Today at noon the long awaited box from BTR-Fabrications landed at work. It´s been a long wait, but well worth it. Un-boxing a new bike/frame is like Christmas for bike geeks, you know the feeling. When waiting this long, and when it´s a custom frame that is only one of a kind the expectations are pretty high.
Let me tell you, BTR did not let me down.
Here´s what i wrote in the last email…
“Tam and Burf,
Just unpacked the frame. It’s stunning. You guys are not just frame builders, you are artists. So beautiful and well made.
It’s incredible value for the money getting custom from you guys. Especially regarding how expensive the big brands are with their Chinese made frames.
Thank you so much, just waiting for tires and seatpost now, but will start building tonight.
I’ll post an update on the BLiSL site soon.
When it’s ready I’ll try to get a story about it on Fat-bike.com and some other sites. It’s a rare bird.
Once again thank you so much!
I got the delivery guy to drop the boxes at work and here it is. I forgot my camera at home so just Iphone photos, but damn it´s one beautiful frame set. So incredible well made…
Internal cables done right
Love the break mounts
extra bottlecage mounts under down tube
Internal dropper routing
The same snowflakes as on the bars sits on top tube and right fork leg. Graphic by the grand master at Oddity Cycles Burnsey. Very surtitle but turned out better than expected.
anything cage mounts for bikepacking
Right fork leg
I can´t wait to get this baby ready and hit the trails. It´s designed for 120 mm travel fork but that will have to wait until next summer. I think it still shreds pretty good with the 67 degree head angle tho. Wheels by the master wheel builder Gav at August Cycles
Steel is real
The BTR Roamer
DT Swiss on Hope Fatsno
More to come soon…