Flaanimal 4.1

Flaanimal is a multi use steel adventure frameset designed and built around the themes of versatility and adaptability. Now in its 4th iteration, Flaanimal has been the product of non stop refinement and iteration since the day it was first designed. In its current 4.1 state we believe it to be one of the most feature rich and enjoyable steel framesets available today.

Flaanimal is meant to be built and ridden any way that you like. Each of its primary design details are intended to leave key decisions about function up to the owner. With large tire clearances, interchangeable dropouts, and completely configurable shifting and braking routing the frameset is not locked into rigid categories. As each rider’s personal style and tastes evolve Flaanimal is designed to evolve along with them.


ordering

Flaanimal framesets can be quickly and easily ordered through this page. If you would like to order a full build we’re happy to help you spec one out. You can take a look at our build templates lower on the page to get a sense of cost and then start with our build form below to get a conversation started with our build team.

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Flaanimal 4.1

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$1,350.00

Flaanimal 4.1 steel adaptable adventure frameset with painted-to-match Spork 1.2.

Next restock of Flaanimal 4.1 will be late April, 2019. We’ve listed all incoming frames as “in-stock” and available to order through the site but only certain colors are in stock in Denver and ready to ship until our 2019 frames arrive. If you would like to double check stock before ordering please feel free to send us a note through the contact page.

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Description

The Rodeo Labs Flaanimal 4.1 is:
  • Reynolds 725 custom butted CroMoly Frame
  • Rodeo Spork 1.2 carbon fork: dynamo hub & USB stem cap compatible
  • Tire clearance: up to 700 x 42mm or 650b x 48mm (as mounted on a rim with 25mm internal width)
  • Flat mount brake mounts front and rear, 140mm rotor size native
  • 12x142mm thru axle rear (included) / 15x100mm thru axle front (included)
  • 27.2 seatpost (clamp included)
  • Sliding dropouts for geared, 140mm flat mount brake, 12mm axle builds (included)
  • Internal down tube routing + configurable hardware (included)
  • T47 threaded bottom bracket shell
  • Pump peg
  • EC44 tapered headset spec. Headset available separately
  • Single speed through axle dropout available separately
  • Off the back large profile flat mount brake mount available separately
  • Alfine / Rohloff QR dropouts available separately
  • 12×100 front axle conversion kit available separately
  • 160mm rear flat mount adapter available separately
  • 160mm post mount brake adapters available separately

Additional information

Weight 5.5 lbs
Color

Charr-Truse 52, Charr-Truse 54, Charr-Truse 56, Charr-Truse 58, Charr-Truse 61, Pine Cone 48cm, Pine Cone 50cm, Pine Cone 52cm, Pine Cone 54cm, Pine Cone 56cm, Pine Cone 58cm, Pine Cone 61cm, Chocolate Creamsicle 52cm, Chocolate Creamsicle 58cm, Chocolate Creamsicle 54cm, Chocolate Creamsicle 61cm, Bleaux Deaux 52cm, Flaamingo 52, Flaamingo 54, Flaamingo 56, Flaamingo 58, Flaamingo 61, Bleaux Deaux 48cm, Chocolate Creamsicle 48cm, RAW ED finish 52cm

4 reviews for Flaanimal 4.1

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt

    So, the frame I have is actually a Flaanimal 3.0, but I believe all pertinent points are going to be the same, if not better.

    This is my favorite bike I have ever ridden. Of all of them. Whether it was a full squish trail bike or full carbon road rocket, this bike is just the most fun. Quick and light enough feel spunky on the pavement, stable and solid enough to feel confident on singletrack. I don’t know how these wizards achieved it, but the Flaanimal is magical ride.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott DeJong

    What an incredible bike that seems to do everything well! I built mine up as more of an adventure bike and it has excelled on everything from regular roads to single track. The set up is responsive and the addition of a Redshift stem has made it supremely comfortable over washboard sections of trail or road. This bike begs to explore new trails or familiar trails in new ways. I’m looking forward to a season of new adventures in bikepacking and gravel, inspired by the Flaany!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bob C.

    It’s hard to know where to begin with reviewing the Flaanimal, because more or less any question you ask about its capabilities or experience will have the same answer: “yes.”

