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Foundry Cycles Re-enters the Road Market with the All-new Chilkoot

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Foundry Cycles continues its foray into titanium frame design, with the release of the Chilkoot, the brand’s reintroduction into the road market. Designed with modern performance road geometry in mind and constructed with Foundry’s proprietary 3AL/2.5V double-butted titanium tubes, this frame will possibly outlive would-be owners…

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Designed to be the perfect all-round road bike, the Chilkoot can tackle weeknight training criteriums, road races, or long weekends of riding. The stiff but compliant ride quality of the frame is complimented by Enve’s 2.0, 1 1/4″ tapered road fork, with tire clearance for a 28mm tire front and rear. Foundry continues to buck the press-fit bottom bracket trend, by specifying a 68mm English thread bottom bracket shell.

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Mechanical drivetrain cables are routed externally beneath the downtube, while the rear brake cable routes below the top tube. The downtube mechanical shifting cable stop is removable, for a clean look when an electronic drivetrain is installed onto the frame. Electronic derailleur cables are routed through discreet ports on the frame, and the battery hidden internally.

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The Foundry Chilkoot is available as a complete bike with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, DT Swiss R23 wheels, Zipp Service Course cockpit, Cane Creek headset and Clement tires.

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Alternatively, build your own Chilkoot as a frameset, which includes the Enve 2.0, 1 1/4″ tapered road fork, Cane Creek headset and seatpost collar.

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The Foundry Chilkoot is available in six sizes from XXS to XL, with effective top tubes ranging from 51.5cm to 59cm.

MSRP complete bike – $US 4,695.00. Frameset – $US 2,495.00. Availability in mid-August of 2015.

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mechanic
mechanic
8 years ago

No more PF!
Go Foundry!

Smitty
Smitty
8 years ago

Really nice bike. Probably not $4700 worth of bike though. Just like everything else, it will either sell or it won’t!

Fred
Fred
8 years ago

I’m so confused by Foundry. First they were a bike for the enthusiast who didn’t race, now it’s ‘Racing Matters’. They were all carbon, now it’s about Ti. 29″ to 27.5″. Thru-axles were where it’s at and now QR?? And yet another ‘All Around bike’ without rack and fender mounts. I enjoy my Auger, but I really feel like it was produced by another company.

Sam
Sam
8 years ago

Just so people are aware, QBP owns Foundry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_Bicycle_Products

Heffe
Heffe
8 years ago

QBP is just trying to find a nice distinct niche/identity for this brand to fit into their overall range of brands… Salsa, All-City, Surly, etc etc.

I don’t think that Foundry ever made a pure road bike before?

mudrock
mudrock
8 years ago

Foundry reminds me now of On One/Planet X. They are trying anything to see what sells. Unlike QBP’s other bike brands (Surly, Salsa, All-City) Foundry doesn’t really have an identity yet. Not really a complaint – their bikes are nice – but most consumers are either hunting for a deal or they pay for the brand. Foundry is striking out on both counts right now.

Colin M
8 years ago

I would much rather spend 2 grand on a titanium frame that is hand welded than a carbon frame that gets layered and pressed in a mold.

WhatFredSaid
WhatFredSaid
8 years ago

What Fred Said. The end.

devin
devin
8 years ago

I agree with Fred, this brand is so confusing–a weird working class “everyman” ethic in the beginning. Foundry evokes steel, but they sold carbon bikes. Now “racing matters” through ti. so strange. The prices of Salsa and Foundry and getting crazy too.

Seraph
Seraph
8 years ago

1 1/4″ headset? Forget it.

Greg Devins
8 years ago

Go Foundry!

I love my 2015 Harrow – very stealth and very fast.

ludditecyclist
ludditecyclist
8 years ago

it doesnt have disc brakes!!! i like it already.

G
G
8 years ago

Considering the whole foundation of, and, despite the evolution of, Foundry — understated graphics to bright colors, everyday to #racingmatters, off-road cx & mtb to performance road — I am legitimately surprised to see a rim brake bicycle from them.

badbikemechanic
badbikemechanic
8 years ago

Agreed with Fred – Foundry needs to sit down and figure out their brand. What is the weight on these ti bikes? The reviews and descriptions always leave it out.

Roger
Roger
8 years ago

If Foundry’s new brand position is “Racing Matters”, then a caliper road bike makes a ton of sense. This bike is hot, Ti is not cheap, this is something you’ll have for a lifetime. Changing a brands position requires a transition and I think they’re nailing it with the current product. Well done Foundry.

Roadless Roadie
Roadless Roadie
8 years ago

Bring back the old Foundry,
at least they were bringing something new to the table.
Milk. Toast.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
8 years ago

@Fred, since when has Foundry not been about race? They’ve had a race bike in their lineup since day one!! Harrow was the race version of your Auger, no? Almost as if people are completely ignoring fact for the sake of their own arguments, that’s pretty weak. Gotta love it too when people opine about no fender/rack eyelets on a ‘all-rounder’ RACE rig. Get a proper rando frame and be done with trying to make race bikes into touring machines!

Fred
Fred
8 years ago

@Kernel,

Their first three bikes were the Auger, Ratchet and Router. This is when they first introduced themselves as a ‘No nonsense performance bike.’ The Auger was their do all cross bike. The Ratchet was a ‘endurance’ road bike without disc brakes and the Router was a 29’er that saw production issues and never really made it through quality control from the factory. That’s when I bought my Auger. The Harrow, Riveter and Broadaxe didn’t come along till some time later.

https://bikerumor.com/2011/09/27/interbike-2011-foundry-bikes-debut-carbon-fiber-road-mountain-cyclocross-bicycles/

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
8 years ago

@Fred, the Harrow debuted the same year! Not “some time later”. And they already had sponsored athletes ‘RACING’ the prototypes of the Auger and the Ratchet in 2011 road and gravel races, and the Harrow during the 11/12 CX season. Their platform has always been performance and all-rounder working class bikes that can be raced. Never dubbed “enthusiast” bikes for non-racers as you stated in your OP. And thankfully, NO SILLY EYELETS! These ain’t touring bikes!

internet stoke
internet stoke
8 years ago

who cares about their brand marketing.

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