After six years on the original, it’s time for Twin Six to update the Standard Rando. While the original was more than up to the task and provided a versatile frame for a number of builds, Standard Rando 2.0 brings the bike up to speed with modern fitments, new dropouts, more mounts, and a few other updates.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Frame Details

Still crafted from T6 Standard 4130 butted Chromoly steel tubing, the frames include a color matched steel thru axle fork, or a color matched carbon fork for a $200 upgrade. Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Both forks include a set of three pack mounts on each leg, fender mounts, flat mount disc brakes, and 12 x 100 thru axles. The steel fork also adds front rack mounts to the mix. Note that the frame can now handle tapered steerers thanks to the addition of a 44mm headtube. Twin Six continues with their wishbone seat stay design and a unicrown steel fork to match.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Speaking of mounts, 55mm frames and larger include three main water bottle mounts plus a mount underneath the downtube.

 

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Tire Clearance

Color matched fenders are an option, as are classic black. With the fenders mounted, you’ll have clearance for 700c x 35mm or 650b x 47mm tires.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Without fenders, the frame will clear 700c x 43mm or 650b x 48mm tires for a number of different build options.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

T6 Middle Finger Dropouts

At the back of the bike, the new T6 Middle Finger dropout system includes flat mount brakes and a 12 x 142mm thru axle and replaceable derailleur hanger.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Cable routing is full length and externally run with bolt-on downtube clips to keep the housing in check.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

The bottom bracket remains a 46 x 68mm PF30.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Geometry

The Standard Rando 2.0 will be offered in six sizes from 47cm to 59cm.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Available as a frameset or complete build and in Saffron or Extra Black, the framesets start at $700 – though for the next few days, they’re $100 off if you pre-order a frame. Until Friday the 15th, framesets will start at $600 and will ship in early June.

Twin Six Standard Rando 2.0 gets new dropouts, tons of mounts, and pre-order discount

Complete builds will be offered in the form of their House Build in both Saffron and Extra Black. These start at $1,950 with the option for select upgrades. However, just like the framesets, Twin Six is offering a discount for pre-orders until Friday. This time, it’s $150 off for the complete build, bringing the starting price to $1,800. Complete builds will start to ship in mid-June.

Check out the Twin Six page below for complete build details.

twinsix.com

 

15 comments

  1. luddite on

    I do my best to avoid PFBB on carbon frames, but options are limited. I’d certainly never buy a steel frame with a PF, that’s crazy.

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    • JNH on

      A steel frame is about the only application where a press fit isn’t crazy. Fit it with plenty of grease and it won’t flex creak the way carbon ones do, it won’t rapidly wear out like Aluminium frames do after a couple of BB changes and even if you manage to damage the shell somehow there are ways to repair it.
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      But, all things given a 68mm BSA bottom bracket is still better.

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      • Hoowanztusi Deez on

        You guys are definitely not wrong about PF vs. threaded in general, but I bet there are some single speed enthusiasts who are stoked that this bike will accept an eccentric BB.

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        • K-Pop is dangerous to your health on

          After decades of SS’ing bikes and now with thru axles I’d rather see slider drops than an eccentric bb.

          Generally speaking regarding the BB; T6 had an opportunity here to come correct with a proper threaded BB and missed it. I lost count how many people say something to the affect of “I would have bought it, but a PF BB is a non-starter.” Go back to all press releases of this bike throughout the years and it’s clear they’re missing out on sales because of this stubborn PF nonsense. Could be a great bike but whoever is designing it is holding the company back. Silly.

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  2. threeringcircus on

    Great looking bike, but PFBB was the deciding factor last year when I chose the Bombtrack Audax over the Twin Six.

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  3. Robo on

    Glad to see they finally went flat mount. That was a buzz kill when I was in the market a year or so ago. Heaven help me if they make the same updates on their Ti offerings – negotiations with the wife will be challenging in a recession!

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  4. jessedev on

    If PFBB is the only deal breaker, check out Praxis Works PFBBs. They have a kind of expanding collet design. I got one because the stock BB on my road bike started creaking, and I have not heard a peep since. And still running very smooth after 2 years or so.

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    • Dr_LHA on

      Or just buy a different frame that has threaded BB. I’m done “fixing” and “working around” the issues with press fit.

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    • Brett on

      I have the Twin Six Standard Ti 29 mountain bike set up as a single speed with a Wheels mfg bottom bracket and a XTR (9000 I think) crank and have had zero issues with it.

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