Sneak Peek: Wittson Cycles Handmade Ti Bikes

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Q&A with Wittson Cycles

RoadBikeReview.com: Can you tell us more about pricing? Frame only available or complete bikes?
Wittson Cycles: Please find attached our complete pricelist. There are only two frames standard road race Suppresio and 29er Bestia. All other frames are tailor made to the specific client needs. We also offer complete bikes again assembled to the specific client needs.

RoadBikeReview.com: What is the process for the customer? The customer to talks to someone in the US or Europe? Then the frame is made somewhere else? How long does it take?
Wittson Cycles: We are a niche small family run artisan shop therefore prefer direct orders. Frames are made by me and my father in Lithuania, Europe. Leadtime is only 30 business days.

RoadBikeReview.com: When can the customers start ordering?
Wittson Cycles: From today on. Contact info is below:

Mindaugas Zukauskas
Framebuilder
Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
+370 600 38 775
+370 46 342 279
www.wittson.com

From the Manufacturer

European frame builder Vidmantas “Vitas” Zukauskas is mostly known for his cooperation with Colnago and building frames such as Monotitan, Ovaltitan, Ovalmaster, Master BiTitan, CT1, etc. After Colnago quit with titanium and moved on to Asia and carbon frame production, Vitas continued to specialize in ti frame building for other brands, including Argon18, Red Bull, Van Tuyl, etc.

Over time, Vitas has become more and more well known as a master in ti frame building with worldwide orders from cyclists that value craftsmanship. His son has become involved in ti frame building and they have embarked on a new journey with Wittson. These are bespoke tailor-made frames built to last a lifetime.

Wittson plans to launch a new website www.wittson.com in the beginning of 2014, meanwhile this is the first custom built model featuring their latest achievements in ti manufacturing:

  • Cyclocross disc frame
  • Oversized headtube for conical 1.5″ fork
  • Integrated seatpost with an support on toptube/seatstays cross section
  • Ti seatmast
  • Integrated disc cable routing
  • Integrated shifting cable routing
  • PressFit BB86
  • Bullet chainstays
  • PARAGON low mount dropouts
  • Ti bolts

All of the frames are made of European Grade 9 Ti supplied by a Swedish company called VSMPO Titan Scandinavia. And by custom made, they mean custom made – like custom tubing, custom geometry, custom design, welds, finish (all from scratch) and many options such as any Paragon dropouts, cable routing, mounts and fittings, S&S couplers, and any type of headset or bottom bracket. Moreover, it’s even possible to order as a complete built kit.

And lastly, the best thing is that all of these tailor-made frames carry a lifetime warranty and can be shipped worldwide in just thirty days.

Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
+370 600 38 775
+370 46 342 279
www.wittson.com

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a lugged commuter, ultralight carbon road steed, singlespeed or trail bike. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. This obsessive personality has also turned him into a bit of an addict when it comes to high quality coffee and IPAs.


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