The obvious progression for the Equilibrium range was to produce a model from Titanium as it shares all the fantastic ride qualities of steel, but with a considerable weight saving. Factor in Titanium’s non-oxidizing properties, strength and durability together with the award-winning Equilibrium geometry and ability to fit full-length mudguards and you have the unbeatable combination for the perfect all-season road bike.
The Equilibrium Ti frame is crafted from 3AL/2.5V double-butted titanium and is probably our most technically advanced frameset. Every tube, weld and frame feature has been designed and engineered to offer the perfect ride and to carefully combine stiffness and high degrees of comfort so to stay true to the Equilibrium formula.
The frameset and full bike both come with a carbon-legged 1-½ - 1-1/8” tapered steerer fork with mudguard eyelets and 57mm long-drop brake calliper fitting. Painted in a matt Ti colour to match the frame, the fork is intended to offer something different to the usual black forks you find on Ti road bikes. The classic Equilibrium white panels stay but we have combined Cyan blue bands on the frame panels with matching detailing on the inside of the fork legs to give the bike a refined look.
By far the most versatile of headtube standards available, the XX44 headtube ensures full compatibility with different fork steerer tube standards. 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.
|1 - Seat tube (centre-top)||490mm||510mm||530mm||550mm||570mm|
|2 - Effective Top Tube||538mm||545mm||558mm||567mm||578mm|
|3 - Head Tube||132mm||140mm||150mm||160mm||170mm|
|4 - Head Angle||72°||72°||72°||72°||72°|
|5 - Seat Angle||74°||74°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|6 - Chain Stay||413mm||413mm||413mm||413mm||413mm|
|7 - BB Drop||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm||70mm|