The amazing feel and durability of Titanium in the form of a beautifully adept Equilibrium makes for a real magic carpet ride experience. Add in a Shimano 11 speed 105 groupset (52-36 × 11-28 for a huge usable range), Shimano RS685 STI’s and calipers (full hydraulic braking, mechanical shifting), choice Aksium One Disc wheels from Mavic, a newly developed carbon fibre disc fork, stylishly minimal graphic treatment and full mudguard compatibility and there really aren’t many stones left to turn!
High in strength , low in density and modulus (i.e. weight) and with excellent fatigue and corrosion resistance, Titanium is a great choice for bicycle frame material. Sharing the same spritely and somewhat dampened ride characterisitics as steel, a Titanium frame will deliver a Rolls-Royce-like ride ride quality, smoothing out and giving the impression of floating over road undulation. Mechanically formed and welded by the same expert craftsmen responsible for our Volare 953 team frames.
Generous clearances and eyelets for full-length mudguards and a rear rack mean the Equilibrium Disc morphs quickly and effortlessly into an all-weather load carrier.
Shimano’s dedicated hydraulic road disc brakes are no longer Di2-only and can now be combined with conventional mechanical 11sp shifting in a affordable, performance-orientated packge. A real game-changer, they offer consisent braking power, good lever modulation and Shimano’s legendary relaibility.
Mavic new disc-specific wheelset uses technologies and experience gleaned from Mavic’s 125 years at the forefront of wheel and rim production. Straight pull spokes, versatile and lightweight disc-specific rim, new-school wide 23mm OD/17mm ID rim profile and serviceable cartridge bearings combine in a competitive, great looking, sub 2kg wheel package.