One of the first products launching from Saddle Drive 2017, All-City has taken the wraps off their all new Cosmic Stallion. The logical progression of their “gravel” line up, the new bike pushes new boundaries for All-City as they enter into the use of thru axles for both front and rear for the first time, while still coming in as their lightest disc frame yet. Built with their own custom tubeset, the Stallion has plenty of tire clearance and a build worthy of the frame without a huge price tag…
The Cosmic Stallion is All-City’s second bike to use their A.C.E. or Air Hardened, Custom Extruded tubeset. The heat treated, seamless A.C.E. tubing supposedly allows All-City’s engineers to create their own custom tube shapes, butting profiles, and wall thicknesses which results in a lighter, stronger frame. The Cosmic Stallion claims a 5oz (142g) weight savings over a comparable Reynolds 853 Macho King disc frame while still testing far beyond the required ISO standards. According to All-City’s brand manager Jeff Frane, the industry standard test is 100,000 cycles to the road bike standard, and the Stallion hit the 200,000 mark before testing was ended without failure. As an added bonus, the frame is also ED coated on the inside for increased rust resistance.
All-City also enters into new territory with their first thru axle dropout for the rear of the bike. The custom 142 x 12 dropouts feature a replaceable derailleur hanger and rear rack and fender mounts, while the front fork includes fender mounts on the Whisky No. 9 carbon fork.
While speced with a mechanical 2×11 drivetrain, the frame includes Di2 compatibility which is an important detail considering this is available as a frameset as well. You’ll also find a tapered head tube up front which is an All-City first as well. They have used 44mm head tubes in the past to allow for the use of tapered steerers, but the Cosmic Stallion gets a 42/52 tapered head tube to match the tapered carbon steerer.
All over the bike you’ll find the typical small touches that make an All-City identifiable – something Frane likes to point out will still be the case even after the bike is repainted a bunch of times down the road. That includes the All-City stamp on the 68mm English BB shell, integrated All-City seat collar, and braze on reinforcements.
Tire clearance is stated to be 700c x 45mm without fenders or 700c x 40mm with fenders, and as shown here with 700c x 45mm WTB Riddler tires, it seems clearance is ample.
Available in six sizes, the Cosmic Stallion will be offered in one stock build at $2,599. Build highlights include a SRAM Rival 22 HRD 2×11 drivetrain and WTB i19 tubeless rims laced to All-City Super Champ SL hubs with a Zipp Service Course/Salsa Cowbell cockpit. Framesets will also be available for $1,250. Available now.