the NEEDLE

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.

Highlights

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.

 

 

  • FRAMESET

    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"
    BB: BSA, 1.37" x 68mm (not incl.)
    SEAT CLAMP: integrated
    WEIGHT: Frame 2260g M, Fork 435g (un-cut), H/set 100g
  • EXTRA INFO

    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
  • GEOMETRY

     

    S

    M

    L

    XL

    Horizontal TT length (mm)

    524

    560

    579

    598

    Seat Angle (°)

    74.5

    74

    74

    74

    Headtube Length (mm)

    105

    140

    168

    195

    Head Angle (°)

    72.8

    73

    73.2

    73.2

    Seat Tube Length (mm)

    500

    530

    560

    590

    BB Drop (mm)

    51.5

    51.5

    51.5

    51.5

    Chainstay Length (mm)

    392

    392

    392

    392

    Fork Offset (mm)

    45

    45

    45

    45

    Trail (mm)

    58

    57

    56

    55

    Wheelbase Length (mm)

    960

    989

    1007

    1027

    Standover (mm)

    764

    795

    821

    851

    Reach (mm)

    386

    405

    417

    429

    Stack (mm)

    502

    535

    563

    589

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