All-City Cycles does things a little differently to your average bike brand, mixing classic styling and finishing with modern touches to the geometry and frame design.
The Mr Pink continues this theme with a very well-appointed frame, complete with ring-reinforced head-tube (and beautifully polished head badge), sculpted, integrated seat collar and a stamped bottom-bracket shell.
All-City Cycles Mr Pink frame and kit
I like that the frame comes fitted with rear mudguard bosses, but the recent upgrade to the classy carbon Whisky fork, over the old steel unit, omits any mounts, so you save some weight over the steel fork, but arguably lose versatility.
Overall, it’s a fabulous-looking frame, but designers could have chosen better cable bosses for the down tube rather than the generic black-painted ones. There’s no avoiding the fact they look cheap, which is at odds with just how well the rest of the frame is finished, with its clean and classy paint job.
The Columbus Zona-tubed frame is based on classic road-bike geometry with a 73-degree head angle paired with a seat tube that is relaxed by half a degree more.
The rear brake cable is internally routed along the top tube but the gear cables are external, making it easier to work on gearing wise.
It uses mid-drop brakes and wider spacing for clearance up to 32mm tyres, or 28s if you want to make use of the mudguard mounts.
Like the rest of its range, the Mr Pink is treated to an electro-deposition coating inside and out. This is a high-quality rustproofing agent that protects the inside and adds durability to the paint too. It’s a great feature and should keep the bike corrosion free for many years to come.
All-City Cycles Mr Pink ride experience
The previous generation Mr Pink, with its slender, curved fork, had a much more relaxed ride than the latest version.
The addition of the straight-legged and super-stiff carbon fork has really opened up the ride feel of this bike. It’s absolutely full of character, balancing a really chuckable feel, truly excelling through corners and impressive sprinting.
The well built Halo Evaura wheels are around 1,500g a pair and have a wider rim profile (19mm internal) that suits and shapes the 28mm Schwalbe Durano tyres perfectly to create pleasingly ride-smoothing rubber.
The Dia-Compe BRS101 brakes aren’t the slickest looking and the action is a little soft, but thanks to the quality Aztec pads, the stopping power is as good as I’ve found at this price.
Elsewhere, solid finishing kit from All-City’s UK distributor ISON — owner of Genetic, Halo and The Light Blue — is all welcome, the STV saddle is a particularly nice place to be.
If you want your metal kicks fast, firm, yet forgiving then the All-City is a very fine choice.
|Name||Name, 0, 10, Name, Mr Pink|
|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, All-City Bikes|
|Available Sizes||Available Sizes, 2, 0, Available Sizes, 46cm 49cm 52cm 58cm 61cm|
|Bottom Bracket||Bottom Bracket, 2, 0, Bottom Bracket, Shimano|
|Brakes||Brakes, 2, 0, Brakes, Dia-Compe BRS101|
|Cassette||Cassette, 2, 0, Cassette, Shimano 105, 11-28|
|Chain||Chain, 2, 0, Chain, Shimano|
|Cranks||Cranks, 2, 0, Cranks, Shimano 105 50/34|
|Fork||Fork, 2, 0, Fork, Whisky No7 carbon|
|Fork Offset||Fork Offset, 2, 0, Fork Offset, 4.75|
|Frame Material||Frame Material, 2, 0, Frame Material, Columbus Zona|
|Front Derailleur||Front Derailleur, 2, 0, Front Derailleur, Shimano 105|
|Front Tyre||Front Tyre, 2, 0, Front Tyre, Schwalbe Durano, 28mm|
|Front Wheel Weight||Front Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Front Wheel Weight, 1170|
|Handlebar||Handlebar, 2, 0, Handlebar, Genetic Creed|
|Head Angle||Head Angle, 2, 0, Head Angle, 73|
|Headset Type||Headset Type, 2, 0, Headset Type, Diatech|
|Rear Derailleur||Rear Derailleur, 2, 0, Rear Derailleur, Shimano 105|
|Rear Tyre||Rear Tyre, 2, 0, Rear Tyre, Schwalbe Durano, 28mm|
|Rear Wheel Weight||Rear Wheel Weight, 2, 0, Rear Wheel Weight, 1650|
|Saddle||Saddle, 2, 0, Saddle, Genetic STV|
|Seat Angle||Seat Angle, 2, 0, Seat Angle, 73|
|Seatpost||Seatpost, 2, 0, Seatpost, Genetic Syngenic|
|Shifters||Shifters, 2, 0, Shifters, Shimano 105|
|Stem||Stem, 2, 0, Stem, Genetic SLR|
|Trail||Trail, 2, 0, Trail, 5.8|
|Weight (kg)||Weight (kg), 2, 0, Weight (kg), 9.08|
|Wheelset||Wheelset, 2, 0, Wheelset, Halo Evaura|
|Chainstays (cm)||Chainstays (cm), 2, 0, Chainstays (cm), 42|
|Seat Tube (cm)||Seat Tube (cm), 2, 0, Seat Tube (cm), 56|
|Top Tube (cm)||Top Tube (cm), 2, 0, Top Tube (cm), 54|
|Wheelbase (cm)||Wheelbase (cm), 2, 0, Wheelbase (cm), 100.5|
|Frame size tested||Frame size tested, 2, 0, Frame size tested, 58cm|
|Head Tube (cm)||Head Tube (cm), 2, 0, Head Tube (cm), 19|
|Stack (cm)||Stack (cm), 2, 0, Stack (cm), 60.73|
|Reach (cm)||Reach (cm), 2, 0, Reach (cm), 40|
|All measurements for frame size tested||All measurements for frame size tested, 2, 0, All measurements for frame size tested, 58cm|
|Bottom-bracket drop (cm)||Bottom-bracket drop (cm), 2, 0, Bottom-bracket drop (cm), 7|