Our new all-season road frame – the Stroma – named after a remote island off the North East coast of Scotland, battered by ferocious weather and near impenetrable tides.
Some of you reading this may remember us talking about the Stroma back in 2018, at the time we said it was our new frame offering and we hoped to release it that year. There was a lot of hype around it then and we apologise for the delay, however sometimes these thing take time. We never rush the R&D behind a product and we certainly don’t release anything we’re not 100% happy with. So we’re very excited to say that the Stroma is now in production and will be available from February 2020 with a planned retail price of £849 (frame and fork).
The Stroma started life as an out-and-out steel road bike – tight clearances, rim brakes and Reynolds 853 tubing. However we wanted to create a more versatile product, a year round road bike suited to the ever changing weather and unreliable road surfaces of the UK. Over the last year we’ve increased the clearances of the Stroma to now take a 700x32c tyre, fitted eyelets for full length mud guards and most significantly changed it to now take flat mount disc brakes. We’ve also decided to use Reynolds 725 tubing, an ideal middle ground between performance and cost – perfectly matched with our monocoque carbon road fork up front.
So, after 3 years of development, we couldn’t be happier with how the Stroma has turned out. It’s fast, very fast, yet comfortable enough to be used all year round and in all conditions.
The Stroma will be available to pre-order in February 2020, keep your eyes peeled for more information in the new year…