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 and a selection of pre-configured complete bikes — with your choice of wheel size — are available through this page. If what we have on offer here doesn’t quite fit your needs, or you’re not sure which type of build is best for you, click here then hit the “start a build” button, fill that form out, and we’ll get in touch with you.

Take a look at our build options 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

$1,350.00

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

Make mine a complete build:

Your Flaanimal will be fully assembled and tuned in-house so it’s ready to ride, then minimally disassembled for packing. You’ll have to reinstall the front wheel, seatpost, handlebars, and rear derailleur (on some bikes) when you receive it.

Click here for complete component specs in the Build Pricing section, below.

Click here for standard cockpit component sizing per frame size, listed below.

Choose your wheel size:

Pre-configured builds include Panaracer GravelKing SK tires in either 700 x 38mm or 650b x 48mm.

Dropper post & dynamo hub options:

– Available on complete bikes only.
– May require additional lead time to complete your build. We will get in touch if your lead time will be longer than typical.
– Dynamo hub option replaces the stock front hub on a Rodeo 2.0 Carbon front wheel.

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 can be tailored to its owner at no additional cost. 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.

Feel free to check out the build templates below to get a sense of what is possible and what pricing might look like for your build and when you’re ready, send in a build form to get the process started.

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 thru 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 thru 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 thru 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

 

General Fit Guidelines

52cm 5’4”-5’6”
54cm 5’6”-5’9”
56cm 5’9”-6’0”
58cm 6’0”-6’2”
61cm 6’1”-6’4”

 

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.

Geometry Chart

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.

 

Cockpit Components – Standard Sizing

Size 48 cm 50 cm 52 cm 54 cm 56 cm 58 cm 61 cm
Handlebar width (c-c) 40 cm 40 cm 40 cm 42 cm 42 cm 44 cm 46 cm
Stem length / angle 70 mm / ±7° 80 mm / ±7° 80 mm / ±7° 90 mm / ±7° 100 mm / ±7° 110 mm / ±7° 110 mm / ±7°
Crank length 170 mm 170 mm 170 mm 172.5 mm 172.5 mm 175 mm 175 mm

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

We’re committed to helping everyone understand the details of Flaanimal before they order a frameset or build. If we’ve missed any details that are important to you please let us know here and we will work to get them answered quickly.

Copyright

All Content Copyright 2014 Rodeo Adventure Labs LLC or as credited.
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