11 September, 2013

More Pass Hunter Photos

Here are two production Pass Hunter frames. We had them air-shipped to display at Interbike. The sea shipment with the rest of the frames is still a few weeks out. Prototype photos are here. Geometry can be found here.

This frame is built as a lightweight Japanese-style flat bar pass hunter, Intended for hunting mountain passes on paved or dirt roads. To save weight, no fenders or racks are installed.
35mm tires fit easily.
Postino bars and VO shifter mounts make for a comfortable cockpit.
Here's one built as as a randonneuse, as I suspect most will be.
Isn't that a cool fork crown?
Drillium with silver Campy drive train looks fast.
Note the seat cluster and rear rack mount.

20 comments:

Mike Binnix said...

The seat post clamp is integrated, no external clamp required?

Christopher said...

Wow, the red flat bar is perfect for me. Can't wait to get more info.

Tom M said...

What bag is that on the flat-bar version?

Chow fun said...

Dang, this might be the one. I bought a Campeur during the moving sale at the begining of the year. A great bike. But this one, with a bit different trail, and the shorter chainstays is closer to the RB-T that I never should have sold.

And the bi-plane fork crown! Choice. Fell in love with the design when I saw my first Ritchey Swiss Cross (Rivendell design) fork.

Brian S. said...

Man you guys need a product matrix chart to help us keep all these new frames straight! :)

Something with the frames along the top and down the side intended uses (on road, off road, commuting, rando, touring, etc.) + noteable frame attributes (fits XXcm tires, wheelbase, wheel sizes, etc.) For the intended uses you can use a 5 star system as a frame may be usable for something but not ideal.

Sorry I'm a product manager, I can't help but think of stuff this way. :)

Wes Ewell said...

Now, that's a terrific color!

Anonymous said...

Largest frame is a 61 c-t? Shoot, that may be a miss for me. I was really looking forward to something like this.

redbike said...

Wow! Looks great. The red is looking really nice. Can't wait for one of these.
I like Brian's suggestion of a frame-chart, or perhaps a good article explaining all the differences and intended uses of all your frames.

And nice photos by the way.

Anonymous said...

This frame is beautiful. So bummed this framed doesn't come w/1 inch threaded headset. Does this, and the Carmargue coming in threadless only, mean you'll no longer offer frames built for quill stems?

s said...

I'm sorry if this has already been asked, but what's the price tag?

Anonymous said...

Oh holy [expletive deleted], that bike makes me feel all funny inside.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! So classy. Love the red paint. Love the fork. Does this one 'plane' too? Say, are planning to have a demo or two at your Annapolis showroom? I would love to try it out back-to-back with my Cross Check to judge the difference in ride and handling.

Nick said...

Beautiful frame; certainly very tempting. I would love to see a VO frame with integrated wiring for lights. It could be braze-ons along the fork and wire entry below the downtube. Better yet, how about a frame designed for the SON Delux SL without connector? This hub has been out for a few years but where are the production rando frames designed for it?

spearman said...

No 63 or 65 in the geometry chart? Are you taking the same approach as with the campeur - as in, no 63 till your second batch of frames? Or did that experiment fail and preclude further 63 or larger frames?

Rick said...

Any plans for a smaller size? I could probably make due with the 51, but there's a reason both my LHT & Pacer are 48cm...

VeloOrange said...

63cm frames just don't sell well for us; we tried it with the Campeur and old Rando. I don't know why this is. Small frames, on the other hand sell well here and to our Asian distributors, so we may make smaller sizes.

Unknown said...

@"Chow fun" are you sure the Ritchey Swiss Cross is a Rivendell design?

Anonymous said...

What are the clearances like on these production bikes?

samstriple said...

What are the drop bars on the build they look great.

VeloOrange said...

Sam, they are great. Grand Cru Course bars.