The Bice Bicycles Talisman is a custom-made steel bikepacking-ready gravel frame. Your good luck charm, his eminence of gravel, the Talisman is an adventure bike designed to work well both on and off-road and is perfect for short or medium rides. With a carbon fork specifically designed for this model, the bicycle has a relax and comfortable riding position perfect for enjoying dusty backroads. Each frame is outfitted with bossed for 3 bottle cages so you never get thirsty.


With the option of mounting either bikepacking bags or panniers, the geometry and bottom bracket height ensure comfort with a well-distributed load capacity over long distances. This load capacity is further improved thanks to the custom ALLYNG fork which is designed to have an increased rake and the option of mounting an anything cage.

The all-terrain attitude is highlighted by the max tire clearance of up to 42mm letting you mount some nice and beefy all-season gravel tires increasing traction and comfort. The Talisman frame has adjustable dropouts allowing you to shorten or lengthen the rear triangle varying the reactivity of the frame. It is also possible to design the frame with vertical dropouts. On the standard Talisman model, all cable guides are external however there is the option for internal cable routing.

Included in the price of each Talisman frame is the custom carbon ALLYGN fork and a Chris King Inset8 headset. As an alternative you can also mount an ENVE Gravel Road Disc Fork.

In terms of paint, the price of a standard paint job is also included in the price of the frame. You have the option of choosing the colors that will be applied with the Talisman paint-scheme. Additional charges may apply to certain types of paint for example, colorshift, flake, candy. If you wanted to get fancy, I can also provide you with both a quote and mock-up for a custom paint job. Just like getting extra toppings on a pizza, custom paint schemes will cost more depending on the number of “toppings”.

Model Talisman Bikepacking Ready Steel Gravel Bike
Tubing Columbus Life tubing, Zona chainstays
Tire Size 700x40
Max Tire Clearance 700x42
Seat Tube Diameter 27.2 mm
Rake 43/51
Trail From 65 to 58 mm Based on custom measurements and tire size
Headtube Angle Based on trail and body measurements
Seat Tube Angle Based on custom measurements
Bottom Bracket Drop 70
Dropouts Thru-axle adjustable (opt. Vertical)
Brakes Disc
Headtube 46mm straight for tapered fork
Bottom Bracket BSA 68mm
Fork Custom carbon / ENVE gravel
Headset Chris King InSet8
Geometry Custom
Cable Routing external cabling w cable guides (Internal cable routing upon request)
Chainstay Length From 420mm to 438mm
Crankset Compatibility 2x11 2x12 1x11 1x12
Average Medium Frame Weight 1820 gr

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