The Skyelander 700c, with Reynolds 631 or 853, is ideal for long distance touring. For those looking for a comfortable tourer for roads and towpaths, that can take loaded panniers, then this is the bike for you. For rougher terrain see the Kibo and Pamira.
It is designed with clearance for 35mm tyres with mudguards, or 45mm without mudguards.
The frame's relatively long chainstays (450mm) and the steel frame make this the ideal companion on a long distance loaded road trip - strong, comfortable and stable with loaded panniers.
The Skyelander frame is hand built in the UK using the high quality air-hardened British Reynolds 631 steel for the main triangle and chainstays. The seatstays are Reynolds 525, and the forks Reynolds 631. 631 is significantly stronger than Cromoly steel tubing. The frame is also double butted for extra strength at the joins. Or you can upgrade to Reynolds 853, its higher strength means we can use marginally thinner tubes to reduce the frame's weight.
As well as being hand built in the UK, our frame and forks are lugged for increased durability. We can also build fillet brazed versions of the Skyelander, again just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Please note we don't tig weld as tests have shown joins to be weaker using this process, we braze only with either lugs or by fillet brazing.
All of our frames are custom made to best fit you. You can either send us some key measurements or better still, come and visit us for a fitting. The frame will be designed specifically for you, no two frames are the same.
Cycling UK "if you’re after a traditional British tourer, the Skyelander
should be worth your consideration"
"I had some nice rides on the Skyelander...it gets better the further you go...at 50 miles, I appreciated its stability and comfort."
We do two frame versions, one for an ahead stem with a 1 1/8" threadless steerer or with a 1" threaded steerer for a quill stem. We also have a Rohloff version. As all of our frames are made to order we customise top tube and seat tube lengths to best fit the customer, either visit us for a fitting or send us your measurements - click here for more info
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