Bikes

  • Club Tour Mk5 650b
  • Club Tour Mk5 700c

The Thorn Club Tour Mk5

 

Thorn Club Tour Mk5
The Club Tour Mk 5 is a derailleur equipped bike, its intended use varies between fast day rides
and medium cycle camping, with either drops or straight bars.
Every one of the frame’s 8 tubes is premium quality Reynolds 725 heat treated steel.

The Mk5 version can be suppled with 700c wheels from 28c up to 40c,
or 650b wheels from 40b up to 54b.

The Mk5 can run with rim brakes, or disc brakes, or the highly recommended front rim and a rear disc.
DROPS or STRAIGHTS; 700c or 650b; V BRAKES or DISCS
IT’S OUR MODERN TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL TOURING BIKE
The Mk5 is available in a choice of 4 different colours and 10 sizes - 5 sizes with short top tubes for drop bars and 5 sizes with long top tubes for straight bars.
The Club Tour Mk5 is very competitively priced, many customers told us that previous iterations Mk3 and Mk4 were:
“The finest traditional touring bike available,
anywhere, at any price!”

We know that the Mk5 is as good as the Mk4
but it now has the option of slightly more clearance with 700 x 40c tyres
or the new old kid on the block - 650b. (27.5" ETRO 584)

The Club Tour Mk4 was designed without compromise to show how good a Traditional Touring bike could be. With high quality 700 x35c tyres, it could be used throughout the week to commute to work, it could complete a 200km Audax (or CTC reliability ride) at the weekend, yet be still ready to carry all your kit on your annual summer cycle camping holiday. You are guaranteed a high quality ride, with superb handling.
The Club Tour Mk5 can do all of the above as perfectly as the Mk4 but it has another string to its bow:
With 650b wheels (or 700 x 40c) it makes a superb Gravel Bike.
It also makes a superb bike for off road touring and a fantastically comfortable bike for cyclists at every level of ability, who ride on today’s broken roads.

Complete Bikes (without pedals or mudguards) from around £1675



Download more information and photos of the Club Tour Mk5 650b (build 3)

Download more information and photos of the Club Tour Mk5 700c (Build 4)

 

  • Mercury 650B

The Thorn Mercury Mk 3

The Mercury Mk 3 is a Rohloff equipped bike, its intended use varies between fast day rides
and lightweight cycle camping, with either drops or straight bars.
The frame’ main triangle is ultra premium Reynolds 853
and the stays are premium quality Reynolds 725 heat treated steel.

The Mk3 version can be suppled with 700c wheels from 28c up to 40c,
or 650b wheels from 40b up to 54b.

The Mk3 can run with disc brakes, or the highly recommended front rim and a rear disc.
DROPS or STRAIGHTS; 700c or 650b; V BRAKE FRONT or DISCS F&R
IT’S OUR TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE
MODERN SPORTS TOURING BIKE
The Mk3 is available in a choice of 4 different colours and 10 sizes - 5 sizes with short top tubes for drop bars and 5 sizes with long top tubes for straight bars.
Many customers told us that the Mercury frame was beyond doubt
the nicest steel frame that they had ever ridden.

We know that the Mk3 is as good as previous iterations
but it now has clearance with 700 x 40c tyres
or the new old kid on the block - 650b. (27.5" ETRO 584)

The Mercury was originally designed without compromise to show how beautiful a well considered Sports Touring Bike with Rohloff gears could be. With high quality 700 x35c tyres, it could be used throughout the week to commute to work, it could complete a 200km Audax (or CTC reliability ride) at the weekend, yet be still ready to carry all your kit on your annual summer lightweight cycle camping holiday. You are guaranteed the highest possible quality ride, with sublime handling.
The Mercury Mk3 can do all of the above as perfectly as the original Mercuries.
With 650b wheels (or 700 x 40c) it makes an outstanding Gravel Bike.
It also makes a superb bike for lightweight off road touring and a fantastically comfortable bike for cyclists at every level of ability, who ride on today’s broken roads.

Complete Bikes (without pedals or mudguards) from around £2987

 

Download more information and photos of the Mercury Mk3 650b (Build 8)

Download more information and photos of the Mercury Mk3 700c (Build 9)

  • Thorn Nomad Mk3 650b

The Thorn Nomad Mk3

Thorn NOMAD Mk3
The Nomad Mk2 was a 26" wheel, Rohloff specific bike designed for expedition touring. It gained the most impressive following, we were always being sent high praise and exotic photographs from (practically) every country in the world.
The Nomad Mk3 can be built with either
derailleur gears or a Rohloff hub.

It can be built with either drops or straight bars.

