When designing our steel gravel bike, we tried to imagine a bicycle that we ourselves would want to ride in ultra-distance races up in the mountains, trips to other countries or conquer complex forest trails.
Our steel gravel will do well in ultramarathons, on bikepacking trips or just longer,
off-road routes. Where your comfort and the durability of your bike are of paramount importance.
Each bike is painted and assembled to individual specifications. This means that you are the one who decides on your machine. You can participate in the building process with us and design the bike of your dreams!
At the heart of our steel gravels are robust frames made of luxurious materials
- Italian Columbus Zona tubes and USA-made Paragon Machine Works dropouts, head tubes and bottom bracket shells combine great design with reliability and high precision of manufacturing.
We chose these materials for their great ratio of weight, strength and stiffness. The large diameter seat tube and chainstays ensure that the frame will not yield under the strongest leg and will transmit the full power of the rider perfectly. A full carbon fork completes the look. Both the frame and fork are designed for the flat mount standard. Frames are welded in Poland.
The oversize head tube and the tapered fork guarantee reliable handling and high stability, while the steel frame provides excellent shock absorption and durability. Thanks to this, our steel gravel bike can handle any conditions.
Stability and stiffness are also positively influenced by the thru axles from Paragon Machine Works.
In terms of geometry, the Loca Bikes steel gravel bike is the most comfortable bicycle we have ever created. It features a space for really wide tires, a fairly high head tube and many other parameters that make it the best choice if you are planning a longer journey on your bike.
We wanted the steel Loca to be as versatile as possible and to handle any situation. That is why in this model we have provided the option of fitting full mudguards, a rear rack, two bottle cages in the main frame triangle, one under the down tube, two on the fork and a direct mount stem bag.
On gravel bikes, tyres play a key role in suspension. On our steel gravel bikes we have provided clearance for tyres as large as 700x45c. This width will allow you to comfortably ride every gravel race and will easily cope with sandy and rocky roads. You can easily take the Loca Bikes steel gravel on light singletracks without fear.
All Loca Bikes frames and forks are covered by a 5-year warranty.