Posted by Logan Watts
The Kratos is available as a “stock only” bike, meaning is features a non-custom geometry and titanium tubing that has been specially selected for this bike. It’s designed around an ENVE CX fork, although the bike photographed in has a bit of a different build. According to Alchemy’s PR pointman, Logan Vonbokel, who is also the proud owner of the bike in these photographs, “This is an adventure bike for the people who want something that can do it all, without a geometry that’s so relaxed that it feels out of place on pavement. I wouldn’t consider it to be a ‘Divide Bike’; it leans more toward people like me who want something to ride on the endless dirt roads in CO.” The sample model also has an optional set of bosses along the underside of the toptube for securing a bolt-on frame bag.
Inspiration for Kratos sprung from Alchemy riders desiring more range and versatility from the Chiron cyclocross platform. Retaining handling and ride characteristics demanded by the Alchemy consumer, Kratos incorporates leading edge geometry ideally suited for big days on the saddle on the road, trail, and remote access routes.
Titanium tubing delivers a smooth and predictable ride while still offering point and shoot handling with the stock Enve CX flat mount fork augmenting the stiff front-end. (The Fox fork on the model in photos is 32 Step Cast 27.5” chassis that has been cut down for this application.) Available as a stock-only offering — meaning stock geometry and titanium tubing that has been specially selected for this application — the Alchemy Kratos is also available in 14 different colors from Ethic Paint Works.
Alchemy Kratos Specs
- $3,999 frameset
- MADE IN THE USA (Denver, Colorado)
- Size-specific titanium tubes
- 45mm tire clearance
- Flat mount, thru-axlerear dropouts
- 31.6 seat post offering a large diameter surface for securing heavy seat bags
- 14 Ethic Paint Works color options
- ENVE CX Flat Mount Fork
- Electronic and mechanical shifting friendly
- Internal brake routing available
- Rack mountsand third bottle cage options
About Alchemy Bicycles
Founded in 2008, Denver-based Alchemy Bicycles builds the finest road, cross and mountain bikes available. Blending old world craftsmanship, attention to detail andleading edge technology, each Alchemy frame is crafted by hand from carbon, stainless steel or titanium. For more information on Alchemy and its offerings ranging from full custom to stock, please visit AlchemyBicycles.com.