Three years ago I bought a Canyon Inflite AL that I had since then rebuilt as an all-around commuting/touring bike by adding some racks, a dynamo hub and lamps. Unfortunately, it has been stupidly stolen in my lobby last February and I've immediately been missing it dearly. Luckily for me, my friend Thomas from Cycles Rouge Gorge/Deroy wanted to try building the bike that would make me forget every other bike I rode until now. The goal was to have a bike that would be the perfect compromise between a commuter, a gravelgrinder, a cyclocross and a touring bicycle : light, responsive and fun enough to enjoy short rides, comfortable enough to enjoy long haul travels, allowing me to fit wide tyres without looking like a fat bike, with a sleek but yet practical design that could welcome racks or bags, dynamo equipped for non-hassle lightning,.. ... a Swiss-Army knife of a bike. The One Ring(-ring) that would rule them all. Six months later, I'm so excited to say that we've succeeded. The bike is perfect, the frame is gorgeous and exactly how I wanted it, the wheels built by Gilles at Karma Wheels spin like hell and light my route at the same time. I can't wait to pile up the miles on it.
Columbus Zona custom built gravelgrinder frame by Cycles Rouge Gorge/Deroy in Liège, Belgium.
Linksey Endurance carbon / Cane Creek Forty
SRAM Rival / Truvativ GXP
SRAM XG 1150 10-42 cassette / SRAM Force 38t chainring
Salsa Cowchipper / Zipp SL Service Course custom painted
Ergon SM 30 / Ergon CF 3 carbon double blade suspension seatpost (Canyon branded for stock reasons)
SRAM Rival Hydro / Hope disks
Velocity A23 rim / SP PD8 dynamo hub / Compass Bon Jon Pass 35mm AND Velocity A23 rim / Hope Pro 2 front hub / Compass Bon Jon Pass 35mm (All custom built by Karma Wheels in Liège)
Velocity A23-OC rim / Hope Pro 2 / Compass Bon Jon Pass 35mm
Supernova E3 lights / King Cage iris stainless steel bottlecages
Custom bikepacking bags by Manufacture Type Deux ans full-covering fenders are coming. Stay tuned. Follow Cycles Rouge Gorge and Karma Wheels on FB. ;)
Added by sebpep. Last updated over 5 years ago.