The Needle is all about balance. In Crit racing you need a bike that has enough stiffness to ensure it reacts to your every input, but with enough ‘give’ to absorb the rougher surfaces of a typical Crit circuit. It’s for this reason that the Needle uses steel, rather than alloy or carbon fiber for its frame. Every detail of this bike has been considered and optimized thanks to input from the guys racing it week in, week out. Features like a shorter seat tube, to allow the seat post a little more flex, keeping you firmly planted in the saddle, or the optimized trail length for greater stability at high speeds. The components and finishing kit on the Needle are all race ready, from the SRAM Omnium crankset to the Bombtrack developed Drome wheels. All this means the Needle is ready to head straight for the nearest Crit race and mix things up in more ways than one.




TOP TUBE: (Effective Horiz.) Small – 524mm / Medium – 560mm / Large – 578mm / X-Large – 598mm


HEAD TUBE ANGLE: Small – 72.8° / Medium – 73° / Large – X-Large – 73.2°

SEAT TUBE ANGLE: Small – 74.5° / Medium – X-Large – 74°

BOTTOM BRACKET: 51.5mm drop

SEAT TUBE: (C-T)  Small – 500mm / Medium – 530mm / Large – 560mm / X-Large – 590mm



WIDTH: Small – Medium – 400mm / Large – X-Large – 420mm

REACH: 70mm

DROP: 120mm




COLOR: black / green

FRAME: COLUMBUS “Cromor” double butted tubing, tapered head tube, brazed dropouts

FORK: BT BIKES “Criterium” carbon / alloy fork, 1.1/8″-1.1/2″ tapered

BARS: BT BIKES “Compact” drop bar, butted 6061-T6 alloy

GRIPS: BT BIKES “PRO” shock-proof bar tape

STEM: BT BIKES “Origin” forged alloy stem, -7°

HEADSET: FSA “No21/12/44″ sealed a-headset, 1.1/8″-1.1/2”

LEVER: TEKTRO “RL-721” top mount hinged brake levers


BRAKES: TEKTRO “R312” calliper brakes

CRANKSET: SRAM “Omnium” 7050 alloy crank


PEDALS: not included

CHAIN: KMC “HL710″ Halflink, 1/2″ x 1/8”

CHAINRING: SRAM “Omnium” 7075-T6 alloy, 48T

CASSETTE:17T heat treated crmo cog


FRONT HUB: BT BIKES “Drome” sealed front alloy hub, 9mm female bolt axle

REAR HUB: BT BIKES “Drome” sealed rear alloy flip-flop track hub, 10mm regular axle

FRONT RIM: BT BIKES “DM30” double wall, i17, 32h

REAR RIM: BT BIKES “DM30” double wall, i17, 32h

SADDLE: BT BIKES “PRO” rail saddle, vacuum bonded top cover

SEAT POST: BT BIKES “SPDC-2” alloy seat post

SEAT CLAMP: integrated with frame

TIRES: KENDA “Kriterium” 700c x 25c


WEIGHT: 8.6kg (18.9lbs) – size M

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