REEB Cycles Announces New American-Made Gravel Bikes and Custom Options

Press Release: Reeb Cycles

March 19th, 2020 – Lyons, CO – REEB Cycles has announced the dramatically updated 2020 “The Sam’s Pants” and introduced the “Lickskillet”, a brand new all-road, gravel bike named for and inspired by the steepest gravel road in Boulder County.  Both models are designed around today’s modern non-suspension corrected forks creating better standover and larger front triangle for larger frame bag options. The models harness the amazing ride characteristics of size specific lightweight, butted and heat-treated steel or hand selected butted titanium. Both models are, of course, fully customizable at an additional cost.

REEB has invested in industry experience by adding future MTB Hall of Fame rider/tester Jeff Lenosky and Butch Boucher, an industry veteran with 30 years experience as co-founder of Co-motion Cycles and 21+ years with Moots.  In addition to adding industry experience they have engaged engineer Steve Ziegler and added depth to their fabrication team anchored by Adam Prosise, pushing revisions to all 2020 models. These two models represent a specific investment in the all-road/gravel bike/adventure bike arena with the addition of Boucher and fabricator/gravel bike nerd Sam Robinson.

“It’s been a big investment in a committed team of people that ride and relentlessly test our bikes, it’s bringing continued innovation to the entire line and we’re undoubtedly putting our best bikes to market.”  Tim Moore, sales director at REEB Cycles

“The team we have assembled is allowing us to push innovation on the trail and be nimble enough to make change quickly.  We’re able to deliver cutting edge bikes more timely than ever before and offer custom options that only a small number of fabricators can offer.”  Adam Prosise, REEB Cycles head fabricator.

NEW MODEL – LICKSKILLET :: Designed To Eat Gravel For Lunch And Pavement For Dessert.

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LICKSKILLET FRAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • New Model for 2020
  • REEB selected lightweight butted steel tubeset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Also available in Titanium Dedacciai butted tubeset for lightweight strength and supple ride
  • 44mm head tube, tapered steerer compatible
  • Clearance for a 700c x 45 mm tire
  • 3 sets of water bottle bosses
  • 68mm wide English (BSA) BB shell
  • 1x or 2x Drivetrain Compatible
  • Flat mount 140mm or 160mm compatible
  • 142mm x 12mm rear spacing
  • 27.2mm ø seat post compatible
  • Designed around the 395mm axle to crown length
  • 6 stock sizes / 3 stock colors on steel frames
  • Polished logo with bead blasted satin finish on Ti frames
  • CUSTOM OPTIONS AVAILABLE

“The team we have assembled is allowing us to push innovation on the trail and be nimble enough to make change quickly.  We’re able to deliver cutting edge bikes more timely than ever before and offer custom options that only a small number of fabricators can offer.”  Adam Prosise, REEB Cycles head fabricator.

NEW MODEL – LICKSKILLET :: Designed To Eat Gravel For Lunch And Pavement For Dessert.

The largest advancement in the gravel bike scene from REEB Cycles is the brand new Lickskillet.  The all-road monster utilizes the amazing ride characteristics of lightweight, butted and heat-treated steel and is also available in a hand selected, butted titanium tubeset. The Lickskillet delivers confidence inspiring ride quality with balanced handling and snappy acceleration in a platform of lifetime durability for any surface out there. Metal bikes are the perfect match for gravel, compliant and not afraid of a little road chatter or flying rocks.

“Designed to be a versatile gravel race rig the Lickskillet is at home on long dusty rides, but with a spit shine and “skinny” tires it’ll keep up with your roadie pals on a weekend cafe ride.” says Sam Robinson.

REEB describes The Sam’s Pants as “a dirt road rippin’, monster crossin’, adventure tourin’, backcountry bikepackin’, daily commutin’, all-rounder we did it with a mountain biker’s thirst for singletrack and self propelled backcountry adventure. Load it down with all your gear and get lost. The perfect bike for Sub-24hr bikepacking or an assault on the Bikepacking Triple Crown.” The 2020 Sam’s Pants features the big time (29” x 2.2”) tire clearance you’ve come to expect while adding a third set of bottle bosses on the downtube for extra water and gear, plus an update to a 31.6mm seat tube to fit a broad selection of modern dropper seatposts.

Also, for 2020 REEB improved standover while keeping a large space for a frame bag by using the new shorter and big tire compatible fork models being introduced this year. The expertly manufactured, confidence inspiring lightweight steel or butted titanium are the best materials for any adventure you have in mind.

THE SAM’S PANTS FRAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Redesigned for 2020 for better standover and large frame bag
  • REEB selected lightweight butted steel tubeset for optimal strength and stiffness
  • Also available in Titanium Dedacciai butted tubeset for lightweight strength and supple ride
  • 44mm head tube for all tapered steerers
  • Designed to be used with NEW forks using a 415mm axle to crown
  • Clearance for a 29″ x 2.2″ tire
  • 3 sets of water bottle bosses standard (3rd set on bottom of downtube)
  • Rack and fender mounts stock
  • 73mm wide English (BSA) BB shell
  • Flat mount disc 160mm rotor (can be adapted to fit 180)
  • 142mm x 12mm rear spacing
  • 31.6mm ø dropper compatible
  • 5 stock sizes / 3 stock colors

Both bikes made their debut this past weekend at Mid South Gravel, the self-supported, gravel race through the red gravel roads of Oklahoma.  You can view 2020 The Sam’s Pants at District Bicycles for the next month featuring the new Whisky No.9 MCX fork and No.9 GVL Rims. The Lickskillet spent last weekend in the Industry 9 booth and can soon be seen in its natural habitat (Boulder County Gravel).

REEB Cycles delivers an honest product, at an honest price, with an honest lead time.  Hit us up at reebme@reebcycles.com or shout via phone 720.600.5964 for additional deets.

About REEB Cycles

In 2011 REEB Cycles began fabricating handmade steel single-speeds designed for the steep and rocky terrain of their home in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Since then, a core group of riders have led the progression of their bikes, including their American Made flagship #ReDikyelous hardtail. In 2017 REEB announced the SQWEEB, their first full suspension offering that has been updated for 2020 with the help of fabricator and racer Adam Prosise. In addition to designing and fabricating all bikes in-house, REEB runs a demo, retail and full service bike shop at CyclHOPS Bike Cantina restaurant in Longmont, CO. REEB operates the REEB Ranch; a mountain bike, wedding and event space with overnight accommodations against the beautiful backdrop of DuPont State Forest in Hendersonville, NC. REEB Cycles donates one kids bike for every REEB sold to National non-profit, Can’d Aid for their “Treads and Trails” program.

For more information contact REEBme@reebcycles or call the full service REEB/CyclHOPS bike shop at 720.600.5964. www.reebcycles.com  Instagram @reebcycles  and Facebook @reebcycles    

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