VYNL Bikes Presses Play with New Ownership + All-New USA-Made Aluminum Gravel Disc Frameset

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review
VYNL’s Gravel Disc Frame

“After a year-long hiatus, VYNL Bikes is excited to press play with new ownership and a vision to deliver personalized handmade bicycle frames made exclusively in the USA. In keeping with the original foundation of unapologetically simple aluminum frames, VYNL launches a new webshop with a return of its regarded road model. VYNL also introduces two new frames to the race-inspired lineup. The VYNL Bikes website and the updated ordering process are now live. Customers can personalize a near one-of-a-kind VYNL frame or frameset from a broad range of color and decal combinations.”

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

“VYNL bikes are a thoughtful combination of hand-selected 7005 aluminum tubing, aggressive race geometry, and careful, skilled manufacturing,” says new owners Max and Sabrina Clauson.

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

“The Boulder, Colorado-based couple are keeping VYNL an intimate operation with strictly U.S.-based manufacturing. All VYNL frames are made and finished by “a team of true craftspeople with deep experience in building and painting bikes,” says Clauson. The VYNL team manages all aspects of production, resulting in high-quality handmade frames that are delivered with reasonable turnover. Regional production allows the bicycle brand to keep product development nimble, where personalization and rider-centric designs come first.”

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

“VNYL Bikes relaunches with its rider-approved Road Rim as well as introducing the Road Disc and a Gravel Disc. All models share straightforward technology, aggressive geometry, and aluminum construction. The VYNL lineup delivers a lively and connected ride, one that’s naturally described as fast. Each frame is available for personalization from a selection of 21 paint choices and two decal options. Currently, the VYNL Road Rim is available for immediate design and order. The Road Disc and Gravel Disc are available with an estimated six to eight-week delivery time. All frames start at $1750.00 USD.”

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

VYNL Gravel Disc Frame

“The all-terrain frontman that’s all rock and no glam. There’s nothing pretentious or extraneous about our take on what a gravel bike should be: simple, purposeful, and dare we say under-engineered. With clearance for 700 x 45c tires, a threaded bottom bracket and tidy internal cable routing, the /gr disc eats dirt yet keeps things quick and fun with our race-bred geometry.”

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

Frame:

  • 7005 aluminum
  • Internal cable routing
  • 45c tire clearance
  • 12mm thru-axle F&R
  • Designed for 1x chainring set up, can accommodate 2x in Di2/AXS
  • T47 bottom bracket
  • EC34/EC44 headset size
  • 27.2mm seat post diameter
  • 2 bottle mounts

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

Options:

  • Fork: ENVE Gravel Disc 2.0
  • Headset: Chris King Inset 7
  • Finishes: CeraCoat Clear, RAL Powder coat, Illusion sparkle powdercoat, full custom finish
  • Badging: White or black decal kit

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

“Turnaround for a Gravel Disc frame or frameset is currently 6 – 8 weeks at this time, and we will begin to see that shortened. This includes a handmade 7005 aluminum frame by Simple Bike Co., customer configuration of the paint design (custom paint is also available), hand-painting by Flux Customs, and delivery direct to the customer. VYNL Bikes is committed to USA-made bikes and we are proud of this team that is creating gorgeous personalized frames and framesets.”

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VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

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VYNL Bikes gravel disc review

About VYNL Bikes

VYNL Bikes is a Boulder, Colorado-based family-owned company that designs and manufactures aluminum road and gravel bike frames. Since 2016, VYNL Bikes has leaned on the unconventional idea of offering simple USA-made aluminum bikes that strike a balance between modern and classic. Every VYNL frame is handmade and hand-painted in the USA and features a heavy hit of race-bred geometry. VYNL bikes are available for personalization and ordering at vynlbikes.com

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