Cairn Adventure Podcast

Singletrack Podcast: Cairn Cycles and the Adventure 1.0 eGravel bike

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Cairn Cycles – part of The Rider Firm that also makes Hunt Wheels and Privateer Bikes – produced one of the first e-gravel bikes we experienced, the Adventure 1.0. We’ve followed it from prototype through to production and testing, and as Cairn opens up the books for pre-orders on the second generation model we sat down with Matt Barnard and Mike Sanderson to find out what developments there have been since our test. Spoiler: they’ve done a lot to answer our post-test wish list!

Cairn Adventure Podcast
The new Cairn Adventure 1.0 in 700C format

As well as the technical changes that have been made to the bike, we also stray into the state of the bicycle market and supply chain. With Mike – formerly of Calibre Bikes – now at the Rider Firm, he was ideally placed to give us some insight into the ordering and manufacture process. Why is the Cairn Adventure 1.0 staying the same price as last year when other brands are putting up their costs? Should you pre-order a bike or risk bagging one when they’re actually here? And what might be coming next from Cairn? Tune in to find out.

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Hannah Dobson

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I came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. I like all bikes, but especially unusual ones. More than bikes, I like what bikes do. I think that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments. I try to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

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Comments (3)

    Hang on… Mike Anderson AND Mike Sanderson both used to work for Calibre bikes but have since moved on?

    “eGravel bike”

    Sigh… So this is a thing now eh?

    What’s more encouraging is the growth of the Rider Firm with Cairn/Hunt/Privateer.

    @thepodge nope, I got my Mikes in a tangle again while typing this up too late at night! It did take me a while to figure out that Cairn Mike WAS Calibre Mike though. There are a lot of Mikes in the bike world.

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