When a company has built a reputation around beautiful (albeit unusually named) columbus steel road and mountain bike frames, it’s only logical they seek out the very best composite engineers possible when attempting to build their first carbon road frame. In this case, Vandeyk sought out former Formula 1 engineer Ralf Brand.
With his materials expertise the company has created the 1.9 lb (870 gram, size 56) Machine for Riding. Built entirely in Germany and available in six different sizes, with custom geometry upon request, the frameset (frame, Chris King headset, Enve fork) will retail for $6,300 US (5,950 EUR).
In addition to a frame only, this complete build will be available for $12,800 US ($11.900,00 EUR) and features:
Drivetrain – Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9070, 11-Speed
Wheelset- Chris King R45 / Enve Composites / Sapim CX-Ray
Skewers- Tune AC14
Headset- Chris King Inset I1 (top) / integrated 1,5″ (bottom)
Bar/Stem – Enve Composites
Seatpost- Enve Composites, 27.2mm
Saddle – Fizik
Tires – Continental
For more, visit Vandeyk