Gravel racing isn't new, but as a biking trend it's recently picked up speed — pun very much intended. Inspired by and in response to the growing scene, Denver-based bike builder Alchemy offers the Aithon to new racers and accomplished enduro fanatics. The Aithon is a powerhouse that lives up to the immortal steeds it's named for, and its very shape is specifically designed to call up thoughts of horses that breathe fire, gallop faster than the wind, and live forever.
Riding at breakneck speeds through gravelly terrain poses its own set of problems, but the design of the Aithon solves every one of them. The result is the smoothest daredevil ride you'll ever take. The bike's light frame is seamlessly complemented by its carbon fiber construction, which provides just enough stiffness for total control on even the roughest terrain. Pedaling is effortless, thanks in large part to the racing bike's proprietary carbon fiber fork, made in-house for the first time on this model.
The Aithon's carbon frame and stunning construction result in a powerful, streamlined silhouette that's visually beautiful as well as exhilarating to ride. You can choose between a variety of eye-catching colors, ranging from sleek metallics to vivid neon shades in gloss or matte. In addition to choosing between stock sizes or sending in your own measurements for a custom job, you can also pick out your own decals and designs, with a choice between standard options or something more unique and tailored to your tastes.