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NAHBS 2013: Caletti Debuts Steel Adventure Road Bike, Road Race Special

Caletti disc brake Adventure Road Bike with custom steel frame

Caletti gave us a heads up he’d be bringing his new Adventure Road bike, a blend between road and cyclocross bikes, and now we’ve got the details.

Builder John Caletti, who works out of Santa Cruz, CA, says they ride a lot of stretches where there are significant gravel or rough stretches. This provides the performance of a road bike but is more comfortable for long rides than a ‘cross bike.

It’s built with Columbus Life and OX Platinum steel tubing.  Click through for detail shots of this and his new, lightweight Road Race Special, which may just burn your eyes…


NAHBS 2013: Ventus Cycles, A-Train & Shed 6

Ventus Cycles Long Distance Gravel Racer Main

Every year, NAHBS brings together a huge selection of builders, from seasoned veterans to first year endeavors.

Ventus has been around for a little while now. Beginning frame building in 2006, Mark Kargol of Ventus cycles has crafted some beauties, like last year’s sky blue touring build. Shown above is his disc brake gravel racer, built with carbon tubing and some dashing stainless steel lugs. After speaking with Kargol, he said that he can do the same with titanium tubes, but he preferred carbon for gravel riding.

More on Ventus, A-Train’s sparkly green mountain bike, and Shed 6’s Dutch bike after the break…