    Is it a super trail bike? Yes. A fantastic bikepacking bike? Yes. A perfect commuter? Yes. Does it slay on dirt roads (now called gravel, sigh, it’s dirt, OK…)? Definitely! Is it a great long distance bike? Yes. Would you do an entire brevet series on it? In a heartbeat. Can it handle XX componentry/drive train? Yes. Is it fun? Emphatically, deliriously, gigglingly, yes. It is a bike you fall in love with? Again an emphatic yes. Does it ride predictably? Oh, my, yes. Does it lead to exploration of distant places? Yes, yes, yes. Do you find yourself trying fun things you haven’t done in a while, like riding your bike in the skate park? Yes… Was the experience of buying from Rodeo Labs fun and easy? Oh very much so…

    See that’s the thing about the Flaanimal: while it has a couple of minor irritations (the eyelets on the 1.2 Spork are a pain if you want to mount panniers, for instance) none of that matters so much because the bike is perfect at so many things. You’d be hard pressed to find a bike with more flexibility. And if you find something it’s NOT perfect for, its design is clever enough to allow you to change it around to make it perfect for the new task.

    I’m lucky enough to have several very, very expensive super bikes that I enjoy a lot. But the Flaanimal and one other are by far my favorites and the ones I ride 90% of the time.

    The Flaanimal has a completely unique quality in my experience: it’s a very high performance bike that at the same time has the friendly, rough and tumble spirit of the best knock-around bike of your dreams. You don’t baby it, but it babies you. It is not precious in its attitude despite riding better than nearly any other bike out there.

    I’m an ultra-distance cyclist and I ride in far away places where something unpredictable could entail a lot of suffering to remedy. I trust the Flaanimal completely. I splurged on Rodeo wheels too and don’t regret it for a minute. They are exceptional wheels in every way.

    Normally I build my own bikes and this was the first time I’ve had others build a bike of mine in years. Getting it organized with the Rodeo crew was dream. Questions answered with thoughtfulness and patience, ideas on how to save a little money offered even when not asked to do so. Just great.

    Frankly, actual build itself was problematic and the mechs screwed up a few things badly and there were some boneheaded moves. However, that was kind of a one-off thing because of an issue on their end that they didn’t anticipate. When Rodeo realized they had messed up they did everything short of airlifting in the marines to make it right. I finally reached the point of saying, literally, you’re annoying me with your eager customer service. I’ve got this. I’ll just fix it myself, OK? They’re that good — you have to tell them to stand down on a problem. There is a mountain of integrity standing behind these bikes.

    I wish every bike company was like that. Rodeo is special in every way. The bikes they make are utterly exemplary — fast and tough and flexible and fun, fun, fun. So fun. Really fun. Get it? Meanwhile, the values of the company are peerless.

    I’ll be a Rodeo customer forever, simple as that. They are unlike any other boutique bike company in the world, and I’m delighted with everything about the experience. Truly great bikes, truly great people. What’s not to love?

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill

    Not sure what I can say that other reviewers have not, this bike is simply amazing!

    Coming from a background of BMX and single speeds, I had many many questions, which were patiently and thoroughly answered. I approached Rodeo Labs with the type of riding I planned on doing and a budget. They came back with a fantastic build that barely cracked my budget. In less than 3 weeks from leaving my deposit, I was riding on my brand new Flaanimal!

    I don’t have anything to compare this bike to, but I can say that it feels awesome cruising down a paved road then turning off onto a trail without compromising the handling. It is such a smooth ride and feels super solid no matter the terrain I am on.

    This bike and the people at Rodeo Labs have far exceeded my expectations. There were many directions I could have gone in while in the market for a bike, and I couldn’t be happier that I found Rodeo Labs.

    I am looking forward to putting many miles on this bike!

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Rodeo Wheels

If you are looking at our 650b or 700c 2.0 carbon Rodeo Wheels for your new Flaanimal be advised that all Rodeo frameset owners qualify for a standing family discount of $300 per wheelset. Just add the wheels to your cart and use code familybusiness at checkout. We verify all uses of this coupon code.

BUILD PRICING

We are happy to work with customers to create full builds around their Rodeo framesets. Each build that Rodeo delivers is tailored to its owner at no additional cost. In order to create a full bike build with us, simply purchase a frameset and send us an email. We apply 100% of the frameset purchase price towards your build and we work out your build details collaboratively via direct communication. We are able to source from a huge library of parts from across the bike industry to create the bike that matches your style and goals.

