With a decade of experience in custom bicycle design, we've listened to what our customers want most out of a bike and come up with the latest in our line of customizable steel frames. It's modern, versatile, and competitively priced by current industry standards.
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The Stinson is our understated and distinctly Mission take on an “adventure” style frame – a stylish, customizable frameset as comfortable being your daily commuter as it is your off-road vehicle when you find yourself itching to get out and off the city streets. By introducing a generous handful of all-new features such as wider tire clearance, disc brakes, convertible dropouts, belt drive and rack mounts, we’ve successfully designed a bike frame that can take you virtually anywhere your heart desires – near or far, paved or muddy.
If the past has taught us anything, it's that our double butted 4130 chromoly frames can hold up to some serious riding. We've confidently backed them with a 50 year warranty, and decided to use that rock solid steel foundation as the groundwork for our latest build.
By slacking out the geometry of our tried and true Sutro frame, we’ve been able to create a track-inspired adventure bike that’s compact enough for city commuting, yet loose enough for longer rides and off-road adventures. We’ve also raised the bottom bracket slightly higher than the industry standard for easier pedal-through cornering on any terrain.
The addition of convertible rear dropouts and a coupling system on the rear stay offer our customers the ability to run virtually any type of drivetrain of their choosing. As an added bonus, the sliding dropouts allow the rider to tension their chain or belt without a traditional derailleur or chain tensioner.
By simply switching out the dropout inserts we can now accommodate any of the following options and more:
- Single speed: Our simplest and lowest maintenance option
- 1 x 11: The new standard for cassette driven allroad bikes. Simple and effective, utilizing 1 shifter to activate the same range as a 2x setup
- 2 x 10/11: A favorite of touring cyclists for the most microshifting options within the given gear range.
- Internally Geared: We’ve been using the Shimano Alfine internally geared 8-speed hubs for the better part of a decade. They offer a generous gear range, accompanied by low maintenance and user friendly design.
- Belt Drive: A favorite of our European customers, belt drives offer a clean, quiet, low maintenance alternative to traditional bike chains and require no grease or lube.
Another massive step forward for this frame is the upgrade to disc brakes. Discs have quickly become the new norm in every category of cycling from road to mountain and everything in-between for their unmatched stopping power and ability to perform in the foulest of weather conditions. In addition to the obvious advantages, the addition of disc brakes also allows the rider to run a 650b wheel set as an alternative to the standard 700c.
With the addition of a newer, wider fork, The Stinson is able to accommodate a tire up to 700c x 42 or 650b x 50 with room for fenders. Wider tires have become the new norm both on and off road in recent years, and here’s why.
Since the introduction of our Sutro frame back in 2012 we’ve used internal cable routing to keep the look of the finished bike minimal and clean. This frame is just as sleek, running all shifter and brake cables internally to ensure a seamless look.
With one last departure from our traditional track bike roots, we’ve added an array of braze-ons and mounts to help you make it along whatever journey you decide to take.
Front and rear rack mounts ensure plenty of room for gear, while the bottle cage mounts hold onto your beverage of choice. These finishing touches make it a frame as fit for a commute to work, as it is a weekend ride to the campgrounds – the only limit is your ambition.
We’ve always offered our customers the ability to select their own custom frame color from any of a few hundred different hues via www.ralcolors.co
The Stinson's color options are just as limitless, and each frame will be powder coated right here in the Bay Area before being shipped directly to you. We opt for powder coating over traditional paint due to it’s beautifully rich color and added durability, but you can read more on that here.
STINSON SHOWCASE BUILD:
This is what happens when you let the Mission Bicycle staff build their collective dream bike using our Stinson frame. We'll get in touch to determine your size to make it truly your own.
Premium components galore adorn this 1 x 11 cross-crusher, and it makes for one of the most fun rides around. View more detail shots here.
This carefully designed commuter comes complete with everything you need to hit the city streets on the daily – minimal maintenance and maximum style. We'll get in touch to determine your frame color and size to make it truly your own.
Outfitted with a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internally geared drivetrain and Gates carbon belt drive, this bike is guaranteed to be your new favorite mode of daily transportation. It features easy to use trigger shifting on flat handlebars for a moderately upright positioning, while the 32c tires ensure no bumpy roads or potholes ruin your commute. View more detail shots here.
Need a bike that can do it all? From the city, to the trail, then back to the city, and all over again, this option is a great all-rounder for the casual commuter who likes to get out there when nature calls. We'll get in touch to determine your frame color and size to make it truly your own.
Knobby 37c tires and a SRAM Apex 1x11 drivetrain equal a ride that ranks equally high in fun factor and on the practicality spectrum. View more detail shots here.
650b TOURING BIKE:
A bike to take you far away from home or work. The touring build is set up for a comfortable ride over long distances, whether it be on pavement or back country gravel roads. This build will get you there and carry everything you need to take with you. We will get in touch after Kickstarter to determine your correct size.
Polished silver 2x10 drivetrain and 650b x 47c tires set this build off, but the metallic blue powder coat is a beautiful base for almost any ride. View more detail shots here.
(Racks and bags not included but can be purchased post-KS)
10th ANNIVERSARY FRAME AND FORK:
May 15th, 2019 marked our 10 year anniversary and we're celebrating by offering this limited edition Rainbow Black Color way for only 10 backers. At night it's subtle and understated, but put this frame in the sunshine and it truly sparkles with character. We can build a bike for you around this frame or you can set it up however you like. We'll get in touch to determine your correct size.
Maybe you’re not in the market for a new bike, but you’d still like to help us reach our goal. That's why we've put together the following options...
Looking for a way to keep your gear out of your pockets yet highly accessible while riding? Yeah, us too – that's why we got with our friends at Outershell to bring you a limited run of Mission Bicycle handlebar bags made right here in San Francisco.
Simply put, it's one of the most robust handlebar bags we've ever used, and we're happy to have the Mission Bicycle logo on it. The inside of the easy access bag is lined with waterproof X-Pac with enough room to safely store a 6-pack. Meanwhile, the understated black camo X-Pac outer insures style and durability. View more detail shots here.
Mission Bicycle T-Shirt:
Behold, the Optical Bike! A design previously only available to shop employees is now officially in the public domain and ready to be repped in your city.
- Ultra-soft unisex shirt
- 100% cotton
- Silk screened right here in San Francisco
Patch + Sticker + Postcard:
Sometimes it's the little things that count. This set includes one black and one white vinyl sticker of our Optical Bike, an official Mission Bicycle Company iron-on patch, and a "Greetings from San Francisco" postcard to hold onto and cherish, or to mail to a friend.
Meet the Team:
We are small team here at Mission Bicycle but we work hard to deliver great customizable bikes that will last. Check out this link to meet the folks behind the Stinson.
Risks and challenges
Because we rely on 3rd party vendors to supply us with the components that we need to build our bicycles, supply chain challenges are our biggest risk. As a 10-year old business with the experience of 3 successful Kickstarter projects we know we can proactively minimize those challenges and employ our experience in resolving them if they do arise.
We've done the due diligence on the product and have the infrastructure in place to produce for our backers at all reward levels.
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