Category: Rob English Cycles

Rob English custom 29er

I recently took delivery of a new bike built by Rob English, an old friend and terrific custom builder. This is a 29er mountain bike designed to fold or disassemble for easy transport in a suitcase. Rob’s clever engineering achieves the same thing that S&S couplers do, but the result is lighter and more elegant. The build is unremarkable except for the use of the Shimano Alfine 8 speed internal hub, shifted by a Jtek lever fixed to a custom bar mount.

In a drop bar configuration, it will likely make a very capable rough conditions expedition touring bike.

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Road racing bike

English cycles custom steel road racer: Edge 1.0 carbon fork, SRAM Red shifting, FSA K-Force Light crankset (with ceramic bearings), TRP R950SL brakes, Extralite UL3 stem, Deda 215 bars, Crank Bros. headset, SLR saddle, Speedplay […]