Early praise is in from test riders like Patrick Lundin: "“The riding comfort is amazing, really compliant yet it responds well to when you put the power down.”
For nearly a decade Renovo has been known for our innovative use of hardwoods in crafting performance bicycle frames. Our genesis was in creating a lightweight hollow frame - not to capitalize of the beauty of hardwoods but to create bicycles with singular ride quality. Only hardwoods have the ability to provide structural stiffness rivaling carbon fiber while smoothing vibration through the structure of the material itself. Take the time to learn why we can craft bicycles with astounding ride quality from hardwoods. In 2016 we began testing wood for a new and exciting project, now available as the product of an unusual partnership between ourselves and Glenmorangie scotch whisky.
A collaboration inspired by a shared passion for innovation with wood, the Glenmorangie Original by Renovo is handcrafted using staves from Glenmorangie whisky casks.
Possessing the same legendary ride as all our bikes, the Glenmorangie Original is a rolling testament to the versatility of wood. That versatility is evidenced by the ability of the Glenmorangie Original to exceed expectations on any sort of ride. A fast and responsive road machine when shod with the stock 700x28mm tires, it can transform into an incredibly smooth and stable adventure machine simply by swapping in larger tires- up to 40mm wide to tame the roughest of unpaved roads.
Outfit your bicycle with your choice of component packages secure in the knowledge that no matter your choice the ride will astonish you as much as the embodied legacy of craftsmanship.
When imagining a use of whisky barrel staves "Beyond The Cask," Glenmorangie knew Renovo would be able to create a use which transcends novelty. Our decade of engineering and customer feedback has proven to us that not only is wood stong and durable enough to make a good bicycle frame, it has the material properties to make a great bicycle frame. Stiff under power, but with smoothness unmatched by any other material.
Engineering is not a term we use lightly. We have studied and tested our material ways not required of most bicycle frame builders. In the video below you can see structural testing of our mountain bike frame being loaded with more than 2600 pounds of force on the bottom bracket, as well as a Glenmorangie Original Bicycle frame undergoing some of the dynamic testing required to meet CEN Standards. Passing the pedaling force fatigue test requires frames to go beyond 100,000 cycles- simulating a powerful rider amassing more than 20,000 miles. Of course the Glenmorangie Original frame passed that test along with a suite of others.
We are crafting a limited number of these special frames. To order your Glenmorangie Original by Renovo you may place a $1000 deposit to reserve a frame and ensure delivery of to the continental US within 6 weeks (Launch Edition Only).
Crafted from American White Oak and Sapele
Total Ride Quality- full frame shock and vibration damping
Hollow main triangle with internal cables
Flat and wide "longbow" seat stays laminated from woods selected to optimize vibration damping and stiffness
Hollow chainstays for reduced weight
Trapezoidal curved down tube and top tube recall the shape of Oak staves from Glenmorangie casks
Tapered headtube, Front and rear thru-axles increase frame stiffness
Long wheelbase adds stability and increases vertical compliance
Disc brakes provide powerful and reliable stopping performance on all surfaces and conditions.
27.2mm seatpost provides enhanced compliance
Clearance for 40mm tires w/o fenders
Front and rear fender mounts
Rear rack-compatible w/ rackmount seat collar.
For Prestige Edition Orders: Please note availability on certain Shimano Dura-Ace Components is limited and may affect delivery times.
Glenmorangie Original by Renovo
Launch Edition - Shimano Ultegra 6800
Prestige Edition- Shimano Dura Ace Di2 9170
Glenmorangie Original by Renovo- Individually Numbered
Whisky Parts Co no.9 CX Disc
Cane Creek "40"
Cane Creek "110"
Velocity Aileron Comp custom 28 spoke
Rolf Prima Hyalite Carbon Fiber
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700x28mm
Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless 700x28mm
FSA Energy Alloy Bar / Stem / Seatpost
FSA + Vision Metron 4d Carbon Bar, KForce Carbon Seatpost, OS99 Carbon Stem
Built for You. These special bicycles are built to order, and production is limited. Your $1000 deposit will ensure delivery of a Glenmorangie Original by Renovo in your size within 6 weeks* To place your deposit, select your size, add it to your cart and proceed to checkout. Please note your preference for Launch or Prestige Edition build kits at time of order. When your bicycle is ready to ship you will receive an invoice for the balance. Your price will be the listed $6,950 for the Launch edition, or $11,450 for the Prestige Edition* (delivery times will be longer for Prestige Edition), less your $1,000 deposit. (plus shipping for international orders.) We offer free shipping to the continental USA on complete bicycle orders. We'll contact you along the way to confirm your choices and update you of any unforeseen changes to assembly or shipping status. Bikes arrive fully tuned and 98% assembled in our revolutionary SuperBikeBox. Perform the final assembly and adjustments in 15 minutes and go ride!
International Orders We have shipped bicycles to riders across the globe and are happy to ship yours to your door. *Due to longer transit times and other delays we cannot guarantee the same delivery times to our international customers. While you may place your deposit via Credit Card we ask that international customers pay the balance of their order via Wire Transfer or Bank Deposit. International Order Balance Payments placed via Credit Card will be subject to additional delays. International shipping rates vary by country and region.Please contact us for a quote on shipping to your city and country.
If you are unsure of which frame will provide the best fit, your correct Renovo frame size can be determined in several other ways:
If your current bike has fit comfortably over a reasonable period and you know the manufacturer and model, we can get that geometry to determine your correct Renovo size.
You can get a bike fitting at a local bike shop. It is important to choose a shop that has a reputation for correct fits, we have seen many that are not correct.
You can use our detailed sizing form. It collects all your important measurements as well as other important information such as physical limitations, personal fit preferences, your riding style, most comfortable fitting bike, etc. Renovo has used this form for over 500 fits without a problem.
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