We’ve been working on designing and manufacturing Traildonkey 2.0 for almost two years. Over that time we’ve gotten many many emails inquiring about the bike. We are excited to finally publish this page with questions about the project. If you don’t see your question answered here please feel free to send us a note. We will add additional responses and information here as time goes on.
Last updated: May 16, 2016.
TRAILDONKEY 2.0 FAQS:
Question: What size Traildonkeys will be offered?
Answer: Initially 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, and 58cm will be offered. If demand is strong we will consider adding 50cm and 60cm frames to the mix but we are a new company and we are cautious about costs, so we first need to launch with a very carefully considered range of frame sizes. The good news is that the frame is pretty adaptable because of the sloping top tube, so smaller riders or larger riders may be able to achieve a fit with proper stem and seat post height and selection.
Question: Will you sell direct or through shops?
Answer: We will do both. Initially we will sell directly to customers, but we will seek to build out dealer relationships as we grow. Local dealers are an excellent way to make the right purchasing decisions when selecting a bike and how it is built up. Dealers will also help us make demos possible and trying before you buy is a great way to make sure that the bike is the best fit for you. As we add dealers we will list them so that people are able to find them easily. If you are an interested dealer feel free to reach out and as we finalize our retail strategy we can discuss relationships.
Question: Will you ship globally?
Answer: Yes we will. Shipping and duties will be the responsibility of each buyer.
Question: Where are your frames made?
Answer: Our manufacturing is done in Taiwan. Every Traildonkey and Rodeo Spork is made and finished completely from scratch, by hand.
Question: Why don’t you manufacture in the USA?
Answer: We want Traildonkey to be approachable to as many riders as possible and manufacturing in the USA would double the cost of just the frame and fork. We are very excited in the relationships that we have built in Taiwan and we have had an 18 month relationship with them planning, designing, and developing this bike from scratch.
Technical Specifications FRAME:
Frame Material: 3k and unidirectional carbon fiber. Aluminum dropout hardware, cable routing guides, and bottom bracket shell. Aluminum lower headset bearing seat and carbon upper bearing seat.
Bottom Bracket: PF30
Rear Dropouts: Carbon with swappable aluminum hardware for both 142 x 12mm through axle or 135 Quick Release both included with each frame. 135mm QR threads directly into frame hardware instead of a separate end cap creating a more integrated connection with the frame.
Rack Mounts: Front and rear
Fender Mounts: Front and Rear
Cable Guides: Interchangeable mechanical or Di2. Can be capped to seal frame when not in use. Removable housing cover at lower bottom bracket shell for easy access to rear brake and derailleurs.
Dropper Post: Dropper post internal routing along top tube with exit point at upper seatpost. Can be capped with flush hardware when not in use.
1x Compatibility: Removable front derailleur mount for clean 1x installations.
Single Speed Compatibility: Planned with future dropout hardware
Belt Drive Compatibility: Not currently planned.
Bottle mounts: 3. Seat Tube, Down Tube, and beneath Down Tube.
Tire Clearance: 56mm front and rear:
Weight: Final exact weights pending, but approx 1250 for the raw 54cm and 1450 for the raw 58cm. 52cm and 56cm weights will be in-kind. Weights vary depending on graphics and paint.
Technical Specifications Spork:
Full carbon main construction
Carbon steer tube
Aluminum 15mm through axle hardware
Internal brake routing inside fork blade
140/160mm Flat mount disc brake compatible
160/180mm Post mount disc brake compatible with simple post mount adapter
15mm threaded aluminum ratcheting through axle supplied with each fork.
Heavy duty fender mounts and rack mounts on each fork leg at dropout, mid fork, and fork crown.