Traditionally a Path Racer is a track frame with road geometry, designed for fixed gear use on the open road.
This bike thrives on huge mileage in all conditions, pounding out training miles, commuting to work, and the odd fast 40 miles in the evening are what it is designed for.
Take the brake off and use it on the Velodrome, just like the Path Racers of old.
We’ve specified a Paragon Machine Works PF30 bottom bracket, giving the freedom to choose from anything from a square taper BB, through to either a 24 or 30mm axle.
The size of the shell provides a very stiff platform for down-tube, seat-tube and chainstays, ensuring that as much effort as possible is transmitted to the road.
In contrast the pencil seat stays and slim wishbone take the edge off poor road surfaces, taking advantage of the wonderful ride that quality steel is famous for.
The Paragon Machine Works rocker dropouts allow perfect chain tension to be achieved whilst also allowing easy use of mudguards.
Given it’s role as all season mileage muncher the Path Racer is designed to have mudguards, a rack if needed, and a dynamo hub to power the lighting- the wire for the rear light is run internally in the top tube to keep it out of harms way.
The front fork is designed for a short drop/standard brake caliper, with both a 25c tyre and a mudguard.
When specifying the bike you can ask Talbot Wheelworks to use a Powertap Track hub at the rear in order to quantify your training miles.
Path Racer Models
The frame remains the same for all three models in the range, constructed from Reynolds 853, Columbus MAX, Zona and Life tubes, with Paragon Machine Works headtube, bottom bracket and dropouts.
Please contact Matt to discuss which model would be best for you.