All-City Cycles launches Cosmic Stallion all-road bike

Tonight at Saddle Drive, QBP‘s annual gathering of shop folk and media to showcase new products, All-City launched the latest in their lineup, the Cosmic Stallion.

In fact, as I write this, the launch party is about to kick off, which promises to feature karaoke and perhaps skinny dipping, in true All-City style.

Anyway, back to the bike.

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The Cosmic Stallion is designed to be the “ultimate any-road, any-distance” bike while boasting All-City’s lightest frameset yet, thanks to a newly-designed tubing from the brand that is also making its debut on this steed.

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Known as A.C.E., which stands for Air-hardened, Custom, Extruded, this steel tubing is heat-treated and air-hardened, allowing for the thinnest walls possible while still meeting (and exceeding) strength standards. A.C.E. was created completely in-house rather than utilizing another tubing supplier, such as Reynolds or Columbus. This allows for All-City to create custom tubing for whatever project the brand is working on.

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In the case of the Cosmic Stallion, All-City wanted a frame that would shave weight over existing frames in the brand, enhance bump absorption, increase stiffness and increase fatigue life (how much force from riding a frame will withstand until it breaks).

Other frame features of this bike that are a first for All-City are an integrated headset, 44 mm tapered headtube, thru-axles and Di2 compatibility.

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The frame also features a 68 mm threaded bottom bracket, rear rack mounts, and rear and front fender mounts.

The complete bike is spec’d with a Whisky No.9 carbon fork, SRAM Rival 22 drivetrain and Rival hydraulic disc brakes, a WTB wheelset and Clement X’PLOR USH 700 x 40 mm tires. The frame can fit up to a 700 x 45 mm tires sans fenders (or 700 x 40 with).

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Complete bikes will retail for $2,599 and framesets for $1,250. The Cosmic Stallion is shipping to retailers as of today, so they’re available now.

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