Here are a few photos of Pass Hunter Prototypes. Basically this new frame is a randonneuse, but with canti brakes. The cantis allow wider tires with fenders and more powerful braking. The Pass Hunter is built using slightly lighter tubing than the Polyvalent or Campeur. It has mid-trail geometry, much like the Campeur.
The term "pass hunter" refers to the sport of riding over mountain passes, more popular in France and Japan than here. Rules are explained on this page. In addition to randoneuring and pass hunting, the Pass Hunter would make a nice sportiff or even a fast credit card tourer. We hope to have them in stock in early fall.
|Casey built this one up as a lightweight|
|A new fork crow and plenty of fender/tire clearance|
|The fork crown in red|
|Cable stop with adjuster and integrated rack bosses|
|Seat cluster with semi-wrap stays|
|Scott is building this one up as his rando bike.|
|One down tube decal, or two? Red or blue paint?|