2017 De Rosa Titanio Solo
When you are thinking about buying a superbike from a classic racing-oriented Italian brand like De Rosa, getting a titanium frame is probably not your first thought. Carbon, or maybe steel pops into your head initially, but if you are looking for a frame that will give you the supple ride quality of steel, and the brut acceleration of carbon, then the De Rosa Titanio Solo could be your perfect match.
In developing the Titanio Solo, De Rosa has spared no expense. Making from grade 9 titanium, they are starting with among the most durable ti mixture that also allows for high quality welding. It’s aerospace level stuff. It will also give that desired ride feel where the roughness of the roads are absorbed, causing you to remember the best ride you ever had on your old steel road bike. Then to ensure that the responsiveness and rigidity is up to snuff, they have tripled-butted and beefed up the front triangle tubes, and shaped them with an eye towards dealing effectively with torsional stresses. Using a 70mm threaded bottom bracket increases the frame’s rigidity and versatility. De Rosa’s engineers have also focused on keeping the weight down, and that is also what at least partly makes this such a fun bike to take up into the hills.
And then there’s how it looks. It might be about the most gorgeous bike in the De Rosa collection. Have we said that before? Well, we mean it every time, since all De Rosa bikes are breathtakingly beautiful, but there is something special about the clean lines and pure ti color of the Titanio Solo. It’s so beautiful it will make you start considering a titanium bike even if you have been a longtime carbon fan. And since the internal cable routing will accommodate both mechanical and electric, with the seat tube housing a battery for electric groupsets, you can build the Titanio Solo up to be a drool-worthy dream bike.
Available in thirteen sizes ranging from 48cm to 60cm, this titanium dream will be a great opportunity to find the perfect fitting bike that will stand out from the crowd as much for its performance as its good looks. You can also amp up the perfection by ordering yours with custom geometry. The De Rosa Titanio Solo will offer the sort of responsiveness that will help you fancy your chances of winning the sprint to the city boundary sign, and be comfortable enough to see you through hours and days on the bike with no signs of vibrating hands or sore ass.
Frame: Titanium grade 9
Fork: De Rosa carbon
Rear Stay: Titanium
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Headset Included: No
Bottom Bracket Type: 70mm | Italian threaded
Cable Routing: External, mechanical or electronic
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 48cm | 49cm | 50cm | 51cm | 52cm | 53cm | 54cm |55cm | 56cm | 57cm | 58cm | 59cm | 60cm |
Weight: 1330g | 2.93lbs