BLOOMINGTON, MN – Foundry Cycles, a brand that had started less than four years ago, is known for its midnight black, carbon fiber cyclocross bikes, including the cantilever brake Auger, the disc brake Auger (reviewed in Issue 19), and the disc brake Harrow (reviewed in detail in Issue 23). Foundry Cycles, a QBP-owned company, was one of the first to embrace the thru-axle-on-’cross bike concept.
This year, they are including a major addition to their lineup: a titanium cyclocross rig they call the Overland. Details and pricing have been provided by Foundry Cycles as found below:
Foundry Cycles has expanded its product line with the release of the Overland, a highly versatile UltraCross bike.
Designed with multiple courses and disciplines in mind, the Overland has clearance for 41c tires.
It can handle the full gamut of off-road, drop bar riding and racing—from early-spring gravel racing to late-season cyclocross with a few UltraCross races in between. Removable fender mounts expand the versatility of the Overland further by allowing early season training rides to carry on when the weather turns foul.
The bike features front and rear thru-axles, offering additional stiffness throughout. The launch of the Overland marks the first entry into alloys for Foundry, whose previous models were all carbon.
“The Overland was developed to be the only bike you need when it comes to gravel and cyclocross. We knew that in order for a bike to help you tackle the demands of a 6 hour gravel race or an hour long cross race it had to be responsive, compliant and stable,” explains Foundry Brand Manager Todd Schmidt. “We also believe in building bikes that will stand the test of time. For that reason, Ti was an obvious choice for the Overland. With Ti, it is recognized that you get a high strength- to-weight ratio, a near infinite fatigue life, and a very lively feel that no other bicycle materiel can match in ride quality.”
The Overland is available in limited quantities as a frameset—which includes a Whisky No.9 fork, DT RWS front and rear axles, Cane Creek headset, and a seat collar—or as a complete bike. The complete features a SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic drivetrain, DT Swiss R24 wheels, Zipp cockpit, and tires from Clement.
The frameset and complete bike will retail for $2,495 and $4,695 respectively.