142mm rear spacing, a straight 1 1/8″ headtube/steerer (with proper headbadge), threaded BB & 27.2mm seatpost with integral pointed clamp. Max tire clearance is said to be 700c x 45mm or 650b x 47mm. Cable routing is all external for full-length housing, but it also adds stealth dropper post routing for those looking to get rad on the way to work!
Super Pro – Geometry
The Super Pro comes in a wide seven size range (43-61cm seattubes) with geometry mostly adapted from the urban Macho Man, albeit with a high bottom bracket for more mixed-surface versatility.
All-City Super Professional – Pricing & availability
The Super Professional is available either on its own as a $850 frameset (frame & fork) if you already know just how you want to build it up, or in two complete bikes ready to roll.
The geared Super Professional Apex 1 sells for $1600 in a two-tone Blue Panther paint job with a 1×11 swept flat bar setup, Tektro hydro brakes & 700x37mm WTB Riddlers in i23 rims (not including the front rack.) Or, for $1300 you can also pick the simplified Super Professional Singlespeed in Goldust paint with 650x47mm WTB Horizon tires on i23 rims.
Any way you pick it, the new Super Pro is available now through QBP direct to your favorite local bike shop, and ready to start crushing daily commutes and after work adventures.