- Integrated Expedition Rack II with optional EX-Rail system and Ortlieb Quick-Lock3 Mounting Kit
- Rohloff gear hub option for proven reliability
- Derailleur drivetrain option for precise and light shift action
- Thermocrom premium tubing for maximum strength-to-weight ratio
- 27,5"" wheelset balances comfort, grip and acceleration
- Gates Carbon Drive belt-compatible frame for a strong, clean and reliable drivetrain
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|Activity||Commuting, Expedition Touring, Fitness/Recreation, Light Touring|
|Weight||from 14 kg|
|Capacity (Total / Rack)||180 kg / 40 kg|
High-quality materials. Innovative design. Passionate craftsmanship. Through carefully selected components we create a bicycle like no other.
Exceptional attention to detail make this our most feature-rich Expedition frame to date:
- 4 bottle mounts for more water- and cargo-carrying capacity
- Internal wiring channels through the top-tube and Expedition rack
- Frame-lock mounts and optional pack-roll stop for security on the go
- 3D dropout design and construction (belt-compatible) with 12x142 mm thru-axle for Derailleur, Rohloff and Pinion drivetrains
- Updated chainstay yolk/bridge is lighter and stiffer
- Larger diameter, internally-butted head tube increase stiffnes with no weight penalty
- Machined bottom-bracket shell / Updated Pinion Bridge on Xplore models
The EX-Rail system bolts quickly and securely to our Expedition Rack II, allowing you to mount your cargo lower and further back for increased heel clearance, more cargo carrying options, and a lower center of gravity. This results in increased stability and better ergonomics with larger panniers. Like the Expedition Rack II, the EX-Rails are constructed of stainless steel to prevent corrosion. We use a raw, sand-blasted finish on the Rails - not only does this look good, but it is also extremely wear resistant. Your frame and integrated rack stay scratch-free, looking their best for even longer.
Expedition Rack II
The Expedition Rack II is the latest iteration of our stainless steel integrated cargo rack. Welded directly to the frame, the latest generation is even lighter while maintaining its load capacity. The optional, modular EX-Rail system replaces the lower mounting tube providing three configurations: 1 - Stay fast and light by using the Expedition Rack on its own. 2 - For more stability and less wear-and-tear, mount the stainless steel EX-Rails. This moves your cargo lower and further back for increased heel clearance and a lower center of gravity. 3 - Attach the optional Quick-Lock3 mounting kit and take advantage of Ortlieb's low profile, easy-to-use mounting system. The maximum load capacity of our Expedition Rack II is 40 kg.
The optional Ortlieb Quick-Lock3 Mounting Kit lets you take advantage of Ortlieb's practical Quick-Lock3 and 3.1 bags. With the mounting points on the rack, Ortlieb designers are able to minimize protruding hooks and rails on their bags, making the panniers lighter, more durable, and much more comfortable to carry while off the bike. Mounting and removing the bags is easier than ever, and wear-and-tear on the rack is virtually eliminated.
Scotchguard Paint Protection Film by 3M
Our Scotchguard paint protection film protects the powder coating of your rack from scratches and wear due to the use of panniers.
Expedition II Geometry
Our Expedition II Geometry keeps you stable and confident while carrying your gear, yet still maintains a lively and agile ride. We have extended the head-tube for a more upright riding position and shortened the axle-to-crown height to 400 mm to offer more fork options. The long chainstays help the bike track well, while providing balanced weight distribution and increased heel clearance to your panniers. Generous toe- and stand-over clearance give you the confidence to ride through challenging terrain.
Every frame is painted in-house with our robust and high-quality T-Coat powder coating process. This ensures a beautiful and durable finish even under the toughest conditions. The T-Coat consists consist of one, two three layers depending on the component - this allows us to optimise the surface, weight and corrosion characeristics for each use case.
The 27.5" wheel size is a great addition to the world of wheel sizes. It allows for extreme versatility and offers an ideal balance between on-road and off-road use. Situated between the classic 26" and 28" (700c) wheel sizes, 27.5" tires are a compromise – in a positive sense. On the plus side, they offer better rolling characteristics and more elegant looks compared to a 26" setup, and more comfort than narrower 28" (700c) tires. These tires also have a significantly lower rotating mass than modern, large-volume 29" tires and thus offer a more lively, more agile riding experience. For us, the 27.5" tires are used in sporty all-road models and in the off-road sector.
Ergo-Stop II Plus
Incorporating all of the features of the Ergo-Stop II, the Ergo-Stop II Plus, adds a newly designed parking lock to hold the handlebar in position even if the bike is loaded. It prevents the bike from tipping over, which is especially helpful for bikes carrying front-mounted low-riders, a front rack, or a handlebar bag. The latest iteration adds a stronger, bolt-on interface and CNC machined alloy lock mechanism for increased durability.
Ergo-Stop II Steerer Stop
The Ergo-Stop II builds on the features of the original Ergo-Stop. Like the original, it consists of two elements – a stop integrated into the frame and a stopper mounted on the fork steerer tube. By limiting how far the bar can rotate, it keeps your cables and electrical wiring intact and protects your frame and handlebar. Steering stops at approximately 78° in each direction, making it compatible with both flat- and drop-bar configurations.
