Titanium is a metal that has some unique qualities that make it very desirable as a frame material for bicycles. It just will not rust in any normal atmospheric conditions, or with road salt, or if scratched, dented or damaged. It doesn’t need painting or coating and doesn’t suffer at all from fatigue cracking. It is really comfortable to ride, with a perfect ratio of stiffness, strength and durability. Of course, it’s more expensive than steel, but then it will last a very very long time. It’s also much lighter – a Titanium Cargo frame can weigh nearly 2 kilos less than the standard steel version.
We offer the Omnium Cargo, Omnium Mini-Max and CXC models in standard Titanium versions, and although these will follow the geometry and sizing of the standard steel models we use upsized and specially shaped tubing to increase further the durability of the bike and create a legacy frame that you can pound into the ground and still keep on riding.
We can also offer further custom options such as fittings for Gates Belt Drive, Rohloff hub dropouts, sliding drop outs, geometry adjustments, extra clearance etc. Basically if you can describe it we can build it for you. We are happy to hear from you to discuss your needs.
Details Titanium CXC
Our titanium versions are a bike messenger and world touring favourite. Titanium CXCs have twice won the Bike Messenger World Championships and been on some amazing tours in far-flung corners of the globe. We hope your custom Omnium will take you somewhere cool too.