the Expedition bike

Standard £2299 or Disc £2799

Bike shown with optional custom paint and Brooks saddle

Bike shown with optional custom paint and Brooks saddle

The definitive expedition bike for world travellers.

This bike has been put together in collaboration with experienced expedition cycle adventurer Tom Allen of, using his experience of travelling the world by bike. Every part of this bike has been built with longevity in mind; every component carefully thought through.We've resisted the temptation to up-spec it to justify an inflated price, using top-grade components where it makes sense and simple, easily replaceable parts where it doesn't. A Chris King headset, Tubus racks and supremely strong hand-built wheels are key components of this bike, eliminating as far as possible the chance of mechanical failure in the most critical long-term parts of the bike.

We are now very proud to announce the introduction of the 2019 Expedition with tweeks and improvements based on the feedback of our riders:

  • improved friction/indexed thumbshifters allowing easier cable adjustment

  • Improved finishing kit from Ergotec - stronger and better quality finish.

  • We now fit a Hebie steering stabiliser to keep the bars steady when on the stand

  • Brooks B17 or Terry Fisio Gel saddle as standard

  • Ergon GP5 grips instead of GP1s and anatomic bar ends

  • thinner Schwalbe rim tape that is less abrasive on innertubes

  • the Tubus Logo rear rack with its second lower pannier rail

  • Flat pedals as standard many customers went for the dual use spds and then ended up not using them

  • Better feet on the kick stand for better stability on soft ground

  • Internal frame protection using Dinitrol 3125HS rust preventer

  • 10 speed transmissions available for a small upgrade charge.

Many riders will want to add a hub dynamo for truly autonomous navigation and communication, and perhaps a Brooks saddle. Because we custom-build each bike to order, these modifications (and many others) are easily and cost-effectively added during the build process.

We can also quote competitively for Ortlieb and Brooks panniers. Unlike online retailers we set up the panniers to fit correctly on our racks, saving you a fiddly job.

Specifications - Non Disc

  • Frame: Oxford Bike Works 26” cromoly touring/expedition frame (Reynolds 525)

  • Forks: Oxford Bike Works cromoly touring forks

  • Steering stabiliser: a modified Hebie 695

  • Colour: Choice of Blue (RAL 6034), Red (RAL3003) or Khaki green (custom colours available)

  • Headset: Chris King NoThreadSet 1 1/8”, black

  • Rear Mech: Shimano Deore RD-M591, top normal, long cage, black

  • Front Mech: Shimano Deore FD-M590, dual pull, low clamp, black

  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG41-8sp, 11-34T, 8-speed

  • Shifter Levers: Microshift SL-M08, friction front, 8sp indexed/friction rear with cable adjuster

  • Chainset: Shimano FC-M361, 170-175mm, 22-32-42T

  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55, 68mm, English thread

  • Chain: KMC X8.99

  • Rims: Ryde Sputnik 26” (559), 36H, Schrader drilled

  • Front Hub: Shimano Deore LX HB-T670-S, 36H

  • Rear Freehub: Shimano Deore LX FH-T670-S, 36H

  • Spokes: Sapim Race DB (front, rear non-driveside), Sapim Leader PG (rear driveside)

  • Rim Tape: Schwalbe 19mm rimtape

  • Skewers: 5mm Allen key non-QR

  • Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tours 26x1.75” with SmartGuard

  • Innertubes: Schwalbe AV12, 26”, Schrader valve

  • Brake Levers: Shimano Deore BL-T610, black

  • Brake Calipers: Shimano Deore BR-T610-L, black

  • Brake Shoes: Shimano S70C with cartridge shoe inserts (re-order code Y-8A2 98030)

  • Pedals: Wellgo Flat pedals (Shimano PD-M324, combination SPD/flat available as upgrade)

  • Saddle: Brooks B17 Brown or Terry Fisio Gel (Man or Woman)

  • Seatpost: Ergotec 5 Black 350mm 27.2mm diameter

  • Handlebars: Ergotec 57-63cm

  • Stem: Deda 60 - 130mm

  • Grips: Ergon GP5

  • Bar-Ends: Ergon GP5

  • Rear Carrier Rack: Tubus Logo

  • Front Lowrider: Tubus Tara

  • Mudguards: Flinger Black, 26x1.5-2.2”, with rubber mudflaps

  • Extras: Marine-grade stainless steel bolt replacements, , OBW steerer-tube bell, spares package

Specifications - Disc (where different)

  • Frame: UK Craftsman-built Reynolds 525 tubes, fillet brazed

  • Forks: Reynolds 631 blades

  • Colour: Gloss Black with gold decals (custom colours are available on request)

  • Brake Levers: Shimano BL-R3000 or BL-T610

  • Brake Calipers : TRP Spyre or JuinTech M1

  • Brake discs: 160mm front and rear: TRP or JuinTech stainless

  • Hubs: Shimano Deore M525 six bolt

  • Tyres: Schwalbe Marathon Mondial 26 x 2.0”