Both the Elan and Elan Vital represent the modernization of the classic touring bike. They both share the same Geometry and compact CrMo Steel frame and able to accommodate a myriad of tires sizes to dial in the needs of your next adventure. The Elan is fitted with a more classic 700 x 35c tire and rim combo for a comfortable rough road or light gravel ride. The compact frame inspires confidence with a lower center of gravity and excellent standover clearance.
Who is the Elan for ?
Touring, Road, Gravel, Bike-Packing, Year-Round Commuter
The Elan is for the classic tourer, gravel or mixed terrain adventurer and even works perfectly as as a year round commuter. Although the Elan is a little more road orientated than the Elan Vital is it still equally at home when the pavement meets the dirt. Long adventure tours, circle routed or even just your nasty weather bike on the weekends. The Elan is fully equipped to handle it all.
The Elan is your 2 wheel companion to carry you on that trip of a lifetime you have been dreaming about. Long rides across town, Province, Country or Continent. Or maybe just for those looking for a road bike that can carry ALL your stuff.
Key Features and Specs :
Frame : 4130 Butted Chromo Steel
Fork : 4130 Chromo Steel w 3 Rack Mounts & Fender Mounts
Brakes : TRP Spyre-C Dual Piston Mech Disc
Tires : Kenda Flintridge Gravel 700 X 35c
Shifters & Derailleurs : Shimano Tiagra
Crankset : FSA Gossamer PRO Adventure 46/32T
Cassette : Shimano Tiagra 10 Speed 11-34T
Strong, Capable and Versatile
The updated Elan still has a nod to our classic touring bikes, just more versatile. The Elan is spec’d with 700X35c tires but the frame will fit up to 700 x 42c, or 650 x 55c wheels and tires so you can add more or less gravel to your adventures. FSA Adventure Crankset 32/46T rings, with an 11/34T cassette for loaded touring. The Elan Frame will have triple bottle mounts on the down-tube
The Elan is your perfect partner for long distance touring. Multiple mounting points for a rack and full size panniers out back and the frame and fork will both have triple water bottle mounts for “Anything” cages letting you fully expand your cargo carrying capacity. The Elan is fitted with 700 x 35c tires for handling all your on and off road routes giving you added comfort yet maintaining fast rolling to get you where you need to be on time. But really, take all the time in the world !
Adventure 2X drivetrain
The Elan has a wide range of gearing that works just as well on the open highway as it does on the long gravel climbs even fully loaded with gear. Using the FSA Adventure Crankset w 46/32 Tooth rings Paired with an 11-34 Tooth Cassette gives you better than a 1:1 gear ratio for those long sustained climbs. The Tiagra 10 speed shift levers, front and rear Tiagra derailleurs, give you precise light action shifting.
Carry anything you need with all day comfort.
The Elan comes with matching Chromo Steel Fork with LoRider and fender mounts as well as triple anything cargo cage mounts on each side to expand your carrying ability. TRP Spire-C Dual Piston Disc Brakes set an industry standard for stopping ability in any condition while being simple to maintain and are adjustable from both sides to fine tune your clearance as needed.
Elan Fit Chart
Please note, as we are all a little different, the fit chart is a best guess estimate. Brodie highly recommends having a professional fit done at your local bike shop.