Published on April 14th, 2013 | by gatsbyadmin0
Testing out the 2013 Leader 725
Winter is over and it’s time to get back out and hit the streets. What better way to do that than on a new bike. The GG staff picked up a new 2013 Leader 725 frame just in time for some good riding weather. Built up by a local bike shop here in Denver, Coco Bikes, we decided to do it right with Phil Wood hubs on Velocity Deep-V’s, Alpha Q carbon fork, Specialized ergo drops, 46×14 gearing, and brakeless…sounds fly doesn’t it? We went with the 725 simply because its been Leader bikes most popular frame for a couple years now, and with their new color schemes, we just had to see what all the hype was about.
The new model came in sea foam green, gloss white, matte black, pearlescent purple, grey flat, silver, and corsa red. Looking at all of them in the light, the purple seemed to be the one that stood out the most and had GG all over it. With the light weight aluminum frame weighing in barely over 4lbs, we knew this was going to be a good match. Inspecting the frame we found great track geometry, with a slightly longer wheel base, making this 55cm frame feel slightly bigger, and a better fit than a normal 55cm without track geometry. It also has a thicker bottom bracket shell than previous models, horizontal track drop outs, integrated headset, and removable badges. This frame stays true to the Leader legacy with a few upgrades to keep the frame at the top of fixie riders wish list.
Team GG likes to live green and look good doing it, and this purple Leader frame is will get you there in style. And being a contender in your local races and alley cats. You’re guaranteed to turn heads with this frame, and with a price tag only around $400, its a great lightweight place to start your new build.
– Double-Butted Aerodynamic Aluminum Tubing
– 1-1/8″ w/Oversized Crown
– Smooth & Strong Welds
– Headset: Zero Stack
– Seat tube: 27.2mm
– Integrated Seat Clamp
– Double-sided Dropouts
– Hydroformed Headtube Badge
– Estimated Weight : 4.0 – 4.7 lbs