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.
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’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.
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:
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.
Reyonolds 725 custom butted chromoly steel tubing
English threaded 68mm bottom bracket
3 water bottle mounts on main frame (one beneath down tube)
3 external, specific routing hardware configurations. Rear brake + single speed. Rear brake + 1x geared. Rear brake + 2x geared. Fixie (single speed + no external brakes). All routing hardware is removable and cappable for a clutter free frame when routing guides aren’t needed.
27.2 seatpost diameter
Front derailleur, when used requires a bottom pull with a braze on mount.
44mm head tube. 1-1/8” to 1.5” tapered steerer tube (Rodeo Spork 1.1). External cup tapered headset required. example: Chris King Inset 7. Note: Our prototypes featured a fully tapered head tube but we will change to 44mm for production to allow more customer customization.
2 standard sliding dropout configurations. Geared + flat mount disc brake + 12mm 142 through axle. Single speed + flat mount + 12mm 142 through axle.Many third party open standard dropouts will also fit our frame’s dropout design for even more brake, axle, and gearing options.
Rear and front rack mounts and fender mounts are featured in standard positions.
Front fork (Rodeo Spork 1.1) features two mid-leg eyelets for rack and fender mounting. Mid leg eyelets are spaced at 65mm for option water bottle mounting (for a total of five water bottle mounts on the frameset).
Flaanimal features a stainless steel beer opener that bridges the upper rear seat stays
Rodeo Spork uses a 15mm front through axle
Rodeo Spork supports a 12.5kg max suggested load.
Rodeo Spork features a flat mount disc brake mounting surface and can also use an adapter for legacy post mount disc brake support.
Tire clearance / Frame: Max suggested approx 48mm at 700c with approx 4-5mm radius for space for the elements. Identical specs at 650b. Labeled tire size and measured tire size varies widely by manufactuerer, tread pattern and rim used.
Tire clearance / Fork: Max suggested approx 48mm at 700c with approx 4-5mm radius for space for the elements. Slightly more space at 650b (60mm wide opening at 650b). Labeled tire size and measured tire size varies widely by manufactuerer, tread pattern and rim used.
Weights: Bare 58cm steel frame weighs approx 2450gr. Bare 50cm frame weighs approx 2250gr. Dropout and routing hardware weight are variable per build. Weight subject to minor fluctuations on final production spec.
Aluminum Flaanimal head badge (currently being designed)
Frame hand made in Taiwan from Reynolds UK tubing.
Fork hand made in Taiwan from Toray Carbon fiber.
Flaanimals are designed and assembled for delivery in Denver, Colorado.
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.
virtual Seat Tube (C-T)
Seat Tube (C-T)
Top Tube (effective)
Chain Stay (actual)
Seat Tube Angle
Bottom Bracket Drop
Head Tube Length
Head Tube Angle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.