Richmond, CA – Cycle Monkey has announced U.S. distribution of Tout Terrain, a German maker of high-end city and expedition touring bikes, suspended trailers for children and cargo, and Cinq5 components line.
The Silkroad model is a rugged touring bike forming the flagship of the Expedition line for round-the-world touring. It features Dedacciai tubing, 26” wheels, an integrated stainless steel rack, steering stop, Rohloff and Gates Carbon Drive compatibility, and dynamo light wire routing. It is available with a flat bar (standard) or drop bar (GT version).
The 5th Avenue model is the 700c-wheeled version of the Silkroad that caters to the interests of many North American tourists. The fully kitted Silkroad and 5th Avenue models with Rohloff SPEEDHUB 500/14 hub and Gates Carbon Drive belt retails for $5,715 with Gold-level build kit or $4,999 for the Silver-level option. Options are available with Rohloff hubs and chain drive, derailleurs, and Pinion gear boxes with belt or chain.
In addition to the flagship loaded touring models, Tout Terrain also offers a Trekking line geared toward commuting and shorter bike trips with many of the same features as the Expedition series at a lower price point. This line offers design features focused on the daily commuter, with racking accessories. The Metropolitan and Via Veneto are the 26”/700c trekking models, respectively, with step-through frames available in most sizes, as well as the same drivetrain options plus the Shimano Alfine hubs with belts or chains.
The Tout Terrain Urban line includes the Chiyoda and The City II 26”/700c models, which represent a line of sleek, stripped down bikes for around town or fitness riding, and their X.Over line is intended for bike packing, with the same drivetrain options available here as with the Trekking models.
“Bringing the full Tout Terrain line to the US will make it easier for cyclists to get a hold of these class-leading bikes” said Jim Glose, Sales Director for Cycle Monkey. “Bikepacking, touring, and expedition cycling are a fast growing segment of the cycling industry right now. Offering the quality and experience of Tout Terrain, coupled with Cycle Monkey’s expertise with Rohloff and belt drive, will enable dealers to answer this demand with solid technical support from the start.”
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