2015 Co-Motion Camino disc brake road bike

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…

2015 Co-Motion Camino disc brake road bike

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.

2015 Co-Motion Camino disc brake road bike

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.

2015 Co-Motion Camino disc brake road bike

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We’ve showed you the Klatch gravel bike at NAHBS last year, but they had this special paint scheme on hand for Interbike.

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It has clearance for 40mm wide tires and a bit lower BB than a traditional cyclocross bike.

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Thru axles are standard here, but they still use the replaceable sections to hold the brake mounts.

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The Divide 29er touring bike gets a thru axle frameset option, but complete bikes are still QR.

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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.

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The Siskiyou is a 650B version of the Divide for anyone wanting a slightly smaller bike.

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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.

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Hoshie99
7 years ago

I’d wager there is loads of fun to be had on those bikes – great stuff.

J

Eyal
Eyal
7 years ago

When are metal bikes are going to have internal cable routing, that’s what I want to know. It’s fine by me if you like the cluttered look of cable on top of the frame!

Will
Will
7 years ago

Besides looks, internal routing serves zero purpose. I’ll take clutter and function over looks and hassle any day.

Peter R
7 years ago

Is that an XT rear derailleur with 105 shifters on the Divide? I thought the mountain 10 speed stuff didn’t play too well with the 10 speed road shifters.

Alb
Alb
7 years ago

Will probably be an older 9sp XT RD as they play fine with 10sp road STI

s
s
7 years ago

I’ll take the Divide 29er, please.

I do wish they had an option for dynamo cable routing – essential for a touring bike these days.
The thru axle fork looks to be the strongest front eyelet design / construction I’ve ever seen.

MGK
MGK
7 years ago

They’re proud of them, that’s evident in the prices.

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
7 years ago

There are metal bike frames with internal cable routing. To find them, you only have to expend a very minimal amount of energy. Generally internet searches aren’t too physically taxing.

Eyal
Eyal
7 years ago

@Psi Squared cheers! Amazing productive, constructive, useful, satisfying pinned down comment, done in the spirit of sharing cycling knowledge of course!

Dan k.
Dan k.
7 years ago

@Eyal
I have a steel frame from the mid 80’s with internal cable routing….its a huuuge hassle routing cables because of the small tube diameters… Looks damn sexy though!!!

anonymous
anonymous
7 years ago

They were doing internal cable routing back in the 50’s with downtube shifters, which if you can imagine, looks pretty odd.

JBikes
JBikes
7 years ago

Look nice.

eadm
7 years ago

steel frames, BB30, carbon forks… go with the cheapest model?