The Pathfinder has been created for that perfect combination of all-purpose, all year round bike with a choice of derailleur or hub gears. It effortlessly combines modern geometry and performance with the enviable Pashley aesthetic to create a truly refined bicycle capable of traversing the map whichever route you choose.
Hand-crafted using a specially selected lightweight blend of butted Reynolds 531 and 631 steel tubing and fine-lugged construction, the refined geometry of the Pathfinder provides a dynamic riding style with a light and responsive feel. A longer fork and extended headtube make for a more upright (comfortable) riding position whilst still retaining the classic horizontal toptube. A long wheel base offers comfort and stability when loaded with panniers and the steering geometry provides predictable control over rougher ground.
Overall performance is enhanced by powerful disc brakes - renowned for being ‘the best in their class’ – coupled with quality contact points provided by a Brooks Cambium Saddle and GB anti-slip bar tape.
The Pathfinder ‘Trail’ model is built with a wide-ranging Shimano Alfine 8 hub enclosed gearing system, making for virtually maintenance free riding and flawless gear changing, unaffected by mud and grit. This is complimented by Continental Cyclocross Speed tyres that allow a fast on-road experience yet offer grip on gravel. These features give you the freedom to discover the green lanes and tracks that criss-cross the countryside, or equally dart around the urban environment. And, should you ever desire, the frame has a full complement of braze-ons required to switch from hub gear to derailleur or ‘fixie’.