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.
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.
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