The brand new Wilde Dream Engine drop bar bikes are made for journey, and made within the USA. Designed for bikepacking, gravel grinding, or simply taking part in round off the overwhelmed path, they arrive with quite a lot of mounts, huge tire clearance, and your selection of metal or titanium frames.
Founder Jeff Frane says the mannequin was constructed for issues just like the Tour Divide, the place riders are off grid, within the backcountry, and placing in plenty of miles and lengthy hours. The metal bike is proven right here in crimson and black, the titanium mannequin in uncooked and brown.
Each bikes match 29×2.6″ tires and use a Salsa Cutthroat carbon fork with 3-point “Something” cage mounts on each legs. A bit further chainstay size offers them room for these larger tires, but in addition provides stability for loaded touring.
They get three-point mounts on prime and backside of the downtube, plus an ordinary two-point bottle cage mount on the seat tube.
Save for stealth dropper publish routing, all cables run externally by Paragon Machine Works’ modular bolt-on cable guides.
The body will get rack and fender mounts, with the Ti bike getting shielded rear dropouts housing a Enhance-spaced thru-axle. Flat mount brakes enable all trendy drop-bar teams to suit.
The metal bikes get easier dropouts, nonetheless Enhance-spaced, however add an additional mounting level.
The one actual variations, aside from body materials, are the chainstay yoke on the titanium bike (it’s a bit extra shapely) and the seat tube diameter. The metal bike matches 27.2mm seatposts, and the titanium bike matches 30.9mm posts.
High tube “feed bag” mounts are normal on each, and so they get a handcrafted Jen Inexperienced Headbadge, which is generally provided as a separate improve.
The metal Dream Engines get an ordinary moist paint end. Framesets are $2,600, together with fork, and full bikes can be found upon request along with your selection of parts.
The titanium Dream Engines get a Cerakote end and is $4,900 for the frameset with fork. Each bikes could be had with customized paint or Cerakote finishes. Geometry charts and extra information on their web site.