Van Nicholas Tuareg Frame
Van Nicholas Tuareg Frame
Van Nicholas Tuareg Handmade Titanium MTB Frame
The Tuareg is a high spec performance bike for the the fast paced cross country rider. Singletrack riding is it's domain. This bike is built to hammer trails at speed- perfect for agressive, relentless trail riding. Perfectly balanced for short travel forks from 80-120mm it is rides beautifully well ridig. It's light, wonderfully well crafted and extremely capable..
"The most exquisite titanium hardtail we have ever seen" according to Australian Mountain Bike Magazine really is a thing of beauty as well as one of the best riding titanium XC frames out there. Check out the water cut drop-outs and uniquely designed seat-stay / seat-tube intersection. Gorgeous.
Note: The 14" frames have rear detatchable V-brake mounts and a re-inforced chainstay / seat tube bridge (best for dirt jump / 4X / downhill use).
As with all Van Nicholas models, performance is paramount but aesthetics satisfy desire. The Tuareg geometry is set to enhance singletrack responses as well as comfort not available elsewhere. Comparitively short chainstays give great climing and traction, however the tubing profiles are designed to soak up the trail buzz that would otherwise be tiring on many equivalent hardtails.
Full 3AL/2.5V Ti construction using aerospace grade cold-worked, tapered and size-specific and multi-shaped tubing with CNC machined detailing.
- Available in 14, 16.5, 18, 19.5 inch.
- Chain Stays: Oversized 25.4mm, Tapered, and Ovalized.
- Down Tube: 40mm Mono-Axially Ovalized
- Down Tube: 40mm Reinforced gusseted down tube, greater head tube strength and stiffness
- Head Tube: Traditional Lightweight (Non integrated)11/8 inch - 1.5 inch tapered steerer
- Seat Stays: 22.2mm Hourglass Round shaped and
- Tapered.Seat Tube: 32mm Round Shaped with Internal 31.6mm Sleeve. Fits 31.6mm seatpost.
- Fits 34.9mm front mech clamp.
- Top Tube: 32mm Tear Drop Shaped for extra Vertical and Lateral Stiffness (Size 14, 16.5, 18")
- Top Tube: 34.9mm Tear Drop Shaped for extra Vertical and Lateral Stiffness (Size 19.5")
- CNC machined 3-Dimensional Sculpted 7mm thick titanium dropouts.
- CNC machined 68mm English threaded bottom bracket.
- CNC machined and sculpted chainstay bridge.
- CNC machined and tapered cable stops.
- Extended seat tube increases stand over height while creating a smaller and stiffer front triangleOptimal size specific tubing (Larger diameter tubing used on larger size frames).
- Van Nicholas Laser Cut and Welded Titanium head tube badge
- WELDED Water Bottle Bosses; NO alloy pop-rivets.
- Approx frame weight: 1.55kg
Hand Brushed Finish. No paint or clear coat
Van Nicholas standard LIFETIME guarantee.
- 14" frame is compatible with V Brake and disc systems, other sizes are disc only.
- 27.2mm Seat Post Diameter
- 31.8mm / 1 1/4" Front Derailleur Clamp
- Takes forks from 70-100mm travel
- XC Specific Ti frame
- Lifetime warranty
- Fantastic workmanship
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