VYNL Aluminum Road
VYNL bikes came into being because the bike industry stopped making the bikes we wanted to ride. So we made them ourselves.
With the rise of carbon and the renaissance of steel, we looked around and found the options for US made Aluminum frames lacking. Frustrated by the continual reinvention of the bike industry wheel, VYNL Race Bikes rebels against the ethos of innovation for the sake of making a buck. Our bikes, designed from the ground up to be no nonsense race machines, reflect a refreshingly honest approach to what a race bike should be.
VYNL bikes are handmade by craftsmen here in the US, and we strive to offer as much American-made elements to our bikes as possible, from the Paragon Machine Works derailleur hanger and DKG seat clamp down to the decals.
Our bikes are balanced. They’re light, but they’re durable enough to survive crashes and will outlast many carbon frames. They’re stiff, but we believe a bike can be too stiff and we worked hard to nail the ‘just right’ spot. We wanted a tight, responsive geometry for crits, the tire clearance for 28c tires, and a standard threaded bottom bracket.
VYNL ROAD + ENVE FORK specs:
- Includes tapered 1 1/8- 1 1/4 ENVE fork with custom black masked logo
- Handmade 6061 aluminum frame with Paragon Machine Works replaceable hanger
- No-hassle threaded bottom bracket. English threads. 68mm shell.
- 44mm head tube (compatible with Chris King Inset 8 and Cane Creek 40 series headsets)
- 27.2 post, clamp-on front derailleur (32mm) and room for 700x28c tires
- Available in 51, 53, 55, 57 and 59cm (see Geometry Chart below)
- Frame only = $1699 USD in any color
Frame with ENVE 2.0 tapered fork = $1899 USD
Chris King i8 headset = $165 USD
Available in six VYNL colors:
- Gunmetal Grey
- Wild Fuchsia
- Radium 88
- Lazer Teal
- Metal Pink
- Arizona Blue
How a bike rides tells everything about its personality, and geometry has the most direct impact on that story. This is why in addition to the threaded bottom brackets, double-pass welds, and other no-nonsense qualities, we wanted the geometry of a VYNL to be a no hype experience. We wanted something nimble enough for crits, but comfortable enough for longer days in the saddle.
We started with short chainstays for a tight rear triangle. This gives the bike the feeling that it wants to go forwards, and on climbs that it wants to go up.
We moved onto the angles, keeping them steep for sharp handling around corners at speed. The BB drop is a standard race height of 70mm, keeping it low enough for an "in the bike" feel without being so low you'll clip your pedals in a tight spot.
The end result is a bike that wants to go fast. Trust us. With a collective 50+ years of racing experience on the VYNL team, we're pretty sure you'll agree.