It can be built with 26" wheels - it can take tyres up to 2.5” and can have F&R V brakes, F&R Disc brakes, or Front V and Rear disc.
It can be built with 650b wheels with tyres up to 60b but with F&R disc only
It can even be built with 700 x 40c wheels and tyres, with Front V and Rear disc or F&R discs

All 8 of the frame’s tubes are highest quality - cold drawn, seamless, double butted and heat treated Thorn 969 tubing.
The Nomad Mk3 is available in a choice of 4 different colours and 12 sizes - 5 sizes with short top tubes for drop bars, or a relaxed position, 5 sizes with long top tubes for straight bars and 2 NEW STEP THROUGH sizes.
The Nomad Mk3 has lost the S&S coupling option, which few people ever wanted and it’s not suspension compatible which almost nobody wanted - this has allowed the Mk3 to have a less sloping top tube and better stand over height. A Gates Carbon Belt or a prop stand may now be fitted to a Thorn for the first time.

The Nomad Mk3’s intended use varies between being a general purpose bike for day to day use in the real world, to being literally capable of providing reliable transport on a self-supported round the world tour, travelling on any roads or trails that wheeled transport is capable of negotiating - and short sections that no other vehicle could negotiate - because you can always carry your bike!
IT’S OUR TAKE ON the ULTIMATE BOMB-PROOF TOURING BIKE
We know that the NOMAD Mk3 with 26" wheels and V brakes, is every bit as good as the Mk2 for serious expedition touring.
With 650b wheels, it makes a superb Adventure Bike - think monster gravel bike with serious luggage capacity.
The 700 x 40c AB SPECIAL is able to carry a lightweight camping load in 2 large panniers on the rear, which gives it a weight advantage, as well as an aerodynamic advantage when compared against a bike which has to carry front and rear panniers. The 700c AB SPECIAL is an outstandingly efficient machine for light to medium weight touring.
With our new BIKE PACKING DISC FORK it can be built up into an absolute brute of a bike packing bike, using either 26" x 2.5"; 650 x 50-60b or 700 x 40c wheels, which will survive treatment that would certainly kill other bikes. Carrying an extra pound of steel in the frame is the cheapest, most effective insurance you can have!

Complete Derailleur Nomads (without pedals or mudguards) from around £1565

 

Complete ROHLOFF Nomads (without pedals or mudguards) from around £2600

Download more information and photos of the NOMAD Mk3 26" DERAILLEUR (BUILD 1)

Download more information and photos of the NOMAD Mk3 650b DERAILLEUR (BUILD 2

Download more information and photos of the NOMAD Mk3 26" ROHLOFF (BUILD 5)

Download more information and photos of the NOMAD Mk3 650b ROHLOFF (BUILD 6)

Download more information and photos of the NOMAD Mk3 700c AB SPECIAL ROHLOFF (BUILD 7)

The Thorn Raven Twin S&S Mk3 Tandem

There’s no standard specification of Raven Twin Mk3 Tandem.

Even at the start price, there are many different choices you can make.

Helpful advice is always available from our bike sales team, if you require it. There are no duff components anywhere on a Raven Tandem, we supply a very high quality headset, good quality bottom brackets and reliable chains. You couldn’t find higher quality chain rings anywhere. We use only the finest cables and we don’t skimp on the tyres, tubes or rim tapes either. Mudguards are included at the start price - pedals, pumps bar ends and carriers are not.

You may choose your own personal specification.

Starting from £3,999.00

Download more details on the Raven Twin S&S Mk3 Tandem here

  • The Thorn Audax

The Thorn Audax Mk3R

The Thorn Audax Mk3R is a 700c derailleur equipped bike, it’s intended primarily for use with drop bars and light to moderate loads. The sizes are not suitable for straight bars.

 Ultra-light touring bike.

 Available in 4 colours and 6 sizes

The Mk3R represents two decades of work, manufacturing and developing, what many people tell us are the finest frames for sporty, lightweight touring, that have ever been built. 

The Audax frames and steel forks run with tyres which measure 31mm and mudguards.

Several owners of exotic racing bikes have reported that their Mk3R, which was purchased for training, is practically as fast and handles better than their race bike - as well as obviously being able to carry a load!

We say that, for occasional use, the Mk3R will cope with 20Kg of luggage, spread between the rear carrier, the 3 bottle cages and a small bar bag.

The Mk3R is much happier to carry up to 14Kg and it excels with loads up to 8Kg.

If you regularly carry more than 8kg, we strongly advise that you look at the Club Tour.

