A customer recently came to us in hopes of replacing his car with a bicycle for the daily commute.

He was torn between selecting the raw performance of our flagship Model No.1 and the choose-your-own-adventure fun of the more rugged Model No.3.

Rather than negotiating a compromise, we welcomed the challenge.

We started with our Titanium No.1 frame, painted in classic Black Gloss. Its short wheelbase, paired with a 14-speed Rohloff was the ideal combination for wicked speed.

For an added dose of all-terrain adrenaline, we swapped in Knobby Racing Ralph Tires and our titanium flat bar - typically found on our MTN mountain bike.

To complete the custom look, at his request, we added honey leather grips and saddle from Brooks of England.

The result? Gravel-loving, head-turning beauty.