Turkeys, trails and teeshirts

I think we've finally eaten all the Thanksgiving leftovers, we even had parsnips. But almost importantly I headed out for turkey day ride on the Gypsy, on the trails, with a beer. Granted I didn't need the full frame bag but the Alpkit toptube bag kept my beer cool on another toasty November day.

Gypsy on the trail

Gypsy on the trail

Also we've finally received t-shirts and we've got both Stone Blue and Heather Grey in stock in all sizes. Hey, they're good for Christmas maybe pick one up with a Widefoot design Liter Cage - Also in stock, hintety hint.

Teeshirts in stock finally! 

Teeshirts in stock finally! 

Lastly, if you're interested in a trip to Baja, Mexico we're planning a special semi supported Bikepacking trip, in the spring of next year - some great trails, awesome adventures with some fun people. If you'd like some details send me an email to

Happy trails


The Vagabond naked!

Plus bike, baby fat (Thanks Cait) junior fat or whatever you call the category,  tire clearance is paramount so that you can fit big old 27.5 x 3.25 tires. To get that big clearance you either bend twist and manipulate the chainstays, or do what we did and design a yoke.

It might be simple, but when combined with some rather saucy welds, I think its a piece of industrial beauty. The first sample frames will be here in a couple of weeks and production is planed for early May - head over to the product page and check it out, learn some more about this versatile frame.

Vagabond product page

And we're off and rolling...


So it's been almost 2 years since I started working on Penhale, but now we're rolling. There have been challenges along the way that I won't bore you with, needless to say I'm happy to say that the first frames are on order and we hope to ship the first of the Gypsy models in early April. 

If you're interested in one of our frames, click on the "Pre-Order" button on the relevant frame model page in the shop and we'll get back to you on delivery ASAP.

In the mean time, keep up to date on our Facebook page, here on this blog and have a read of our adventures where our first story will be a 3 part story from a trip we took a little over a year ago.

Time for coffee, cheers