Blast off with the Cosmic Stallion

First look at All-City's new gravel / all-road rig

All-City Cycles has launched a new all-road bike with a quirky name and utilitarian features. The Cosmic Stallion is a disc-specific gravel bike constructed from classic steel tubing.

All-City Cosmic Stallion highlights

  • Constructed from butted 4130 steel
  • Rack and fender mounts
  • Generous tire clearance
  • Offered in six frame sizes
  • Complete bikes priced at $2,599
  • Frameset priced at $1,250
  • Available now

What is a Cosmic Stallion?

The Cosmic Stallion builds on the legacy of All-City's Space Horse touring bike
The Cosmic Stallion builds on the legacy of All-City's Space Horse touring bike

All-City has a long reputation for coming up with quirky product names.

In the same way that the Macho King is the premium version of the Macho Man cyclocross bike, the new Cosmic Stallion is the superlative of the Space Horse, All-City’s gravel / touring model.

The Cosmic Stallion is designed as an all-road racer. It sports a full carbon fork with a 100x15mm thru-axle. There’s a 142x12mm thru-axle at the rear. Other frame features include a 68mm threaded bottom bracket, three bottle mounts and ample braze-ons for racks and fenders.

Tire clearance is impressive. The Cosmic Stallion can accommodate 700x45mm tires or 700x40mm tires when running fenders. Fans of high volume 650b tires will be glad to learn it can fit tires up to 47mm wide.

There's ample room for large rubber. The complete bike comes equipped with 700x40 Clement X'PLOR USH tires
There's ample room for large rubber. The complete bike comes equipped with 700x40 Clement X'PLOR USH tires

Frame geometry is in line with many other gravel / all-road bikes. The Cosmic Stallion has a relaxed head tube angle, low bottom bracket and longer chainstay length than would be found on traditional road or even cyclocross bikes.

The Cosmic Stallion by the numbers
The Cosmic Stallion by the numbers

Previous top-end All-City bikes such as the Macho Man were constructed from Reynolds 831 tubing. For the Cosmic Stallion, All-City worked with its supplier to develop a custom double-butted 4130 steel tubeset. This new tubing is dubbed A.C.E., for air-hardened, custom, extruded. All-City claims its A.C.E. tubing saves 5oz / 141g over the 853 Macho Man in a size 55cm frame. 

Pricing and availability

All-City offers the Cosmic Stallion in a single complete build as well as a frameset option
All-City offers the Cosmic Stallion in a single complete build as well as a frameset option

The Cosmic Stallion is available now. All-City offers this new model in a single complete build with a SRAM Rival 22 build. Pricing is set at $2,599.

If more you’re interested in building your own Cosmic Stallion from the ground-up, the frame with Whiskey No. 9 carbon fork retails for $1,250. (UK and Australian pricing have yet to be announced.)

Visit www.allcitycycles.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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