Road Plus bikes give riders the versatility and speed to do almost anything! Rack it, fender it, take it out for a group ride or do a quick trip to your favourite lakeside campsite.
We at Brodie Bikes believe in Road Plus. The "Pros" far out weight the "cons" Added versatility, safety and comfort opening up the ability to explore the paths less traveled. Adventure Road, Adventure Gravel, choose your own adventure wherever it takes you.
The Romulus was built with modern geometry that splits the difference between a "road bike" and a "cyclocross bike" perfect for those adventure rides that involve multiple surfaces. A fully capable daily commuter that can handle any load to help tic off that errand list, getting ready for the weekend adventure on any terrain.
Who is the Romulus for ?
Road Plus, Touring, Gravel, Bike-Packing
The Romulus is perfect for the daily riders who want a bicycle capable of more than just "point-A to point- B". When the weekend lands they're packing their seatpacks and handlebar rolls to escape for a day or two of hammock-camping bliss
For the person - who wants a road bike that is way more versatile and stronger than any road bike, something that is definitely NOT light duty. New routes may include gravel routes, forrest roads, rough shoulders, unmaintained bike 'paths', exposed train or tram tracks, or a tour to the wilderness, where roads may not suit a typical road bike.
The Romulus is Road PLUS. For the Mixed terrain adventure seeker, long-distance gravel rider, cross-country tourer, daily year-round commuter, gravel fondo riders. The Romulus is for Year round cyclists looking for a bike that will not hold them back. The Romulus works for; fitness, bike-packing, short or long touring, and even for all weather commuting.
Key Features and Specs :
Frame : 4130 Chromo Steel Frame with Triple cage mounts on the top of the down-tube, Double cage mounts underneath & a Double cage mount on the seat-tube.
Fork: 4130 Chromo Steel Fork with triple cage mounts.
Brakes : TRP SPYRE Mechanical Disc
Tires : WTB Byway 650b x 47c
Derailleurs : Shimano Sora Shifters, Front & Rear GS Derailleur
Drivetrain : Shimano Sora 50/34T Crankset, Sora 9 Speed 11-34T Cassette
Go here, there, and everywhere
At 650 x 47c, the Byway tire has a file tread on the edges for better off road control with a slick centre for the pavement portion. The frame will accommodate 42-50c in a 650b wheel or 32-37c with 700c wheels. Geometry splits the difference between a road and ‘cross frame, perfect for those adventure rides that involve multiple surfaces. Shimano Sora 9 speed 50/34T Crankset & 11-34T Cassette
650b high volume tires let you tackle any terrain, inspire confidence no matter the road condition. And yet they are fast, the 47c tires give up nothing in terms of rolling resistance yet add incredible amounts of traction and improve puncture resistance. The extra volume adds generous customizability in using adjusted air pressures for your riding styles.
The 4130 CroMo Steel frame and fork are built for maximum strength and ride quality. The frame will accommodate 42-50c in a 650b wheel, or 32-37c with 700c wheels. These Road PLUS bikes fits perfectly for performance seeking adventurers who love smooth, fast steel as much as they crave asphalt, gravel & dirt.
Full Shimano Sora Drivetrain
Shimano 2X9 Sora drivetrain provides security knowing your drivetrain will perform at its best for years to come. Ease of maintenance and serviceability, plentiful and easy to get spare parts from any bike shop. The Sora compact 50/34T crankset paired with a an 11-34 tooth cassette gives you a well rounded full range of gearing to tackle any adventure. Sora front and rear derailleurs are controlled by Sora shifters that are ergonomically designed for long distant comfort.