55cm Platypus Demo

55cm Platypus Demo

I (James) built this 55cm Platypus demo to show what these bikes can be capable of. The 55mm Schwalbe tire fits here with barely enough clearance. For muddier terrain, a 50mm would be more optimal.

I'll ride this one from road to light trail after work some day next week and update my thoughts about it. For now, it's such a fun bike to ride around the building on. It's remarkably light feeling even with fatter tires. As a recent Saturday test rider put it, 'this bike just wants to go!'

The Nitto Albatross bars with Silver2 bar end shifters work well for a nice upright ride that is equally good on harder efforts. 

I have an 82PBH (5'8" with a shorter inseam)  which would normally put me on a 50cm but the mixte frame style allows me to ride a bigger bike. 

If you have a 82-87cm PBH come test ride this bike on a Saturday or during the week by appointment



Nitto Albatross Cro-Mo 

Nitto Tallux 9cm

Shimano Claris Levers

Silver2 bar ends

Velocity Cliffhanger Wheelset

Schwalbe G-One 29”x2.2”

Silver 42/28 170mm crank


Shimano Deore m592

Shimano Deore t610 V-Brakes

MKS Monarch Pedals

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