Today we are excited to launch a limited run of new OB1 AXS Custom builds starting at $3999 ($4499 with carbon wheel upgrade).
Featuring a SRAM AXS “mullet” drivetrain with Rival levers and a GX Eagle 12spd rear derailleur, the OB1 AXS Custom’s options include a choice of 650B and 700C wheels (or both!), tires, crank length (down to 155mm for smaller riders), bar width, stem length, gearing, and rigid or dropper seatpost.
The spec is headlined by DT350 hubs using the original and more reliable dual-spring ratchet, wide asymmetric rims laced with Pillar’s Wing 20 spokes and brass nipples for strength and serviceability, and a Wheels Manufacturing thread-together bottom bracket for added durability. There are 5 colors to choose from: Olive, Plum, Slate Grey, Electric Blue, and Matte Black.
For those interested in building up their own OB1 from parts, we now also offer an OB1 A La Carte option that allows you to select only the parts they need for their DIY build, from just a frameset to a rolling chassis and everything in between.
From our launch, Thesis has focused on the importance of a personalized fit. To ensure that each rider gets the optimal spec for their unique fit, fitness, and terrain, we offer free 1-on-1 consults.
Navigating COVID-related supply-chain slowdowns and shortages has been a challenge for all of us who love riding, and we’re grateful for the support we’ve received from riders as we awaited inventory for this new model. Given long component lead times and the limited supply of complete build kits, we recommend anyone wanting a bike for the 2022 riding season to reach out soon in order to get in on this batch.