- Anyone got a Reilly Gradient
I don’t know about their history other than Mark having designed a lot of bikes for a lot of companies but their workshop where they make all their steel frames is in the same (huge) building as my own factory. Came across them doing a full blown photo shoot in one of the corridors last week! Beautifully made frames.Posted 1 year agosq225917Member
Don’t worry about the history, Mark’s a good guy with a good rep, he just partnered up with the wrong guy- previously.
He’s not just making, he’s also designing and licensing so he’s on a very solid foundation. Buy with confidence, he makes an excellent frame and has a real feel for his craft.Posted 1 year agodavidtaylforthMember
Nice. I remember one of the guys from Nerve Bikes totally slating my Tripster so slightly ironic.
TBF, they do look awful.
That Reilly OTOH looks far better. Short stays and normal length headtubes no doubt help. Looks decent, post some pics when it’s built reggiegasket, looks exactly like the sort of frame I want, although it’s made out of metal that’s too expensive!Posted 12 months agogouxlMember
Reach and stack are pretty std. Xl for me is the same stack as my size 60 road bike, reach 10 mm shorter which makes sense. Still can be fixed with the length of the stem but cyclocross/ adventure bike should be more relaxed.Posted 11 months ago
Bike is on its way, should arrive this week I will post pics ASAP.
That sounds like an interesting build. Mine was supposed to be here by now but I know it’s on its way so I’m hoping it’s here next week. No plans to change anything except perhaps new wheels.
Thanks for sharing the photos. Looks great – what’s it like to ride?
Good luck with the ride Sunday!
JbPosted 10 months ago
Thanks reggie i will call of the dogs now…..
Thats nice…very very nice…
Can i ask what size and is that the reilly fork…
What were the mods to the cable guides and why…
Good luck on the fred if youve not done it before its brutal…but the weather looks good for a change…Posted 10 months ago
Size is large with the Reilly fork, cables guides allow me to run a full length gear outer so more reliable over winter, and no front mech as it’s 1×10.
I’m impressed. Angles are nice, finishing is very good. I’ve swapped the stock rear thru axle for a bolt-up version (by MTZoom) and may swap the front too. Rear caliper is PM but the front is flatmount, so I needed to buy a new caliper.
Stiffer than the Airborne Carpe Diem it replaced, so better on the descents/faster corners. Full build is 8.6kg but that’s with carbon rims. Winter spec will be alloy rims (Archetypes) so a few grams heavier, and a rear ‘guard.Posted 10 months ago
Fred went well. Great day. Rode with my wife and did 7:46. She was chuffed as she was aiming to go under 8hrs.
Chain is a Wipperman 10SB (with a 11spd missinglink…)Posted 10 months agobeagleMember
Lovely looking machine. Very nice!
I’m looking at a steel/possibly Ti bike to be my only drop handlebar bike. Something special that will last a loooooong time. I’m trying to future proof a little too. Holding off a Mason due to post mount disks for this reason. Any of the Reilly come with flat mount options?Posted 10 months ago
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