Litespeed alumni launch new consumer direct brand and three new bikes

Remot Cycles seeks to cut out the middleman with its gravel and all-road offerings

Remot's new Cinder Trail Bike, Baseline All Road Bike and Boundary Gravel grinder

Consumer direct brands are becoming increasingly, eliminating the middleman to offer high-quality gear at a price the big brands just cant match, and a new player out of Chattanooga, Tennessee has caught our eye, Remot Cycles.

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With some of the same names at the helm who helped to make titanium brand Litespeed what it is today, it’s a safe bet that these frames will be anything but ordinary.

Coming to the market with three carbon fiber offerings — the Cinder Trail Bike, Baseline All Road Bike and Boundary Gravel grinder — the brand is currently taking pre-orders, with bikes shipping at the beginning of June.

Even better, Remot offers a 30-day return policy and will ship internationally too.

Baseline All Road

Remot's Baseline All Road bike
Remot’s Baseline All Road bike

Remot says the Baseline All Road bike is for a rider who prefers a post ride IPA beer to a protein shake.

While this description seems pretty apt, the relaxed 71.5-degree head angle, 435mm chainstays, 150mm head tube, 568mm stack and 376mm reach in a size medium, further cement the Baseline as a bike that’s meant for an all-day, multi-surface epic, rather than an office park crit.

As you’d expect, the bike comes with flat-mount disc brakes, thru-axles at both ends and the bikes ship with 32c Panaracer GravelKing rubber, though the 105 spec misses out on tubeless rims.

Despite the sharp prices, Remot doesn’t cut costs by swapping in cranksets or brakes from brands such as TRP or Praxis. Instead, you get full Shimano drivetrain and brake components.

A bit of coin is saved though by opting for own-branded finishing kit, except for the WTB saddle.

Remot is offering the Baseline in three builds: a 105 which costs $2,300, Ultegra mechanical for $2,900 and Ultegra Di2 for $3,600. International pricing is to be announced.

Boundary Gravel

Remot's Boundary Gravel bike
Remot’s Boundary Gravel bike

With rack and fender mounts and space for three water bottles, as with many gravel bikes, the Boundary can accept both 700c or 650b wheels and tires, though the bike ships with 700c hoops.

The geometry of the Boundary mirrors the Baseline, with the only difference we can see between the frames being room for wider tires (including a dropped chainstay) and the mount for an extra bottle.

The Boundary also ships with 43c Panaracer GravelKing rubber and is built around a BB85 bottom bracket. However, for the gravel bike Remot has opted to spec Praxis 2x cranksets with 48/32 chainrings — an interesting choice given the popularity of 1x in this space.

Both the Ultegra spec bikes also get the clutched RX version of the rear mech, and the 105 misses out because Shimano doesn’t make one yet.

Like the Baseline, the finishing kit is mostly Remot branded gear bar the WTB Volt saddle, although this bike does get flared drop bars.

Also available in three specs, the 105 will set you back $2,400 the Ultegra costs $3,000 and the Ultegra Di2 $3,700.

Cinder MTB

Remot's Cinder MTB
Remot’s Cinder MTB

With 130mm of squish at the front and 129mm out back, Remot breaks away from its three levels of spec, instead offering the Cinder in a SRAM GX build with either 27.5+ or 29er wheels and tires. These come in the form of Flow MK3 hoops and Maxxis Rekon 29×2.8in and Stan’s Baron’s wrapped in Maxis Rekon 27.5×2.8in shoes. In fact, the only difference between the models is the wheels and tires.

Both are priced at $3,700 and come with a RockShox Pike at the front and Monarch RT3 DebonAir rear shock mated with a Horst link suspension setup at the rear.

SRAM Guide RE brakes paired with 180mm Centerline Rotors keep your speed in check, and a 125mm Race Face dropper gets that pesky saddle out of the way on the descents. There’s even room for a bottle inside the frame.

The Cinder isn’t pushing the boundaries of long and low with a 67-degree head angle, 75-degree seat angle, 455mm chainstays and a stack and reach of 429 and 603 in a size medium, but it’s well within the confines of what we’d consider a modern trail bike.

