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IB14: TwinSix Standard Bicycle Collection Debuts – 29er, Cyclocross, Rando & Fat Bikes

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After years of frame collaborations with Raleigh, Handsome and others, TwinSix let loose in early August that they were working on a collection of bicycles, giving us a detailed look at the Standard Fat titanium fat bike. That one’s shown at top, and hit that link for the full details.

Sitting in front of it is the Standard 29, their Reynolds 853 steel hardtail. It’s suspension corrected for a 100mm fork to have a 70.5º head angle. Chainstays are reasonably short (17.32″ / 440mm) while leaving room for a 29×2.35 tire. Ride the metal past the break for more details, pics and models…


Both the head tube and BB shell are collared, and the downtube gets a gusset at the top to reinforce everything. Low profile cable mounts for full length housing keep it clean if you’re running singlespeed or 1x drivetrains. Frame is $900 with top cap and seat collar, but add just $150 and you get the tapered carbon rigid fork, too.


This frame, along with the fat bike and cyclocross bike use swappable dropouts to allow for both QR and 12×142 thru axles.


Just a few more pics of the fat bike, since it’s the only ti model and it gets a very slick polished-over-brushed finish.




It’s also suspension corrected for a Bluto fork, and the frame will fit up to 5″ tires using a 170mm rear hub width. Retail is $2,000 or $2,200 for frame and carbon rigid fork.


The Rando bike is steel, like the 29er and CX, with a disc-brake-only frame and matching steel fork. It even gets a silver plated brass head badge. Since it’s frame only, you can set it up any way you like – flat bar, drop bars, whatever. It uses a straight 1-1/8″ steerer tube.


It’s quick release only but can be set up singlespeed thanks to a “dummy hanger” on the drive side for a chain tensioner and/or PFBB30 shell that leaves room for an eccentric bottom bracket. A full complement of rack and fender mounts makes it even more versatile. Max tire clearance is 700x43c.


Retail is $600 or $630 with paint-matched fenders. Includes top cap and seat collar.


Also crafted from Reynolds 853 steel, the Standard CX comes in at $1,050 for the frame, carbon fork, seat collar and top cap.


Collared 44mm headtube up front and wishbone stays in the back keep things stiff. Rear disc brakes are IS mount and tucked inside the rear triangle. Tire clearance for 700×43 allows the bike to get pretty aggressive with tire selection, making it plenty capable for adventure/gravel riding year ’round.


Like the others, it’s running low profile mounts for full length housing. The bike collection’s not up on their website as of this posting, but you can view the PDF spec sheet for their entire 2015 collection of soft and hard goods here.


TwinSix has done plenty of clothing collaborations, too, and their latest are these branded version of the Lake MXZ303 winter cycling boot. It’s Lake’s top of the line high top and gets a Vibram outsole and Pittards WR100 water-resistant, breathable uppers.


A mix of Thinsulate and Thermosol insulation keep your tootsies warm top and bottom. The uppers are form fitting with a BOA closure to keep your foot locked into position and an upper strap to keep the cold air out.


Reflective bits front and rear boost visibility. Retail is $289, same as the Lake models.


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9 years ago

Really impressive line up. The lack of interchangeable rear dropouts is a mistake IMO. I’m liking the increased use of interchangeable dropouts as the industry tried to figure out new standards. Also on a long distance bike like this I like the option of running single speed if something happens far away from home.

9 years ago

Where is the 29+?

9 years ago

Those boots look pretty good, shame about the leather.

9 years ago

where do we buy these?

Rich Petyk
Rich Petyk
9 years ago

Are the color matched fenders included with the Rando frame and fork?

David from Las Vegas
David from Las Vegas
9 years ago

I have no use for that Rando bike, but oddly I really really want one! Beautiful bike!

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