Expedition lite


Renée on her way to New Zealand.

Renée on her way to New Zealand.

So, you've decided you're going to head off into the blue yonder but with all the equipment costs involved, you can't justify the full-on Expedition. We're now offering a slightly lower specced bike, designed to be more affordable, but still capable of withstanding the worst conditions you might face. We haven't compromised on the two key items - the frameset and wheels. The frameset is still our trusty Expedition frame set, (hand-built with Reynolds 525 tubing) and our wheels are still handbuilt.

A Cane Creek 40 series headset replaces the Chris King headset of the full-on Expedition, and standard 9 speed Shimano gear shifters replace the low-tech friction shifters. Schwalbe tyres are used, but we've gone for the well-proven Schwalbe Land Cruiser 26 x 1,75 tyre.

The full specification is below:

  • Frame: Reynolds 525 Expedition
  • Rear Mech: Shimano RD-M591
  • Front Mech: Shimano FD-M590
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG300
  • Shift Levers: SL-M590
  • Chainset: Shimano FC-T3010 44-32-22teeth
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN26 or equivalent
  • Chain: KMC X-9
  • Wheels: handbuilt - Ryde Sputnik Rims, Shimano Deore hubs, Sapim plain gauge spokes
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-T610
  • Brakes: Shimano BR-T610
  • Pedals: Wellgo cage flat pedals
  • Saddle:Velo comfort
  • Seat post: Humpert Patent 27.2mm
  • Racks: Axiom Rear
  • Handlebars: Humpert Ergotec
  • Handlebar Grips: Ergon GP1 or similar
  • Stem: Deda 60 - 130mm
  • Headset:Cane Creek 40 series
  • Mudguards: NA
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Land Cruiser 26 x 1.75
  • Inner tubes:  Schwalbe Schrader Valves