Rich's Classic All-Road

Sometimes the simple builds are the best ones and Rich’s clean understated build is no exception. With a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain for unfussy shifting and classic Thomson Elite finishing kit for the controls, understated eloquence rules the roost here. Even the welds are left unfiled on this one for the ultimate leave-it-on-the-road finish. 

The process was quite straightforward, Rich know from the off that he wanted one of our road bikes, it had to be 1x11 shifting, internal routing and the paint had to be silver. The rest was down to us. Perhaps the ting that was the most difficult decision were the wheels. Rich knew he wanted handbuilt but we went through many iterations before settling upon DCR Wheels recommendation of Force Al33 rims laced to DT 240’s.

One of the things we enjoyed most about this build was Rich’s attitude, he did;t need all the bells and whistles and with this in mind we kept those welds unfiled. We think it’s better for it! Definitely one of our favourite builds.

  • Custom Quirk Cycles frame painted by Cole Coatings Workshop

  • Columbus HSS and Life tubing

  • Columbus Futura Gravel Fork

  • SRAM Force1 HRD group

  • DCR AForce Al33 DT 240 wheels

  • Thomson Elite controls

  • Fabric Scoop Shallow saddle

  • Chris King Slate Inset8 Headset

Photos by Nikoo Hamzavi