Albannach Bikes

Albannach x Transcontinental Race

In little over three weeks time I will be on my way out to Belgium to start this years Transcontinental Race or the TCR. The 4000km (2500mi) race starts in Geraardsbergen, Belgium and finishes in Istanbul, Turkey travelling through France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Bulgaria. It’s an unrouted (with the […]

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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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