Like things clean, simple and nimble? Check out this minimalist road bike build to inspire your own custom CIRCA.
Weighing in at a lean 19 lbs, this fast and light road build is a perfect solution for everyday, all-weather riding.
The frame is constructed of bonded, anodized 6000-series aluminum, with lugs that were cut in Vancouver, WA, using our proprietary modular construction system. We designed the frame to be a super-versatile 'sport' geometry with slightly laid-back angles and longer chainstays. It would be a great commuter, daily rider, event bike, winter beast or distance bike. Drawing on our Portland, Oregon heritage, there's ample clearance for fenders. For this frame, we took advantage of local laser-engravers to apply all of the frame graphics. The combination of lasers and anodized aluminum creates a graphic that's virtually indestructible.
Color and Finish
For the color scheme, we went with a very minimalist "Space Gray" anodizing for the majority of the frame, accented with red color hits at the head-spacer and rear brake bridge. The tubes and lugs are all hand-textured before anodizing to create interplays of light.
Our CNC'd lugs and dropouts offer incredibly high build tolerances.
Brake options include rim or disc. If you choose rim brakes, the frame is designed for long-reach brakes to simplify fender mounting and allow wider tires. For the build shown here, we went with silver long-reach Velo Orange rim brakes. These are by far the most beautiful long-reach brakes on the market, and the final surfacing is done using CNC equipment, so there's a common aesthetic to our frames.