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  • MSRP - $3995.00

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    The Co-Motion Americano has established the standard for what a touring bike should be- an entirely new breed of bicycle that handles self-supported, transcontinental touring without even breaking a sweat. We’ve developed ideas from our unsurpassed tandem designs to increase touring load capacity and provide a level of rugged reliability unmatched by any other bicycle.

    • 700c wheels with room for 35mm tires + fenders
    • Reliable and tough exclusive Reynolds 725 steel tubing
    • Proven Co-Motion touring geometry
    • Rack + fender mounts, three bottle mounts
    • Dishless, symmetrically laced tandem rear wheel with a 145mm axle.

    Americano Specifications

  • Frame: Super-tough, large diameter Reynolds 725 tubes.
  • Fork: Co-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly with CNC steerer
  • Derailleurs/Shifters: Shimano 3x10 Bar End Shifters; 105FD; XT RD
  • Brakes: TRP Spyre w/ 160mm Rotors
  • Headset: Chris King
  • Drivetrain: FSA Afterburner 48/36/26t crank; 11-34 10spd Cassette
  • Cockpit: FSA Omega Compact Bar; Gossamer Stem
  • Post/Saddle: Co-Motion Kalloy 29.8; Selle Italia Nekkar Flow
  • Wheels: Velocity Dyad; DT Swiss DT540 Hubs, 145mm rear spacing
  • Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Racer 700c x 35mm
  • Americano Geometery

    Frame Size46cm50cm52cm54cm56cm58cm60cm62cm
    Seat Tube C-T (cm)43cm47cm49cm51cm53m55cm57cm59cm
    Top Tube Length horiz. (cm)51.5525353.554.556.55858.5
    Head Tube Angle72°72°72°72°72°72°72°72°
    Fork Rake (mm)5050505050505050
    Seat Tube Angle75°74.5°74.5°74°73.5°73°73°72.5°
    Top Tube Angle15.5°10.5°9.5°9.5°7.0°6.5°6.5°6.0°
    Headtube length (mm)105105125125145165185205
    Chainstay Length (cm)4545454545454545
    BB Height (cm)26.426.426.426.426.426.426.426.4
    BB drop (mm)7979797979797979
    Standover Height (cm)71.373.975.777.779.180.682.684
    Wheelbase (cm)101101.2102.3102.5103104.5106.1106.1
    Fork Span (mm)396396396396396396396396

    Americano Configurator

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    Paint

    Opaque PPG Global System Paint Options

    Also known as non-metallic, or solid colors. Strong rich colors for a traditional look.

    Metallic And Mica PPG Global System Paints

    Tiny metallic or mica particles reflect light and add showroom depth and shine.

    Metallics

    House of Kolor Pearlescent Paint Options

    Pearl or opalescent particles in the paint add subtle beauty and a distinctive look to your Co-Motion’s finish.

    Pearls

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    • By Kevin on Sunday March 9th, 2014 at 1:14pm

      I’ve had my Americano for 2 years now and it’s taken me to many locations without any problems, including some gnarly “accidental” dirt roads and mountain bike routes. I use it for long distance summer tours, weekend bike rides, and commuting to and from work.
      Last year, I was traveling via the Olympic Peninsula and my route had me going on a uphill road near Crescent Lake when the road abruptly ended and a mountain bike trail started. Rather than turn around, I just kept going and the trail got very narrow, with streams, large roots and rocks, mountain lion and bear warning signs, and some very rough sections. I rode through about 5 miles of this without any problems and had to carry my bike through several very nasty sections. Some mountain bikers passed me and I got that look that said I shouldn’t be there on a road bike! This was loaded with panniers and a tent and sleeping bag on the rear rack. This bike is strong enough to handle this if you want to make that decision to forge ahead like me.
      As of now, I’ve got over 3000 miles on this bike and the rims are still true and the frame as solid as the day I got it and I never have had to replace or fix a thing yet (except the tires). I trust this bike when the unexpected happens…and it looks good too.

    • By Michael on Monday July 1st, 2013 at 2:29pm

      I have been riding my Giant OCR touring bicycle since 2004 and just finished riding from Bar Harbor ME to Boston MA.  I had a list of problems with that bicycle such as the frame flexed a little while I was riding causing the discs to change angle relative to the pads. The bike made different sounds if I coasted with my left leg down versus when my right leg was down.  For commuting around town this was not a big deal, but after riding 60 loaded miles every day, I did my best to ignore it, but the vibrations in my joints keep reminding me.

      I am usually a grouch who rarely smiles and I am also a perfectionist.  I take pride in my work and don’t understand when others cut corners and make inferior products.  It’s very rare when I can purchase something from people who share the same level of commitment and pride in their work.

      I recently received my Americano and I am not only smiling, I am ecstatic.  After getting everything adjusted, I have to say that this is the best bicycle I have ever had the pleasure to ride.  The Selle Anatomica seat removes the pressure points in other seats.  The Americano makes the road feel like light fluffy features compared to my Giant OCR Touring.  With the Pathfinder Package charging a battery back for my iPhone, I still expend less energy on the Americano than I needed to on my previous touring bicycles meaning I am far less beat up at the end of the day.

      Thank You.

    • By David H on Monday January 23rd, 2012 at 5:21pm

      Great bike.  Have had mine for a few years, but did my first “serious” multi-day ride last summer; C&O/GAP and it rode like a dream.  Slogged through the mud, banged over the roots and hummed along on the dry stuff.  Bought the frame from CM, wheels and dyno hub from Peter White and had it built by College Park Bikes in Maryland.  Only problem is that I’ll never need to replace it so there is no Rohloff version in my future.

    • By tom on Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 8:36pm

      Have only had my new Americano for a short while but I am extremely pleased with the fit and quality.  It is rock solid and a joy to ride.  I’ve never seen welds that looked this perfect.  I’m proud to have a bike that is made in the U.S.A.


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    Options for your Co-Motion Americano


    Co-Pilot

    Pathfinder Package

    Nickel Headtube Badge

    Tubus Tara Front Rack

    Tubus Cargo EVO Rear Rack

    Co-Motion Co-Pilot Case

    Co-Pilot Frame Padding Kit

    Selle Anatomica Saddle

    Stainless Steel Dropout, Front & Rear

    Co-Pilot

    Make your Americano airline-checkable by adding couplers to your frame. Option does not include travel cases or padding kits, sold separately.


    • Price - $700

    Pathfinder Package

    Light up your pathway and get off the grid with the Schmidt SON generator hub, Schmidt Edelux high-powered headlight, and The Plug USB port to charge your GPS, Smart phone or other devices.


    • Price - $595

    Nickel Headtube Badge

    A touch of classic elegance.


    • Price - $20

    Tubus Tara Front Rack

    The best low-rider front rack available.


    • Price - $120

    Tubus Cargo EVO Rear Rack

    Outstanding load-carrying capability, rigidity and strength


    • Price - $140

    Co-Motion Co-Pilot Case

    Designed to protect your Co-Pilot frame and travel with ease.


    • Price - $395

    Co-Pilot Frame Padding Kit

    The full padding kit covers every painted part of your frame.


    • Price - $89

    Selle Anatomica Saddle

    Classic American-made leather saddle with modern fit and comfort, we include a bottle of weatherproof "Saddle Sauce"


    • Price - $125

    Stainless Steel Dropout, Front & Rear

    Our polished 17-4 stainless steel dropouts add beauty and longevity to your frame.


    • Price - $295