VAN NICHOLAS TITANIUM - Step into our world
Discover our high performance bikes, frames, state-of-the-art components and accessories, and technologically advanced apparel, all with the unmistakably timeless Van Nicholas aesthetic and commitment to high quality craftsmanship, durability and performance. If cycling means more to you than following the latest fashions; if you consider your bicycles to be life-long companions, not your latest toy; if you believe form and function are of equal importance, then we have just what you’ve been looking for.
SKEIRON - Highly Evolved
Head down into prevailing winds, push hard, against the currents, drop low, tuck in, make light work of your endeavour, fool your mind and dupe your legs, because the greatest part, the sweetest pleasure, over sweeping road up fearsome hill, hides in never-say-die, the refusal to be cowed, the pedal's constant turning, the failure not allowed, and that's the reason, fighting pain and doubt with grit and grim determination, you keep on, and on, and on.
Skeiron is our most technically-advanced road bike to date. Concealed cables, flat-mount disc brakes, thru-axles and electronic groupset option keep this aero-optimised racer at the vanguard of race bike design, and you at the front of the pack.
A titanium masterpiece; a racer for the non-racer : Road.cc
Scope of Supply:
- Frame: 1709 grams (L-57cm)
- SLR carbon front fork (380 grams)
- Tange headset
Not included: Shimano SM-AX720 100x12mm (front) and 142x12mm (rear) thru-axles.
- Lifetime Frame Warranty
- Head Tube Logo: Engraved; Original Van Nicholas
- Frame Finish: Brushed; Natural brightness
- Frame Tubing: Cold worked; Structurally strengthened
- Dropout: 3D Casted
- Cable routing: Internal; Clean aesthetics
- Drivetrain: Mechanical & Electronic Shifting compatible
- Brake: Disc brake system only
- Feature: 3D Casted Head Tube and Bottom Bracket
- Thru-Axle: High performance rigidity
- Bottom Bracket: 86.5 mm Press-Fit
- Seat Post Diameter: 27.2 mm
- Front Derailleur: 31.8 mm Clamp On
- Seat Post Collar Diameter: 31.8 mm
- Headset: 1-1/8" 45.0/41.2 mm (OD/ID) Integrated Headset
- Hub spacing: 142.0 x 12 mm Rear Hub Spacing
- 6.0/8.0 mm CNC AL-6061-T6 Replaceble Derailleur hanger
- Maximum 28-622 (28 x 1.10, 700x28C) Tire Clearance
|Effective Frame Size||480||510||540||570||600|
|Seat Tube Length (CTT)||480||510||540||570||600|
|Seat Tube Length (CTC)||445||475||505||535||565|
|Effective Top Tube (Eff TT)||518||527||543||563||582|
|Actual Top Tube (Act TT)||505||517||533||555||573|
|Head Tube Angle (HA)||71.5||71.5||72||72.5||73|
|Seat Tube Angle (SA)||74.5||74.5||73.5||73||72|
|Head Tube Length (HT)||115||130||150||170||196|
|Wheel Base (WB)||976||986||989||999||1003|
|Front Centre (FC)||572||582||585||595||598|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (BB Dr.)||71||71||71||71||71|
|Chain Stay Length (CS)||415||415||415||415||415|
|Fork Rake (Rake)||43||43||43||43||43|
All our frames are made from aerospace grade 3Al/2.5V Titanium, which contains 3% aluminium and 2.5% vanadium. This offers the perfect balance of strength and plasticity for use in thin-walled bicycle tubing.
The 3Al/2.5V Titanium alloy we use was developed for use in high pressure hydraulic lines and is found on virtually all new military and commercial airplanes. We are not alone in recognising Titanium's unparalleled qualities. Marine, architectural, medical and petrochemical industries all regularly make use of Titanium components, and you can also find its magical properties gracing consumer goods like golf clubs and jewellery.
Type of Tubing
We use two types of tubing to make our frames: cold-worked, drawn, seamless tubing and seamless hydroformed butted. Both types of tubing create extremely strong, lightweight frames, but the seamless hydroformed butted tubing is even lighter and more durable.
Once produced, Titanium is an environmentally friendly metal. All of the scrap we generate through the manufacturing process can be fully recycled.
Titanium, named after the Titans of Greek mythology, famed for their legendary strength, is twice as strong as aluminium and half the weight of steel.
Titanium has an incredibly high tolerance and will maintain the same properties up to 600°C.
Titanium’s extreme oxygen reactivity (the same process that makes it so impervious to corrosion) makes production of the seamless tubes a very long and expensive process – hence the premium price tag.
The elegant lines of our frames accentuate the natural beauty of Titanium. The soft glow of lightly brushed and polished Titanium is unique. That’s why we choose not to paint our frames. It needs no embellishment; the timeless allure of naked Titanium is hard to resist, impossible to ignore.
A great ride lies in the perfect balance of lateral stiffness for power transfer, and vertical compliance to absorb feedback from the road surface. Titanium has an unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio which ensures rigidity, and just enough give to make you feel like you are floating on air.
Titanium won’t give up when you are depending on it. It boasts superior fatigue life and impact resistance, and a natural coating of Titanium Dioxide ensures that no matter how punishing the conditions, it will never succumb to rust, decay or corrosion.