Peter’s Titanium Gravel Bike
Keep it raw. Keep it pure.
To minimize the environmental impact of fabrication even further, Peter opted for a raw titanium finish and carbon bits. The frame graphics and logos on this naked titanium gravel bike are applied in varying sheens of metal. We use a stepped process of polishing and two-stage media blasting with overlapping masking to achieve this unique effect. Chris King kit in Matte Slate is the perfect paring with the matte titanium. Peter’s Titanium gravel bike with custom geometry was built for adventure riding. The frame and ENVE cyclocross fork allow for aggressive tire options. Peter started with Panaracer GravelKing SK in 700x38c and ran WTB Nano 40 (700x40c) over the winter.
Peter wanted to ride this bike everywhere, and wanted low gears for dirt climbs. As a long time roadie, he also wanted to keep small jumps of road gears for riding long days on flatter terrain or fast group rides. The lightweight Easton EC90SL compact double crankset (50/34) with the new Shimano Ultegra rear derailleur and 11-34 cassette was the perfect solution. To accommodate those extra long or hot days in the saddle, notice the third titanium King Cage (our favorite) tucked in below the down tube.
Jones Precision carbon tubeless hoops laced to Matte Slate Chris King R45 disc hubs are a little extra magic. We’ve been really happy working with our friend John Jones, a super pro wheel builder in Santa Barbara who builds these beauties with his wide, disc specific, tubeless compatible carbon rims. If a full Enve wheelset build is beyond the budget, this rim option is a great way to step up to the performance of a custom handbuilt carbon wheelset at a great price.
Alright Peter: go get lost in the hills and find your next adventure.