Belt/Chain Tensioning System
VBA (Eccentric Bottom Bracket)
Our unique VBA system has been registered for patent and simplifies both the adjustment of the tension of a chain or belt as well as its beltline. The eccentric bottom bracket allows the chain or belt tension to be easily adjusted by turning with a common 5 mm Allen key. The belt line is adjusted by axially shifting the eccentric bottom bracket; the markings on the exterior serve to aid in determining the position. The weight of the VBA eccentric bottom bracket is minimized through a machined bottom bracket insert.
Free yourself from oily, rusty chains and join the Gates Carbon Drive revolution: Clean, quiet, rugged. Almost no other component has advanced the bicycle as a mode of low-maintenance transport as much as the Gates Carbon Drive belt. Particularly when used year-round, you'll be pleased with its low maintenance as periodic cleaning is all that's required. Belts even last two to three times longer than a chain. Tout Terrain was one of the first manufacuters to offer bicycles with belt drives, and with more than 10 years of experience we have optimized our frames for this purpose. Unlike a chain which can ""unlink"" to fit onto a bike, a belt is seamless, so the frame must "open" to allow it to fit onto the drivetrain. Our belt-specific dropout design is an integral part of the frame and very discrete. The connection is made of stainless steel and will provide a lifetime of reliability.
The classic derailleur system provides fast, precise shifting and is the lightest of all our shifting options. Modern derailleur systems offer virtually perfect shifting and sufficient gear range for a variety cycling disciplines, from the minimalistic urban bike with 1x11 gearing to the expedition touring bicycle with a 3x10 gear setup. With our GT models, we use Shimano 2x11 shifters and derailleurs with an ultra-compact crankset gear ratio to ensure you don't run out of breath in the mountains. The derailleur system remains the system of choice for lightweight and sporty riding.
Shimano Internal Geared Hub
The Rohloff Speedhub is the leader in ultra-rugged gearhub technology. With a history that goes back to the 1990s, the hub has an unmatched track record of reliability. Particularly popular among high-mileage riders such as long-distance commuters and touring cyclists, the Speedhub has made a name for itself and is known for its dependability and low maintenance. The gear range of 526% is suitable for bicycle tours and daily riding alike. Maintenance is minimal, limited to an annual oil change.
The innovative 3-in-1 dropout allows you to use a number of drive systems. With the "sandwich" design, you can convert from a derailleur system to hub shifting – and vice versa. The modular dropout is simply inserted into the frame. You can also convert an existing bicycle from chain drive to belt drive. The 3-in-1 dropout offers you maximum flexibility with regard to the drivetrain while maintaining a clean look and clever integration into in the frame.
The Thermocrom tubeset brings our frame construction to the next level. Heat treating the steel allows us to strategically use thinner wall tubing in certain, areas reducing weight without sacrificing durability. We can fine-tune the classic steel ride of each frame to its specific application, balancing weight, stiffness, and compliance. Thermocrom shares virtually all of the characteristics of our Dedacciai tubing, but represents a massive reduction in your bike's overall carbon footprint due to a reduction in the shipment of the raw materials and tubing between countries.
Cinq Touring Fork Option
The carbon fiber Cinq touring fork is designed to bring cargo mounting reliability and weight savings to traditional touring bikes. The fork has an axle-to-crown lenth of 395 mm and clearance for 50 mm (700c) or 54 mm (650B) wide tires which makes it suitable for a wide variety of wheel, tire and frame combinations. Beyond the basics, the fork has a host of features that really set it apart from other products in the segment: It is compatible with dynamo hubs with the ability to route wiring internally, giving you an elegant and robust connection to your power supply. The fork also uses a unique "no-thread" thru-bolt eyelet system which greatly reduces the stress on the carbon sidewalls, resulting in cargo carrying capacity and reliability that are second-to-none. Thanks to a modular design, the included stainless steel hardware is completely replacable - damaging or cross-threading a bolt no longer means your fork ends up going in for expensive repairs. Lighting and fender mounts give you the flexibility to configure the fork to suit your adventure.
Expedition Fork Option
The Expedition Fork is our premium, feature-rich chromoly steel fork. With the same precise-yet-comfortable ride as our Allroad Fork, the Expedition Fork adds tire clearance and a bunch of cargo and electrical features. In addition to standard lighting and fender mounts, 3-point eyelets on the fork legs let you attach two-bolt bottle cages, three-bolt cargo-style cages or lowrider racks for maximum flexibility. Electrically, the Expedition Fork is drilled for internal dynamo hub wiring and is compatible with the SON SL (Self-Connecting) dynamo system. It allows the front wheel to be removed from the fork without the need to manually unplug the dynamo and is wired internally from dropout to light. The lack of exposed connectors or wires prevents damage to the system, making it a more reliable and robust lighting and (in combination with the Cinq Plug5) charging solution. These features that make the Expedition fork ideal for touring, bikepacking, and everyday use.
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