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Based in the Colombian Andes, the bicycle frame builder Scarab Cycles announces the release of the Santa Rosa Disc Integrated steel road bike, complete with Campesina paint designs.
The people of El Reterio, Antioquia, Colombia, have created their own way of living among the challenges of the Andes Mountains, by building some of the most charming houses in often-remote places. These homes are said to be a true reflection of the people who reside in them.
The homes have beautiful facades that tell stories all their own, and that is what Scarab Cycle’s new Campesina paint option does, it tells a story about who Colombians are.
The colors of the Campesina homes connect its inhabitants, “Campesinos” to the earth, as well as the homes’ humanity. Using colors that are vivid, made of trodden earth, wood, baked clay, and stones. The houses are made to eventually return to earth, concluding their service.
Centuries before any kind of “sustainable” movement, generations of Colombian “Campesinos” (people from the countryside) knew how to live without leaving a permanent scar on the land. In Colombia, these houses are referred to as Casas Campesinas.
“The Campasina paint option is an homage to the amazing people that live in these beautiful homes. They are friendly, welcoming, and definitely a fundamental part of our country.”
Scarab Cycles and the Santa Rosa Disc Integrated
According to the Scarab Cycles website, they “firmly believe in the scientifically proven principle that if a bike looks good, you’re going to want to ride. That’s why every bike we build is designed and painted to order in-house with specific information from its new owner”.
“We have our very own style when it comes to designing bikes, especially with our in-house paint schemes. We don’t simply make colorful bikes because we want them to stand out. We are loud, our culture is colorful, our music is authentic, our biodiversity is huge, and we are tough and resilient. Our bikes reflect that. They reflect tradition, they reflect tenacity, and they reflect joy“.
Sscarab’s new paint theme is being displayed on their most recent addition to their line-up. The Santa Rosa Disc Integrated is a new version of the popular Santa Rosa road model. It is a disc-specific platform, with fully integrated cable routing, adding tt the bikes cutter free aesthetics of the bike’s front end.
It will come equipped with ENVE’s integrated fork, allowing clearance of up to 700×35 tires. The tire clearance possibilities, paired with Scarab’s custom geometry program, “allow them to fine-tune the riding characteristics of every bike with the singular focus of building the best frameset for our riders”.
Santa Rosa Integrated Retail
- Frameset: $3,600 (standard paint, ENVE fork, headset, thru axles)
- Complete: $6,800 (shipping to the US included)
- Campesina limited paint scheme: add $600 (offered on any frameset)