Flaanimal 3.0 adventure bike

Flaanimal is Go!

We’re pleased to announce that Flaanimal 3.0 is now in production. Thanks to the support we received from early adopters we’ve put the bike into broad production with first orders shipping this spring.

For those that missed out on the crowd fund you’re not too late. While the “Flaactory Team” is locked, we are producing a solid run of framesets for future availability.

Overview

We pushed hard to create a bike that had a purpose , and Flaanimal is about adaptability. Flaanimals core design and nuanced details all revolve around giving each owner a stable platform from with to build out their own cycling vision. Flaanimal is a generalist. It plays well in dirt and it plays well on tarmac.

Flaanimal is an adaptable frameset designed around multi purpose riding. The frameset can be elegantly built up for a spectrum of uses including road riding, gravel riding, cyclocross racing, trail riding, randonneuring, bikepacking, city riding, or whatever else puts a smile on your face.

Interested in a specifications overview? Check out this video.


Flaanimal 1x11 Box 1 trail bike build.

Flaanimal’s adaptability stems from a solid core geometry detailed with user-defined finishing touches. Critical decisions about, drivetrain, gearing, dropouts, brake types, accessories routing, and cable routing are left up to each owner as they tailor their builds.

Randonneur belt drive Flaanimal.

Flaanimal belt drive testing

The history of this project can be found here on this website on our Journal, and through hundreds of images we’ve posted to our Instagram feed along the way:

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Timeline

Nobody is more excited to get this bike made and shipped than we are. It is standard to plan around 90 days for a production order on a frameset like this. Our R&D is done, the bugs are squashed, and almost all of the unknowns are accounted for with this bike. In the cycling industry it is always possible to encounter unexpected delays caused by anything from queues at our suppliers to typhoons hammering the production facility. We plan on shipping framesets and full builds in the latter part of May and early part of June. We will keep this section of the site updated as timelines unfold.

Specifications

Flaanimal Steel

Geometry

Flaanimal features a stable, neutral geometry tuned for road, trail, and pretty much anything in between. We’ve ridden and tested this geometry exhaustively and are very pleased with the results. Much of our core geometry is shared with our Trialdonkey 2.0, which has victories in podiums in almost every major cycling discipline such as road, cyclocross, gravel racing, and mountain biking.

We worked very hard to minimize toe interference across all Flaanimal frame sizes, maintaining at least 5mm of clearance with average shoe sizes when a 45mm tire is used.

Size 48 50 52 54 56 58 61
virtual Seat Tube (C-T) 480 500 520 540 560 580 610
Seat Tube (C-T) 448 468 488 508 528 548 578
Top Tube (effective) 520 527.65 535 545 560 580 605
Chain Stay (actual) 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
Seat Tube Angle 75 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73
Bottom Bracket Drop 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Head Tube Length 82 95 107 132 147 162 197
Head Tube Angle 69.5 69.5 70 70 71 72 72
Reach 384.22 383.74 382.43 385.69 390.08 399.1 413.92
Stack 506.74 518.92 532.08 555.57 573.63 591.71 624.99
Fork Length 396 396 396 396 396 396 396
Fork Rake 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
FC 600.95 605 603.83 615.58 616.25 620.96 646.47
Wheelbase 1017.42 1021.5 1020.32 1032.13 1032.81 1037.55 1063.19

Ordering

Framesets can be pre-ordered now through our store. If you would prefer to order via email or phone or if you would prefer to pay by means other than credit card please reach out to us via the contact form in the lower right of this screen.

Flaanimal 3.0 Bleaux Frameset

$1,300.00

Bicycle frameset crowd funded pre-order.

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Description

Reynolds 725 steel frame in matte blue paint with white graphics. Metal head badge. Rodeo Spork 1.1 carbon fiber fork. 15mm through axle. Rear sliding flat mount 12mm through axle dropout. 12mm through axle. Routing hardware for all configuration options.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 22 x 40 x 7 in

Flaanimal 3.0 Black / Copper Frameset

$1,300.00

Bicycle frameset crowd funded pre-order.

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Description

Reynolds 725 steel frame in gloss and matte black paint with metallic copper graphics. Metal head badge. Rodeo Spork 1.1 carbon fiber fork. 15mm through axle. Rear sliding flat mount 12mm through axle dropout. 12mm through axle. Routing hardware for all configuration options.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 22 x 40 x 7 in

Flaanimal 3.0 Celeste Frameset

$1,400.00

Bicycle frameset crowd funded pre-order.

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Description

Reynolds 725 steel frame in original Flaanimal four color gloss paint. Metal head badge. Rodeo Spork 1.1 carbon fiber fork. 15mm through axle. Rear sliding flat mount 12mm through axle dropout. 12mm through axle. Routing hardware for all configuration options. Early prototype photos shown for color reference, but features are identical to blue and black framesets. The celeste Flaanimal is slightly more expensive due to its complicated multi color livery.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 22 x 40 x 7 in

Complete Flaanimal Bicycle Builds

We are pleased to offer complete builds of the Flaanimal for those looking for a turn-key bike. In order to purchase a complete build please get in touch with us via the contact form in the lower right.

Complete builds are highly variable in price, but here are a few template builds for reference based on some of the bikes that you see on this page.

Any build can be completely customized to your preferences. Wheel and component revisions are a great way to dial in your cost and riding goals.

Flaanimal 3.0 SRAM Force, 2×11 Road / Gravel / Trail build

$4250

Flaanimal 3.0 steel frameset (any color). Rodeo Spork 1.1. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. SRAM Force 2×11 hydro wi-fli drivetrain. Praxis Zayante 42t crankset. WTB saddle. Ritchey WCS Cockpit. WTB Exposure 34c tubeless tires.

Flaanimal 3.0 Ultegra Hydro, 2×11 Road / Gravel / Trail build

$3810

Flaanimal 3.0 steel frameset (any color). Rodeo Spork 1.1. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. Shimano Ultegra hydro 2×11 drivetrain. Praxis Zayante 34/50 crankset. WTB saddle. Ritchey WCS Cockpit. WTB Exposure 34c tubeless tires.

Flaanimal 3.0 Box One, 1×11 Trail / Gravel build

$3300

Flaanimal 3.0 steel frameset (any color). Rodeo Spork 1.1. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. Box One, 1×11 11-46t MTB drivetrain. Praxis Zayante 42t crankset. Soma saddle. Box One seatpost. Eclipse aluminum stem. Box Two carbon bar. Box MTB Grips. Shimano Saint brake brake levers. Shimano 505 brakes. WTB Riddler 45c (48actual) tubeless tires. KMC 11 speed chain.

Flaanimal 3.0 Rival 1x Road / Gravel/ Trail build

$2900

Flaanimal 3.0 steel frameset (any color). Rodeo Spork 1.1. WTB i23 KOM Hand Built Wheels. Sram Rival 1 hydro 11-36 drivetrain. WTB Cockpit. WTB Nano 40c tubeless tires.

Flaanimal 3.0 Gates Carbon Drive single speed Road / Gravel/ Trail build

$2350

Flaanimal 3.0 steel frameset (any color). Rodeo Spork 1.1. Velocity Aileron 650b tubeless wheels. TRP Hylex RS Hydraulic brakes. SRAM Rival 1 Crankset. WTB saddle. Cinelli Vai. WTB Horizon 47c 650b tubeless tires.

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FAQS

If you have any questions about Flaanimal please feel free to get in touch. We will add any common questions here as we go.

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