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Gates Carbon Drive

Gates Carbon Drive single speed. TRP Hylex RS hydraulic brakes. Cinelli Vai cockpit. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. $2800.00

Bar / Size Cinelli Vai 42cm
Stem / Length Cinelli Vai / 110
Headset FSA Orbit
Seat Clamp Standard 6066
Seatpost Cinelli Vai 27.2
Saddle WTB Volt 142
Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA 68mm
Crankset Shimano Alfine
Gates Sprocket (front)  
Belt Gates Carbon Drive
Gates Sprocket (rear) Gates Carbon Drive
Front Brake Levers TRP Hylex RS
Rear Brake Levers TRP Hylex RS
Brake Lines / Hydro TRP Hylex RS
Brake Lines / Hydro TRP Hylex RS
Brake Caliper Front TRP Hylex RS
Brake Caliper Rear TRP Hylex RS
Bar Tape Black
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 28h Carbon / 650b
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 28h Carbon / 650b
Spokes Sapim Race double butted 14/15g black spokes
Nipples Sapim 14g x 12mm black brass secure lock nipples
SS spacer kit SS spacer kit
Wheel Build Magnetic Wheel Co Handbuilt
TIRES WTB Horizon 650b
Rotors Shimano 160mm centerlock rotors
Brake adapters Flat mount 160mm rear adapter
Front QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 15mm
Rear QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 12mm

Sram Rival 1

Sram Rival 1x HRD, Easton EA50 Controls, Praxis Zayante hollow forged crankset, Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. $3851.00

Bar / Size Easton EA50 AX
Stem / Length Easton EA50
Headset FSA
Seat Clamp Standard 6066
Seatpost Easton EA50 350mm 27.2
Saddle WTB Volt 142
Bottom Bracket Praxis T47 M30
Crankset Praxis Zayante Direct Mount 172.5
Pedals None
Chain SRAM Rival PC 1130
Cassette Sram 1130 11-42
Rear Derr. Rival 1 Long Cage
Front Shift / Levers Rival 1
Rear Shift / Levers Rival 22 HRD
Brake Lines / Hydro Sram Rival HRD
Brake Lines / Mech Sram Rival HRD
Shift housing / cables Sram Rival HRD
Brake Caliper Front Rival Flat Mount HRD
Brake Caliper Rear Rival Flat Mount HRD
Bar Tape Black
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 / 28h carbon
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 / 28h carbon
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 / 28h
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 / 28h
Spokes Sapim Race
Nipples Brass Nipples
Build Magnetic Wheel Co hand built.
Tires WTB Riddler 37c
Tires WTB Riddler 37c
Rotors Centerlock 160 front/rear
Brake adapters SRAM 160mm included
Front QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 15mm
Rear QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 12mm

XT Di2 / TRP Hylex RS / 1x

Shimano Di2 shifting combined with TRP’s class leading hydraulic brake lever feel. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. $3916.00

Bar / Size Ritchey Comp Evo Max
Stem / Length Ritchey Comp 6 degree
Headset FSA EC44
Seat Clamp 6065
Seatpost Ritchey Comp 1 bolt.
Saddle WTB SL8 Team
Bottom Bracket Praxis 68mm threaded
Crankset Praxis Zayante 42T
Chain Shimano 11spd
Cassette 11-42
Rear Derr. XT Di2 rear Mech
Shift / Levers TRP Hylex RS
Shift / Levers TRP Hylex RS
Climber’s Switch Shimano Climber’s switch for TRP Di2 Mod
Di2 Battery BT-DN110
Di2 Battery seatpost mount 27.2
Brake Lines / Hydro Included with Shift / Levers
Battery Charger Di2 Battery charger
Di2 Junction Junction A / 3 port
Di2 Junction Junction B
di2 wire Shifter Wire
di2 wire Shifter Wire
di2 wire Down Tube Wire
di2 wire Rear Der. Wire
di2 wire Battery Wire
Brake Caliper Front TRP Hylex RS
Brake Caliper Rear TRP Hylex RS
Bar Tape Ritchey
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 carbon 700c
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 carbon 700c
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Spokes Sapim Race
Nipples Brass
Build Magnetic Wheel Co Handbuilt
Valve Tubeless
Tires Schwalbe G-One 35c
Tires Schwalbe G-One 35c
Rim Tape 24mm
Rotors Shimano 160
Axles Hex through axles

Shimano Ultegra 22 Hydro

Shimano Ultegra 22 hydro. Ritchey WCS Cockpit. Rodeo 2.0 700c carbon wheels. $4102.00

