C0-Motion has a way of making steel look really, really good, and their latest new and updated frames continue to make the classic material modern.
The Camino is their all-new disc brake road bike. They introduced disc brake cyclocross and gravel bikes over the past couple years, and now there’s a proper pavement pounder in the mix, too. Its geometry is a bit more relaxed, like a Gran Fondo bike. It’s paired with a new tapered, full carbon fork with 47mm rake.
The frame is Reynolds 853 with a tapered headtube. They built in fender and rack mounts front and rear along with a frame pump tab. The dropouts are particularly interesting…
While straight 44mm head tubes have given more small builders the opportunity to fit tapered forks to their bikes, finding a shaped, proper tapered headtube on a steel bike is still a rare and beautiful thing.
Replaceable dropouts with integrated disc brake tabs also holds the rear rack mounts…and leaves open the possibility of thru-axles in the future. Plenty of clearance on the seatstays for a fender with 28mm wide tires.
We’ve showed you the Klatch gravel bike at NAHBS last year, but they had this special paint scheme on hand for Interbike.
It has clearance for 40mm wide tires and a bit lower BB than a traditional cyclocross bike.
Thru axles are standard here, but they still use the replaceable sections to hold the brake mounts.
The Divide 29er touring bike gets a thru axle frameset option, but complete bikes are still QR.
They’ve had trouble finding high end 40-hole hubs with thru axle compatibility, hence the frameset-only option for now. The one shown here gets down spec’d with DT Swiss 350 instead of their usual 540 tandem hubs. They’re working with DT to get the 540s with thru axles so they can use them here and on their tandem bikes, too.
The Siskiyou is a 650B version of the Divide for anyone wanting a slightly smaller bike.
And the Mocha Copilot 650B is a new, smaller-wheeled version of their touring/adventure tandem bike. It’s shown here with the optional S&S frame couplers.
For more on Co-Motion, check our factory tour posts in parts one, two and three.