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News from Salt Lake City, Utah, Pine Cycles, the bike company behind the Rasa, “the world’s most versatile bike frame”, is now partnering with Portland, Oregon’s Lunchtime Bike Co. a USA-Made, BIPOC-femme-welded steel bicycle frame batch production company to start taking orders and start production.
Pine Cycles, whom we wrote about back in 2021, debuted their uber-versatile Rasa. The brand is committed to US manufacturing and the partnership with Lunchtime Bike Co. illustrates this.
The two founders of Lunchtime Bike Co, B Vivit and Sean Eagleton have taken up shop in the old Cielo factory within the Chris King Precision Components facility. Both B and Sean have vast experience in the industry prior to starting Lunchtime Bike Co.
In fact, you may remember my article about the unique and beautiful bikes of the Philly Bike Expo, mentioning B Vivit and her company Hot Salad Bicyles. B was one of the winners of PBE/SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship Winner and I talked with her a bit at the Expo about the beautiful titanium klunker that she built.
The Pine Cycles Rasa Pe-Order, Now Open
Partnering with Lunchtime Cycles means that the Rasa is available for pre-order right now, with expected delivery in March 2023.
Kevin McClelland, co-founder of Pine Cycles had this to say, “We are very excited about our opportunities this coming year. 2022 has been a year of growth, learning, and lessons that we will take into 2023 to continue to push the boundaries of the bike industry with Pine Cycles. Thank you all for your support up to this point, and keep an eye out for what is in store for 2023!”
The Rasa is an extremely versatile frame concept, providing one frame that can run tire sizes like 700cx35mm, 650bx48mm, or even 26″x2.3″.
Pine Cycles has also brought back the 1 1/4 headtube that “allows for a slim, elegant, and lightweight headtube that maintains a clean aesthetic with our traditional steel fork, but still allows us to use a tapered carbon fork as well”.
They’ve collaborated and worked with White Industries to provide a premium headset to pair with Rasa’s headtube.
The Rasa’s dropouts are the center of the bike’s ability to be so customizable. They were designed in collaboration with Lichen Precision. The dropouts allow Pine Cycles to offer 12×142 flat mount for disc brakes, 130×10 quick-release inserts for road rim brakes, and 135×10 horizontal track inserts. These dropouts will help make the Rasa almost any bike you want it to be.
Pine Cycles RASA Geometry
RASA Pricing and Availability
Pre-sale is open now, all below framesets are estimated to ship in early March 2023
RASA Frame + Steel Disc/Rim Fork: $2100 (50% down of $1050 collected now to secure production spot) **Note: headset not included – frame includes adapters for standard 1 1/8 (EC34/28.6 — EC34/30) headsets
RASA Frame + Headset + Steel Carbon Disc Fork: $2400 (50% down of $1200 collected now to secure production spot)
Order yours by clicking the link below!