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Kuwahara Badger 26" gravel bike


There's an ever growing spare parts bin of functional bike components here at Loose Cycles and from time to time we get our hands on a bike frame worthy of resurrection. We build our (re)Used Bikes from the ground up using a mix of new and old parts that still have years of riding ahead of them. These bikes are all built to last and bring joy to their new owners!

The Kuwahara Badger is a versatile 90's steel MTB that we have resurected into a fun gravel bike. We wanted to make it as comfortable as possible even with its low standover height by getting the handlebar as high as possible. The ride feel is somewhere between a touring bike and a gravel bike which makes this bike perfect for all kinds of use... from a daily commuter to a multi day bikepacker. We're not saying that you should go race a gravel event with it as that would be like bringing a knife to a gun fight... but hey, if that's your thing! Why not? 



  • Seat tube (ctc) : 46cm
  • Top tube (ctc) : 57cm
  • Tubeset : Tange
  • Country of origin : Japan
  • Bottom bracket threading : British
  • Steerer/headset threading : 1 1/8"


  • Crankset : Shimano Deore LX 42t
  • Front derailleur : /
  • Rear derailleur : Shimano STX
  • Shifters : Sturmey Archer Bar End Shifter 5 speed
  • Cassette : 5 speed / 13-32t
  • Brakes : Shimano Deore LX Cantilever
  • Brake levers : Tektro
  • Handlebar : Ergotec Gravel 
  • Stem : Force
  • Headset : Sealed bearings
  • Wheelset : Suntour XC Sport hubs / UKAI rims
  • Tyres : CST All Terrains 26x1.95
  • Bar tape : Easton Microfibre
  • Saddle : Selle Italia Turbo
  • Seatpost : Bontrager 29.2mm