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.
VENTUS - Head Start
Ventus, our entry-level road bike, delivers the high performance, technological innovation and characteristically smooth Titanium ride that come as standard with a Van Nicholas, at a wallet-friendly price.
"Although the Van Nicholas Ventus is classed as the company's entry-level option, the way it performs is anything but. This bike is simply great fun to ride. There is a surprising amount of stiffness in these slender tubes, though in no way does it lose that lovely springy titanium ride. It's a looker too, and quite the bargain." : Road.cc
Scope of Supply:
- VNT SLR carbon front fork
- 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
- Cable routing: External
- Drivetrain: Mechanical Shifting
- Feature: 3D Casted Head Tube
- Brake: Disc only; All-weather braking
- Thru-Axle: High performance rigidity
- Bottom Bracket: 68.0 mm English Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Seat Post Diameter: 27.2 mm
- Front Derailleur: 31.8 mm Clamp On
- Seat Post Collar Diameter: 31.8 mm Seat Collar
- Headset: 1-1/8" 45.0/41.2 mm (OD/ID) Integrated Headset
- Hub spacing: 142.0 x 12 mm Rear Hub Spacing
- Dropout: 7.0 mm thick CNC machined Drop Outs
- Maximum Tire Usage: Maximum 28-622 (28 x 1.10, 700x28C) Tire Clearance
|Effective Frame Size||480||510||540||570||600|
|Seat Tube Length (CTT)||450||480||510||540||570|
|Seat Tube Length (CTC)||410||440||470||500||530|
|Effective Top Tube (Eff TT)||518||527||543||563||582|
|Actual Top Tube (Act TT)||505||516||531||551||568|
|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)||100||115||135||155||180|
|Wheel Base (WB)||978||988||990||1000||1003|
|Front Centre (FC)||573||583||585||596||599|
|Bottom Bracket Drop (BB Dr.)||70||70||70||70||70|
|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.