Taggart Cycles is a brand of steel rando bikes handmade in Portland by one of our own (former) mechanics named Alex, who is also the founder of the Lost Horizons weekly ride group. We're big fans of what he's doing, so when he asked if we wanted to display one of his creations, we said OF COURSE!
This randonneur frame can handle almost any challenge that might arise, all while keeping you comfortable and happy. At first glance, what stands out about this frame is the craftsmanship. While most frames today are TIG welded, this frame is lugged and fillet brazed. It has no bearing on the ride quality, but it sure looks classic. Despite its appearance, this bike is anything but stuck in the past. It has all the features you need for adventures on and off road.
More pics and complete specs coming soon.
- TRP Spyre calipers with 180mm rotor in front (ideal for steep offroad descents)
- Sugino OX601 super compact crankset
- Dynamo lighting with internal wiring. Shutter Precision PD-8 hub, B&M IQ-X, and Schmidt fender mounted tail light
- Low trail geometry optimized for front load
- Front rack and decaleur with integrated bag retention bungee. Ostrich F-104 handlebar bag
- Honjo aluminum fenders. Mounts on the frame are designed to allow for the use of wide fenders without the need for any dimpling. This means they’ll last a long time, and be easy to replace when the time comes
- 26” x 2.3” tires are wide but with a diameter similar to that of a standard road wheel. That means you get cushion from the tire while retaining the handling characteristics of a road bike. Chainstays are bent rather than dimpled for superior strength
- “Standard” diameter frame tubing. An odd designation since manufacturers generally use “oversized” tubing these days. Standard diameter tubes flex more, yielding a more comfortable ride
- The best downtube shifters ever: Simplex retro-friction. Wide-range 8-speed cassette
- Seatstay pump peg with Lezyne Road Drive
For sale either as a complete, or just frame/fork/fenders/racks/lights
Designed and built in Portland. Materials: Columbus Spirit and SL tubing .8/.6/.8
On display now at Joe Bike. Come give it a test ride, and check out all they other great bikes they have!
BB Drop: 65
ST Angle: 74º
ST Length (c-c): 550
TT Length: 550
HT Angle: 73º
CS Length: 440
Fork Offset: 68
26” x 2.3” QR
To get in touch directly with Taggart Cycles: https://www.taggartcycles.com/order/
No need to make an appointment to check this bike out (and ride it, of course!). It will be here anytime the shop is open.