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Radical All Mountain Cycles redefines off-road boundaries with UK-made Surveyor gravel bike

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, complete angled
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UK small-batch & custom mountain bike builder Radical All Mountain is redefining the limits of what they call off-road with their new steel Surveyor gravel bike. Living up to its radical name, the Surveyor is said to be a gravel bike that will make you rethink what you can ride on drop bars and skinny (for a mountain biker) tires…

Take off the flat cap and oil that hipster beard; no more will you be clinging on down those valley and single track descents… You’ll be pushing so hard you’ll be at the pub faster than you can say IPA“.

Radical All Mountain Surveyor gravel bike

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, frame angled
c. Radical All Mountain Cycles

Unsurprisingly, the Radical All Mountain Surveyor gravel bike was reverse engineered from Radical’s own mountain bikes. Basically, it’s more of a toned-down Chilli Dog, than a beefed-up road bike. It’s got all the features you’d expect out of a modern trail bike, just reimagined a bit for a rigid bike with wide drop bars:  long reach + short stem, low ride height & a slack front end, plus dropper post compatibility.

And it’s custom, so you can kinda get whatever you want. A couple of even more affordable stock sizes are also in the works.

Tech Details & Geometry

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, real head badge

Like their enduro hardtail, the Surveyor is welded by hand in the UK “by a guy with a beard & dodgy haircut” from a mix of super-thin air-hardened Reynolds 853/631/525 & Dedacciai Zero Uno double-butted steel tubing to get the ideal balance of strength and ‘steel is real’ ride quality, while keeping weight in check. Frames are then painted by hand and topped off with a classic pewter headbadge, cast “by hand… by a bloke… in a shed“.

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike frame

The Radical All Mountain Surveyor was designed to ride any adventure you can dream up – everything from quiet roads to singletrack – with a definite leaning towards more time off-road, “blasting through the woods”. Radical isn’t sharing just how radical and progressive the geometry is just yet, as they are still prototyping and refining production geo. But for now, the gravel bike is custom-only, so they’ll work out the best possible geometry for each buyer.

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, frame detail

What is set are the Surveyor’s key details. Clearance for up to 700x47mm or 650×2.1″ tyres [sic] with 1x drivetrains only and a max 44T chainring. A traditional 68mm BSA threaded bottom bracket, 12x142mm rear thru-axles spacing, IS brake mount, a 44mm headtube to fit tapered or straight steerer forks, and full-length external shift & cable routing and internal routing for a 30.9mm dropper seatpost with a 33.1mm external clamp.

The frame gets a regular seatpost bottle cage mount, a standard pair & a 3-pack of anything cage bosses on the downtube, plus a direct toptube bag mount, and the option for mounts under the downtube. Finally, it gets an internal anti-rust coating, closed “stop-ended” braze-on bosses so water can’t get inside the frame, plus a BB drain hole to prevent corrosion.

Radical All Mountain Surveyor – Pricing, options & availability

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, head badge

The new Radical All Mountain Surveyor is available now as a custom frame for £1395. That gives you the freedom to pick any color and make minor geometry tweaks, plus you can add or delete braze-on mounts as desired, like rack and/or fender tabs. Custom frame delivery lead time is quoted at 16 weeks, so get an order in now to be riding a Surveyor by the end of the year.

Radical All Mountain Surveyor UK-made steel MTB gravel bike, complete build

Two stock sizes (M & L) are also expected in the near future, once Radical All Mountain irons out the final production geometry, with frame prices starting at £1095. Radical All Mountain also offers a flexible payment schedule for custom bikes, with a £500 non-fundable deposit, the next £500 before actual frame building starts, and the remainder by when it’s time to ship the completed frame to you.

RadicalAllMountain.com

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