It’s getting to be that time of year where a little (or a lot) of extra rubber is welcomed for your drop bar builds. Whether you’re exploring dirt roads and hidden single track that is overgrown most of the year, chasing down competitors on the cross circuit, or cruising the gravel highways, fall is a great time for a gravel/dirt road/adventure bike.
That’s why we were pretty excited when Why Cycles offered up their new R+ for review. The most “road” out of their three debut titanium bikes, the R+ is one of those category defying “gravel” or “road plus” bikes we’re starting to see more of. The bike is really based around 700 x 40/42 tires, but with clearance for 27.5 x 2.1? wheels and tires and options like the Lauf Grit fork, the R+ won’t be confined to your typical routes…
Right off the bat, Why Cycles is doing thing a bit differently. Instead of shipping in standard cardboard boxes, all complete Why Cycles come in their own custom Evoc bike bags. Read the full article here!
There are a few of us here at MBA who are suckers for titanium hardtails, there’s just something about it. Titanium has never been a frame material for the masses, but has founds its place for riders looking for something a little less mainstream.
Why Cycles is a consumer direct brand that has emerged focusing on finely crafted Ti frames for mountain bikers and roadies alike. When the S7 showed up at our office it was neatly packaged in a sweet looking Evoc luggage bag, we came to find out this is how they ship all of their bikes. Sounds better than a cardboard box with foam and zip ties.
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Last month Why Cycles announced their line of Titanium Bikes, two of which certainly caught our eye – the S7 (27.5+) and the R+ (gravel/cross bike). Why sent us the R+ to test out for a bit and it came in fine style, like all of their bikes, in an Evoc bike luggage bag. This made setting up the bike really easy, and ensures that the bike got to our door safe and damage free.
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