For the explorers
Here's one for the globetrotters—the riders who spend long days in the saddle and count sites seen and continents traversed, not watts put out or calories put in. Tout Terrain is the pinnacle of long-range bike touring performance, and the Silkroad is their ultimate platform for taking on the longest adventures.
This custom, drop bar Gran Turismo build features 26˝ wheels and includes an integrated rear rack with an 88 pound load capacity. The frame is constructed from Dedecciai CroMo steel tubing in a geometry that’s comfortable on the even the most epic of tours, and stainless steel on the dropouts, braze-ons, and rear rack mean that this rig isn't afraid to keep riding when the weather turns a bit sour.
Rohloff‘ s SPEEDHUB 500/14 internal gear hub provides an ultra-wide, 526% gear range with 14 speeds in a low-maintenance package that’s impervious to inclement weather conditions, and it’s paired with a Centertrack Gates Carbon Drive belt system for the reliability that long-distance touring riders rely on. Shifts are accomplished with a unique aftermarket lever-shift system from GEBLA that allows you to shift in same fashion you would typically see on a derailleur-equipped drop bar bike.
Finishing touches on this one-of-a-kind build include front and rear lights powered by a Schmidt dynamo front hub, a Brooks saddle that’s as comfortable as it is aesthetically pleasing, and front and rear fenders from SKS.
So, go ahead, start planning the bike tour you weren't sure you were capable of. Step one? Find yourself a Silkroad.