A year round bike need to be one that encourages, inspires and excites. The Layhams is designed for these very purposes – whatever the weather or conditions, it’s ride will get you out of the door. Traditionally, a classic winter bike hails from the lower echelons, but as your go-to bike for a huge amount of hours in the saddle, we feel that you deserve better.
Stainless steel resists the worst that any winter can throw at it, whilst offering enough comfort to allow you to come back for more in the days that follow, without numbing any of the sensations that make getting out there into the lanes so engaging. With room for 28mm tyres plus full mudguards, it will weather any climate – year round, and protect you from the elements on the longest of rides. No Audax too far, no winter group ride too long.
Triple butted Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel, the 17-4PH / Carpenter Custom 630 chemistry tube set is used from tip to toe on the Layhams, with full mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing. Like the palace, we favoured external cabling for mechanical gearing to ease on-the-fly maintenance and lubrication, but when fitting Di2 or other electronic groupsets, we wanted clean lines, so we developed the removable cable routing system that leaves no bosses in place when running a digital rather than analogue set up.
Without guards, 30mm plus tyres fit within the frame, and through long drop calipers, and a 27.2 seat tube size continues the long distance comfort compatibility. It’s simply no more than you deserve.
Two Paint options
Gloss Red or black with classic off white accent and fork details
BrushBlast stainless finish
Alongside the gloss paint front end, the stainless frame will feature contrasting shot blasted and scotch-brite finishes
Full Carbon 4 Season Fork
With full carbon from tip to toe, the Layhams fork also features perfectly angled fender mounts on the lower legs
With 1.5″ lower bearings and 1-1/8″ upper, it’s the balance between stiffness and low weight. All spinning beautifully in the external bearing headset
Long Drop brake fitment
To ensure easy fitting and rub free running with guards we have designed the Layhams around deep drop calipers (not included)
Welded by Craftsmen
Everyone can talk about partners and the best skilled craftsmen. The welds on the Layhams speak for themselves
Room for 28mm tyres and proper full mudguards – or big rubber once the sun comes out – year round perfection
We’ve got the Pilgrims for those after disc brake bikes – but for the more classically oriented rider – the Layhams fits the bill
Tested on our prototype, we’re in love with the contrast style stainless – and our production frame features this contrast detail
Stack of Pennys
A close up look at the quality of the welds on the Layhams triple butted stainless steel frame
Masked Stainless downtube
No hiding what your Layhams is made from – stainless and proud, fully visible in the downtube graphic
Contrast Paint and Stainless finish
All steel out back, to contrast with the mask-painted and BriteBlast clad front triangle
Bowman X Token, stainless steel bearing headset
CNC aluminium seat clamp
BSA, threaded BB shell
27.2 seat post
31.8mm front mech clamp
Long Drop brake calipers (47-57mm)
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A contemporary take on the classic winter training frame. Our aim is for a bike that inspires you to ride, even when the elements are against you.