Say hello to the newest member of our Signature Series, the Gaucho. Every year, we collaborate with a framebuilder who we think can perfectly blend his/her aesthetic with the Heritage ethos. This year’s collab spotlights Aaron Stinner of Stinner Frameworks. When we told him we wanted him to create a cruiser in his unique Stinner style, he was happy to oblige—and together we created something that both perfectly represented him but was also totally original and outside of his normal body of work.
Thus the cruiser/mountain bike mash-up was born.
“Inspired by the 1969 Suzuki 500cc motorcycle of the same name (and because I went to UCSB, whose sports teams are the Gauchos), this is a bicycle to take out to the lakefront for adventure, with no regard to the limitations of gravel. With cruiser geometry and mountain bike characteristics, this bike was designed around the 29-inch wheel platform, has room for 2.5-inch cruiser tires, has cable actuated disc brakes, a relaxed front end, and handles speed well. A modern design that is sure to never go out of style, this is a one of a kind, ‘do-all’ bike.”
—Aaron Stinner of Stinner Frameworks
The Gaucho will be exclusively available through Heritage, made to order to suit the individual customer’s size and customization requests. Each one will be hand-built in Santa Barbara by Aaron himself, and assembled at Heritage in Chicago. Time is limited on these bikes so we suggest taking action quickly.