After leaking a few photos over the past few weeks, Greg LeMond has finally taken the wraps off their newest bike – the Washoe. Getting back to steel, the frames are all hand made, painted, and assembled here in the USA. LeMond opted for the use of Reynolds 853 steel for the build, with individual frame sizes getting custom butting to offer similar performance across the range. The name Washoe stems from the county where Greg grew up and started riding, as well as the local tribe of Native Americans.
“The Washoe tribe were native to that area. The name Washoe means ‘People from here’. That’s where I became a cyclist, and this company has a lot of roots, there.” – Greg LeMond
Eschewing the typical use of decals, the graphics on the Washoe are hand painted with the only sticker that of the Reynolds 853 mark. Incorporating Greg’s own “LeMond Geometry,” the bike is completed with an Enve tapered carbon fork. Available as a frame and fork, or a complete bike, the Washoe is added to the current line of Limited Edition carbon bikes manufactured by Time.
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