2017 Passoni Top Force Disc
Are you the type of rider who really loves to ride hard without needing to have a race or event to add that training motivation? Then a bike like the Passoni Top Force Disc might just be the perfect match for you. Receiving the same high performance standards that makes the rim brake version of this bike so exclusive, adding the disc brake stopping power will ensure that this bike will be your perfect companion no matter the difficult terrain or weather.
Just like the non-disc version of the Top Force, this frame has been made primarily from grade 9 titanium, which is particularly durable containing 3.0% aluminum and 2.5% vanadium that allows them to find that perfect mix between an easily weldable material and a super strong alloy. They can make it work according to different thicknesses, rigidities, and compliance. And in this case, they are aiming to give the frame a lightweight strength thanks in no small part to the 48 mm Bi-oval down tube, so that even the most powerful riders will be pleased with the results. And the huge down tube meets the PF30 bottom bracket to keep the power channeled through the pedals to speed on the ground.
But a ti frame is only as strong as the welds, and that is also where Passoni excels. By doing the welding in a vacuum using a secret mixture of gases, not only it the integrity of the weld upheld, but the beauty as well. For those areas that will take the brunt of the heavy cycling forces, like the bottom bracket, headtube and the dropouts, Passoni have used a CNC machined grade 5 titanium, which gives the frame builder the very desirable combination of strength, weldability and corrosion resistance. This is definitely a bike designed to go the distance. And with the disc brake capabilities, you can feel comfortable riding it in all conditions without fear of losing control of your stopping power on rainy descents. Your confidence and indeed your fun factor will be increased since the well balanced handling of the Top Force Disc is thanks in large part to the Columbus Futura fork for disc brakes. Even Columbus calls it the pinnacle of their carbon creations, designed to offer solid support when pushing the pace, and still compliant enough to handle those rough mountain descents with ease. The tapered head tube made from the grade 5 titanium will be the final piece to the puzzle up front, ensuring you will never question the stability or durability of your Passoni Top Force Disc.
And no description of a Passoni bike is complete without comment on just how fine the finish and graphics have been done. This is a titanium bike, so one will not be surprised to see that they leave it pure titanium. But what may cause you to catch your breath is just how amazing the polished ti look, and then the sandblasted graphics add that element of precise workmanship that will impress even the nonbeliever. So, okay, it won’t make you go faster, but it will make you want to get one your bike every day, which will in fact help you go faster.
The Passoni Top Force Disc is a thing of beauty that wants to be used. It’s a utilitarian’s ideal bike. Available both in five stock sizes and in custom sizing for an additional fee. It’ll be the perfect bike to make every ride a joy.
Frame: Titanium grade 9 (3Al / 2.5V) and Titanium grade 5 (6Al / 4V)
Fork: Customized Passoni carbon disc
Rear Stay: Titanium
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm or 12mm Thru x 100mm
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Headset Included: Yes, integrated
Bottom Bracket Type: 68mm | English threaded
Cable Routing: External, internal rear brake cabling available, electronic & mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: 34.9mm
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Disc
Seatpost Diameter: 31.6mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: 12mm Thru x 142mm
Sizes: 50cm | 52cm | 54cm | 56cm | 58cm | Custom sizing and geometry (+$0)
Colors: Pure Titanium, Custom paint +$795
Frame Finishing Kit +$1200
2 Passoni bottle cages (painted to match)
2 Passoni water bottles
Passoni Cinelli Dinamo stem (painted to match)
Passoni Cinelli Neo Morphe or Neos carbon handlebar (painted to match)
PMP carbon or titanium seatpost