Introducing the Nature Boy Zona
Being that we're big fans of doing things that are "rad" as well as producing limited production product to keep things hott (two t's), we'd like to officially introduce you to our newest production frameset the Nature Boy Zona.
This is the connoisseur's version of the Nature Boy and was inspired by all the years we've spent lusting after old road bikes with Columbus SLX and Reynolds 531 decals. It's the archival Nature Boy that will enter your stable and never leave, riding just as sweet fifteen years down the line as it did on day one.
By utilizing Columbus Zona tubing and some subtle changes in the frame details we've managed a weight savings of 1/2 lb in the frame (down to 4.5lbs) while sacrificing none of the race it on Saturday/beat the hell out of it all week capability that the Nature Boy has become known and loved for.
Let's walk through some details:
The fork remains unchanged except for the addition (or subtraction dependending on how you look at it) of non-removable canti studs. We put removable studs on the regular Nature Boy because we thought it would be sweet for dudes who run fixed, but since we have yet to meet anyone who has actually taken the studs off we decided that the NB Zona should have the lighter non-removable versions. The rest of the fork is the same because we f'ing love it and are very proud of the way it rides.
We've also got new internal cable routing details
Again this is an example of less is more. While we love the standard NB's nice brazed on piece, we decided to do something a little sleeker and a little lighter on this special limited production bike.
The other big shakes with the NB Zona is that we're going with a press fit 30 Bottom Bracket. Our proto's don't have this feature, but the Mr. Pink's do and we're into it. So into it.
It's stiffer and allows for a lighter overall build, and on a bike like this that we're hoping will be both ridden in daily life and raced the holy shit out of we feel it makes a bunch of sense.
Yes, we are from the future.
because we know that you're totally wondering, this build was 19lbs exactly, put a carbon fork on it and you're staring down eighteen
We've decided to only produce 90 of these beauties this year, with only about 70 making it into the US and we expect sales to be brisk. If you would like one you should get your local shop to prebook one for you. We are making four sizes, 49cm-58cm because we just don't sell enough 46's and 61's to make doing so viable (sorry tallies and shorties). Geometry is identical to current NB. MSRP is $775 and they are expected to arrive in late August/September. I know it's a long wait, but trust us, it'll totally be worth it.