Albannach Bikes

Jim’s RATHAD

A year after developing my first prototype cantilever brake cyclocross frame, the CROIS, I looked to the summer months with a desire to retire the DUBH with my first prototype road frame. What started as a prototype design in summer 2014 then became a long iteration of design to almost perfect the prototype. A lot of this […]

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d-CROIS

The following year after developing the CROIS (my cantilever brake prototype cyclocross frame) I looked into developing my prototype disc brake cyclocross frame, the d-CROIS. It would adopt the same race frame geometry that I developed for the CROIS and it would also adopt the same tube shaping standards. Cable routing and brake mounting however are the key differences from the […]

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Jim’s CROIS

Cyclocross has been, for a long time now, one of my great passions in life. I’ve been ‘racing’ cross for around 7 years and long for the next season at the close of the previous. I started, as most do,  racing junker bikes I’d Frankensteined together. I did this for a few years until I decided I’d take more control […]

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Retrospective

This website has been coming for a long, long time and so I think it is only right that the first post here is a bit of a retrospective on what has happened over the last few years with Albannach. It started back in 2008 when I picked up a decal free, paint free, black carbon […]

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