Eric’s Flaanimal is one of our favourite bikes. Its a pleasant twist on what a gravel bike can and should be! it holds its own on the road, but really comes to life when the road gets rough. With clearance for 700x50mm or 650bx2.4 tires, 1x chainrings up to 46t or a compact 2x road gearing you can pretty much use the Flaanimal for whatever you want. Eric uses it to ride into the woods, go fishing, and drink coolers.

The build

Frameset: Rodeo Adventure Labs Flaanimal 5.0 Naked/Gold 58cm

Group-set: Sram Rival 1x HRD

Crankset: Sram Rival 1x with Absolute Black Oval 40t

Handlebar: Thomson Aluminum Dirt Drop

Stem: Thomson x4

Seatpost: Enve Composites

Handlebar Tape: Fabric Knurl Tape

Wheels:Custom Built Shimano Ultegra Hubs on WTB Rims

Tires: Panaracer Gravelking SK 700x50mm

Bottle Cages: Arundel Stainless

Weight: The Right Amount


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Check out some of the photos Eric took on the maiden voyage