“As a touring mountain bike, the steel Rennstahl bike destroys conventional categories. It rides majestically: solid and with minimal vibration.”
Trekkingbike (April 2015)
The Reynolds 853 tube set represents the pinnacle of steel alloys, and is designed for hard touring and tough everyday use. It gives an impressively comfortable ride, with an exceptional ability to absorb vibrations from uneven road surfaces, and well-designed tube dimensions ensure extreme durability. The cathodic electro deposition coating – a technique taken from large-scale industrial processes – provides the entire frame, both inside and out, with extreme resistance to rust and impact damage. This all means that the Rennstahl 853 MTB Derailleur is the perfect ride for any cyclist who is looking for a loyal partner for all situations, and prizes the high performance and light weight of derailleur gears.
The bike is built for touring and trekking. As with our internally geared machines, the rear triangle is constructed with a little extra length, which provides extra wheel clearance. The longer wheelbase also makes the handling a little more forgiving, for a more relaxed ride. The top tube is longer and therefore sportier, but not excessively so. This gives the rider a feeling of being more connected with the bike: their centre of gravity is shifted to the middle of the front triangle. Assembled in its minimalist version, the 853 MTB Derailleur is ideal for racing, mountain touring and day rides. When fitted with lights, mudguards and racks it is a dependable companion for shopping or the daily commute. But when required, it’s just as happy on an expedition and doesn’t complain when it gets loaded up.
The 853 MTB Derailleur is available with the Rennstahl-developed rigid fork (built for a load of up to 185kg), or with suspension forks from DT Swiss or Cannondale. Gears and braking come courtesy of the top Shimano groupsets, gear ratio as desired, 1x, 2x, or 3x. To equip the 853 MTB Derailleur for touring or everyday use, various optional packages are available that cover pannier racks, mudguards and lights. With Tune Components stem, handlebars and seat pin, a little colour can be added.
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