Stanyon Frame Set a Bike for Fitness, a Bike for Style

by michelle bontrager


Ethan has built some beautiful custom road bikes this season. One of the latest was for a Denverite who bikes before work every day for pleasure and along the way he discovered his health doesn't suffer from his early morning habit either.

2014 is the year for a new bicycle.

Our new neighbor had traveled high and low through the metro area looking at new bicycles. He had some ideas for what would suit him by the time he crossed the threshold of Queen City Cycle.  Ethan listened and considered several options we could offer. Since our neighbor still rides his 15-year old mountain bike, with joy, Ethan knew it would be important to build a bike with a durable component package as well as a durable aesthetic. This isn't a man who replaces his wheels every other year.

Our recommendations started off with a steel road frame for a frame set that is;

durable

sporty

versatile.

The Stanyon by Soma Fabrications.

Stanyon frame set made of Tange ChroMo steel tubing and stainless lugs.

Stanyon frame set made of Tange ChroMo steel tubing and stainless lugs.

Soma's Stanyon was the final choice. It's geometry is more compact than a typical cyclocross or touring frame set and knowing that our customer is an experienced rider who is not only physically fit but also posses great bike handling skills he will be able to handle the Stanyon with ease. Ethan was careful to fit the new components to our neighbor's physical size so he will be able to roll all day in comfort. Our Stanyon build will meet the pavement with ease yet handle those loose gravel roads as well. 

Here is the result...

Lugs, Roll-Y Pol-Y tires, and Edelux headlamp to light the way on those early morning rides.

SON generator hub, tanaka fenders

SON generator hub, tanaka fenders

IRD Stem, NITTO Rando handle bars.

IRD Stem, NITTO Rando handle bars.

campy groupo

campy groupo

White Industries Rear Hub

White Industries Rear Hub

Rivendell brake set

Rivendell brake set

Build Highlights;

Campy Groupo

IRD stem in order to dial in the handlebars at just the right position

NITTO randonneur handle bar set

Rivendell brakes

German generator light system

Brooks B17 special  saddle

Handbuilt wheel set (turned out to be incredibly lightweight too).