Its been a long time coming but we are finally able to offer Crust Bikes in the U.K!
The Lightning bolt is the quintessential Randonneur Frameset, the sort you’d normally only be able to get from a custom frame builder, but this is off the peg, ready to roll.
Its is incredibly light, especially the fork, the ride is zippy and engaging.
The Canti Lightning Bolt is a lightweight road/ randonneuring focused bike. It’s tig welded, heat treated chromoly construction is among the lightest in our lineup of frames. This frame is designed to flex and feel like you’re actually floating millimeters above the road on top of Dynamic clouds. This planing sensation will leave you feeling like you’re the star of the Brevet, leading everyone into a marshmallow and ice cream victory meal.
The Champagne and Lilac frames feature our new Gran Trajet Fork Crown meaning they suit a 48b tire perfectly, and will fit 42s with fenders. The Gran Trajet fork crown is designed to perfectly mimic the arch of a fender like the Honjo Smooth 62, to leave you with a seamless look.
The two newer colors mentioned above now also feature Imperial Oval fork blades. The Imperial Oval blades are believed to provide the optimal passive suspension when it comes to fork blades. This leads to greater over all comfort and speed, making the bike they’re attached to a true randonneuring weapon.
Build Notes (IMPORTANT):
The suggested rider weight has changed and is now: 100kg (220lbs)
The Lightning Bolt is designed around a 650b wheelset
The Galaxy Black has a different fork crown, which means it fits a 42b tire perfectly, but a 48 is too close a squeeze in the fork. If you want to run fenders we suggest 38s.
The Champagne and Lilac frames feature our new Gran Trajet Fork Crown meaning they suit a 48b tire perfectly, and will fit 42s with fenders.
This is a light weight road and light gravel bike, so don’t go all Evel Knievel thinking you’re Missy Giove bombing this thing down some single track. It’s not designed for that.
For those of you looking to run a front derailleur the outer diameter of the seat tube is 28.6.
HEADSET NOT INCLUDED
Handmade in Taiwan using a Heat Treated Chromoly Tubeset
Color- Champagne, Lilac, or Galaxy Black (Scroll through the photos to see the metallic flake)
Sizes- Extra Small 50cm | Small 52cm | Medium 55cm | Large 58cm | Extra Large 61cm
Head Tube Diameter- 1″ (Threaded Steerer)
Bottom Bracket- 68mm English (BSA) Threaded
Fork Spacing- 9×100 QR
Rear End Spacing- 9x130mm QR
Seat Post Diameter- 27.2mm
Weight- Frame (XL)- 2.21kg | Fork- 913g