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Venom Pearl (1)

Our steel frames are perfect if you're looking for a bike that has to be ready for anything. High strength, excellent vibration damping and
a relaxed geometry make this the ultimate bike for long bikepacking trips.

Remember! At Loca Bikes, our bikes are always made to order. If you would like to change the paintwork or have any special requests concerning the configuration, let us know!

  • Balanced geometry for stability and comfort on demanding long rides
  • The frame is made of Italian Columbus Zona steel tubing, which provides a great compromise between weight and strength. These steel tubes dampen vibrations much better than aluminium constructions. The dropouts, head tubes and bottom bracket shells are made in the USA by Paragon Machine Works
  • Our steel gravel frames are hand welded in Poland They have survived many races and bikepacking expeditions. The whole project, design and painting of the frames are also local processes.
  • Clearance up to max of 700x45c tires
  • Thru axles (100x12 mm front, 142x12 mm rear)
  • Full carbon fork and tapered headtube
  • Possibility to mount full-length fenders, rear rack, three bottle cages on a frame, two on the fork and a direct mount top tube bag
  • On request, we can fit tubeless tires

This bike has been created for an individual order. If you like this direction, we would be happy to create a similar design for you. For this reason, complicated painting is not included in the price - we will quote it for you individually.

The technical details of individual parts and information on frame geometry can be found below.

The price is for a bike matching the specification below. Configuration shown in photos may be different.

 

Bike design: Tadek Ciechanowski

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Description

Tech specification

  • finish // We paint our frames, forks and other metal parts after an order is placed which allows us to freely modify their colours and add details in a cost-competitive way. We use
    a combination of wet paint and powder coating for a stunning visual effect and great durability. Frames are hand-painted in Lower Silesia, Poland
  • frame // Made in Poland with Italian Columbus Zona tubing, dropouts, bottom bracket shells and head tubes are made in USA by Paragon Machine Works, frame weight approx. 2100 g, depending on size
  • fork // Full carbon, tapered, 450 g
  • headset // Tange, integrated, 1 1/8"-1,5", double sealed industrial bearings
  • groupset // Shimano GRX RX800 2x11: crank 46-30t, cassette 11-34t | Shimano GRX RX800 1x11: crank 40t, cassette 11-42t
  • crankset// Shimano GRX RX600-11 172.5 mm | Shimano GRX RX600-1 172.5 mm
  • pedals // SPD PD-M540 (+40€) or Exustar E-PC915 (+40€)
  • handlebar // Loca Bikes Gravel butted Al6061, 44 cm (other sizes and shapes available)
  • bar tape // Ergotec Vigo, hex key bar ends
  • stem // Truvativ Stylo T20, butted Al6061 (other sizes available)
  • saddle // Fizik Monte 143 mm, Brooks Cambium C15 Carved All Weather (+89€)
  • seatpost // Ergotec Viper, 30,9 mm
  • wheels // Made by polish manufacture Wojczal Bikes, using DT Swiss hubs

    Adventure: DT Swiss 370 hubs, VYTYV 32H aluminium rims (700C or 650B), Sapim Leader Black spokes, 1700 g
    Lite: DT Swiss 350 hubs, VYTYV GCX 28H aluminium rims (700C), DT Swiss 350 hubs, Sapim Laser spokes, 1550 g
    Superlite: DT Swiss 350 hubs, VYTYV RC31 24H carbon rims (700C), DT Swiss 350 hubs, Sapim CX Ray Spokes, 1250 g
    Finish: Panaracer Gravelking SK tires (different sizes and models available), Paragon Machine Works thru-axles (Made in USA)

  • brakes // hydraulic disc brakes from the selected groupset, flat mount, Shimano SM-RT64 160 mm discs
  • weight // approx. 10 kg, depending on size and configuration

Geometry

The geometry of our steel bikes is much more relaxed than the aluminium model.
A significantly higher head tube, and space for 700x45c tyres make the steel Loca the most comfortable bike we have created. It will be perfect for bikepacking expeditions or ultramarathons. At the same time, we've kept the balance - the rear triangle is still relatively short, and the bike feels great during sprints.

 

           
Geometry s m l xl
a Seat tube c-t (mm) 500 530 560 590
b Effective top tube (mm) 536 549 565 578
c Head tube (mm) 110 145 160 180
d Chainstay (mm) 420 420 420 420
e Head tube angle (°) 71 71 71,6 72
f Seat tube angle (°) 73 73 73 73
g Wheelbase (mm) 999 1018 1028 1038
h BB drop (mm) 72 72 72 72
i Reach (mm) 371 380 391 397
j Stack (mm) 536 586 602 604
PURCHASE CONDITIONS
5-year
warranty
The frames and forks we use for our bikes are protected by a 5-year warranty. Remember, we’ll always be here to assist you even after the warranty has expired.
2-year parts
warranty
All parts, apart from the frame and fork, are covered by a 2-year warranty. This excludes the natural wear and tear of consumable parts (e.g. tyres, chain)
Affordable and fast
shipping
Bikes are sent by courier to any destination in Europe and beyond. The delivery time takes up to 1-2 working days in Poland and 4-5 in EU. Bike shipping costs only 60 EUR across EU and is free in Poland.
14 day
return
It’s possible to return a bicycle up to 14 days after the date of purchase as long as it has no signs of use and a custom paint job or technical configuration.
Theft
protection
A bike that’s unique and signed with its owner's name is definitely less likely to be stolen. In addition, each frame has stamped serial numbers under the bottom bracket, so you can easily register your bike in a bicycle register database in your country. We also offer the option to buy a robust folding lock or U-Lock.
Installments
Our bikes can be purchased by instalments. Select the appropriate option in the shopping cart, purchase via Allegro using 0% instalments or request a 60/40 payment before placing your order.
 
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