ALUMINIUM GRAVEL FRAMES
At Loca Bikes, we produce aluminium frames for our gravel bikes and our city bikes that come with internal gear hubs and a belt drive. The main advantages of our frames are high durability, low weight, well-thought geometry and fine details like hand-smoothed welds. The frames are designed and produced in Poland.
Our gravel frames are made of 7020 aluminium tubes and weigh only between 1.6 - 1.88 kg depending on size.
Along with the low weight of the 7020 aluminium comes its high durability and stiffness which is proven by positive results of extensive stress tests carried out at the factory. Additionally, 7020 aluminium does not require heat treatment which allows for easier repair compared to the common 6061 T6 alloy.
Our gravel frame production is carried out in Gliwice, Poland where not only tubes are welded together, but also dropouts, bottom bracket shells and head tubes are produced. The frame’s design, painting and quality control are also part of a local process and that all takes place in Wrocław. The tubes come from German mills and have all necessary EN certificates.
In addition to weight and strength, geometry is also a crucial element of a bicycle frame. Our gravel bikes were designed in cooperation with Kamil who runs Kajak Custom - one of the most famous Polish framebuilders. Our gravel bike frames are characterized by a relatively short rear end and a fairly narrow wheel base, providing great maneuverability and excellent acceleration during sprints. At the same time, the short top tube and taller head tube (than on racing road bikes) allow you to take up a comfortable, more upright position, making it the perfect machine for long tours and bikepacking.
The tapered head tube on frames provides confident handling, while the carbon fork offers a good level of shock absorption and additional weight savings over aluminum or steel construction.
Our gravel bike frames are suitable for mounting disc brakes in the flat mount standard. Disc brakes provide much better braking power and modulation than rim brakes.
Stability and stiffness are positively influenced by the use of thru axles made by Polish manufacturer BB Components.
Gravel frames frames can accommodate tires with maximum size of 700x43c. Additionally, on each frame you will find dedicated places for mounting full mudguards, a rear rack, and two bottle cages.
Details make all the difference. That's why our frames have perfectly smoothened welds and the cables are routed inside the tubes for a minimalist look and easy bag mounting
Our LOCA gravel bike frames come with a 5 year warranty.