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Repete introduces two new steel bikes

Custom framebuilder now offers off-the-peg models: the Reason road bike and the Verne gravel bike

Prague-based bike brand Repete has introduced two new steel models: the Reason road bike and the Verne gravel bike.

Repete says that two years ago it decided to translate the experience it has gained from making custom steel bikes into the development of these new models. The frames are still made in Prague.

Both frames are made from high-strength Columbus Spirit HSS steel and come with a Columbus Futura carbon fork with a tapered steerer. 

"The shaped over-sized tubes, the T47 bottom bracket shell, and the shaped rear stay create the rigidity of the frame to efficiently transfer energy while making the frame comfortable on all types of surfaces," says Repete. "Disc brakes and thru axles provide great braking properties."

The Reason road model (the blue one in these pics) features disc brakes and clearance for tyres up to 700C x 28mm while the Verne gravel bike (the green one – although you could have used your deductive powers to work that out, right?) takes tyres up to 700C x 40mm or 650B x 47mm.

Both bikes are available in six sizes, the Reason coming in three different colours with the Verne available in two. 

“The details are the character of our products, and that is why we focused on developing our own flat-mount dropouts, which are made utilising investment steel casting technology," says Repete co-founder, Robin Fišer.

"Thanks to the innovative internal cable routing, which we produced with state-of- the-art 3D printing, the frame is compatible with mechanical and electronic shifting.” 

The Reason frameset is available for €2,800 with complete bikes starting at €4,500.

The Verne frameset is priced €2,500 with complete bikes from €4,200.

For more info head over to repete.cc

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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