If you missed our introduction to Brazil-based República Bicicletas, be sure to check that out here. To summarize, República is a custom bike builder based out of Porto Alegre, Brazil, with a focus on custom, made-to-order bikes that cater towards more adventurous riding and bigger tire clearance.
Their latest model, the Colorado, fits right in between their other drop-bar bikes, Pantanera and the Ushuaia. It’s designed to offer the nimbleness of the Pantanera and the versatility of the Ushuaia for those who can’t quite decide between a monster gravel bike or more of an all-road style bike. The Republica Colorado is built up around a 4130 Chromoly Steel frame and a Reynolds 631 steel fork, which allowed them to fine-tune the rake, trail, and front end geometry to get the responsiveness they want and avoid toe overlap in all sizes.
The frame has three sets of bottle mounts, including under the downtube, triple pack mounts on the fork legs, fender mounts, and front and rear rack mounts. It’s available in both a quick-release and thru-axle version, has clearance for 700 x 42mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ tires, and can have internally routed cables for an additional $170.
Although custom geometry is República’s focus, they are now starting to offer stock sizes to address the needs of riders who don’t need custom geometry. From República, “We believe that with the size chart we’re making our frames more accessible to people with no gravel background. We will still do custom geo for clients looking for a fine tuned geo to their needs or anyone with body proportions that require adjustments (eg. long torso, short legs, or the other way around).”
República Colorado Specs
- CrMo 4130, Columbus Zona and Cromor mixed tubeset frame
- 1″ 1/8 steerer Reynolds 631 fork
- 27.2mm seatpost
- 68mm English bottom bracket shell
- QR version 9x100mm front and 9x135mm rear
- TA version 12x100mm front and 12x142mm rear
- IS disc (51mm) rear and post mount front brake mounts
- Ready for 1x or 2x groups
- Clearance for cranks up to 50/34
- Tires up to 700 x 42mm or 27.5 x 2.1″
Frameset prices start at $980 USD for the quick-release version and $1,140 for thru-axles. Custom geometry adds just $90, and like all of República’s bikes, they offer several different custom rack options that will soon be outlined on their website.
Head over to Republica.cc to learn more.
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