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

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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

 

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luddite
luddite
4 years ago

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.

JNH
JNH
4 years ago
Reply to  luddite

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.

Hoowanztusi Deez
Hoowanztusi Deez
4 years ago
Reply to  JNH

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.

K-Pop is dangerous to your health
K-Pop is dangerous to your health
4 years ago

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.

eric forsyth
eric forsyth
4 years ago

I’ve always liked these framesets…and the SS wishbone almost makes up for the lack of threaded BB

K-Pop is dangerous to your health
K-Pop is dangerous to your health
4 years ago
Reply to  eric forsyth

vanity>functionality=odd

mud
mud
4 years ago
Reply to  eric forsyth

Wishbone seat stays make for a pretty stiff rear end, not a desirable trait in a gravel bike. It looks sharp tho.

threeringcircus
threeringcircus
4 years ago

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

Robo
Robo
4 years ago

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!

Dolan Halbrook
Dolan Halbrook
4 years ago
Reply to  Robo

I was looking at the Ti version too, but kind of lusting after a T-Lab now instead.

El Pataron
El Pataron
4 years ago

Stopped reading at press fit.

jessedev
4 years ago

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.

Dr_LHA
Dr_LHA
4 years ago
Reply to  jessedev

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

Matthew Bartsch
Matthew Bartsch
4 years ago

Of course there is always the option of buying a threaded bottom bracket made by Wheels Mfg. I am sure there are other companies that make these as well. I’ve been looking at this frame, Bombtrack Hook EXT, and newly released Ritchey Outback for a gravel build. All pretty nice bikes.

https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/pf30/pf30-threaded-angular-contact-bb-black.html

Brett
Brett
4 years ago

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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