Hi everyone, and welcome to the new online home of TitanFlex Bikes.
You don’t see as many TitanFlex Bikes on the road these days as 10 or 15 years ago. However, we feel like there are probably a lot of athletes out there for whom the bikes would be perfect if they only knew about them. So, we’re making some changes. The website is updated and will continue to have new content (about our bikes and other things), we’re on social media, and perhaps most importantly Tom has updated the flagship AL-Ti model and released it as the TitanFlex-20.
We firmly believe that you don’t need to spend $10K+ on a new superbike to do well at triathlon. And you certainly don’t need to be uncomfortable on your bike for it to be fast. Rather, you should be fast because you’re comfortable in a better position for the whole race--not to mention in training.
By being smart about design and material choices, letting function rule over form, the TitanFlex is not like other bikes (which you can confirm at a single glance): it is laterally stiff to ensure efficient power delivery to the road, light and aerodynamic by minimizing unnecessarily turbulent vertical seat tubes, and incredibly comfortable on your rear (along with everything connected to your rear). In addition to these “standard TitanFlex features,” the new TitanFlex-20 has a number of improvements and refinements based on Tom's 20+ years of experience making bikes and coaching triathletes. Some highlights include:
• Integrated headset
• Improved stiffness at the bottom bracket
• Aerodynamic brake tucked under the chainstay
• Provision for easy internal cable routing in Di2 builds
• Deep penetration welds for smoother esthetics
You might wonder why the bike is not made of carbon. All of the tactile elements that make TitanFlex special are somewhat at odds with each other, like stiffness and flexibility at the same time in different regions. So it make sense to use the material best suited for each specific task. Carbon’s suitability for sexy styling has to be balanced against its aversion to high-impact events. We think titanium is a more bullet-proof way to dampen road vibrations in a cantilevered design. A carbon TitanFlex would be heavier than it’s aluminum rendition at the level of stiffness desired in the task of power transmission. Of course, we’re not saying carbon is bad; carbon is excellent for forks and wheels, and all sorts of other parts, and we use it there.
So, stay tuned to the new website and our social outlets, and please interact with the new content by adding your comments. It won’t just be about our bikes, or just about cycling. We love all this stuff just like you. We’ll also have guests (friends and sponsored riders) joining the conversation and sharing information.
Lastly, if you want more information or want to try out a TitanFlex for yourself, just let us know.