This frame is a modified CB2 frame. We took the grinder and a welding torch to this bike to make it an off-road touring machine. We routed all of the cables internally and out of the way to avoid rocks, sticks, and debris. Finally, we added a 3rd bottle cage mount for extended time in the saddle without stopping.
As this bike was kind of an experiment, we tried to use as many components from the CB2 complete, so that it would be easy for us to recreate for customers looking for something similar. It uses the same Sram apex 1BY drivetrain as the CB2 I then put on a heavier duty fork and porteur rack for hauling gear on the front.
The 700c commuter wheels have been switched out for a 650b mountain bike wheel set, for strength off-road and we found there was just enough clearance for a 2.1” mountain bike tire. The Maxxis “tread lite” work perfect for this bike.
The main difference from the components of the CB2 are the Soma Woodchipper handle bars. They are designed for off-road touring and are very comfortable for long use in the drops.
This bike is designed to get lost! But find your way back in style and comfort.
Dave's Stainless 1146
Dave's frame is another one of our stainless steel prototypes. It’s a dedicated road frame with tight clearances and responsive geometry. We're stoked on the stainless steel frame, it looks great, will never rust, and its stiffness and weight are almost on par with carbon frames, but with a much more stylish look.
For components, Dave is running a full Shimano Ultegra groupset, Cane Creek 110 headset, Whiskey Parts Co #2 carbon fork, FSA 42cm road drop bars, and a Deda stem and seat post. Knowing his frame was very light for steel, Dave's goal was to keep the weight off and maintain a classic, old school look. 18.5 pounds makes it the lightest Landyachtz bike so far.
A Richtey Zeta II wheelset and Conti gran prix 4 season 28c tires. Dave decided against carbon wheels, because they looked too modern for aesthetic he was after. The Zetas are a great looking, classic wheel that are still very light. And since they are made of alloy, they didn’t break the bank. A slightly wider tire adds additional comfort for the occasional gravel ride, and adds extra traction in the wet, because Vancouver.
The bike is currently stripped down without any accessories (except for that sweet water bottle). For longer rides, Dave usually goes with a MEC saddle bag filled with snacks, lights, tire irons, extra tubes, and a lightweight, compact pump. For tours he runs a handlebar bag to stash some street clothes.
This bike is Dave's all-year commuter, his after work Stanley park laps masher, and work horse for longer(50-100k) rides on the weekends.
Wolf's Custom Fixie "Blade"
We made Wolf a bike to match his personality. A fixie with the geometry of a pursuit frame for mashing around the UBC campus and Vancouver's streets.
Ching's Custom 1146 Gravel Bike
This bike is George’s brainchild, a gravel/cross bike for future development at Landyachtz. Ching told him she wanted a fast bike that would let her explore places beyond where the road.
She's running Sram Apex 1 x groupset with hydro brakes. Everything else, like the bars and stem are Ritchey. She's running 40c Maxxiss Rambler tires in front and 38 in the back. She's loving the wider tires in off road situations and might even go wider.
For accessories, she's got an Apidura frame bag, saddle bag, and handlebar bag for bike packing trips. The Farsik stem beg keeps her beer at a reachable distance, and a Niner Yawyd top cap so she can fit in with the hip bike gang.
This bike is built for bike camping and gravel grinding. And making Dave jealous.
1146 Custom Gravel
This 1146 Custom Gravel was made for Andrea, one of the most avid and enthusiastic cyclists at Landyachtz. The standard 1146 frame has been stretched, with a sloping top tube, longer wheelbase, and increased clearance for wider tires
Andrea opted for a SRAM Apex 1x 11-42T cassette for the simplicity and capability on both paved and dirt roads. She rounded the bike off with a choice selection of components, including; 170mm Praxis Alba crankset, Praxis Works Black Cyclocross 110 BCD 42t WAVE chainring, Apex long cage derailleur, TRP SPYRE mechanical disc brakes with Shimano Ice rotors, 160mm rear and front, SRAM Rival 22 shifters, Ritchey WCS Venture Max bars 42mm, Supacaz bar tape, Chris King headset, and an Enve Disc CX fork.
The Ritchey WCS Zeta Discs are lightweight, but durable rims, which are perfect for all around riding. Continental 35c Cyclocross tires are fast on the road for commuting and ripping around the town, but still grippy on the gravel for her ultralight bike-packing adventures.
Andrea curated a lovely collection of accessories to support her travels. Apidura DRY handle bar bag 14L, Apidura frame bag medium, Apidura DRY saddle bag 14L, Apidura top tube pack (extended), Apidura food pouch (regular) for snacking on the go.
She can easily fit her bivy sack out to handle bar bag along with a sleeping mat and sleeping bag!
Stainless Steel 1146
After visiting a Taiwanese factory that specializes in Titanium and stainless steel, we decided to produce some samples with our 1146 geometry to test the quality and ride feel. This project is currently on hold, but we're looking to produce frames using stainless and titanium in the future. The ride quality is amazing!
This bike is decked out like our custom 1146 bikes; Shimano Ultegra, Enve fork, Chris king headset, Zipp cockpit prototype TRU carbon wheels with Continental Ultra Gatorskin tires. Shimano Ultegra components are known for quality and performance as for the Zipp parts they are light and stiff and provide the perfect control for this bike. The carbon wheels are super lightweight and responsive. The Gatorskins provide excellent puncture protection for a small weight penalty.
This beautiful road bike belongs to George, our product designer. It's perfect for a quick rip, but also comfortable for riding 100+ kms with ease.