GCN’s First Look: Titici Flexy Gravel Bike
Published on October 1st 2017
Thanks to Titici for the products used in this video, all opinions expressed are the presenter’s own. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/p1 Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/p0 ENTER the competition to guess them all HERE 👉 gcn.eu/ImpersonationsComp This “absolute stunner” of a bike is Italian brand Titici’s first foray into the, at times confusing, world of gravel bikes. More responsive than a traditional cyclocross bike, but unlike a road bike, the Titici has space for up to 44mm tyres. Unlike many other gravel bikes however, the Titici does away with any mudguard bosses or rack mounts. The most distinctive feature on this bike is of course the top tube, the dramatic flattened shape towards the seat tube is what Titici call their Plate Absorbing Technology, or PAT. Designed to absorb more vibrations through increased vertical compliance, a study at the University of Parma claimed that a frame with PAT absorbs 18% more vibrations than a standard frame. Titici custom make all of their bikes in their Italian factory. First Titici make the tubes, and cut them to the required lengths for a customer’s measurements. The tubes are then wrapped in ‘pre-preg’ carbon fibre strips using Titici’s Progressive Bandage Workmanship. Although this is admittedly not the lightest method of producing frames, this medium gravel frame still only tips the scales at around a kilo! Titici’s range is all about customisation, designed to give the buyer the exact bike they want. You can either head to a Titici dealer to get measured up for your new bike, or, if you already know your measurements you can input them on Titici’s website. While there you can choose the colourway and specific components you want on your bike as well! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/o- Watch more on GCN... Gravel Bike vs Road Bike http://gcn.eu/GravelvsRoad 📹 Road Bike vs Cyclocross Bike http://gcn.eu/roadvscross 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com Music: Lost And Blind (Instrumental Version) - Suffer City Still Ballin' - Da Tooby The Beach - Sebastian Forslund About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq DT Swiss: http://gcn.eu/DtSwiss Science in Sport: http://gcn.eu/SiS Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!