Temple Adventure Disc 1 is a continent-crossing tour de force

Ed Westrop puts this range-topping, go-anywhere, load-lugging adventure bike through its paces

Temple Adventure Disc 1 Bike
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Adventure Disc 1 encapsulates so much of what we love about the bikes of yesteryear, yet Temple’s restomod approach has successfully paired a trad aesthetic with seductive modern tech. Coming in at 10.7kg as tested, it’s not the lightest of bikes, nor would you expect it to be, but I prefer to think of it as reassuringly heavy.

Reasons to buy
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    Immensely versatile and handsome too

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    Built for comfort and reliability

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    Fantastic descender

Reasons to avoid
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    A bit heavy

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    Sticker decals uncharacteristically downmarket

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Right from the get-go, it’s very clear what the Adventure Disc 1’s intentions are. A steel frame, made from Reynolds 725 tubing for strength and durability, paired with a steel fork, bomb-proof tires and a generous array of mounting points delivers a multi-talented tank of a bike. 

Temple Adventure Disc 1 headtube

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