How do you make the world around you greener? Ride a bike to work. And if you prefer something limited edition, then Ralpha has just the thing you need that too with options galore! They have just come up with four hand crafted bicycles designed by four “masters of framebuilding”. Although these are pre-existing models, these customizable bikes by Ralpha will be around for two years only.
Kicking off is a daily use bike by Cycle Works Oregon, designed by Chris King, which is inspired by French handmade bikes from 1930s. The Ralpha-edition features Sturmey-Archer five-speed internal rear hub with downtube shifters, Nitto aluminum “Priest” handlebars, Berthoud fenders and more. The bike is priced at $5,195.
For lovers of exclusivity is the strong and rare XCR Criterium Racer built by Cinelli and Columbus Steel, limited to only 30 versions, as the materials used to make them are scarce. This Ralpa special racer is priced at €3,500 ($4,610).
Next up is Independent Fabrication who picked a carbon fiber and titanium for the XS frame, to a long comfortable journey, the IF XS for Ralpha can be picked in a Campagnolo Super Record, SRAM Red, Shimano DuraAce or internally routed Di2 packages. You can also pick wheel set options from Enve Composites and Mavic. Prices for these bikes begin at $6,795.
Lastly is the Continental frame from the hands of Tony Pereira and Ira Ryan. They have two types of tubing to offer from Columbus Steel, combining the lugged technique, and the fillet-brazed method. The all-terrain bike features a variety of components like a SRAM Force drivetrain, DT Swiss wheels with Chris King hubs (and headset), Tektro long-reach brakes and handlebars, a seatpost and stem courtesy of Full Speed Ahead. To be crafted two-times in a year these $5,000 each bikes will be made in two batches of 50 each.