BLB Hitchhiker Gravelbike

multipurpose adventure bike ideal for customisation


The Hitchhiker by Brick Lane Bikes from London is an all-in-one adventure prebuild bike. Whether it’s bike packing in the wild, touring across continents or using it for your daily urban commute, this bike is a true multipurpose tool. Thanks to the flexible design of the high quality frame it’s a long-lasting investment and can be customised to whatever you need right from the start or in the future: Upgrade it to a pro-level gravel bike, change it to a commuter or go for a fully-customized-on-of-a-kind bike configured after your needs.

BLB Hitchhiker Gravel Build

Take away price: 1200 €


The BLB Hitchhiker Adventure Gravel Build is ready to go as it is and inlcudes all equipment listed below. The frame is based on touring geometry and features Columbus Cromor tubing, which makes it extremely durable and long lasting.

BLB Hitchhiker Adventure Bike Gravel Build Columbus Chromo Tretubi Frame

Included Comfort Features

The prebuilt BLB Hitchhiker Gravel Bike comes with the lightweight BLB seatpost in black and the comfortable BLB Stealth Contour Saddle. It is a specially designed durable performance saddle for both men and women. Central groove combats numbness and fatigue, optimised foam density relieves pressure. Chromoly rails combine stiffness and comfort.

BLB Black Seatpost

BLB Stealth Contour Saddle Matt Black

The BLB Falcon dropbars, at only 272g, boost an ergonomic flat top and swip back hand position that helps tackle rider’s fatigue and allows for perfect posture especially on those enduring rides. The BLB Pro Gel Bar Tape allows for an extra soft and cushioned touch. The textured pattern provides additional grip and shock absorbency.

BLB Falcon Dropbar Handles with Shimano Claris Shifters

BLB Falcon Drop Handlebar with BLB Black Pro Gel Tape

16 Speed Gearshift and Disc Brakes

The prebuilt BLB Hitchhiker Gravel Bike does not only feature brilliant BLB components, but also a 16 speed Shimano Claris gear shift which provides a superclean cockpit thanks to the hidden brake and shift cables. It also comes with super strong 32hole wheels which will happily take the 35c tyres to get you through the deepest gravel traps and the Tektro Mira MD-C400 mechanical disc brakes with 160 rotors will make sure you stop when you need to.

Shimano Claris Dual Control Lever 8

Shimano Claris Road Cassete 8 Sprocket and Cage Rear Derailleur 8-speed

Tektro Mira MD-C400 Discbreaks

Tektro Mira MD-C400, Shimano Claris Road Cassete and Cage Rear Derailleur

On-Top Bonus: BLB Classic City Pedals in Black

Perfectly matching the black Prowheel Ounce Compact aluminium crankset we add the classy and simple BLB Classic City Pedals in Black. They are made from double sided aluminium 6061 and are extruded CNC machine pedals with high quality sealed bearings.

Prowheel Ounce Compact aluminium crankset

BLB City Classic Aluminium Pedals Black

Detailed list of parts included with the BLB Hitchhiker Gravel Bike

For 1.200 € you will get a completely set up bike with the parts below. No additional charges apply.

Frame BLB Hitchhiker in Army / Sand or Grey
Fork BLB Flat crown touring fork
Crankset Prowheel Ounce
Drivetrain Shimano Claris Casette 8 speed - 11t-32t
Gearshift Shimano Claris front and rear derailleur, Shimano Claris shifters
Brakes Tektro Mira MD-C400 mechanical disc brakes with 160 rotors
Handlebars BLB Falcon drop handlebars in black
Handlebar Tape BLB Pro-gel bar tape in black
Stem BLB A-head stem - black
Headset BLB Sealed 1-1/8 inch headset in black
Seatpost BLB seatpost in black
Saddle BLB Stealth Contour Saddle Matt Black
Wheels Double Walled Alloy 32h wheelset in black, Kenda Small Block 8 700x35C tyres
Pedals BLB City Classic Aluminium Pedals Black

BLB Hitchhiker frame sizes and detailed geometry

BLB Hitchhiker Frameset Geometry
BLB Hitchhiker Frameset Geometry
BLB Hitchhiker Framest Detailed Geometry
BLB Hitchhiker Framest Detailed Geometry

Upgrade to PRO

If you are looking for a more professional drivetrain, gearshift and brakes system then the BLB Hitchhiker Adventure Gravel Build Pro is your choice. It features the Shimano 105 series and the matching wheelset Shimano RX 010. Please contact us for pricing and availability.


Extend with lighting and fenders

We are happy to extend your Gravelbuild Hitchhiker with an “allways on” dynamo hub powered lighting system giving you great visibility at night, more safety and which fully complies with german road legal requirements. We also made good experience with adding lightweight and stylish fenders to the Gravelbuild, making it more convenient to ride in wett weather conditions.

BLB Hitchhiker gravelbuild adventure bike with dynamo hub powered lights and fenders
BLB Hitchhiker gravelbuild adventure bike with dynamo hub powered lights and fenders

Change to Commuter

The Hitchhiker also does very well as a commuter: Changing the dropbars with the BLB Big Smoke bar in black allows an upright riding position and the BLB Hammered Fenders let you ride in style even in wet conditions.

BLB Hitchhiker Adventure Bike Commuter

The Shimano Deore Groupset (Crankset, Gearshift, Hydraulic Brakes) and the Shimano RX 010 wheelset add to the great performance of  the BLB Hitchhiker Commuter. Please contact us for pricing and availability.


Fully Customised Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker Frame is an ideal base for a custom built bike in your personal configuration. It features fender mounts (that allow up to 40c tyres), front / rear rack mounts, mounts for disk brakes or v-brakes and support for external cabling.


With this flexible frame we can build up any type of bike with any type of gearshift and add all the equipment you will ever need.

BLB Hitchhiker Custom Built Commuter

The above picture shows of a fully custom built Hitchhiker commuter with lighting and a pretty special SRAM Automatix two speed gearshift. See more photos of this bike.

See it in Action

Testride by Jimmy Tofu from in the Filopappou Hills (Athens, Greece)

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    Posted at 18:48h, 04 Sep Reply

    Über Schweinhund Bikes bin ich an mein absolutes Wunschfahrrad gekommen.

    Ich hatte nach Läden gesucht, die das BLB Hitchhiker verkaufen, und bin dort fündig geworden. Es war das erste Mal, dass ich mir ein Rad habe aufbauen lassen, und ich bin von dem Ergebnis extrem begeistert. Mir war auch vorher gar nicht klar gewesen, dass ein Aufbau in dieser Qualitätsklasse nicht viel teurer oder vielleicht sogar kaum teurer ist, als wenn man das Rad als Komplettrad kauft. Bei der Auswahl der Teile habe ich mich gut beraten gefühlt. Es gibt einem Sicherheit, dass die dort wissen, was etwas taugt und sich gut am Rad macht. Unbedingt weiter zu empfehlen!

    BLB Hitchhiker Touring Bike

    BLB Hitchhiker Touring Bike

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