Brother Cycles Mr Wooden Frameset

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Product Overview

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Mr Wooden is an all new all-purpose frameset from Brother Cycles – it’s a modern randonneur, a gravel bike, a tourer which isn’t afraid to venture off-road. Mr Wooden is however you decide to build it. The frameset is designed to run a 650b quick-release wheelset (tyre clearance up to 650b x 50) with rim brakes and features a low-mid trail fork up front. Why rim brakes you might ask?  Well, some will argue they’re easier to maintain and more reliable than disc; however, what we know for certain is it allows us to create a lighter frame which is super comfortable, flexible and fast – designed for those long days in the saddle when you’re not sure where you’ll end up.

As well as the positive effect on ride quality, the decision to go rim brake as well as other design choices like a threaded bottom bracket, 1 1/8″ headset and quick release dropouts also allows for the recycling of classic components which still have plenty of miles in them. A middle finger to the throwaway culture we live in today. And, as you can see from the build featured above, a combination of old and new comes together beautifully – a classically styled bike mixed with some of the benefits of modern technology.

Why is it call Mr Wooden?  When we were growing up in America one of our favourite teachers was called Mr Wooden. He was an old-school outdoorsman and took us on nature hikes whenever the opportunity arose. He wore socks and sandals, knew all the names of trees and always had a compass hanging around his neck. Our own love for the great outdoors is partly down to him and we think this frame would be right up his street.

The frame is constructed from double butted 4130 chromoly steel, a functional tubing which provides the perfect balance of performance and durability and we’ve applied an ED coating under the paint to protect against corrosion. It’s fully equipped to fit front and rear racks, mudguards and has three bottle mount positions on all sizes. Down tube bosses give you the option of fitting cable stops or going fully old school with some down tube shifters. The low-mid trail fork is designed to handle weight up front should you wish to run a randonneur style front bag setup, and can take a porteur style rack or low rider should you wish.

Frame tubing: 4130 chromoly double-butted main triangle, ED coated

Brake compatibility: Cantilever or v-brake

Rear Dropouts: 132.5mm quick release (130mm or 135mm hub compatible)

Seat post diameter: 27.2mm

Headset: 1 1/8" threadless. EC34/28.6 upper, EC34/30 lower (not included)

Front derailleur clamp diameter: 28.6mm

Bottom bracket shell: 68mm bottom bracket, ISO threaded

Maximum tyre clearance: 650b x 50mm

Fork: Lugged flat crown, quick release with rack and mudguard mounts

3 sets bottle cage mounts on all sizes with rack and mudguard mounts

Chainring clearance: up to 50-39-30t triple, 52-36t double, 48t single

Frame weight (medium): 2.0kg - Fork weight (uncut steerer): 1.1kg

Specs -

Size xSmall Small Medium Large xLarge 
Seat Tube (C-T) 515mm 535mm 555mm 575mm 595mm 
Top Tube (C-C) 520mm 533mm 548mm 568mm 586mm 
Top Tube (Effective) 530mm 545mm 560mm 580mm 600mm 
Head Tube 120mm 140mm 160mm 180mm 200mm 
Head Angle 72.5 73 73 73 73 
Seat Angle 73.5 73 73 73 72 
BB Drop 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm 65mm 
Chainstay 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 435mm 
Fork Length (A-C) 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 380mm 
Fork Rake 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 55mm 
Stack 535mm 555mm 575mm 594mm 613mm 
Reach 372mm 375mm 384mm 399mm 401mm 
Wheelbase 1008mm 1013mm 1028mm 1048mm 1056mm 
Standover (47mm tyre) 766mm 786mm 805mm 823mm 842mm


Extra Small, Small, Extra Large is available for special order.

If you need a headset fitted we would be happy to do so for free! Please get in touch.

Headset and cable adjusters not included.