Bar / Size WCS Evocurve
Stem / Length STEM WCS TRAIL Blatte 110mm/31.8mm (requests +/- 6/8 degree stem)
Headset FSA
Seat Clamp Standard 6066
Seatpost WCS LINK Blatte 400mm/31.6mm
Saddle WTB Volt Race142
Bottom Bracket Praxis M30 English Thread
Crankset Praxis Zayante 34/50 172.5mm
Chain CN-HG700-11, FOR 11-SPEED (ROAD/MTB COMPATIBLE)
Cassette ICS680011132
Front Derr. Ultegra FD-6800-F – Braze On.
Front derr cable stop Front derr cable stop
Rear Derr. RD-6800 GS 11-speed
Front Shift / Levers Ultegra Shift Brake Lever set / Hydro
Front Shift Housing 34″ Shimano Housing
Rear Shift Housing 7′ 2″ Shimano Housing
Brake Caliper Front Shimano 505 Flat Mount
Brake Caliper Rear Shimano 505 Flat Mount
Bar Tape WCS Pave Tape / Black
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 / 28
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 / 28
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 / Bitex 106R
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 / Bitex 106R
Spokes Sapim Race
Nipples Sapim Nipples
Build Magnetic Wheel Co
Valve Tubeless valve
Tires Schwable G-One
Tires Schwable G-One
Rim Tape 24mm rim tape
Rotors Shimano 160
Brake adapters Rodeo 160mm
   
Front QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 15mm
Rear QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 12mm

Alfine Di2

Shimano Alfine Di2 internally geared 11 speed rear hub combined with Gates Carbon Drive belt drive system for all weather commuting or generally rowdy riding. Ritchey WCS cockpit. Rodeo 2.0 carbon wheels. $4700.00

Bar / Size Ritchey WCS Evomax
Stem / Length Ritchey WCS C229
Headset FSA EC44
Seat Clamp Standard 6066
Seatpost Ritchey WCS 1 bolt
Saddle WTB Volt 142
Bottom Bracket Praxis BSA M30
Crankset Praxis Zayante
Belt Gates Carbon Drive 113
Cog Gates Carbon Drive 22
Chainring Gates / 50
   
Shift / Levers R785 Di2 Hydro
Shift / Levers R785 Di2 Hydro
Di2 Battery BT-DN110
Di2 Battery seatpost mount Ritchey
Brake Lines / Hydro Shimano
Battery Charger Di2 Battery charger
Di2 Junction Junction A
Di2 Junction Junction B
di2 wire Handlebar 350mm
di2 wire Handlebar 350mm
di2 wire Down Tube 1200mm
di2 wire Wireless bridge 20mm
Di2 Wireless unit EW-WU101
di2 wire Rear Der. Wire
di2 wire Battery Wire
Brake Caliper Front RS505 Flat Mount
Brake Caliper Rear RS505 Flat Mount
   
Bar Tape Black
Rear Hub Alfine Di2 11 speed centerlock 32h
Front Hub Bitex 106 F 32h
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 Carbon 700c 28h
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 Carbon 700c 32h
Spokes Sapim Race double butted 14/15g black spokes
Nipples Sapim 14g x 12mm black brass secure lock nipples
Wheel Build Magnetic Wheel Co handbuilt
TIRES Panaracer Gravel King
Rotors Shimano 160
Brake adapters Rodeo 160mm adapter
Front QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 15mm
Rear QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 12mm

Sram Force 1 Hydro

Sram Force 1 HRD shifting. Easton EC70 cockpit. Rodeo 2.0 650b carbon wheels $4800.00

