Poseidon Bikes – Introducing

Poseidon bikes Other than a few minor quibbles, it’s a great overall package. It’s a delight to ride single-track on gravel roads, rail trails, and mountain bikes. Perhaps “gravel” isn’t a reasonable classification for the Redwood. It’s more of an adventure bike, bike packing machine, or a “gravel plus.

Poseidon produces high-quality bikes in Southern California – providing the perfect road bike to cycling enthusiasts. Its invisible welds are part of the love for details that defines the Poseidon aesthetic.

Poseidon Bikes Case Study

We worked closely with the Poseidon brand to re-launch their lightweight, high-end bicycles aimed at young adults – hence the choices of film burn, weightlessness, water in mid-air, and music.

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Poseidon bikes made in the USA

We produce our bicycles in a factory we own and operate to ensure you have an affordable price. We’re Breaking the Barrier to Discovery and Adventure so you can experience what so many others have done before us.

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Road Bike vs. Gravel Bike: What are the Differences?

Road bikes vs. gravel bikes are similar looking yet very different bikes. So let’s delve into the differences. Gravel is undoubtedly a buzzword in cycling, with many tarmac-loving roadies discovering the joys of off-road riding. However, among those who haven’t yet succumbed, some opinions are aired that gravel bikes are just road bikes with slightly wider tires. We’re here to debunk that assumption and clear up the differences. So, if you’re scratching your head over the road bike vs. gravel bike conundrum, ponder no more.

In the same way that a cross-country mountain bike differs from a trail or endures bike, the best gravel and road bikes exhibit various design elements that allow each to excel in a specific arena.

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Road bike vs. Gravel Bike: What are they Supposed to do?

As you can probably work out from the name, road bikes are designed to be ridden on routes with a tarmac bias, while gravel bikes can be taken off-road, on gravel paths, dirt roads, fire trails, and even single-track.

That’s not to say that road bikes use for some gravel riding — heck, every year, the pro racers take their race bikes onto the white gravel roads around Siena, Italy, for Strade Bianche. Road bikes are considerably more capable than we often give them credit for, but they have a well-defined limit, which you will quickly establish once you venture onto loose gravel roads.

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Road bikes ultimately fall into two camps: race and endurance bikes. Race bikes are what you see the pros pushing to the absolute limit and feature aggressive angles, low weights, and tube shapes and components designed to reduce aerodynamic drag. Endurance bikes are more upright, feature more stable handling, put a premium on comfort, and may have built-in storage and mounts for racks and fenders.

On the other hand, gravel bikes are designed to be more capable and tackle a wider variety of terrain. They can happily plod along on the tarmac or jump onto the back of a group ride, but if you plan to pin on a number for a Tuesday night critic, you will find yourself under-gunned on even the best gravel bikes. We don’t officially have the same race and endurance categories of gravel bikes (yet), but so

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Southern California

Poseidon produces high-quality bikes in Southern California – providing the perfect road bike to cycling enthusiasts. Its invisible welds are part of the love for details that defines the Poseidon aesthetic.

The geometry is not as aggressive as a road bike of a similar size. The OEM parts are capable, and I never felt they were inadequate for anything I’ve been doing. However, I swapped the brake callipers with a slightly better pair of TRP Spyros. Assembly was pretty easy.

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The only thing I had to change was adding a few washers to offset the brake callipers to not rub on the discs. The wheels were off-tension and had to be tightened and trued before riding the first time. The OEM weight is comparable to most aluminium gravel bikes, and I’ve only made it heavier with a suspension seat post and a rear rack.

My biggest qualm with the Poseidon X is that the quick-release axles and maximum tire width limit how far you can upgrade. I believe the Redwood has thru-axles and accepts a much wider tire. It is around a 27.5 wheel as opposed to a 29. The Poseidon X goes towards casual gravel while the Redwood is more adventure cyclocross. I’m not complaining about what I got, but part of me wishes I went with the Redwood so I could swap the wheels with my mountain bikes


Poseidon bikes have gotten popular, but they’re expensive for what they are. In addition, the X doesn’t come standard with thru-axles, tubeless compatible wheels, and a low-end group set. Don’t get me wrong micro shift is a great brand, but it’s still on the lower end.

Highly recommend against buying the frame and components separately. Instead, buy a whole bike if you can. You might be able to find all of the features quickly. OR. You could wait a year for the correct item, derailleur, wheelset, etc.

If you decide to buy all the parts separately, I’d recommend letting a bike shop build it or taking it to a local bike co-op for some help putting it together and using their tools. Unfortunately, most self-built bicycles that came to my shop were death traps or damaged.

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