2017 VYNL Road
When the bike industry stops making the type of bike you want to ride, you make your own. Such is the story of VYNL bikes, the self proclaimed “honest race bike.”
VYNL frames are handmade in the USA with the riders experience as the sole focus. The steady hands of the legendary Frank “The Welder” Wadelton are responsible for the clean TIG welds found on VYNL frames. VYNL wanted to keep the production in the US as much as possible, and that carries down to the Paragon Machine Works replaceable derailleur hangers and the custom decals.
While riding a VYNL, there is an unmistakable ride quality to the frame that seems to beg for harder pedalling input. Wherever you may be going, you will be doing it quickly, and in style. It’s no magic carpet ride, but the oversized aluminum frames give you a certain connectivity to the road that only metal can provide.
Potholes or sections of broken pavement and chip seal will definitely keep you honest, but the way the wheels track on a rough descent, and the positive connection you have on the road gives you a feeling of great stability. The front end is very fast and responsive, but it’s not a feeling of twitchiness, rather a very predictable and stable feeling once you lock into a line.
You won’t find any gimmicky hydroformed tube shapes, or options for electronic wiring. An English threaded bottom bracket and external cable routing make up the brands “zero-hype, no nonsense” approach to frame building, and quite frankly, we tip our hats to that.
Should you not fall in love with one of the six available colors, VYNL works with a local painter where the sky’s the limit for frame paint colors and designs available at an upcharge.
Simplicity, clean aesthetics, and a very raw and pure ride quality can quickly take you back to the basics of why we get on our bikes in the first place. Whether it’s a spirited Sunday group ride, a local crit race, or those 6, 7 hour all day adventure rides, VYNL will take you there.
Frame: 6061 aluminum
Fork: Enve 2.0 carbon
Rear Stay: 6061 aluminum
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Head Tube Diameter Top: 44mm
Head Tube Diameter Bottom: 44mm
Headset Included: No
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm | English threaded
Cable Routing: External
Front Derailleur Mount: 31.8mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Max Tire Clearance: 28mm
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 51cm | 53cm | 55cm | 57cm | 59cm |
Colors: Gunmetal Grey, Wild Fuchsia, Radium 88, Lazer Teal, Metal Pink, Custom colors available (+$100 - $450)
Weight: 1480g | 3.26lbs