Bar / Size Easton EC70 AX // 42cm
Stem / Length EA70 STM 6D 31.8 100 4B AM 13
Headset FSA
Seat Clamp Standard 6066
Seatpost EA70 SP ZERO 400 31.6 2B AM 13
Saddle WTB Volt Race 142
Bottom Bracket Praxis M30 PF30 conversion BB
Crankset Praxis Zayante 172.5 / 40t
Pedals None
Chain PC1130
Cassette Sram Force 11-Sram, XG-1150, 11sp. cassette, 10-42T
Front Derr.  
Rear Derr. Sram Force 1x Long Cage
Front Shift / Levers Sram Force 1
Rear Shift / Levers SRAM Force HRD Disc Rear Shifter
Brake Lines / Hydro Included with Shift / Levers
Brake Lines / Mech  
Shift housing / cables  
Brake Caliper Front SRAM Force Flat Mount
Brake Caliper Rear SRAM Force Flat Mount
Bar Tape Black
Bottle Cages None
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 Carbon / 650b
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 Carbon / 650b
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 / Bitex 106
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 / Bitex 106
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray
Nipples Brass
Build Magnetic Wheel Co
Valve Tubeless valve
Tires WTB Byway 650b
Tires WTB Byway 650b
Rim Tape 24mm tape
Rotors 2x 160mm Centerlock Rotor
Brake adapters Flat mount 160 rear
Tire Sealant Stans
Front QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 15mm
Rear QR / Axle Rodeo Through Axle / 12mm

That Dream Build

We’ve had a fair number of people ask how much it would cost to build a bike identical to the Pine Cone build that we feature in our photos. This built is pretty top of the line across the board and it adds a power meter to the mix as well. Here is the breakdown on spec and cost. Custom front and rear bags by Andrew The Maker  available directly from Andrew separately. $5530.00

Bar / Size Easton EC70 AX //44cm
Stem / Length Easton EC70 Stem
Headset FSA EC44
Seat Clamp 6065
Seatpost EA70 SP ZERO 400 27.2 2B AM 13
Saddle Brooks C13
Bottom Bracket Easton BSA English
Crankset Easton EC90SL
Power Meter Easton Cinch Power Spindle
Chainring Absolute Black Cinch Oval
Chain Shimano 11spd
Cassette Shimano 1150 10-42
Rear Derr. Shimano XT Di2
Shift / Levers TRP Hylex RS
Shift / Levers TRP Hylex RS
Climber’s Switch Shimano Climber’s switch for TRP Di2 Mod
Di2 Battery BT-DN110
Di2 Battery seatpost mount 27.2
Brake Lines / Hydro Included with Shift / Levers
Battery Charger Di2 Battery charger
Di2 Junction Junction A / 3 port
Di2 Junction Junction B
di2 wire Shifter Wire
di2 wire Shifter Wire
di2 wire Down Tube Wire
di2 wire Rear Der. Wire
di2 wire Battery Wire
Brake Caliper Front TRP Hylex RS
Brake Caliper Rear TRP Hylex RS
Bar Tape Brooks Cambium rubber bar tape
Rim Front Rodeo 2.0 carbon 650b
Rim Rear Rodeo 2.0 carbon 650b
Front Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Rear Hub Rodeo 2.0 28h
Spokes Sapim CX-Ray
Nipples Brass
Build Magnetic Wheel Co Handbuilt
Valve Tubeless
Tires WTB Byway 650b 47mm
Tires WTB Byway 650b 47mm
Rim Tape 25mm
Rotors Shimano 160
Axles Hex through axles

 

 

 

Features

Reynolds 725 custom butted steel frame

Flaanimal 4.1 features a Reynolds 725 custom butted heat treated chromoly steel frame. Each tube profile is uniquely designed and balanced for weight and the strength requirements of an adventure frameset. The EC44 head tube, bottom bracket shell, and rear dropouts are machined to remove every ounce of un necessary material while leaving robust joining surfaces for strength. The rear triangle is optimized for drive side and non drive side loads and for the specific needs of the stainless steel Gates Carbon Drive frame coupler hardware. With frame weights in the 2000gr range for size 48 up to 2500 gr for size 61 we’ve been able to carefully create an incredibly strong frameset that can stand up to the rigors of road and off road riding. Our frameset weights are on par with the best in the industry while at the same time offering a more broad and adaptable feature set than any other frameset in this category. The Flaanimal 4.1 frameset is on average 800 grams lighter than the Flaanimal 3.0 frameset.

Rodeo Spork 1.2

Flaanimal 4.0 was the motivator for developing the 1.2 iteration of the Rodeo Spork, our full carbon adventure fork. Just like Flaanimal, Spork is unique in the market in its feature set.

  • Fully internal dynamo hub and USB stem cap routing
  • Tire clearances for 700 x 45 and 650b x 47
  • Dual reinforced mid leg mounting options for racks and cages
  • 15mm and 12mm through axle compatibility
  • Rack and fender eyelets on the lower fork leg and crown
  • Flat mount brake and post mount brake compatibility
  • Internal brake routing
  • Full carbon steer tube and fork construction
  • 12.5kg load carrying capacity on eyelets

Interchangable sliding dropouts

Interchangable sliding dropouts allow the Flaanimal frameset to be customized for a huge range of gearing, axle, drive types, and braking options. The frameset comes standard with sliders for the most common build configurations.

