First launched in 2015, and developed with Olaf Wit and Stefan 'Fish' Vis, the Needle set the benchmark for a steel framed fixed gear race bike.
"...the Needle is ready to head straight for the nearest Crit race and mix things up in more ways than one."
Introducing the Needle
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 frame 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, differentiating the Needle from a typical track bike. Select your parts and build up an ultimate Crit race machine.
Criterium race developed geometry through collaboration with TeamWIT
Higher BB for lower cornering angles and allowing optimum racing line
Columbus Cromor, double butted front triangle chosen for its lightweight yet durable properties.
Brazed rear dropout for a cleaner handmade appearance.
COLOR 1: Metallic Lime/Black FRAME: Columbus Cromor double butted tubing, tapered head tube FORK: full carbon fork, 1.1/8"-1.1/2" tapered HEADSET:
FSA "No21/12/44" sealed a-headset, 1.1/8"-1.1/2"
EC34 / 28.6 | EC44 / 40
BB: BSA, 1.37" x 68mm (not incl.) SEAT CLAMP: integrated WEIGHT: Frame 2260g M, Fork 435g (un-cut), H/set 100g
CABLE ROUTING: none SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2mm SEAT CLAMP DIAMETER: - DROPOUT: Brazed, 5mm thick laser cut EXTRA INFO: crit optimized geometry, selected tubing for maximum stiffness C/RING CLEARANCE: 54T TIRE CLEARANCE:
Front: 700C x 25C
Rear: 700c x 28c
BRAKE TYPE: Caliper F/R
Horizontal TT length (mm)
Seat Angle (°)
Headtube Length (mm)
Head Angle (°)
Seat Tube Length (mm)
BB Drop (mm)
Chainstay Length (mm)
Fork Offset (mm)
Wheelbase Length (mm)