magnesium cyclocross bike

Introducing the most shock absorbing gravel bike ever

Turn gravel into tarmac


Magnesium is the lightest structural metal currently available in the world, which means a Paketa cyclocross or gravel magnesium bike is extremely lightweight. Frames range from 1-2 kg depending on the rider’s size and riding style. Complete bikes are 17-23lbs depending on components. 

Shock absorbing

Because magnesium has the highest known damping capacity of any structural metal – as much as 10 times greater than steel, titanium, or aluminum – the ride is truly amazing. Vibration from gravel and trails literally disappears within the structure of the frame and never reaches the rider.

Guaranteed fit

Our goal is to build you your dream bike. Every bike we build is designed custom for the rider, and we take pride in guaranteeing the perfect fit. You can visit us in Colorado for a full fitting, send in your body measurements, or submit fit data from the professional bike fitter of your choice. 


Frame Price: $3150

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Complete Bike: $5-12k

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Magnesium Bike | Cyclocross and Gravel cycling

Every Paketa magnesium bike is made one at a time, by hand, right here in our shop in Lafayette, Colorado. Magnesium is, by far, the best frame material for a Cyclocross or Gravel Bike. The damping qualities of a Magnesium bike make it absorb shock unlike any other, which means you stay in control, even when the trail gets rough and fast. Each bike is made custom to you. We spend time working with you to build the cyclocross or gravel bike of your dreams. When your bike is ready, you will have a lightweight bicycle that is stiff and responsive, yet more smooth and comfortable to ride than any other bike you have ever ridden. Your bike will be fast and quick to accelerate and it will corner with confidence and control at very high speeds. Your bike will be a joy to ride and you will want to ride it every day. The superior stiffness of a Paketa cross bike or gravel bike results in unprecedented power transfer and steering response while the supple ride quality keeps you comfortable for the longest rides you can handle. It’s time to upgrade from a typical carbon fiber, aluminum, or steel custom bicycle and realize the power of Magnesium.


  • Cyclocross or Gravel bike geometry – fully custom
  • 12x142mm through axle or quick release
  • Hydraulic or cable disc brake
  • Electronic or cable actuated shifting
  • Custom geometry
  • 44mm ID headtube
  • 68mm BSA bottom bracket shell
  • 35mm tire clearance
  • Rack and fender mounts optional

What do people have to say?

“Dear JP, Thanks for building me such a fun cross bike. I can’t believe how this bike smooths out the trails and fire roads around Boulder. I can ride faster than I could before because I don’t have to focus so much on keeping the bike from shaking underneath me. I also feel much more confident in fast corners on loose dirt. The fit is perfect, and I love the paint job too. It was really great to work with you and your team on this bike.” – Nick