Quality Handmade Touring Bikes for Those Passionate About Their Cycling
Great Southern – the feeling of open spaces and long roads. A bike designed with a singular purpose, to travel light and fast. Swooping lightly through corners, cruising in the moonlight on roads deserted but for your fellow cyclists. Hour after hour of comfortable riding on a frame that fits you as well as any can.
The Great Southern is constructed from light and resilient Reynolds 631 tubing giving you a ride that only top quality steel tubing can provide. The Great Southern will provide you with a lifetime of cycling no matter how many hours you spend in the saddle.
The Great Southern is not built as a heavy load carrying tourer. The frame is equipped with front and rear rack mountings as even when credit card touring a more few kilos have to be carried than can fit in a handle bar bag. Front low rider fittings also provide a great place to attach lights.
The philosophy behind Velosmith bikes is to produce the best possible
bike for its intended use. It is for this reason that the Great
Southern and the Cyclotouriste is equipped with the latest top quality Shimano
8 speed STI brake/shift levers. These particular shifters (which are
of 105/Ultegra level) are little used given the ever-increasing number
of cogs on rear cassettes. The ten-speed derailleur systems that are
becoming more and more common on road bikes add complexity and extra
maintenance for at best an extra ratio or two. Eight speed cassettes
are available in a wider range of capacities that suits a more touring
style of riding than out and out racing and the wider chain is more
durable and less likely to cause problems on the road. Velosmith does
not view this as a retro move rather a pragmatic decision to ensure
your Great Southern or Cyclotouriste are as reliable and trouble-free
$4,650 including delivery anywhere in Australia.
|Frame and Forks||Fillet Brazed Reynolds 631 main triangle, Reynolds 725 stays, and
Reynolds 531 forks.
Full complement of braze ons for three bidon mounts, mudguards, front low rider and rear racks
|Drivetrain||Sugino XD 600 triple crankset with chainrings of your choice
Shimano Ultegra Front Derailleur
11 - 28 8 speed Cassette
Shimano sealed cartridge bottom bracket
|Shifters||Shimano ST-R500 8 speed STI|
|Saddle||San Marco ‘Rolls’ or Terry Women’s Liberator|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Bio Max Pro (choice of widths)|
|Seatpost||Ritchey Comp V2|
|Wheels||DT Swiss TK 7.1 Rims
DT Alpine stainless steel spokes
DT Swiss Onyx hubs with replaceable sealed cartridge bearings
|Tyres||Continental Ultra Gatorskins|
Specifications may change at short notice due to availability of components.
Your Velosmith Great Southern can be customised to your specifications such as:
Contact Velosmith for upgrade prices.
Updated Feb 2011