Posted by Miles Arbour
Silently released last month, the new Landyachtz AB1 is what they describe as their “do-everything, adventure fun bike,” taking design cues and actual elements found on mountain bikes to make a more capable drop-bar bike. The AB1 is built up around a Select 6061 aluminum frame, their new carbon ADV Fork, and is designed to feel equally at home on both 650b x 47mm and 700c x 42mm tires. The frame has fully internal cable routing, triple mounts on the downtube, as well as standard mounts on the seat tube and under the downtube for extra carrying capacity. The Landyachtz AB1 is available in one value-packed build kit and four frame sizes. Although the complete build comes with 650b x 47mm WTB Venture tires, their new fork has clearance for up to 2.1″ tires, so we’re hoping the frame has similar clearance.
Find the complete build kit below, followed by a fun overview video from Landyachtz and details on their new Carbon ADV Fork.
- Frame: AB1 Aluminum
- Fork: Carbon ADV Fork
- Shifters: Sram Apex 1 HRD
- Brakes: Sram Apex 1 Hydraulic
- Crank: Sram Apex 1
- Cassette: Sram PG-1130 11-42T
- Rear Derailleur: Sram Apex 1
- Rims: WTB KOM light i27
- Hubs: Novatech sealed bearings
- Tires: WTB Venture 650b x 47mm
- Handlebar: Ritchey Ergomax Comp
- Stem: Ritchey Comp
- Saddle: Ritchey Trail Comp
- Seatpost: Ritchey Comp
The build kit above is priced at $2,750 CAD (~$2,020 USD) and is available to purchase directly from LandyachtzBikes.com. Check out an overview video on the AB1 below.
Landyachtz Carbon ADV Fork
A notable feature on the new AB1 is the newly designed Landyachtz Carbon ADV Fork. It features triple mounts, fender and rack mounts, and internal cable routing. It’s based around a 12 x 100mm thru-axle and tapered steerer. The Carbon ADV Fork comes stock on the AB1 and is also available to purchase separately for $350 CAD (~$257 USD) for those on the hunt for a bikepacking-worthy carbon fork for their gravel bike. Learn more here.
Carbon ADV Fork Specs
- Steerer: Tapered 1 1/8″-1 1/2″
- Offset: 45mm
- Weight: 440g with uncut steerer
- Axle to Crown: 395mm
- Tire Clearance: 54mm (2.1″)
- Max Rotor Size: 160mm
- Brakes: Flat Mount
Landyachtz Bikes are only available directly through LandyachtzBikes.com or by visiting their retail space located at 1146 Union Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia.