After feedback from its customers, All-City recently reintroduced the much-loved Mr Pink Classic, which ditches the carbon fork of the last few generations of the bike in favour of a classic, lugged steel fork.
I’ve just taken delivery of the handsome striped frameset and have spent the last few days fondling its beautiful brazed-on bits.
The Mr Pink is designed to be a do-it-all road bike that can tackle anything from fast rides to light gravel detours, with clearances for up to 32mm tyres, or 28mm when paired with mudguards.
This is one of the things that attracted me to Mr Pink as the increased comfort and decreased maintenance afforded by full cover mudguards should prove invaluable through the coming winter months.
Every generation of the Mr Pink has been exceptionally lovely, but this sparkly striped jadey-appley-green finish might just be my favourite yet.
A production steel frameset is never going to be a featherweight, but the Mr Pink isn’t shockingly heavy — the fork, with an uncut steerer and no star nut weight weighs 1,085g and my size 55cm frame comes in at 2,145g. For those after something a little lighter, a carbon fork is still available for the frameset.
The Mr Pink is also available as a complete build — though the specs vary from territory to territory — and in a rather lovely, limited edition splatter paint job to mark the 10th anniversary of the bikes introduction.
Both the classic and carbon-forked frameset cost £999 / $999, with the 10th-anniversary version coming in at £1,300 / £1,150.
Watch this space for updates as the build process progresses!