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Wilde Dream Engine adventure bikepacking bikes debut in steel & titanium

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If you’re looking to get off grid in comfort, the all-new Wilde Dream Engine adventure drop bar bikes come in steel and titanium frame options with enough mounts and tire clearance to take you anywhere.

Designed to tackle the Tour Divide, both framesets come with a Salsa Cutthroat carbon fork with three-point mounts on both legs, which leads the way to plenty more storage on board.

wilde dream engine steel adventure gravel bike

Both bikes comes with a hand-crafted Jen Green headbadge, normally a $120 add-on feature. The steel Dream Engine gets a tapered head tube…

front angle views on wilde dream engine gravel bikepacking bike

…and the titanium model gets a straight 44mm headtube, which allows for any tapered steerer to fit.

wilde dream engine steel adventure gravel bike

They use Paragon Machine Works cable clamps to run brake and drivetrain lines externally, allowing for 1x and 2x setups. Only the dropper post routing goes inside the frame.

Three bottle cage bolts sit on the top and bottom of the downtube, and the seat tube gets two bolts.

frame details and mounts on wilde dream engine gravel bikepacking bike

Rear rack and fender mounts are on both, with the Ti frame using shielded thru axle dropouts.

wilde dream engine steel adventure gravel bike
drivetrain closeup on wilde dream engine gravel bikepacking bike

The Ti bike also gets a more intricately matchined chainstay yoke, but both bikes fit massive 29×2.6″ tires. That means longer chainstays than a standard gravel bike, but gives it better stability when fully loaded. They say the overall geometry makes it nimble enough for spirited riding, but it’s focus is on longer, bigger adventures.

wilde dream engine steel adventure gravel bike

The steel frame uses flatter dropouts but adds a second mounting point.

wilde dream engine steel adventure gravel bike

The steel Dream Engine gets wet paint and runs $2,600 with fork, complete bikes available with custom builds upon request.

wilde dream engine gravel bikepacking bike

The Ti Dream Engine gets a Cerakote fade finish and runs $4,900 with fork. Available now.

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Nicolas D
Nicolas D
1 month ago

On a $2100 steel bike frame (the cutthroat fork MSRP is $550) I’d personally expect:

  • a bit more effort on the chain stay than just crimping it and calling it a day
  • no ugly reinforcement piece at the lower tube and head tube junction
  • shielded thru axles drop out
  • a cleaner job on drop out solders

But hey come on you get a $120 handcrafted head badge.

Andy
Andy
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas D

I agree. There really doesn’t appear to be anything special about the build and the price point puts them in a category with far better options. I’d rather opt for a Soma Fab at half the price and apply the savings elsewhere.

Bubbrubb
Bubbrubb
1 month ago

Ugh, just buy a domestic made frame and be done with these me-too “designed in ‘Mercia” frames that any one of you could just order from China just like Wilde does without their name on it.

jeff
jeff
30 days ago
Reply to  Bubbrubb

My pal, these are handmade in the US of A.

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