Traildonkey 2.1 is Rodeo Labs’ premiere adventure bike platform.
From the podium at Kanza to the climbs of Leadville to the cobbles of Belgium and France, Traildonkey has been on a relentless march towards adventure since 2014. Every time we think we’ve pushed this platform as hard as we think we can, we push it a little bit harder and it keeps on rewarding us with huge smiles and bigger memories. Traildonkey is an adaptable use frameset designed to go where you point it whether that be road, gravel, or even out onto the trails. We developed Traildonkey 100% from scratch and designed it to solve the challenges of mixed terrain riding.
We’re winding up 2018 and the 2.1 frame spec with an Adopt A Donkey sale. 2019 will see the release of Traildonkey 3.0, and we aren’t disclosing details on the new bike until the very end of the year but TD 2.1 is an incredible bike with features that are perfect for about 95% of the general gravel riding community. If you’ve been eying a Traildonkey the timing couldn’t be better.
Traildonkey framesets can be quickly and easily ordered through this page. If you see the frameset size / color in stock in the pulldown below we have it ready to ship immediately. If you would like to order a full bike 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.
Every full Traildonkey build is a custom build experience. We dial in key measurements such as stem length, bar width, crank length, and saddle size for optimal fit, and we allow buyers to bring their own favorite parts to the build if they would like to use items that they already have.
Traildonkey 2.0 has evolved into 2.1 with a move to the T47 threaded bottom bracket standard, a 27.2 seatpost for more compliance, and Rodeo Spork 1.2 with internal dynamo routing features.
Traildonkey 2.1 Frameset
If you would like to adopt a Traildonkey through your local bike shop please visit your local shop and have them send us an email.
Traildonkey 2.1 frameset includes:
- Traildonkey 2.1 frame
- Seatpost collar
- FSA headset and expansion plug.
- Rodeo Spork 1.2 with 15mm through axle
- 135 rear dropouts and QR
- 142 rear dropouts and 12mm through axle
- Routing endcaps for 1x, 2x, mechanical, hydraulic, or electronic shifting
- Endcaps for dropper post or dropperless build configurations.
The Traildonkey fits true to size. That means if you order a 56 the frame will fit like a 56 typically does. The frame does have a generous slope to its top tube which lowers stand over height and makes the bike much more fun on trails. It also makes the frame adapted for dropper posts when built as a trail bike. The top tube slope can make the frame appear smaller, but the effective top tube height, reach, and other key measurements remain true to what you’d expect for each size.
|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
The Traildonkey frame and fork is warranted against defects in design and construction for the life of the bike. If we designed or manufactured something incorrectly then you aren’t responsible if the bike somehow fails. The Traildonkey is not warranted against abuse, crashes, or when used outside of the reasonable intent for a bike of this type. If you do crash and damage your Traildonkey we will offer you a deeply discounted crash replacement. We don’t want to profit off of your misfortune. Having submitted the bike to ISO testing and further tested it for four years and many thousands of miles over almost every terrain imaginable, we are very confident that the bike we’ve created is durable and dependable. We expect Traildonkey to deliver years after years of satisfying use to any owner who properly cares for and maintains it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Technical Specifications Spork 1.2:
- Full carbon main construction
- Carbon steer tube
- Internal dynamo hub routing features.
- Internal USB stem cap routing features.
- Aluminum 15mm through axle hardware. Optionally convertible to 12mm
- 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
- Heavy duty fender mounts and rack mounts on each fork leg at dropout, dual mid fork, and fork crown.
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52cm (Minty Pine Cone), 54cm (Minty Pine Cone), 56cm(Minty Pine Cone), 58cm (Minty Pine Cone), 52cm (Bleaux Deaux), 54cm (Bleaux Deaux), 56cm (Bleaux Deaux), 58cm (Bleaux Deaux), 52cm (Charcoal), 54cm (Charcoal), 56cm (Charcoal), 58cm (Charcoal)
Pricing: Complete Builds
The Traildonkey 2.1 is an extremely versatile frameset and we are very excited to see people get creative with their builds. Some people may tailor the bike to trail use, some to gravel, and some to road riding. With simple gearing and tire changes the bike can be adapted to completely different riding styles.
On complete builds, we offer the ability for buyers to start with our standard build options but then dig into their specifications as they tailor their steed to their style. Have you always dreamed of a full carbon cockpit? We can help you add that to your build. Do you prefer a more road oriented gearing like 11-28 or do you want a wide range 9-46 build? It’s your call. 1x? Yes we are happy to do that. Di2? Yes. Custom bar/stem/crank measurements? Sure! Change from carbon wheels to aluminum or vise versa? We’re happy to accommodate.
If you don’t see your preferred build listed below and have some basic questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, head back up this page, click “Start a Build”, give a much detail as you can, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.