Posted by Logan Watts
Hailing from the UK, FUSTLE is an all-new, small, rider owned bike brand created by Alastair Beckett, the man behind the Nukeproof Digger, Forbidden Bike Company, and Privateer Bikes. The brand’s MTB-inspired, flagship Causeway GR1 features an aluminum frame, carbon fork, and clearance for 700 x 50mm (27.5 x 2.1”) tires. Find the launch video, full specs, and photos below…
Following trends we’ve seen recently in bikes such as the Evil Chamois Hagar and the Knolly Cache, the FUSTLE Causeway GR1 is a drop bar bike with a mountain bike pedigree that features a long reach, a slack (for gravel) 69° head tube angle, and relatively short 430mm chainstays. According to Alaistair, when developing the brand, “It quickly became clear that what was out there tended to be more influenced by the road market than the off road market, which led me to start piecing together what today we call The Causeway GR1.”
FUSTLE Causeway GR1 Specs
- 6061 Aluminium frame, (tested to ISO 4210 MTB Certification)
- Full UD Carbon Fork and Steerer
- 12 x 142mm and 12 x 100mm axle spacing
- Dropped Top Tube for dropper-post compatibility
- Internal Cable routing and dropper post routing
- 31.6mm Seat post diameter
- Tire clearance for 700c x 50mm (650b x 2.1”)
- Longer front center frame for use with shorter stem
FUSTLE offers a direct-to-consumer approach that allows customers to choose the kit and parts online, from handlebar width and flare, to tire tread and size.
The FUSTLE Causeway GR1 is available in three Sizes: SM/MD, MD/LG, and LG/XL, with a XS/SM coming september 2020. The frame is available in three colors: Red, Green, and Blue. The frame/fork chassis kit starts at £849.99 and includes a seatpost and stem (to offer customers a choice of rider fit), headset, axles, and a chainstay protector. There are optional upgrades available through the custom chassis kit builder. Complete bikes sart at £1999.99. Learn more over at ridefustle.com.