  • Standard 9 – 10 – 11 speed road and MTB derailleurs
  • 12mm through axles
  • Flat mount disc brakes

Flaanimal is the only frameset on the market that accomodates and features sliding dropouts for flat mount brakes. Rodeo Labs and third party vendors also offer sliders for the following build configurations:

  • Single speed chain driven drivetrains
  • Gates Carbon Drive belt drive drivetrains
  • Post mount disc brakes
  • Alfine and Rohloff internally geared hubs
  • Quick release or through axle options

Internal routing options

New to Flaanimal 4.0 is a system of internal routing options and interchangable frame plugs that allow for a clean, uncluttered appearance combined with a huge range of build types. The downtube features four reinforced internal routing ports that are brazed onto the frame. Interchangable frame plugs allow each port to be used as an entry or exit point for brake routing, derailleur routing, di2 wiring, and even dynamo light routing. Routing exits near the bottom bracket and runs externally along the chain stays for mechanical and hydaulic builds. Di2 wires also have the option to be run fully internally on the frame to further streamline the appearance of the complete bike and to protect Di2 wires from the elements.

EC44 Head Tube

Flaanimal features a custom offset machined EC44 spec head tube that keeps the weight low and allows for press-in tapered headset cups from Cane Creek Chris King FSA White Industries and other manufacturers.

Additional specifications and features

Flaanimal features thoughtful design decisions in its smaller but equally important details:

  • Integrated rack mounts and fender mounts front and rear
  • Integrated full frame peg mount
  • Flaanimal 4.1 frames feature a T47 68mm threaded bottom bracket shell
  • Flaanimal 4.0 frames feature a BSA 68mm English threaded bottom bracket shell
  • Triple water bottle cage mounts on frame and dual mounts on fork
  • 27.2 seatpost diameter for compliance and ride quality
  • Full electro dipped anti rust coating on inside and outside of frame before painting

geometry

Flaanimal geometry is unchanged from 3.0 to 4.1. Rodeo Labs does not design its bikes as gravel specific, we design bikes to be as widely adaptable to a broad range of riding conditions as possible from road, to gravel, to trail. Our geometry prioritizes the elimination of toe clearance across all sizes. Our geometry prioritizes high speed stability. Our geometry prioritizes bottom bracket clearance in rough, rocky terrain.

Size 48 cm 50 cm 52 cm 54 cm 56 cm 58 cm 61 cm
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) 520 528 535 545 560 580 605
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 384 384 382 386 390 399 414
Stack 507 519 532 556 574 592 625
Fork Length 396 396 396 396 396 396 396
Fork Rake 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
Front Center 601 605 604 616 616 621 645
Wheelbase 1017 1022 1020 1032 1033 1038 1063
Lengths listed in millimeters, angles in degrees.

COLORS

We are offering three new color options for Flaanimal 4.0. We loved the paint colors that we offered on 3.0 but we feel like that as a brand Rodeo needed to keep exploring with color no matter how good the 3.0 colors looked. For 4.0 we now offer the following colors:

Pine Cone Inspired by the palettes of 1970s camping gear, Pine Cone combines a deep chocolate / merlot main frame color with celeste rear seat stays and accents inside of the front fork. Orange type and cream accents round out the look for a truly distinctive frameset that will never, ever be mistaken for anything but a Rodeo Labs Flaanimal.

Bleaux Deaux Blue is the single most popular color on planet earth and the 3.0 Bleaux was the most popular Flaanimal color. It’s pretty safe to say we wanted to offer blue again, but we wanted to do it differently this time. For the main frame color we went with a deep navy color that keeps things classy and classic. For the accent color we went with a brighter complementary shade of blue. The combined effect is the most reserved 4.0 color offering, but one that is still distinctive in a crowded market of otherwise similar looking bikes.

Chocolate creamsicle We love the pop of an orange frame, but there is no way that we were going to make a frame that was all the way orange. It needed some contrast, so we combined a dark chocolate brown with the orange to make a color option that was both vibrant but also once again unique. On this frame the Flaanimal 4.0 lettering on the top tube is also a vibrant electric blue.

QUESTIONS

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