The Foundry Overland is a titanium bike designed with drop bars for cyclocross or gravel riding and racing, a nice alternative to all the carbon and aluminum models on the scene.
Our 58 cm sample weighs 20.3 pounds with disc brakes and without pedals. Five frame sizes all share 68 mm of bottom bracket drop for a bit more stability, while head tube angles range from 71 to 72.5 degrees. The bottom bracket shell is threaded.
Where the Overland differs from dedicated ‘gravel’ bikes is in the shorter 42.5 cm chainstays. With ‘cross racing in mind, our test sample comes with Clement 33s, but Foundry says 40s will fit fine.
The rear frame triangle has post-mounts on the seatstays, with a 142×12 mm thru-axle. The Whisky No. 9 carbon fork has a 100×15 mm thru-axle, providing a stiffer ride than a traditional 9 mm quick release.
As you can see in the photos, old-school top-tube cable routing has been chosen, which requires a pulley mounted on a threaded seat tube boss. While the SRAM Force 22 drivetrain might look a little outdated compared to the company’s new single-chainring specific Force group. Foundry also includes internally-routed access ports in the seat and down tubes for electronic shifting.
Not in the market for a new complete bike? Foundry is offering the Overland frameset for $2,495. Need a new machine? The complete bike as pictured retails for $4,695, which includes DT Swiss R24 Centerlock tubeless-ready wheels, Zipp Service Course bars, seatpost and stem, and SRAM’s Force drivetrain with 46/36 crankset and an 11-32 cassette.
Click on the magnifying glass to enlarge images in our gallery, and stay tuned for our first ride impressions!