- - Bastion Flaunts Limited Edition ArchAngel Road Bike

Bastion Flaunts Limited Edition ArchAngel Road Bike

Bastion is flaunting its latest limited edition road bike dubbed the ArchAngel, which draws its inspiration from Lockheed’s iconic A-12 ArchAngel aircraft that famously reached a top-speed of Mach 3 back in 1962.

“The design of the A-12 ArchAngel was instrumental in inspiring me towards my engineering career. More than just the technology, the way “Kelly” Johnson led the Skunkworks projects with cross-functional team members working together at the same time to solve problems had a big impact on me and drives how we conduct projects today, including this one,” explains James Woolcock, Bastion Co-founder and COO.

As a nod to the original A-12’s heat-resistant finish, Bastion’s ArchAngel features a Cerakote treatment, which is said to be both lighter and more durable than traditional paint or powder-coating, while the logos are hand smoothed and finished in chrome.

“The challenge was how do we respect such a legendary aircraft, yet still enhance the design with artistic features which tell the story of the project without needing words,” says Ben Schultz, Bastion’s co-founder and CEO of the Australian brand. 

Like all of Bastion’s bespoke frames, the ArchAngel relies on the same 3D-printed lugs and high-modulus, tube-to-tube carbon fiber construction.

Limited to just 88 framesets, each bike features curated components that span the likes of a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, SRAM Red AXS or Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset, alongside a choice between a Lightweight Meilenstein EVO Schwarz ED or Obermayer EVO Schwarz ED wheelset, while the remaining bits and bobs include a Ceramicspeed SLT headset, a T47 bottom bracket and a 3D-printed titanium oversized pulley.

Want one?

According to Bastion, 25% of the available 88 units have already been allocated, with pricing available only upon request. 




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