Harvey Cycle Works Randonneur Adventure

When I decided to go back to Banff, Alberta for another try at Tour Divide, one of my first calls was to Kevin Harvey of Harvey Cycle Works. He has built a lot of randonneur bikes that include dynamo hubs, custom lighting and clearance for two-inch tires (or space for 650b x 42mm tires and fenders). We worked together on a gravel bike inspired by his rando bikes for NAHBS one year and it served as a test bed for the bike detailed here, even down to the paint. 

I knew that I wanted a bike that provided a high level of compliance. Lightweight, small diameter tubing accomplished that. Harvey also included extra bottle mounts on the fork legs and underside of the down tube. Di2 and mechanical routing were both installed. The Rando Adventure is a super versatile bike. With slick tires, fenders and a road gearing it's a super comfortable bike for day-long rides. I can also outfit it for gravel events with Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Roads, or Surly Knards, or even Soma B-Line tires (what I used at Trans Iowa). If gnarlier terrain is ahead, 27.5 x 2" tires also fit. 

The HCW in Adventure trim, photographed near sunset in Ovando, Montana on the 4th of July 2015. It was a great bike for Tour Divide. I ran a Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road rear tire and a Maxxis Crossmark front, Di2 shifting and mechanical disc brakes. The JPaks frame bag is custom, with internal pockets, dividers and space for a one liter bottle on the seat tube. 

The HCW in Adventure trim, photographed near sunset in Ovando, Montana on the 4th of July 2015. It was a great bike for Tour Divide. I ran a Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road rear tire and a Maxxis Crossmark front, Di2 shifting and mechanical disc brakes. The JPaks frame bag is custom, with internal pockets, dividers and space for a one liter bottle on the seat tube. 

After 30 of the most brutal gravel miles I've ever ridden. Trans Iowa 2015

After 30 of the most brutal gravel miles I've ever ridden. Trans Iowa 2015