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LAYHAMS

#TheWholeRide

£1,600.00

Contemporary Classic:
A traditional year-round ride
Batch 1 sold out in most sizes
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LAYHAMS

CONTEMPORARY, MILE-MUNCHING, MODERN STAINLESS CLASSIC

Layhams Road is a consistent gateway to freedom for the capital’s cyclist: a fitting name for the bike that marries year round dependability with the prospect of two-wheeled adventures. Contemporary geometry; ultra modern, stainless steel tubing; and enough zip to keep the snappiest racer amused – the search for the unicorn is over.

LAYHAMS Overview

LAYHAMS

#TheWholeRide

  • Triple Butted Stainless steel frames
  • Full Carbon, mudguard friendly fork
  • Full mechanical and Di2 compatibility
  • Mudguards and 28c tyres fit fine
  • Threaded 68mm BSA BB Shell
  • 27.2mm seatpost size

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.


LAYHAMS Detail

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

Tapered Headtube

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

Winter Clearance

Room for 28mm tyres and proper full mudguards – or big rubber once the sun comes out – year round perfection

Contemporary Classic

We’ve got the Pilgrims for those after disc brake bikes – but for the more classically oriented rider – the Layhams fits the bill

Contrast Stainless

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

Included with frame and forks

Bowman X Token, stainless steel bearing headset
CNC aluminium seat clamp

Specification

BSA, threaded BB shell
27.2 seat post
31.8mm front mech clamp
Long Drop brake calipers (47-57mm)


LAYHAMS Geometry

SIZE 50 52 54 56 58 60
top tube 505 520 540 560 580 600
head tube 95 110 130 150 170 185
head angle 70.5 71 71.5 72 72 72
seat angle 73.5 73.5 73 73 72.5 72
seat tube c-t 490 510 530 550 570 585
chainstays 418 420 420 420 425 425
bb drop 80 78 75 75 75 75
Fork length 375 375 375 375 375 375
STACK 521 532 553 574 593 607
Reach 350 361 371 384 393 402

 

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.


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