Boris’ Titanium Gravel Bike

I’ve been building mixed terrain bikes for a long time, but as parts have evolved we are at a really sweet spot for Gravel bikes. With dedicated parts from Shimano and Sram the rider can select from wider gear ranges in a single or double ring setup, with specialty cranksets, wider rims, better brakes, more tire options, and even specialty handlebar shapes.

Boris opted for the simplicity of a Single front chainring on a lightweight Easton carbon crankset. The Sram Force 1 system has a wide range cassette with a clutch derailleur for less noise and no chain drops. The Enve gravel fork has generous clearance, handling the 700x43mm Gravel King tires beautifully. Another new feature is the Enve Gravel bar, with a flared design that keeps the hoods in the right spot for comfortable and familiar access to the controls and having added width when in the drops.
As usual we sourced the best bearings in the business from Chris King. The Mango color of the hubs, headset and bottom bracket look fantastic next to the satin grey of the raw titanium frame. I color anodized the logs and we used the “12 Parsecs” pattern in polished details across the head tube.

Specs

Frameset

  • Frame: Titanium Gravel bike with custom geometry
  • Fork:  ENVE Gravel
  • Finish: Sunset anodized logos with 12 Parsecs pattern in polish
  • Headset: Chris King Inset 7 in Mango

Group

Cockpit

Wheelset

Accesssoires

  • Titanium King Cage water bottle cages with anodized accent