Gravel Grinder News: J.Guillem Ti Bike, New Brooks Saddle, Test Bikes

Gravel Grinder News: J.Guillem Ti Bike, New Brooks Saddle, Test Bikes- by Guitar Ted

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In this edition of Gravel Grinder News we take a look at another titanium gravel bike frame offering, a new variant in the Brooks Cambium saddle range, and a sneak peek at a couple of new test bikes that will be reviewed here on the site soon.

Lindarets Offers J.Guillem Bicycles For Sale In The U.S.A.:

A three quarters view of the J.Guillem Atalaya titanium gravel bike.
The J.Guillem Atalaya titanium gravel bike.

Lindarets, a self-proclaimed “ design-driven company ” has secured the rights to import J.Guillem bicycles into the USA and their first offering is going to be a gravel bike dubbed the Atalaya. Available as a complete or as a frame/fork with various component options, this bike features cast head tube and bottom bracket/chainstay yoke frame parts that have cable management ports designed into them. Capable of handling both 700c X 40mm and 650B X 2.1″ tires, the Atalaya can also handle racks and fenders via the hidden mounts.

Backed by J.Guillem’s 100 Year Warranty on the frame, you can pick one of these bare frames up for $2325.00 USD. To learn more see their webpage here:

Brooks Announces New “Cambium Organic Light” Saddles:

A new undercarriage material has lightened up the Cambium

Brooks announced a new technical development which has resulted in a new variant on the Cambium saddle range. Dubbed “Cambium Organic Light”, the saddles retain the organically grown cotton cover but now feature a new undercarriage material dubbed “Liquid Wood”. This is described as being a bio-polymer made up of 100% surplus materials from paper production that are all biodegradable. Cambium Organic Light saddles retail for $150.00 USD and you can check out all the details on their webpage here:

Sneak Peek At Test Bikes On Review:

Noble Bikes fork
A tease of the Noble Bikes GX 5

Riding Gravel has taken delivery of two interesting new gravel based rigs which we will be introducing soon on the site. One is from State Bicycle Company, most noted for their fixed gear offerings. They have a single speed (natch) gravel rig called the Warhawk which is made of 4130 CrMo steel and is a rather handsome looking rig. The other is about as polar opposite a rig as you could imagine. It comes to us via Noble Bikes, which is a small company you may not have heard of, but has a deep knowledge of gravel bikes. We’ll explain in our “Getting Rolling” post, but suffice it to say that this should be an interesting bike. Carbon fiber, all the bells and whistles, and a 1X SRAM Force group to make it go.

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Note: Images for the Brooks and J.Guillem parts of the post and some information were provided via press releases.


Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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3 thoughts on “Gravel Grinder News: J.Guillem Ti Bike, New Brooks Saddle, Test Bikes

  1. So, Brooks is incorporating biodegradable materials into its saddles? If I get caught in the rain, will it just kind of dissolve under me?

  2. I’m not sure if I want my saddle to biodegrade, but I have a Gryphon that green Cambium would look great on.

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