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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Alchemy Ronin Titanium. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- With a handmade titanium frame, the Ronin is built for performance and longevity.
- Alchemy’s carbon fork provides primo jounce-absorbance capability.
- By all reports, the Ronin tackles rutted roads with poise.
- Testers report that the Ronin also performs capably as a road bike.
- All Ronin builds feature wheels using Industry Nine / Alchemy carbon rims.
- S-bend chain and seatstays provide extra compliance.
- A seatstay bridge increases rear-end stiffness.
- A short headtube contributes to a racy ride position on the Ronin.
- Tire clearance allows a max. tire size of 700c x 45c or 650b x 2.1”.
- The Ronin is set up to be used with either 700c or 650b wheels.
- Colors are applied using a Cerakote ceramic-based pigment coating.
- Rear brake and derailleur cables are internally routed.
- The Alchemy Ronin is made, built and designed in the United States.
3 reasons not to buy
- The Ronin is not a low-cost option.
- Some riders would like to be able to fit tires wider than the Ronin’s 45 mm limit.
- The Ronin presents bikepackers with limited cargo mounting options.
Bottom lineThe Ronin is a titanium-framed gravel bike that doesn’t compromise on materials, quality or performance. Buyers can choose from four builds; Shimano GRX, Sram Red eTap and Sram Force eTap in either X01 or XPLR configurations. All builds feature carbon wheels. Reviewers say this bike is racy, aggressive and capable over rutted roads. The versatility and value of the Ronin is expanded by its ability to also perform well on-road. Like all Alchemy bikes, the Ronin is hand-made here in the United States. For the high quality of components and a frame that could last a lifetime, you will pay a premium.
Expert Reviews98/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Bike Test: Alchemy Ronin
Alchemy’s refined idea of what a gravel bike should be came to us in the shape of their new titanium Ronin. With less air pressure, the Ronin could be hammered through stutter bumps with eager aplomb. We rode over 150 miles on the pavement. This thing is as stout and purposeful on the road as it is on the dirt. This just speaks to the expansive value of dual-purpose bikes. The Ronin means business.
Bryce Wood – Alchemy Bicycles
If you want that quiver killing bike, that bike that you can maybe have two wheel sets for, and it’s going to be really capable off-road, but still be able to keep up with your group ride with your friends on the road.