Founded in 2009, Boyd Cycling was a bike brand before husband and wife duo Boyd and Nicole Johnson turned the company’s focus on wheels in 2011.
To celebrate the brand’s ten year anniversary this year, Boyd put up an online poll for the community to decide whether to build a road or a gravel machine.
Well, the results are in and the road bike won out. So Boyd and Canadian titanium framebuilder T-Lab is to bring a custom R3 road machine into production together.
Titanium tubed with internal cabling, thru axles and flat mounts for disc brakes, the R3 features a generous 35c tire clearance to play nice with the current wider tires are better trend.
But, all hope is not lost for those who voted for the gravel bike (we were told it was a tight race). Boyd will release a limited run of the X3 with clearance for 700 x 42c or 650 x 51mm tires while keeping the same thru-axle, internal cabling and flat mount brake mounts from the R3.
Both the R3 and the X3 are available now for $7,990 for a Di2 shifting, hydraulic disc and carbon wheels build or $6,490 for mechanical shifting, hydraulic disc with alloy wheels. Give it a look.