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Windover Beacon

BEACON

MTB inspired all terrain mega machine

This bike offers mountain bike capability at gravel bike weight and efficiency - the perfect choice for off road touring and racing

The Beacon is built for when you're heading deeper off road; gravel tyres, road derived geometry and gearing are no longer enough, and you need something you can depend on whatever the terrain. 

Most gravel bikes are developed from traditional road bike standards. The geometry, handling and gearing are not miles apart from a standard road bike, but the larger tyres allow more versatile riding styles. The Beacon looks at gravel bikes from a different perspective. It's inspired by the mountain bikes we grew up riding, where you might spend all day traversing terrain that doesn't need suspension or dropper seatposts (though you can fit these if you wish!). 

We developed our own fork - the Type 3 - to offer MTB tyre clearance at road/gravel bike weight. It is shorter than a typical rigid MTB fork (415mm A-C), meaning you can still fit a full length mudguard if you wish. This also means you have greater room within the front triangle for your frame bag, and can achieve a better fit on smaller frame sizes and bikes designed for female riders. Another advantage is it simply looks better, avoiding the ugly gap above the tyre and awkwardly curved tubes sometimes used to get around the excessive length of a rigid MTB fork.   

If you do decide to use a suspension fork then the Beacon/Type 3 is compatible with the latest gravel forks from brands such as Rock Shox, Fox and Lauf, but we are firm believers that dialing in your handlebar position, tyre choice and pressure will get you all the comfort you need. A typical weight saving of 1kg over a suspension fork with the durability and versatility to carry whatever you need is an advantage for those covering serious distances. 

Hand built in our Sussex workshop with specific geometry for either drop or flat bars. 

The Beacon excels at off road touring / bike packing, gravel,  classic single track, rocky double track that pushes the limits of a regular gravel bike.

 SPECIFICATION

  • Reynolds 853 DZB steel tubing

  • 29x2.5" Tyre clearance

  • Dropper seat post routing

  • T47 92mm BB

  • 15x110 and 12x148 'Boost' Bolt Thru Axles

  • Rack and mudguard mounts

  • 3x bottle mount positions on frame

  • 'Anything Cage' mounts and dynamo routing on fork

  • Windover Type 3 Carbon fibre fork

  • Progressive, off road specific geometry

  • Handbuilt in Sussex, England

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FRAME OPTIONS

Frame only

£1499

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Includes frame, cable guides, rear axle

(€1,450/ US$1,525 excluding local taxes)

Frame and Fork

£1799

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+ Type 3 carbon fork and front axle

(€1,670/ US$1,750 excluding local taxes)

Frameset

£1999

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+ Hope headset, seatclamp and Rideworks BB

(€1,800/ US$1,625 excluding local taxes)

Full build - £ contact us for options

Above prices inclusive of delivery (international customers to pay applicable local taxes)

EU and USA customers please email us to request a PayPal invoice in your local currency 

Email us for overseas quotes outside the EU and USA, or for all complete builds

GEOMETRY AND SIZE GUIDE

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