OK folks, 650B is gaining momentum! Rawland Cycles has announce the arrive of their first batch of frames. The Olaf, Sogn and dSogn* have arrive and are awaint your orders!
The Olaf is a single speed specific steel frame boasting dragon head dropouts with an integrated bottle opener. The Oalf is rack ready and rim brake specific. Any color you want, as long as is it's Rawland Red.
The Sogn mimics the Olaf in every way, but is gear ready. Rack compatible, so loaded touring will be a favorite for this rig. Also, there is plenty-o-room for the Pacenti 2.3" Neo-Moto tires.
*The dSogn is a disc only version of the Sogn.
Both models are sold with the Pacenti crowned bi-plane style lugged fork. They also offer a higher headtube than most other bikes, to allow for a stronger, more upright riding position with less headtube spacers to achieve a comfortable ride.
Originally the frames had a planned retail price of $650, but Rawland decided to drop the price to a mere $500. Watch out Surly.
Sean and Anna Virnig are the honchos there at Rawland, and for more info on the duo check out: