DSC00086Just arrived at my front door, a Rawland Nordavinden frameset! Here is an excerpt from Rawland’s website and their blurb on the bike:

“Norwegian for North Wind, this is a versatile, lightweight steel sportive designed for 700c wheels with tire clearance for 35c  In keeping with Rawland’s established design language and versatility tradition, the Nordavinden is ideal for any kind of road riding, with gravel and dirt thrown in for good measure. Designed without toe overlap, the Nordavinden is optimized for a front load, which is generally the preferred position for carrying food, tools, camera, rain jacket, and so on, over both short and long distance; the ride is equally intuitive without load as well.”