Frame: Custom cold worked/shaped 3AL/2.5V titanium with Reynolds Ride-Tuned carbon seat stays and 1 1/8” head tube. 5-year warranty.
Fork: Reynolds carbon fiber Ouzo Pro with threadless carbon steerer.
Frame Weight: (57cm) 3 lbs., 3 oz.
Features: USA designed and manufactured, 3-D shaped top tube and down tube, Reynolds Ride-Tuned carbon seat stays; tapered 3D chain stays; Precision 6/4 dropouts, brake bridge; down tube, cable stops; alloy seatpost clamp, two bottle mounts.
Color: Brushed platinum finish. Sizes: 49–63cm in 2cm increments, center to top.
It's hard to review a frame alone without the context of the rider's experience and the bike setup. I have a 58cm setup with campy chorus shifters & brakes, an FSA SLK compact crank and a Wheels Mfging 11-27 rear cassette on Neuvation M28 Aero wheels.
This is my first experience with any bike of this caliber, and I'm very happy with this setup. The combination of the titanium and Reynolds carbon fiber is extraordinarily smooth. The geometry is comfortable, the bike handles very well. The only downside was it didn't initially come with the cable router for the underside of the bottom bracket, or the cable stops for the downtube braze-ons, so I had to call and get those seperately. Also, one of the ferrules pressed into the titanium that the water bottle screws thread into is loose. As a result I can't currently mount my water bottle cage to the seat tube. I expect this will be fixed with some strategically placed epoxy.
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