Think Bontrager just makes parts? Think again, because the brand actually used to produce bikes as well. This classic Bontrager was actually a prototype steel cyclocross frame bought by Nathan Neufeld from Keith Bontrager himself years ago. The build was a short-lived experiment, but the frame looked brand new on this bike at Paris to Ancaster—perhaps because the new gravel grinder bikes we’ve been seeing mimic the slightly retro style, and are often in skinny steel (i.e the Raleigh Tamland).
The racer elected to run the Bontrager CX frame with cantilever brakes and aluminum rim wheels. A Selle Italia saddle, XTR canti brakes, and TIG welded Salsa stem with the iconic green Michelin Mud tires made the bike noticeable at any distance.