Models

Baseline Ultegra Di2

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Road
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Road
  • Seatpost: Remot Carbon
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Race CroMoly Rail
  • Shifters: Ultegra Di2 R8070
  • Rotors: Ultegra RT800
  • Front: Derailleur Ultegra Di2 R8050
  • Rear; Derailleur Ultegra RD-RX805
  • Crankset: Ultegra R8000 50/34
  • Cassette: Ultegra HG800 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG701
  • Bottom bracket: Pressfit BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer GravelKing 700x32c Tubeless
  • Wheelset: Stan’s Grail MK3 700c
  • Brakeset: Ultegra Di2
  • Fork: Remot Carbon

Baseline Ultegra

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Road
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Road
  • Seatpost: Remot Carbon
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Race CroMoly Rail
  • Shifters: Ultegra R8020
  • Rotors: Ultegra RT800
  • Front derailleur: Ultegra R8000
  • Rear derailleur: Ultegra RD-RX800
  • Crankset: Ultegra R8000 50/34
  • Cassette: Ultegra HG800 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG701
  • Bottom bracket: Pressfit BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer GravelKing 700x32c Tubeless
  • Wheelset: Stan’s Grail MK3 700c
  • Brakeset: Ultegra
  • Fork: Remot Carbon

Baseline 105

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Road
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Road
  • Seatpost: Remot Alloy
  • Saddle: WTB SL8 Comp Steel Rail
  • Shifters: Shimano R7020
  • Rotors: Shimano RT64 160mm
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Crankset: Shimano 105 R7000 50/34
  • Cassette: Shimano HG700 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Bottom bracket: Pressfit BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer GravelKing 700x32c
  • Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Disc
  • Brakeset: Shimano 105
  • Fork: Remot carbon

Boundary Ultegra Di2

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Gravel
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Gravel Flare
  • Seatpost: Remot Carbon
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Pro
  • Shifters: Ultegra Di2 R8070
  • Rotors: Ultegra RT81 160mm
  • Front derailleur: Ultegra Di2 R8050
  • Rear derailleur: Ultegra RD-RX805
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante Alloy 48/32
  • Cassette: Shimano HG800 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG701
  • Bottom bracket: Praxis BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer GravelKing SK 700x43c Tubeless
  • Wheelset: Stan’s Grail MK3 700c
  • Brakeset: Ultegra Di2
  • Fork: Remot Carbon

Boundary Ultegra

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Gravel
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Gravel Flare
  • Seatpost: Remot Carbon
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Shifters: Ultegra R8020
  • Rotors: Ultegra RT81 160mm
  • Front derailleur: Ultegra R8000
  • Rear derailleur: Ultegra RD-RX800
  • Crankset: Praxis Zayante Alloy 48/32
  • Cassette: Shimano HG800 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG701
  • Bottom bracket: Praxis BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer GravelKing SK 700x43c Tubeless
  • Wheelset: Stan’s Grail MK3 700c
  • Brakeset: Ultegra
  • Fork: Remot Carbon

Boundary 105

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Gravel
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Gravel Flare
  • Seatpost: Remot Alloy
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Sport
  • Shifters: Shimano R7020
  • Rotors: Shimano RT66 160mm
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Crankset: Praxis Alba Alloy 48/32
  • Cassette: Shimano HG700 11-34
  • Chain: Shimano HG601
  • Bottom bracket: Praxis BB86
  • Tires: Panaracer Gravel King SK 700x43c Tubeless
  • Wheelset: Sun Charger Comp Tubeless
  • Brakeset: Shimano 105
  • Fork: Remot Carbon

Cinder 29

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Mountain
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Rise Bar
  • Seatpost: Raceface Aeffect Dropper 125mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Rotors: Centerline 180mm
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM Dub 30mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir
  • Tires: Maxxis Rekon 29×2.6
  • Wheelset: Flow MK3 29in Neo
  • Front brake: Guide RE 950mm
  • Rear brake: Guide RE 2000mm
  • Fork: Pike Select 130mm
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Cinder 27.5+

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40 Series
  • Stem: Remot Alloy Mountain
  • Handlebar: Remot Alloy Rise Bar
  • Seatpost: Raceface Aeffect Dropper 125mm
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Rotors: Centerline 180mm
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle DUB
  • Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM Dub 30mm
  • Rear shock: RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir
  • Tires: Maxxis Rekon 27.5×2.8
  • Wheelset: Stan’s Baron 27.5”
  • Front brake: Guide RE 950mm
  • Rear brake: Guide RE 2000mm
  • Fork: Pike: Select 130mm