My frames ride as good as $7000 frame sets. I know because Ive ridden both!
I have owned / ridden so many high end carbon bikes out there. Im the biggest bike geek I know. I LIVE cycling. Ive never even had a drivers license because I prefer to ride vs drive.
These frames are as good as anything out there BUT you don't pay for all the marketing hype, sponsored riders, company taxes, staff etc that bicycle brands have to pay. These are PROVEN designs vs some latest product that has not paid its due on the trails out there. Latest is NOT the greatest. The greatest is the PROVEN designs in my experiences. Look how many high end brands have fork recalls because even though it passed QC it didnt pass REAL WORLD TESTING which takes years really.
-Each and every Pragma Mawson is hand made & hand painted to order by one of the most respected OEM factories in China. This factory makes many brand name bikes. Same carbon, same workers just different moulds. Delivery/production time is 2-8 weeks.
- Endurance road geometry
- Round, dropper-ready 27.2 seat tube
- Clearance for 650B x 53mm or 700C x 50mm tires. (700c is faster)
- Clean internal routing for hoses and full cable housings, with foam sleeves sheathing for sound dampening.
- Round, dropper-ready 27.2 seat tube.
- Accommodates up to 46T single or 50/34T double chainrings
- Reinforced Toray 800/700 blend carbon construction
- Fiberglass anti-corrosive layer at seatpost, bottom bracket, and headset interfaces
- 1185g +/-5% (56cm painted, frame w/o hardware). You can get lighter but at the expense of durability and a massive price increase.
699USD including CUSTOM in any colour you want and shipped anywhere on earth. Just so we are clear for 699USD that price INCLUDES frame, fork, seat post, seat clamp, shipping, custom paint! in any color you want and both front and rear thru axles. Size 49 to 61!
*Wait time (day of payment to day you get your frame) is 1week to 8 weeks depending on stock levels and choice of custom paint.
PLEASE EMAIL ME email@example.com if you have ANY questions about my bikes. I want to make sure you get the right size and see if my frames are a good match for you.
You asked me to make up the best ever value gravel bike that has ever existed and that rides as good as any because it has adventure tuned geo and made in the same factory as well known brands. I don't have the over heads or marketing costs so I don't have to charge crazy prices for my product.
You wanted it in custom colours that made it stand out from the pack in events like Dirty Kanza 200.
Well I did my homework and found a factory that makes OEM frames for some BIG brands. Brands you see in the Tour De France. Brands you see selling frame sets for $4000. Have no mistake this is one of the TOP OEM factories you can use. He liked my business model - minimal margins and volume sales to budget minded cyclists who wanted top shelf quality at a price NOBODY else is willing to sell for. My Pragma Mawson frame comes from the same factory that make frames for Fuji, Merckx, Remot, Thesis, Stevens and Lapierre...
Lets me honest. Carbon bikes sell for WAY WAY too much these days. I can sell them this price because I don't spend a cent on marketing (I don't have to because my youtube channels have over 300 million views total). I don't have any staff. There is no shop front. There is literally no costs YOU have to pay me for. I can sell these volume sales (they have been walking out the door) so I make a small margin there for my time, the factory loves me and you most importantly get an incredible riding frame set for less than the price of 2 sets of over priced kits that ever fat dentist seems to be riding around in these days.
Im not going to sponsor any riders. Im not giving away any free frames to get promotions. I'm just creating the best fucking value carbon gravel bikes the industry has EVER seen and will ever most likely to see.
Please let me know if you can find a better QUALITY carbon gravel bike in CUSTOM colours, including shipping, PROVEN DESIGN and for just $699USD. Yes Im selling these close to the price I get them for.
Im not in this gig to make bank. I just genuinely want to bring great bikes from great factories to the end user who appreciates top shelf quality at a non pretentious price.
Now lets talk about what the Pragma Mawson is. It is a lightweight gravel frame set named after the iconic Mawson trail. Rides very similar to the Salsa Warbird. Maybe it came from the same factory? ;)
The Pragma Mawson has a BSA bottom bracket for user serviceable ease and a 27.2mm seat post so you don't have any aftermarket sourcing issues should you smash up a seat post out on tour sometime.
Headset I recommend getting a 1-1/8" to 1-1/2" IS42-IS52 like a Chris King dropset 2 etc.
Things to know. I can pretty much do any design you want. If you have an elaborate custom paint job you want then send it to me. It might be an extra 50 -100USD or it might not be. I will check with my factory and get back to you.
Specs: Flat mount disc brakes compatible.
50mm tire clearance (depending on what brand of tire and rim you are using)
Bottle/rack mounts on fork as standard but if you want just a normal fork that can be arranged. Same price for either.
27.2mm seat post comes with each order
Thru axles come with each order. 12x100 up front and 12/142mm rear.
BSA English type BB for durability and ease of removal/installation.
Getting a new bike means you have lots of questions. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about my frames any time.
Things to know!
*You may have to pay import tax but it depends on your country. Most of the time you have to pay nothing but just be aware your countries custom may charge you a fee when the frame enters your country. If you have any issues with that or need an invoice just email me. So far nobody has had to pay any import taxes on my frames. Ive shipped to USA, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Brazil
*No paint job is 100% perfect. Out of the 100's of bikes Ive ridden if I have looked at sticker placement or paint finish there is always something I could have nit picked on. I have a pair of $7000AUD Lightweight Meilenstein wheels and they are literally buckled out of the box. That is right, the most expensive hand made wheels on earth are not even true and never can by because they are handmade.
*Please don't leave your bike parked in the sun or the back of a car. Even though the paint is very high quality and UV protected the sun can still damage carbon that is just baking in the sun. This is especially true for Australian conditions where the ozone layer is dangerously low. Australian customers please keep this in mind more. Ive seen a carbon wheel explode the tire off the rim because the owner parked the bike in the sun after a race.
*Please use torque wrenches on all carbon product and don't place carbon bikes in bike stands as the clamp can crack your seat post, top tube or seat tube.
*I don't recommend using ANY carbon bikes in trainers. Doesn't matter what brand it WILL damage your drop outs over time if you are putting out decent watts. Use magnetic resistance rollers instead as they offer better pedalling technique promotion and are more fun to use. Yes they require more skill but if Ruby Issac (google her) can use rollers then so can you! :)
*My frames come DON'T with headset and steerer plug because I don't rate the short plugs that come with most headsets. Colnago make these longer plugs and you can source them local or online. NEVER ride a bike with a carbon steerer that has such a shallow steerer plug that it does NOT go past the bottom stem bolt. You are just asking for trouble. Good headsets are made by FSA, Ritchey, Cane Creek, Chris King etc. Just use the longer Colnago plug and you will be sorted.
*Alloy steerer it doesn't matter because alloy doesn't crush like carbon does.
*NEVER clamp a carbon bike or carbon seat post in a work stand. I hang my bikes or clamp the seat itself. Carbon is strong but clamping can crush it pretty easily.