A 60'S FRENCH CLASSIC
This sporty ride is a timeless classic with its signature diagonal line. The Mixte frame first appeared at the dawn of women’s lib, when stylish French women were racing alongside the men and arguing ideas with the same conviction.
Our mid-century alloy bell alerts passers-by with a clear tone. It accents your bike with a flash of elegance and completes a pretty package.
Wherever possible, we’ve chosen to make all the nuts, bolts, and washers on our bikes out of stainless steel. Stainless is much more resistant to rust than your typical chrome plated hardware. This small detail extends the life of your bike and helps to preserve its good looks.
The flat surface of a head set is a place where water often settles and over time rust develops. That why we chose to make our sets out of aluminum so they don’t rust.
This bike is internally geared, which means you have the benefit of multiple gears but without a cumbersome deraileur. For city riding Internal gears have many advantages. They are extremely reliable, require very little maintenanace, you can shift without pedaling, and they're very to use.
Leather Wrapped Grips
Hand-stitched genuine leather grips naturally absorb sweat and soften over time. If you ever had your skin against vinyl on a hot summer’s day, you’ll understand why we can’t compromise on genuine leather.
We apply a second layer of protective clear coat to the paint. It’s more work for us but it makes the paint stronger and more resilient for you. Two coats are better than one.
Reflective Tire Wall
This bike has reflective tire walls, greatly enhancing your visibility at night. You can see quite clearly that without the reflective tire wall, a bike is nearly invisible on a dark street.
This bike has sealed bearings in the front hub. The advantages of sealed bearings over loose bearings are less friction, no maintenance, and more resistant to grit, grime and weather, making for smooth rides and extending the life of the bike.
We use 13 Gauge stainless steel spokes on the rear wheel because they are thicker and stronger than the standard 14 Gauge. Stronger spokes make stronger wheels, which is great when carrying extra weight like groceries or toddlers over bumpy city streets.
Frame size:Small: 41cm
Standover height:Small: 65cm
Effective top tube length:Small: 56 cm
Medium: 57 cm
Weight:Small: 13kg / 28.6lbs
Medium: 14.7kg / 32.4lbs
Frame:4130 chromoly frame
Fork:4130 chromoly fork
Headset:1" alloy top/steel base
Crankset:Small: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 165mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Medium: 3-piece forged aluminum crank, 170mm, 46T chainring, painted steel chainguard
Shifter:Shimano twist shifter
Front hub:Sealed bearings, aluminum, 36H
Rear hub:Shimano Nexus internal 8-speed, freewheel hub
Chain:KMC 410, CP
Spokes:14 gauge stainless steel w/ brass / CP nipples front, 13 gauge stainless steel w/brass/CP nipples rear
Rim:Double walled, alloy rims
Tires:Small: Linus "Elysian" black, 559x32c w/ reflective stripe
Medium: Linus "Elysian" black, 700x35c w/ reflective stripe
Midnight Blue colorway comes with Linus "Elysian" cream tires
Brake levers:Tektro alloy
Front brakes:Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Rear brakes:Tektro R369 alloy dual pivot caliper brakes with quick release
Handlebar:Custom bend polished aluminum handlebar, 550mm x 165mm, 25.4mm center clamp
Grips:Hand-stitched genuine brown leather
Stem:Alloy road quill, 80mm x 180mm, 18d rise
Seat post:Alloy, adjustable, 26.0mm
Saddle:Touring brown leatherette saddle
Fenders:Painted steel fenders with retro brackets and stainless steel braces
Extras:Custom designed rear rack, front and rear reflectors, mid-century alloy bell, alloy kickstand
Mixte Frame Height Recommendations:Small: 4'10" - 5'3" / 147.3cm - 160.0cm
Medium: 5'2" - 5'10" / 157.4cm - 177.8cm
*Note: Some riders may be a little outside these height range recommendations but prefer the feel of a larger or smaller size. Stand over height measurement is not as important as how the bike geometry feels while it is being ridden. As long as the rider can reach the ground while sitting on the saddle, even if it's just their toes, this size will be compatible with their height.