NEEDLE FRAMESET

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 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. All this means the Needle is ready to head straight for the nearest Crit race and mix things up in more ways than one.


GEO


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

CHAINSTAY LENGTH: 392mm

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

SPEC

COLOR: metallic black/green


FRAME: Columbus Cromor double butted tubing, tapered head tube

FORK: full carbon fork, 1.1/8″-1.1/2″ tapered

FORK STEERER: crmo

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

BB: BSA, 1.37″ x 68mm (not incl.)

BRAKE DRILLINGS: front and rear

SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2mm

DROPOUT SIZE: 10mm slots, brazed, 5mm laser cut

EXTRA INFO: criterium optimized geometry

WEIGHT: 2200g M, Fork 415g (un-cut), H/set 90g