the Needle

First launched in 2015 and since developed, 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

Back to the start. The Needle remains a favourite in the small but passionate fixed-crit scene. The formula stays unchanged – an aggressive Columbus steel frame, tapered carbon fork, Sram Omnium cranks, and Bombtrack finishing kit make this bike the ultimate platform as a criterium, track, or street bike

Highlights

Criterium race developed geometry.

Higher BB for lower cornering angles and allowing optimum racing line.

Columbus Cromor, double butted front triangle chosen for its lightweight yet durable properties.

Waterbottle mount on seatstay for road training use.

Brazed rear dropout for a cleaner handmade appearance.

SRAM Omnium Crankset with 48t 7075-T6 chainring.

Bombtrack Drome Wheelset with flip-flop rear hub for single-speed or fixed gear use (freewheel not included).

 

  • FRAMESET

    WHEEL SIZE 700C
    COLOR 1 Lime / Black
    COLOR 2
    FRAME COLUMBUS CROMOR double butted tubing, tapered head tube, brazed dropouts, 68 mm BSA shell
    FORK BOMBTRACK CRITERIUM carbon / alloy fork, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8'' tapered steerer
    HEADSET FSA NO.21/12/44 sealed external aheadset, 1.1/2'' - 1.1/8''
    BB SRAM GXP BSA 68 mm
  • SPECIFICATION

    HANDLEBAR BOMBTRACK COMPACT drop bar, 31.8 mm
    GRIPS BOMBTRACK COMMAND bar tape
    STEM BOMBTRACK ROAM forged alloy stem, -7°
    LEVERS TEKTRO RL-721 top mount hinged brake levers
    SHIFTER -
    BRAKES TEKTRO R312 alloy caliper brakes
    CRANKSET SRAM OMNIUM 7050 alloy crank
    PEDALS -
    CHAIN KMC HL710 halflink chain, 1/2'' x 1/8'', 95L
    CHAINRING SRAM OMNIUM 7075-T6 alloy, 48T, 1/2'' x 1/8''
    CASSETTE 17 T threaded, heat treated crmo cog, 1/2'' x 1/8''
    FRONT DERAILLEUR -
    REAR DERAILLEUR -
    FRONT HUB BOMBTRACK DROME sealed front alloy hub, 9 mm female bolt axle
    REAR HUB BOMBTRACK DROME sealed rear alloy flip-flop track hub, 10 mm regular axle
    FRONT RIM BOMBTACK DM30 double wall, i17, 32h
    REAR RIM BOMBTACK DM30 double wall, i17, 32h
    SADDLE BOMBTRACK Comp saddle
    SEAT POST BOMBTRACK PINE alloy seatpost, 27.2 mm x 300 mm
    SEAT CLAMP integrated seat clamp
    FRONT TIRE KENDA KRITERIUM tire, 700C x 25C
    REAR TIRE KENDA KRITERIUM tire, 700C x 25C
    FENDERS -
    RACK -
    LIGHTS -
    WEIGHT 8.6 kg (size M)
  • GEOMETRY

    Bike Size S M L XL
    Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm) 500 530 560 590
    Horizontal TT length (mm) 525 559 579 598
    Seat Angle (°) 74,5 74 74 74
    Head Angle (°) 72,8 73 73,2 73,2
    Headtube Length (mm) 105 140 168 195
    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) 961 989 1008 1027
    Standover (mm, center tt - ground) 764 795 821 851
    Reach (mm) 386 405 417 429
    Stack (mm) 502 536 563 589
  • EXTRA INFO

    Bike Size S M L XL
    Stem Length (mm) 100 100 100 100
    BB Standard BSA - 68 mm shell width
    Headset Standard (S.H.I.S.) EC34 / 28.6 | EC44 / 40
    Fork Max Tire Clearance 700C x 25C
    Frame Max Tire Clearance 700C x 28C
    Headset Spacers 1 x 10 mm, 2 x 5 mm
    Seat Post Length (mm) 300
    Crankarm (mm) 165 165 165 165
    Seat Post Diameter (mm) 27.2
    Handlebar (mm, drop center-center) 400 400 420 420
    Reach (mm) 71
    Flare 0
    Drop (mm) 118

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