Space Horse

Space Horse


The Space Horse is the most versatile model in the line. It was designed to accommodate front and rear racks and fenders. It can be built geared or single and has clearance for large 42c tires.

The geometry of the frameset is a mix of traditional road and randonneur geos with a relatively short rear end and a bottom bracket that’s lower than a road bike. This gives the bike agile handling and increased stability when loaded. The lower BB also helps you descend gravel roads like a champ.

Its load capacity is 30lbs in the rear and 20lbs in the front. These numbers allowed us to choose tubing that is stiff enough to handle a multi-week excursion, yet still rides beautifully and comfortably for unloaded road and gravel adventures.

One of the coolest aspects of the Space Horse project was getting the opportunity to improve upon existing semi-horizontal dropouts (the traditional dropout for a bike of this style). While traditional semi-horizontals are excellent in their versatility, we felt their user experience and safety could be greatly improved. The small tab on the front of the dropout in combination with the adjustment screw means that the wheel is fixed in place like a vertical dropout system. You’ll never have to wonder where to get the best shifting. Simply place the wheel fully forward in the dropout and you’re done.

Its 612 Select frame features our custom head badge, brazed-on signature seat collar, signature semi-horizontal dropouts and custom bottom bracket. There are double eyelets on the dropout, mid-blade mounts on the fork and reinforcements on the bottle bosses. We’ve also included a pump peg and internal top tube cable routing. Finish it off with an E.D. coating for rust prevention and our beautiful wet paint.

Space Horse

612 Select Tubing

Our proprietary blend of 4130 double-butted CroMoly tubes. Every piece of tubing on every frame size has been carefully chosen to provide the best ride possible.

E.D. Coating

In Electrophoretic Deposition, or E.D., coating the frame or fork is placed in a paint bath where an electric charge is applied. This fuses a thin layer of black satin coating to the tubes inside and out. This coating acts as both a rust preventative inside and a primer out.

Custom Details

We’re way into the handbuilt touches when it comes to our frames. Which is why you’ll find things like internal cable routing, custom dropouts, lugged crown forks, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, hidden fender mounts, etc.

Signature Dropouts

Our signature investment cast stainless steel semi-horizontal was designed to be more elegant, user friendly, and safer than existing designs.

Frame + 612 Select ChroMoly steel. Double butted down, top, and seat tubes. Externally tapered, ovalized, and dimpled chain stays, tapered seat stays
Fork + 4130 ChroMoly tapered fork blades, lugged crown and matching dropout. Straight steertube
Rear spacing + 130mm
Brake Compatibility + Cantilever, Linear Pull
Seatpost diameter + 27.2
Headset + 1-1/8" threadless, EC34 upper & lower, Crown race 30.0
Front Derailleur clamp diameter + 28.6, Traditional
Bottom Bracket Shell + 68mm English
Tire clearance + 700x42
Extras + Rack & fender mounts, ED coated
Headset + Cane Creek 10 series
Stem + Salsa Guide, 1-1/8th threadless, 31.8 clamp
Handlebar + Salsa Cowbell 3, 31.8
Tape + Black
Shift/Brake lever + Shimano Tiagra 4600 10 speed
Brake + Tektro R720
Front Derailleur + Shimano Tiagra 4600
Rear Derailleur + Shimano Tiagra 4600, short cage
Crankset + Shimano Tiagra 4600 50-34t
Bottom Bracket + Shimano Tiagra 4600
Seatpost + Kalloy 27.2
Saddle + All-City Gonzo
Cassette + Shimano Tiagra 12-30t 10 speed
Chain + KMC X-10
Hubs + Shimano Tiagra
Rims + Alex DA16 32 hole
Tires + Freedom Ryder 700x35 steel bead
Space Horse Geometry Line Drawing
Select up to 3 sizes to view:

Size 46cm 49cm 52cm 55cm 58cm 61cm
Head Tube Angle (A) 70 71 71.5 72 72.2 72.2
Seat Tube Angle (B) 74.5 74.2 73.5 73 72.5 72
Top Tube Length (C) 520 530 545 560 580 610
Seat Tube Length (D) 450 480 510 540 570 600
Chainstay Length (E) 435 435 440 440 445 445
Bottom Bracket Drop (F) 75 75 75 75 75 75
Fork Offset (G) 52 52 52 52 45 45
Total Fork Length (H) 395 395 395 395 395 395
Head Tube Length (I) 95 110 125 150 175 200
Standover (J) 745 766 793 820 847 872
Wheelbase (K) 1018 1018.8 1023.2 1029.2 1047.3 1071.6
Stack (L) 526.2 544.1 560.2 585.9 612.6 636.4
Reach (M) 374.1 376 379.1 380.9 386.9 403.2
Handlebar Width 40 40 42 42 44 44
Stem Length 80 90 100 100 110 120
Crank Arm Length 170 170 175 175 175 175