All-City is no stranger to steel, style, and smooth-riding bikes. The Cosmic Stallion remains the raciest option in their Endurance / All-Road category, featuring a new-school carbon fork and disc brakes, combined with tried-and-true geometry, threaded bottom bracket, and double chainring crankset. 2019 brings an all-new paint job, new Shimano drivetrain, and other detail updates, sure to win even more fans for this modern classic.
2019 All City Cosmic Stallion
Let’s start with what hasn’t changed since the last time we saw this bike. First, the A.C.E. or Air Hardened, Custom Extruded tubeset, with variable thickness for smooth ride quality and reduced weight. Second, it wouldn’t be an All-City without the custom dropouts – with thru-axle compatibility and a replaceable derailleur hanger. Third, the Whisky No.9 carbon fork, matching the rear triangle with generous tire clearance. Finally, you get all of the practical touches that will make your mechanic a happy camper – threaded bottom bracket, E.D. coating to prevent rust, external cable routing, and post-mount brakes.
The first big update is to the component spec, which shifted from SRAM Rival 22 to a Shimano 105 R7000 kit (yes, including cranks). Brakes carry over as Avid BB7 Road, post-mount. [Correction: Last year’s spec was actually Rival 22 Hydraulic. -Ed]
You’ll also find a new cockpit, which has been updated to Whisky No.7 spec all-around.
Tire clearance remains generous, at 700 x 41mm without fenders, or 700 x 35mm with fenders. It also supports 650b wheels and tires, fitting up-to-47mm rubber.
All-City still offers the Cosmic Stallion in six frame sizes, with the complete bike price holding steady at $2,599. The frameset price went up $50, to $1,299. While there are more and more gravel-esque bikes showing up by the day, the Cosmic Stallion fills a nice gap of price, practicality, and hitting the high points of modern tech to make it a legitimate contender for the race-minded among you.