The new Rawland Ravn is a triple-butted steel drop bar bike that’ll fit anything from 26″ mountain bike tires up to 700×44, giving you every practical option under the sun for heading off the beaten path. And with rack, fender and accessory mounts, you can take everything you need to stay out there a while.
Its geometry is designed to let you ride fast over mixed surfaces, even when carrying a load, or just whip through traffic using it as a super commuter. Larger 650b x 58mm (2.25″) tires (or 42mm/1.65″ with fenders) give it floatation over rocks or potholes. Thru axles front and rear keep it stiff where it needs to be, but the steel frame helps make it lively. They’re calling it an “all-road enduro” bike that’s perfect for singletrack, rando, touring, gravel, bike packing and adventure. ‘Nuff said.
Unless you wanna go bigger…
The Ravn is available as a frameset ($950) or complete bike ($2,999), pre-orders are open now. Final spec and build TBD.
The Ulv, pronounced “ulf” and is Viking for “wolf”, also gets a triple butted steel frame but expands the axle width to plus sizing, putting a 12×148 out back to handle 27.5 x 3.0 or standard 29er tires.
Features are similar, giving you a more capable option for rougher terrain. Same prices as the Ravn, both delivering by end of year 2016.