This is a cyclocross racing frame with a Ritchey carbon fork. Includes fender eyelets and water bottle braze-ons. Made for compact double cranks. Can be built with disc brakes and a Whiskey carbon fork. See more...


The National Forest Explorer is a versatile frameset that fits 650b x 42mm tires \+ fenders. It includes all the braze-ons for touring, racks, and fenders. Cantilever brakes are standard. Can be built with disc brakes. The geometry can be optimized for carrying loads over the front wheel. See more...


This road bike is suitable for Gran Fondos, racing, or fast club rides. The frame comes with a Ritchey carbon fork. Can be built with disc brakes and a Whiskey carbon fork. See more...


29′er, 26′er or 650b. Hardtail with long front-center. Oversized headtube is standard. See more...

Custom Options


  • S&S couplers
  • S&S coupler retrofits
  • Ritchey BreakAway couplers
  • 44mm Paragon machined headtube
  • Sliding dropouts
  • BB30 bottom bracket, integrated seat mast (see here)
  • Horizontal or track dropouts available on any frame (no extra charge)

Forks and Wheels

Elephant Bikes uses Fox Suspension products, which are only available as part of a full bike build. All custom wheels by Matthew Larson.


Glen uses a variety of tubing, selected for your needs. The type of tubing (brand, wall-thickness, profile, etc.) is determined by a number of factors, such as rider size, bike size, tube use, etc. After Glen determines the profile tube he wants, he goes after the best quality and value. About 90% of Elephant Bikes are built with a TrueTemper front triangle.

If you want a specific brand of tubing, let us know and we'll quote you a price. Expect to add about $200 to the cost of a frame.


We have a good relationship with a local powder coater that does great work. For no extra cost, you can choose from the following subset of the Cardinal Paint palette for your frame:

Dark Red (90% gloss - P009-RD02)
Red (90% gloss - T009-RD03)
International Orange (90% gloss - T009-OG26)
Safety Orange (90% gloss - T009-OG01)
Yellow (90% gloss - T009-YL71)
Green (60% gloss - C006-GN03)
Dark Blue (80% gloss - T008-BL20)
Blue (90% gloss - T009-BL01)
Blue (90% gloss - T009-BL05)
Black (90% gloss - T009-BK12)
Black (40% gloss - P004-BK02)
Black (10% gloss - T001-BK120)
Bronze (40% gloss - P004-BR23)
Gray ANSI 61 (80% gloss - T008-GR736)
Gray RAL 7042 (80% gloss - P008-GR21)
Gray RAL 7035 (90% gloss - T009-GR230)
White (90% gloss - T009-WH11)