At this point hopefully our readers realize we don't typically regurgitate press releases from anyone, but sometimes there's some info to share on a bike we haven't ridden coming from a brand we admire. Today is one of those days, Breadwinner is the brand, and the Goodwater is that bike.
Made to get a little rowdy, ride a long way, and implant permanent smiles, this thing looks like a riot.
Breadwinner is now offering our most capable and well designed single track mountain bike to date. The GOODWATER, designed for 27+ or 29 inch wheels, has the best combo of nimble handling, craftsmanship and quality for mountain bikers who value superior traction and beautifully crafted lines in a custom, handmade steel bicycle.
Our customers have enjoyed the fast inline speed and stability of the XC oriented JB Racer 29er and the slack and aggressive lines of the Bad Otis 27.5er, but there has been a gap between the two. Tony, half of Breadwinner and longtime single track rider, developed the Goodwater to evolve and round out our offroad line up. With two wheel size options, 27+ or 29” the Goodwater is incredibly versatile and ready for anything from smooth dirt to rooty, rocky, twisty, loamy, flowing trail riding.
The two wheel sizes have approximately the same diameter yet have a ride that is substantially different. 27+ is a high volume 27.5 wheel with 2.83.0” wide tire. The larger volume gives unprecedented traction and helps smooth out bumps. 29” wheels compromise a little volume and traction to roll faster on smoother terrain. Both tires have more traction that a standard 26” or 27.5 wheel.
The new geometry of the Goodwater inspires confidence railing through berms or threading through tight trees without compromising slowspeed climbing ability.
“To me there is nothing better than flowing down twisty, technical singletrack on a dialed hardtail. The Goodwater is the ultimate evolution of this type of machine. The incredible traction of 2.8” tires combined with slightly steeper geometry than the Bad Otis, the Goodwater climbs more smoothly, sweeps through tight corners more quickly and dances more gracefully over rock and root studded trails.”
Tony Pereira Detailed specifications of the Goodwater:
● Custom fit and made to order
● 27.5+ or 29” midtravel hardtail
● Optimized for 140mm travel fork
● 67.5* head tube angle
● 440mm chain stay length
● TIG welded and brazed construction
● Custom spec’d Columbus and True Temper tubing
● Shimano or Sram build options
● 1x drivetrain only
● Internally routed brake and dropper lines available ($100 each)
● Breadwinner Boost 148x12 thruaxle or SS stainless dropouts
● 9 stock color choices, custom available
● Lifetime warranty on craftsmanship
● Starting at $1895 (frame only) Complete from $4350
The frame was codeveloped with James Adamson of Drop Media. When he rode the Commutah Ride from Salt Lake City to Moab in September of last year he was riding an unnamed Breadwinner with prototype geometry. His feedback and Tony and Ira’s extensive experience building and riding mountain bikes molded the Goodwater into what it is today. The bike is named after the Good Water Rim trail, a flowing 15 miles of singletrack along the edge of the “Little Grand Canyon” near Castle Dale, Utah.
The Goodwater is available now. Visit Breadwinner to place a deposit, learn more, contact us or use our Bike Builder to build a custom spec’d bike. Orders placed today can be delivered in 8-12 weeks.