Complete bikes from £1,394

Download more information on the Audax here

Thorn Audax Mk4

The new Mk4 Audax builds on over 30 years of producing Audax bikes, its been bought up to date with provision for an ISO disc and appropriate cable routing. Though its still able to take traditional calliper brakes, down tube gear levers, STI’s or bar end shifters as you wish!
Frame accepts 28.6mm clamp-on front derailleur, deep-drop 47/57mm Allen key fitting brakes, rear OLN 135mm. Frame will take 32c Schwalbe Supreme tyre with mudguards, 35’s when run with a disc and no guards. Thorn 858 double butted seamless custom Cro-Mo tube very similar in composition to Reynolds 725, one set of bosses on rear triangle for racks or mudguards, down-tube bosses accept either stops or Shimano down-tube levers but not Campagnolo.
New for 2019 is a custom rear dropout, this incorporates an ISO disc mount and clearance for a 140 or 160mm brake rotor. 
The frame has an anchor point for a “Rohloff Axle Plate OEM2 Adapter for M5 Fender/Luggage Rack Bolt – 8552” meaning a Rohloff hub with an OEM2 axle plate can be fitted!

Frame Only £449, Full Bikes from £1499.99 

Download more details on the Thorn Audax Mk4

  • The Thorn Sherpa

The Thorn Sherpa

The Thorn Sherpa is a 26" derailleur equipped bike, it is intended for use with drop bars or straight bars and depending upon fork, with light to heavy loads.

  • 10 different sizes
  • 1 very small size with medium top tube,
  • 4 sizes with long top tubes,
  • 4 sizes with short top tubes,
  • There’s also a step through size!

We’ve been honing the design for over 15 years, yet the Sherpa could accurately be described as the NEW traditional touring bike.

Download more information on the Sherpa here

The Sherpa can be used for day to day transport, or it can literally travel the world.

The Sherpa’s very stable and it handles superbly. There’s no possibility whatsoever of accidentally overlapping feet and mudguards. Whilst the bike is extremely comfortable to ride, it can carry 28Kg of luggage and still handle brilliantly. It will cope with 40Kg when required. (The largest sizes will carry even more).

26” wheels are the best possible choice for heavily loaded touring.

The 26” MTB wheel has a vast variety of different tyres available and tyres for this size are obtainable in every country in the world!

The Sherpa has clearance for 2" tyres. Some 26” tyres are for MTB use, some are heavy duty for expedition use, whilst others are very quick indeed!

We love to cycle on B roads and country lanes. These roads are in worse condition today, than anyone can remember. On these roads, fat tyres, which are zero-maintenance suspension, make great sense. They make just as much sense in the pot-holed streets of today’s cities!

From £1,368.00

  • The Thorn Raven

The Thorn Raven

The Thorn Raven is a 26" Rohloff equipped bike, it is intended for use with drop bars or straight bars and, depending upon fork chosen,

  • 10 different sizes
  • 1 very small size with medium top tube,
  • 4 sizes with long top tubes,
  • 4 sizes with short top tubes,
  • There’s also a step through size!

We’re very proud of the RAVEN, it is one of the very finest Rohloff equipped bikes on the planet; yet it also manages to be the least expensive!

The RAVEN makes light work of 28Kg loads and will carry 40Kg. (The largest sizes will carry even more)

The Raven has clearance for 2" tyres.

Currently there are several Ravens undertaking the “American end to end”, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. There are also over a thousand Raven Tours delighting their owners, as they go about their day to day business, with the least possible fuss.

The RAVEN is wonderfully stable; city streets, tow paths, bridleways, mountain passes, desserts and continents can all be tackled in confidence.

The NEW RAVEN is designed to provide a lifetime’s transport, as well as keeping the dream of that “big cycling adventure” well and truly alive!

From £2,303.00

Download more information on the Raven here 

  • Thorn Nomad

The Thorn Nomad Mk2

The Thorn Nomad is a 26" Rohloff equipped bike, it is intended primarily for use with straight bars and with heavy to very heavy loads. It has a rear disc mount and although supplied with a steel V brake fork, it will take suss forks. Sizes unlikely to be suitable for dropped bars

  • 10 different sizes,
  • 5 sizes with long top tubes;
  • 5 sizes with medium length top tubes

The Nomad Mk2 is the ULTIMATE EXPEDITION TOURING BIKE it can carry up to 30kg at the rear, without the need for front bags. It will cope with
over 60Kg including 20Kg at the front. These bikes are built for great strength and reliability.

The Mk2’s stays have sufficient clearance for 2.4" tyres. The Steel fork will take 2.25" tyres It has stainless fittings, including oversized (6mm) carrier bosses. Mk2 Nomads are compatible with 80 to 120mm suss forks.

All Nomad Mk2s have rear ISO disc mount and V brake bosses and the perfect cable routing for the EX box.

NOMAD Mk2 frames are available with S&S couplings. These allow bikes to be transported easily. Sizes up to 565L can, with extensive disassembly,
even be fitted into a 26" x 26"x 10" case - providing the steerer of the steel fork isn’t longer than 235mm

From £2,413.00

Download more information on the Nomad here