Gale Force

As one of my customers said about this bike (formerly known as the Isis Sport),”Oh to be the envy of all who see me!”.

This is a pure road bike equipped with the Shimano Ultegra 11-speed compact double, topped off with Velocity A23 “wide” wheels for one of the nicest rides going: low rolling resistance and a sublime, energetic feel. Shimano mid-reach brakes let you use tires up to 32mm wide.

The light, responsive steel frame and fork can hold its own against carbon fiber any day. But if you really want carbon, the Gale Force can be paired with a Wound Up™ carbon fork in most sizes. Ride this bike and feel the Gale Force at your back!

Frame and fork made by Waterford Cycles in Wisconsin. Wheels manufactured by Velocity USA in Michigan.

Gale Force Components

Frame Waterford OS2 double-butted steel
(hand built in the USA)
Fork Waterford steel 1-1/8″ threadless steerer
Headset FSA Orbit X With Carbon Cap, 1-1/8″ threadless, black with appropriate spacers
Handlebar Brand and model vary with rider preference and with frame size
Handlebar Tape Salsa Gel, your choice of color
Stem Varies with frame size
Shift lever Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 x 2 STI lever
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6800 28.6mm clamp-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra 6700 SS
Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-32 11 speed
Crank Shimano Ultegra 34 – 50
Chain Shimano CN-6800
Brakes Shimano BR-R451 mid-reach caliper
Brake lever See shift lever
Tires your choice
Wheelset Velocity A23 Comp, 20h front, 24h rear
Saddle Terry Butterfly Ti
Seatpost Thompson Elite black 27.2mm alloy
Pedals None supplied
Braze-ons Rear rack bosses, water bottle bosses on seat and down tubes,
split brake cable housing stops, single eyelet on rear dropouts, shift lever bosses on down tube,
derailleur cable guides under bottom bracket, chainstay derailleur cable guide.
Color You can choose from a palette of frame colors. Or you can design your own!
Sizes (1) 16″, 17.5″, 19″, 20″, 21.5″ and 23″
see our frame geometry page for full information
Weight ~ 17.8 lbs
Price $3900
  1. X16″ and 17.5″ have a 24″(520) front wheel and 700c rear wheel; 19″, 20″ and 21.5″ have 650c (571) wheels; 23″ has 700c wheels.