Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

Here’s an exciting sneak peek at what Dorset’s Sven Cycles is bringing to the Bespoked Show in Bristol this weekend. This may look like a highly individualized all-roader but it is, in fact, the first sight of their more affordable semi-custom production series.

Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

Sven Cycles’ Darron Coppin has put many years’ thought and work into this new line of set-run frames. It’s the culmination of his appreciation and respect for the longstanding tradition of the handmade bicycle.

Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

This 650b Pathfinder is one of a range of semi-custom frames, which cuts down on workshop materials, wages, and time, the end result of which puts a beautifully crafted frame into the hands of the consumer at a more affordable price.

Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

That’s not to say there is a difference in quality. I’ve personally experienced the love and expertise that Darron and his crew of Mog and Steve apply to every order that comes through their workshop. Each is dedicated to upholding the reliability of this industry.

The semi-custom range is built from Reynolds tubing with options for Alfine, Rohloff, or White Industries drivetrains. Other options include SP Dynamo front hubs, DT Swiss rims, Busch & Muller lights, Compass tyres, Tubus Racks and Cane Creek headsets.

Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder

All paint and wheel building is completed in-house, which allows both for the semi-custom options, and 100% quality assurance. The Pathfinder is built from stainless Reynolds 921 with custom 921 Unicrown disk blades, and the pictured is priced at £3600.

Stay tuned for more, or head to the Bespoked show to see the whole range in person. There’ll be the 650b Roadster and a step-through version, the Wayfarer tourer, and the intriguingly-named All-Road Bike Packing Fun Road Bike.

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Portland Original: Sven Cycles Semi-Custom Pathfinder