Sharing the same great riding qualities of steel, but with a considerable weight saving, factor-in Titanium's anti-oxidizing properties, strength and durability together with the Equilibrium's ability to fit full-length mudguards and you have the unbeatable combination for the perfect all-season road bike; the perfect blend of Titanium's lifetime durability and the Equilibrium's full-length mudguard practicality.
For 2014 we've slimmed down some of the tube profiles to eke out a little more comfort without sacrificing pedalling efficiency. We've also added a smaller diameter 27.2mm seatpost into the mix to complement the frame changes and provide a little more flex compliance (in a good way!) – forming a nice barrier to ease feedback from our 'sometimes imperfect' British roads.
By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the 44mm headtube ensures full compatibility with the 1-1/2" - 1-1/8" tapered carbon fork. It also provides a larger weld surface area at both the downtube and toptube junctions to allow for larger diameter tubing and a tube shaping, not to mention increasing front end stiffness, improving tracking and handling.
The larger headtube allows us to use oversized top and down tubes which we are then able to ovalise to provide maximum weld area in the right places, especially around the bottom bracket to ensure all pedalling power is transferred directly to the rear wheel.
The chainstays are ovalised in the vertical plain near the BB to provide tyre and chain ring clearance, and then flattened in the horizontal plain towards the centre of the chainstay to aid the dissipation of vibrations.
The seat stays are as thin as possible to keep overall frame weight down and to reduce ride harshness, to help with this they are as flat ovalized as possible to in the horizontal plain.
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||490||510||530||550||570|
|Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)||538||545||558||567||578|
|Headtube Length (mm)||132||140||150||160||170|
|Chanstay Length (mm)||413||413||413||413||413|
|BB Drop (mm)||72||72||72||72||72|
|Wheelbase Length (mm)||989||996||1005||1014||1025|