A. Homer Hilsen


Note: Out of stock, due back in late Summer 2021.

"... like sliding into a bathtub full of warm mac and cheese."—BSNYC

The A. Homer Hilsen was born in 2003, and filled the humongous gap between race-only road bikes and mountain bikes. It redirected our approach to bikes and riding, and created our "country bike" category (now replaced by mainstream bike makers who bafflingly didn't see the need for roadish bkes with more tire clearance until their competitors started selling"gravel bikes").

Homers are at home on paved or unpaved roads, credit-card tours centuries, and brevets - so the only thing keeping it from being good for everything is the size of tire it can fit. Homer's go up to 44mm, which for a roadish bike, is seriously phenomenal, so no need to get greedy and wish for more.

Take dvantage of the clearance built into it, and start with a 38 to 42mm tire. Go bigger or smaller next time, if you feel like you must. Also, put a small rack up front or in back, and at least one bag on it. A Bananasack, a Slimsucker, a BagBoy, or if you shop for food a lot, a Happisack, the bag name inspired by a song title that sounds a lot like Happisack. 

If you want speed on the road with versatility to tour or ride dirt now and then, A. Homer Hilsen is perfect for you,

For sizing please refer to our PBH and Geometry charts here.

The A. Homer Hilsen wheelsizes varies according to the size of the frame;
650b: 47.5cm, 51cm, 54.5cm, 58cm
700c: 61.5cm, 64cm

Framesets include an FSA Duron 1" threaded headset, a 27.2" seat post, and 110mm square-taper bottom bracket.

A la carte builds available — please give us a call for more info at (800) 345-391