Steel-is-real, say enthusiasts. So in homage to traditionalists, we give you the Kaffenback - our steel do-it-all bike, mixing time-honoured design with modern refinements.
The Kaffenback is our steel do-it-all steed, redesigned to incorporate modern technology such as disc brakes. But whats with the name? Well, inspiration struck after a ride to the caff and back - sometimes simplicity is the key. So whats it for? Being a sturdy steel framed bike, the Kaffenback is versatile and suitable for a wide range of riding. Steel is best known for its silky smooth ride quality and durability thats what steel bike frame are all about. Theyre not intended to be as light as carbon frames (although, actually, some are); nor are they intended to cut through the race peloton like a razor (although, again, some do). No, what steel bikes are loved for far-and-wide is their honesty, their road-smoothing ride qualities and true lifetime durability.
Built from Maxwall custom double-butted chromoly tubing, with an all-new externally butted top tube, the Kaffenback is tough bike, capable of fully-loaded touring, training and commuting. Revised frame geometry increases strength yet you still get all the wonderful compliance and positive flex that only steel bikes deliver.
The Kaffenbacks traditional Tea & Coffee paint scheme is stylishly vintage inspired, whilst the sleek black model features reflective decals to help keep you visible and safe during darker night rides. With mudguard and pannier mounts, the Kaffenback is designed as a lifelong companion its the perfect excuse to get out there on the roads, see the sights, go touring, get the miles in, then fulfil commuting duties during the working week. Dependable and classy, thats the Kaffenback.
With a frame of this quality, you're getting a truly excellent bike and amazing value for money.
|A||Head Angle (°)||72||72||72||72|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||92||104||135||167|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||535||551||565||586|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||72.5||72.5||72.5||72.5|
|E||Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)||480||510||540||570|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||2200|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||27.2|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||29.8|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||28.6 (bottom pull mech)|
|Wheels||700C. with clearance for 32mm tyres|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets on all sizes|
Really good frame except for the thread on the right hand side in which you screw the bottom bracket. That one was poorly cut.
super fast delivery to Germany.
On the positive side i am happy with the customer service i received in the sheffield shop. However, the customer service generally was very poor. I was told over the phone there was a bike for me to try in the sheffield store, but having travelled down an hour each way to visit there was no bike available. Arrangements were then made to have two made up for me to try the following week, but this was then cancelled and I was told would not happen at all. I therefore had to make a purchase without trying the bikes for size. This was all very frustrating and had I not already had a bike sold to me by planet x a year or so ago I would have walked away (this sale had also been misleading as the bike purchased was advertised as a medium when in fact it was a small!).nnWas given a discount by sheffield shop on my purchase because of the messing about, together with some good advice, and once ordered the delivery of the frame and fork was quick and without a hitch. Overall I was not impressed by the organisation in terms of different parts not communicating well with each other which gave me a bad overall experience.
Excellent cadre pour le prix. Il n'y a pas de concurrence. Je l'utilise comme vlo d'hiver, il serait aussi idal comme vlo de voyage.Il faudrait quand mme le livrer avec les barillets de rglage des cables car ces pices sont difficiles trouver.
Livraison rapide, colis bien emball
Excellent cadre pour le prix. Il n'y a pas de concurrence. Je l'utilise comme vlo d'hiver, il serait aussi idal comme vlo de voyage.nIl faudrait quand mme le livrer avec les barillets de rglage des cables car ces pices sont difficiles trouver.
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I returned a frame unused but built up. PX not only agreed to swap the size but also all the build for me. Good job.
Great, excellent. Only the sizes are a bit confusing....I am somewhere between S and M, now I bought S and is very tiny...so maybe I have to buy a 2nd frame in M. Will discuss with my wife.
What should I say? They seem to be english, so they live on an island, right? Maybe that`s why they are funny people and make good products. Or do they make funny products and are in fact good people? Not sure yet. Maybe I have to buy more stuff to find out. Anyhow, I like the products, I hate that most of the items are discontinued often very quickly.
first class service, keep it up.
Overall good value, but disappointing that the head tube wasn't reamed or faced and the bottom bracket wasn't faced either. It cost another 30 to get my LBS to do that - effectively an extra 15% on the price.
Website was good, both on mobile and desktop. Product description lacked a little detail which would help in getting parts sorted (e.g. seat clamp size). A little slow to get dispatched, but I wasn't in any great rush, so not a real problem.
Order easy and arrived on time
as good as always ....
Absolute bargain , paint job much better then expected.Rides great!
Great value for money. The frame comes with the disk brake fork.. not so good explained in item description