According to Nordest, the updated Chromoly Steel Albarda 2 is a gravel-do-anything bike designed to “go to the end of the world (and come back in one piece).” The latest version is made from a lighter weight double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel and lighter dropouts which collectively shave about 350 grams from the frame weight. Read on for details…
Although the geometry is unchanged from the original model, the steel Albarda 2 frame loses about 350 grams with updated tubing and dropouts. The frame is designed for a 400mm fork and has clearance for 27.5 x 2.1″ or 700 x 50mm tires. The frame has rack and fender mounts, Anything Cage mounts under the downtube, top tube mounts, and several bottle mounts.
The Albarda 2 can be purchased as a frame only for 599€ (~$735 USD) with shipping included in the EU, or as a frameset with a carbon or steel fork for 849€ or 699€, respectively. The carbon Albarda fork features clearance for 700 x 47mm tires, flat-mount brakes, 12x100mm thru-axles, and has mounts for fenders and anything cages on the legs. The steel Albarda fork can accommodate slightly larger 700 x 50mm tires and offers even more versatility in the form of additional mounting options and slightly offset anything cage mounts. The carbon fork weighs 456g, the steel fork weighs 990g, and a medium Albarda 2 frame weighs 2,490g.
The Nordest Albarda 2 comes in Black Gloss or Green Pastel Gloss in four different sizes and is available for preorder now through NordestCycles.com.
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