Ornot has teamed up with two of California’s finest to create a one-of-a-kind racing steed. In collaboration with Stinner Frameworks
from Santa Barbara, and Ritchey Components
from the Bay Area, we have put together the quintessential Northern California dirt machine. The custom hand built steel cyclocross frame by Stinner features a brand new Ritchey tapered thru axel disc fork, as well as their new tapered headset. Matched perfectly to our cyclocross team colors, you can catch this thing under our riders at races all around California.
We worked with Stinner
to build a custom steel cyclocross frame for the collaboration. A small, but powerful team designs, fabricates, welds and paints at their workshop in Santa Barbara. They walk you through each part of the process as your bike is designed and built exactly as you want it. Each frame is given full attention as it passes through every stage of creation - they take their time and it shows.
The icing on the cake is really the perfect paint. With an in house painter, Stinner is capable of executing whatever the customer can dream up. That being said, even their simple paint schemes are beautifully executed and worth every penny. Our bike's paint is designed to match our CX racers' skinsuits, and is just about as matchy matchy as we can ever get. The color matching and attention to detail is astounding - truly exceptional. It's going to hurt our souls to take this into battle (just a little).
We are very excited to be the first to ride Ritchey
's new tapered thru-axel disc fork, as well as their new headset. The fork is a 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" full UD monocoque carbon fork, featuring an integrated crown race, post mounts for disc brakes, 12mm thru axle and clearance for 40c tires. This thing is ready to race, and we'll be happy to oblige.
The new headset was developed to be mated specifically to Ritchey's new tapered disc fork. Designed to accommodate a 44mm ID tapered head tube, these headsets are sold as uppers and lowers to cater to different head tube options. Release date has yet to be announced but keep your eyes peeled. Until then, you can catch a glance as we continue to post photos of this beautiful bike on the Blog
A huge thanks is due to both Stinner and Ritchey for making this thing happen. The people and the products are incredible to be working with. We couldn't be more stoked and can't wait to hit the local races. Catch us out there to get a glimpse of this machine and keep an eye out for more pretty bikes (hint, hint).