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Werking carbon road bike goes Anormale, Alpitude Wahoo out-front mount & more!

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Italian custom carbon framebuilder Werking Cycles evolves their lightweight road bike with the newest Anormale frame. What’s not normal in the new bike is that Werking molds the tubing in-house for its tube-to-tube construction, instead of outsourcing tubesets. On their component side, the Alpitude Stelvio out-front mount adds Wahoo compatibility, and more…

Werking Anormale custom, lightweight carbon road bike

The custom-made tubing gives Werking further control on how they build each frame to the rider, letting them add or remove fibers to get a consistent ride quality across varying frame sizes and rider weights.

The Anormale sticks with mostly round shaping for the main UD tubing that they mold in-house, plus a more boxy set of 3K weave chainstays that provide directional stiffness and plenty of room for big, modern high-volume road tires.

A new slightly curved set of seattubes stay separate up to the seat cluster, aiming to deliver more comfort to the rider

Then the joints get overwrapped with a mix of weave & stronger spread tow fibers to tie it all together. The result is a frame starting at around 850g (54cm).

Anormale Tech Details

The Anormale is built for modern road tires, so it will essentially fit as big of tires as your brakes will accommodate. Here in a Campy Record 11-speed guise that is about 28mm, but Werking says the disc brake version will clear at least a 30mm tire, possibly even up to 33mm if a buyer needs. Yes, a disc brake version has been in development as well. Having a look at the Anormale’s replaceable dropouts, you see they adopt the same interchangeable machined 6061 alloy design that Werking developed for the Model S. The bikes share the same chainstay design, as well as the new flat mount disc brake tabs (see the Model S disc below.)

The Anormale is available with stock of custom geometry, and can be ordered as a frame only, or with a painted to match 3T/Enve fork for 3200€ (similar disc brake pricing). Frames include a Chris King Inset headset, are fit with a 27.2mm seatpost and PressFit 46 or threaded BSA bottom brackets.

Special Giro limited edition #Giro101 Anormale

Of course, as an Italian bike builder Werking couldn’t ignore the Giro. In fact, Tuesday’s TT finished in their city of Rovereto, amidst the Dolomites.

So Werking put together this special Anormale #Giro101 homage with an Italian Campy drivetrain and a touch of Giro pink in its frame & Enve fork paint job and the Chris King punch headset. It also gets some in-house components with an Alpitude chain catcher & super light bottle cage.

Werking Model S Disc custom carbon disc brake road bike

 

This customer’s bike is technically the previous generation Model S, before the introduction of the new Anormale above.

But it is still quite interesting to get a close look at as it shares the chainstay design and modular dropouts of the new frame design. It gets a reinforced non-driveside chainstay that provides a flat mount for the rear disc brake caliper, and the replaceable dropout allows for machined 6061 hardware for the 12mm rear thru-axle.

This Model S Disc also shows the same modular internal cable routing offered on the newer bikes as well, but uses the previous outsourced chainstay design as opposed to the new in-house molded tubing.

This bike got a fully painted, two-orange ‘squared’ paintjob (no decals) and a more affordable Potenza Disc Brake alloy groupset build.

Werking.cc

Alpitude ultralight Stelvio GPS mount & component updates

In addition to custom carbon frames, Werking’s component brand Alpitude is laying-up super light carbon components as well. Their 85€, but only 15g Stelvio out-front GPS mount gets a few new iterations, now including two-lengths to work with small or large display devices, and new device mounts to now work with Garmin, Polar & Wahoo computers.

The Polar insert looks like it is 3D printed, but both Garmin & blue Wahoo versions use the OEM attachment plates that bolt directly to Alpitude’s carbon structure.

And it’s hard to not always post a pic of those crazy light, hand laid 16g Ultra bottle cages. At 68€ with steel bolts (11€ more including ti bolts), Alpitude designed them to be strong enough to hold bottles even for light off-road/mountain bike riding. The simple design drops the top bottle hook many light cages use, with Alpitude saying that “if a cage relies on that hook for bottle retention, the second the bottle slips past it, you lose the bottle.” We’re curious to try out the minimal design.

Alpitude.cc

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Robin
Robin
4 years ago

Beautiful bikes. The Campy disc brakes add extra special hotness to the second bike.

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