New Albion Drake 650B Touring Frame - Satin Brown

Availability: In stock

The New Albion Drake is an adventure touring frame built around 650b/27.5" tires.

Stable enough medium duty touring and bikepacking, but also offers an enjoyable ride unloaded as well.

The bottom bracket height is higher than your average touring bike or road bike, but not as high as a hardtail mountain bike.


+ Tange Infinity double butted CrMo steel main tubes; tapered CrMo rear tubes

+ Fits racks and fenders

+ Three sets of water bottle bosses

+ Extra tall headtube makes upright builds look better

+ Pump peg on headtube

+ Horizontal dropouts allows for geared, internal geared and single-speed builds

+ Will handle tires up to 27.5 x 2.1" tires (42mm wide tires if using fenders)

+ Designed for disc brakes (Internation Standard mount, 160mm rotors)

+ Rear rack mounts

+ Frame is compatible with forks that have a 390-400mm axle to crown with 44 - 50mm rake/offset

+ Bottom bracket: PressFit. We chose this spec because it is compatible with eccentric bottom brackets which is needed by folks wanting to run a Rolhoff or other internal geared hub

+ Complete bike images shown for illustrative purposes only


- Optional Matching Colored Fork

- Lugged sloping crown

- 50mm rake

- Low rider pannier braze-ons

- Double eyelets at dropouts

(Virtual sizing -- does not go by seat tube length, Seat tube length is actually shorter. There is no size 52. )

Size 48cm 50cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Seat Tube (C-T) 44cm / 440mm 48cm / 480mm 52cm / 520mm 54cm / 540mm 56cm / 560mm 58cm / 580mm
Top Tube, Effective (C-C) 52cm / 520mm 53.5cm / 535mm 55cm / 550mm 56.5cm / 565mm 58cm / 580mm 59.5cm / 595mm
Head Tube Angle 71 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5 71.5
Seat Tube Angle 74 73.5 73 72.5 72.5 72.5
Chainstay Length 439 mm 439 mm 439 mm 439 mm 439 mm 439 mm
Standover Height 28.9" 29.8" 30.7" 31.3" 32.1" 32.7"
Headtube Length 130mm 140mm 145mm 155mm 175mm 195mm
Bottom Bracket Drop 60mm 60mm 60mm 60mm 60mm 60mm
Wheelbase 1019mm 1024mm 1034mm 1044mm 1059mm 1075mm
Fork Rake 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
Front Center 587mm 593mm 602mm 611mm 627mm 642mm
Frame Stack 556mm 567mm 572mm 582mm 601mm 626mm
Frame Reach 361mm 367mm 375mm 382mm 391mm 400mm


Standover is based on a non-specific 650b x 42mm tire

As New Albion is consistently improving their products, specifications are subject to change

Due to an exclusive territorial arrangement for the sale of New Albion products, we are
unable to ship this product to San Francisco, CA.
If you live in San Francisco and would still like to enjoy the savings you have come to expect from our website,
please ship to an alternative address. We apologize for the inconvenience but this is out of our control.


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