Little Black Dress™

A CLASSIC ROAD BIKE DESIGNED WITH EQUAL PARTS VERSATILITY AND SASS.

We’ve been tailoring the measurements just so, selecting three of the most velvety-yum colors, and picking out all the shiny bits that pull the whole thing together:

  • Straight-bladed steel fork
  • Curvy seatstays and chainstays
  • Fender and rack ready
  • Compact 10 speed drivetrain
  • Relax road position

(This is the real deal.)

DESIGN PROCESS

Using a mountain of fit data, we looked at where real women ended up for their most comfortable riding positions.  And while crunching the numbers, we discovered that there were areas where women tended to cluster.  These clusters were the starting point for three base sizes: S, M, L.

But that is only half the story.  These three sizes were then designed to allow the most versitility durning the final fitting process.  This means that your base size is the platform for getting as close to your perfect fit as you possibly can.  These sizes, with a few tweaks, will fit most of the women we build bikes for.

YOUR SIZE

No one wants to get the wrong size.  If you want a Little Black Dress, you have to talk to us so that we can both be sure that you are getting the right bike.  Generally:

  • Small: 5’0″ to 5’3″
  • Medium: 5’4″ to 5’7″
  • Large: 5’7″ to 5’10″

For those of you lovely ladies who want a more perfect fit, we can offer the Little Black Dress in a completely custom design delivered in the same 10 weeks for just an additional $200. (Fitting services are extra.)

THE PROCESS

Getting a Sweetpea Little Black Dress is easy.

First, you find our website. Then you look around. Maybe you send us a love letter, maybe you don’t. You go to work the next day, and you notice that you just can’t stop thinking about us. You tell your friends, some of whom just don’t understand. But they don’t need to. You try to shake it off. But then you come back, you look again. You find all our pictures on the internet and even some video. Then you come across this. You then start to think seriously about a Sweetpea. You look at your options. Then late one night, when you just can’t stand it anymore, you make a decision and you contact us. Then we get the ball rolling.

Maybe you are already there, but the next step is up to you. Start with the form below.

Little Black Dress (Black)

HOW MUCH DOES THIS DELICIOUSNESS COST?
We are glad you asked. The Little Black Dress comes in three colors with three parts options. These prices are complete built up bikes.

  • 105 – $2975
  • Ultegra – $3450
  • Dura Ace – $4675

WHAT BEAUTIFUL COLORS DID YOU CHOOSE?
The Little Black Dress is going to be available in three velvety colors:

Pumpkin
Juniper
Little Black

WHEN CAN I HAS IT?
We are shooting for an eight week delivery time.

DIALING IT IN
The final fit is the thing that can really bridge the gap between a bike that is good and a bike that is great (for a bike that is perfect, click here). We can schedule a final fitting after your bike is delivered, or if you are not in Portland, we can help you find someone local to you.  The final fit takes a couple of hours and costs $150 plus any parts.

ALL THE SHINY BITS
The following kits are an all-star compilation of some of our favorite shiny bits and pieces. From the basic 105 to the luxurious Dura Ace, you’ll find a great blend of functionality and sha-zaam.

Allow us to gush:

  • The Salsa Poco Bar – short reach and shallow drop give you plenty of comfy riding positions, anatomical bend in the drops makes braking easier on smaller hands.
  • WTB Deva and Terry Butterfly are hands-down the top favorites among my customers. Both are brilliantly designed for the woman’s body. The Deva offers a sleek profile, 145mm width, and a firm feel. The Butterfly offers a bit more cush’ for the tush, has a wider 160mm with, and will probably still be your friend after a long day in the saddle.
  • Shimano R650 long reach brakes – This variation on Shimano’s road brake offer clearance for mounting fenders. Brilliant!
  • Cinelli Bar Tape – To touch it is to love it. To say it is to speak Italian.
  • Velocity Nuvian Wheelsets (for 105 and Ultegra) behave like fancy-pants racers, and yet the hubs won’t mind if you ride them in the rain. The King Wheelsets? I tear up thinking about them.

COLORS
This run of Little Black Dress comes in three delicious colors: Pumpkin, Juniper, and Black. (We will put up pictures of actual bikes, when they start rolling in. But trust us, these colors are so deep and glossy you could lose an afternoon in them.)

COLORS

BUILD
The Little Black Dress comes complete in three options based on parts and it comes complete fully built up. Parts can be tough for the best of us, and we are here to help you make the right choice. We ask for the full amount up front, but have options for you if you need it. Just talk to us. (We can ship it to you, but that costs extra.)

Shimano 105 $2975 complete

Wheels: Velocity Nuvian wheelset
Drivetrain: Shimano 105 Compact Double with Shimano R650 long reach brakes
Headset: Cane Creek S-1 1 1/8″ Black Threadless Headset
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro 27.2x280mm
Handlebars: Salsa Poco 31.8 Black, 36cm for Small, 38cm for Medium and Large
Bar Tape: Cinelli Cork Tape
Stem: Ritchey Comp Stem
Saddle: WTB Deva Saddle or Terry Butterfly CroMo rails
Tires: Continental Ultra Sport 700x23c or Michelin Lithion 650×23 Black w/Gray shoulders

Shimano Ultegra $3450 complete

Wheels: Velocity Nuvian wheelset
Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra Compact Double with Shimano R650 long reach brakes
Headset: King NoThreadSet 1 1/8″ Headset
Seatpost: Ritchey Pro 27.2x280mm
Handlebars: Salsa Poco 31.8 Black, 36cm for Small, 38cm for Medium and Large
Bar Tape: Cinelli Cork Tape
Stem: Ritchey Pro Stem
Saddle: Terry Butterfly or WTB Deva, Ti rails
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 700c x 23c or Continental Grand Prix 4000 650x23c Black

Shimano Dura Ace $4675 complete

Wheels: Chris King wheelset in your choice of hub colors
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace Compact Double with Shimano R650 long reach brakes
Headset: King NoThreadSet 1 1/8″ Headset
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 27.2 x 250mm
Handlebars: Salsa Poco 31.8 Black, 36cm for Small, 38cm for Medium and Large
Bar Tape: Cinelli Gel Cork Tape
Stem: Ritchey Pro Stem
Saddle: Terry Butterfly or WTB Deva HP Pro Saddle, Ti rails
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000 700c x 23c or Continental Grand Prix 4000 650x23c Black

DETAILS AND MORE INFORMATION DOWN HERE, HELLO!
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    Small: 5′1″ to 5′4″
    Medium: 5′4″ to 5′7″
    Large: 5′7″ to 5′9
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