We caught up with Jordan Lunn, Brand Manager of Halo Wheels, ODI and HT Components at Ison Distribution, who was very eager to show off his All-City Cosmic Stallion. And you can see why. In this unusually sunny weather we’re experiencing right now, the Stallion just looks effortlessly cool.
Having access to a warehouse full of really trick stuff naturally means that this All-City didn’t stay standard for long. Plus, having grown up riding dirt jump and BMX bikes before progressing into 4X and casually scooping the National Champion’s title along the way, Jordan has built up this gravel grinder to be a fun way to push out the miles. “I started riding road bikes for training and realised it was actually pretty fun, a gravel bike just extends the options of where you can ride even more”.
Over to Jordan to show us around his bike then…
All-City Cosmic Stallion
This bike is my go anywhere, especially to work bike. The frameset was an obvious choice for me. I’m a huge All-City Cycles and steel frame fan, so choosing their top of the line gravel machine seemed only right.
As I’m from a mountain bike background, having a higher volume tyre made a huge amount of sense. I’m able to run lower pressures, get more grip and not end up sore after a couple of hours in the saddle on beaten up tracks. Plus bigger tyres just look so much more fun!
I’m running a few sample and prototype parts from Ison, including the Halo Vapour GXC wheelset which was an early sample for testing. I’m also running a modified Cage Mover from Passport which after some cutting action I managed to remove over half of the weight and keep structural rigidity. The prototype riser bars are a little bit of a Marmite option, but perfect for me. I hate the look of stem spacers and having a taller front end means I can ride for longer in comfort.
Why 10 speed? Well, in the part of the world I mainly ride in (the Cambridgeshire Fens, England) having anything more is just unnecessary. In fact I’d probably be fine on just 5 gears. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, right?
I have a few more things planned with this bike in the long-term, but for now it’s my dream mile killer.
Give Jordan a follow over on Instagram to see where his Cosmic Stallion takes him.
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Last modified: 3rd July 2018