Co-Motion Nor’Wester Tour – 50cm

The Nor’Wester Tour is claimed to be one of the finest touring bikes money can buy. It provides an incredibly stable ride and the kind of positioning you want when your goal is to cover more ground while taking in the scenery. The idea is simple: The frame comes apart into two pieces, and then the entire bike easily fits into a carry bag or case that you can check as regular luggage on an airplane. With the couplers assembled and tightened, the bike is as solid as if it didn’t have the couplers to begin with; and they only add a few ounces in weight. What may surprise you is how easily the bike switches from luggage to bicycle and back again. After a few passes, you’ll learn to do it in about fifteen minutes, and yes, all the pieces fit into the carry bag surprisingly easily. The disassembly for packing is quite straightforward. You remove both wheels, the seat and post, the pedals, and the handlebars. You unscrew the cable splitters, uncouple the couplers, and the frame is in two pieces. Protective sleeves slide over the frame tubes, and everything fits into the carry bag like the instructions say it will.

More about this awesome frame:  Welded oversize butted steel frame with threaded bosses for three water bottlea, fenders, front & rear racks. S&S Couplers for frame disassembly. Pump peg on head tube. Slotted cable stops. Chris King threadless head- set, and vertical rear dropouts.

  • Build Specs:
    • Frame: Co-Motion (handmade in Eugene, Oregon)
    • Fork: Tange Prestige Carbon
    • Stem: Truvativ 80mm
    • Headset: Chris King
    • Shift Levers: Shimano Ultegra
    • Rear Derailleur: Shimano
    • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT (setup to run a bigger cassette for easier climbing)
    • Crankset: FSA 50/34t and 70 crank arms
    • Cassette: Shimano 11-34t
    • Chain: Shimano HG
    • Brakes: Shimano
    • Wheelset: Velocity Aerohead
    • Tires: Continental
    • Saddle: Specialized Lithia
    • Seatpost: FSA Carbon
    • Bars: Salsa Alloy
    • Travel Case not included

How to disassemble the Co-Motion