What started with the Atlas road bike in January has become a three-bike lineup of stock sized and built carbon fiber bikes from Alchemy. While the Atlas sticks to rim brakes for now, the new Hyas gravel bike and Dione cyclocross bike introduce flat mount, thru-axle dropouts to their frame options, which is good news for those looking at custom builds, too.
The same front tube shapes are shared on all three -Atlas, Hyas, Dione- but layup and geometry is adjusted to suit the intended use and frame size. Both new bikes will be offered in four sizes.
Like everything else Alchemy does, the bikes are 100% made in house in Denver, CO, and these foreshadow likely improvements to the custom bikes, too. The front triangle has different shapes their their Helios custom bikes, and they refined the layup to pull more weight out. Those layup changes will carryover to the custom bikes soon, making them lighter, too.
Both the Hyas and Dione will ship with ENVE forks. The Hyas gets the GRD fork, which comes standard with flat mount. The ‘cross frame ships with post mount adapters because the ENVE CX fork is still post mount…for now.
This new thru axle rear end could easily be put on the Aithon custom gravel bike, which was originally designed and still sold with quick release axles.
The design also brings the rear brake inside the rear triangle, using a low-mount design that lets them run the brake hose through the downtube and chainstay for a cleaner look.
Retail for both is $3,999 for a frameset with Cane Creek carbon headset and ENVE fork. Available now.