Here's a great all-rounder—it is equally at home commuting, touring, running errands, or sight seeing. Tout Terrain is the pinnacle of function multi-purpose bikes, and this frame is no exception. Built with wider 26" wheels it is called Metropolitan or built with medium-width 700c wheels it is called Via Veneto. Either way it is an extremely capable utilitarian frame.
This steel frame/fork combo includes an integrated rear rack with an 88 pound load capacity. The Xpress model is specifically designed for use with a Pinion Gearbox, which can be paired with either a Gates Carbon Drive belt system or a chain. The Pinion gearbox was developed by German designers who had previously worked in Porsche's transmission centre, integrates cleanly into the Silkroad Xpress frame. Tout Terrain's exclusive TBA System facilitates the tensioning of the belt or the chain, meaning that an external chain or belt tensioner is not required. The gearbox/belt combination provides a nearly maintenance-free drivetrain for the daily rider.
Throw on a flat or Jones bar for easy handling, or ride it Gran Turismo-style with drops. Cable routing is optimized for hydraulic or mechanic disc brakes, and braze-ons and rear rack mean that this rig isn't afraid to keep riding when the weather turns a bit sour.
Whever you need to go, this frame will take you there.
-Highly durable frame made of high-quality chromoly steel
-Patent-pending tout terrain TBA System for easy belt adjustment with no rear wheel adjustment required
-Innovative separable stainless steel dropouts
-Integrated chromoly steel rack: rigid, rust-proof, load capacity 40 kg (88 lbs)
-Integrated Ergo-Stop steering stop for protecting the frame, headlight, cable lines, and brake lines
-Compatible with Carbon Drive belt drive or chain drive
-Standard specifications allow global supply of replacement parts
-The fork steerer tube is 12 and 3/16 inches