FIELD – FF031 PROTOTYPE
This bikes palette and motifs share an aesthetic with our new Field Cycles race kit which we’ve just released – we’re well known for the innovation and clear thinking design that we bring to the bespoke bicycle industry and we’re very excited to translate this unique style and confidence to our clothing
As one of the bikes we presented on our stand at Bristol Bespoked earlier this year it helped us to win the Peer award, it’s a great example of the kind of modern steel frameset we can, and love to build - something contemporary and individual with the fantastic ride quality of steel that will be uniquely yours.
At first glance the frameset could be mistaken for a carbon frame - but on closer inspection the various materials used reveal themselves - the brushed stainless surface of the down tube is exposed through the ‘Field’ logo, the super clean stainless Di2 bosses that provide a robust and corrosion free solution for EPS or Di2 groupset and the carbon weave of the seat tube that’s left visible.
Built from a mix of tubes from various manufacturers - Reynolds stainless down tube and custom made 50x27 oval top tube give a laterally stiff frame but allows the unmistakable ride quality of steel to resonate through the frame. The oversized Life chain stays provide a responsive rear triangle when paired to our unique CNC machined dropout, machined from Fermium S53 a super steel that’s normally used on A-10 jet fighters landing gear and arrestor hooks, making for an incredibly robust and flex free dropout which allows the chainstays to do the job they were designed to do.
Documented on a beautiful summers evening above Stanage Edge in our local Peak District by our resident designer Tom Smith on behalf of Brooks - you might also see these images on their blog featuring the Cambium saddle.