2015 proves to be a year of change for Foundry. At Barry Roubaix, we got some hints about the new cyclocross bikes that Foundry was set to release, which ended up being the metamorphosis of the Harrow to the Valmont and Camrock that we got a First Look at during Sea Otter 2015. Not only did the bones change, but the skin did as well. The older model, which sought to place itself as a quasi-unbranded cyclocross bike that mimicked matte stealth fighters, transformed into the new line up that suddenly got a splash of color with rich yellows and oranges.
But the news didn't just end there. At Frost Bike, Foundry released its newest model, the Overland. Seeking to "create a versatile and timeless cyclocross bike," Foundry opted to go with titanium. It wanted a bike that could handle plenty of different arenas, including cyclocross, gravel racing and long adventures necessitating up to a 41c tire.
And Foundry doesn't overlook their Overland pulling double duty as a commuter as well. The frame comes with fender mounts, although the rider either might want to set up the frame with a single chainring or use a special bracket to clear the rear pulley on the seat tube. The flattened and arched chainstays provide an impressive amount of tire clearance.
The Overland comes as a frame that is availble in limited quantities for $2,495. The full build, on the other hand, retails for $4,695. Both come with a Whiskey #9 Cyclocross Fork, which is complete with a 15mm thru axle. The rear dropouts were designed with 12mm thru axles in mind.
The build comes with a SRAM Force 22 drivetrain and HydroR brakes. While the company sees the potential with the single chainring in their Valmont models, and SRAM is trying to rebrand its CX1 to Force1 and Rival1 in order to appeal to different disciplines, Foundry is keeping a double chainring setup on its all-purpose bike.
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