Landrace 853 Road fuselage (frame & forks)

Hand crafted in the UK from Reynolds 853 steel tubing.

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The Landrace 853 is the latest addition to our in-house Landrace brand which makes a grand total of two. We have always wanted to build frames closer to home and after much research we have partnered with a UK frame builder only a few hours drive from London. The Landrace 853 has the lowest carbon footprint of any frame we sell by some margin and we get to support a UK based business.

The brief for the bike was to build a road bike for road riding of simple, durable construction that would serve its owner well for many years.

Steel is often over looked these days as a viable option for a bicycle with many preferring (or being sold) carbon frames and titanium being the custom build material of choice. Contrary to what the carbon manufacturers might lead you to believe it isn't a slow, sluggish ride, far from it.

The Landrace 853 is assembled with tig welded Reynolds Pro Team 853 tubing. The 853 tubing is available in 500 variations so we are able to tune the ride with the builder to give the frame its desired characteristics. The frame has a lovely malleable ride, it gives positive road feedback and absorbs the sharp road buzz. The bike's geometry makes it fun to ride through traffic but stable on fast descents. The fork is Colombus' Futura carbon road disc.

The frame is available in Cyclefit's stock road geometry for £2,400.00 (frame & forks) or custom design geometry for £2,700.00.

Disc brake only. Tyre clearance 28mm.

Colour: Gloss Grey

Lead time: Eight weeks

And Gravel?

This frame is also available as a Gravel frameset specced with the Futura Cross Fork or Enve Gravel fork with clearance for 40mm tyres. Please contact us for more info.

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Tig welded steel tubing

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28mm tyre clearance

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Colombus Futura carbon disc fork

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12mm bolt-thru axles

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Reynold's Air-Hardened Heat-treated steel tubes

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Testing, testing, there's only one way to find out.

Technical Spec

Frame Reynolds 853 Pro Team tubing
Fork Columbus Futura Road Disc

What our clients say

  • "A great service, full of personal touches as well as the "harder" scientific analysis of my position on the bike, which was also excellent. I feel more planted on the bike now, and came away with some really useful feedback from the session."

    Ed H

    London Dynamo Rider

  • "Hey Julian and Phil, I hope you are both well. I just completed a 21 hour week on my new 165mm cranks and I am in love. They feel so so great! Thank you for all your help. I’ve never felt so comfortable on my bike before. All the best, Hannah"

    Hannah Barnes

    National Champion / Professional Bike Rider

  • "I tried the shorter cranks today and I like them - it feels like it's less stress for the back and it seems easier to ride higher cadence. In the end I had a good Tour with no back problems. Thanks for your help!"

    Bauke Mollema
  • "Thanks very much Phil. Did an 80 mile sportive yesterday on the road bike - perfect set up thanks; I've never been so comfortable, and no after effects! Cheers, Ian "

    Ian T.

    Time-Triallist (70+)

  • "Thanks very much for consultation last week - since I saw you I do not have anything like the same amount of pain I was experiencing previously. I am so much more at ease with my new positioning and my posture feels right now."

    Jane B