A decade ago, the founders of Light Bicycle set out to design and sell weight-saving carbon rims at a reasonable price. They removed the marketing department and a few of the other steps between customer and factory, and today they offer a wide range of custom-built carbon wheel systems.
To celebrate their success, Light Bicycle has a new adventure/gravel bike frame available, aptly named Journey. The carbon frame and fork are covered, from axle to axle, with attachment points for whatever gear you want to bolt up, along with racks and fenders.
The frame uses a wave-shaped seat stay to damp vibration on rougher roads. In addition to all of the accessory mounts, it has full internal routing to keep the cables quiet, and a threaded BB for easy service. The frame is also front-derailleur compatible, with a 36/46 maximum tooth count on dual rings and 42t max on a single.
The Journey fits some fat tires, including 700 × 50c or 27.5 × 2.0” on sizes small to large, and 700 × 35c or 27.5 × 2.0” on the extra-small frame.
The new bike’s geometry is on par with other modern adventure rides, with a low BB and relatively slack head tube for solid stability, and longer head tube lengths for a more upright command position.
The frame and fork come with a seat post, weighing a reported 1,822g total in a size medium that retails for $1,300. Click over to Light Bicycle for additional info.