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THE BOW TI

Fat Luxury

The Smokestone Bow Ti, crafted from Grade 9 3Al-2.5V titanium.

 
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FRAME ONLY* - £1,900

If you wish to buy a frame or simply ask about one, please click the BUY NOW button and email us. We will sort the rest. Thank you.

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The Smokestone Bow Ti is the ultimate in fatbike frames. Based on our popular Henderson but with the comfort of titanium.


Titanium is the dream material for a bicycle frame, lighter than steel, more compliant than Carbon and corrosion free. All our Ti frames and made using Grade 9 3Al-2.5V tubing. 

Ti-3Al-2.5V (GR 9) is an alloy consisting of 3% aluminum, 2.5% vanadium, and 94.5% pure titanium. This grade has excellent corrosion resistance to seawater and higher mechanical properties than stainless steels, For the same size, the weight only 56% of stainless steel.

Frames are all made to order and feature internal cable routing, pannier mounts, 3 bottle mounts; Depending on size. 

Custom alteration are available, contact us for a quote.

More info below...

 

MORE THAN ONE BIKE

Not only is the Bow Ti light, fast and comfy but like the Henderson can take other wheel sizes. 

29er wheels fit perfectly should you wish to have the option. 

Of course the best setup is in Fat mode. and will cater for tyre up to 5".

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Bow Ti by the Sea

Bow Ti by the Sea

Andy Deacons Bow Ti on holiday by the sea

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GBDURO Bow Ti.

GBDURO Bow Ti.

Andy Deacon with his Bow Ti at the GBDURO bike packing race from Lands End the John 'o'Groats, offroad. Andy came home forth and was the only Fatbike rider.

Bow Ti in Dorset

Bow Ti in Dorset

Bow Ti on the Dorset Coast

 
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TECHNICAL

Standard frame details.

  • Material: - Titanium grade 9 (3Al/2.5V)

  • Headset Size: -   Top cup = IS 42  , Lower cup = IS 52

  • Rear Axle: -   12 x 197mm (Bolt through axle included).

  • Seat Post Size:  -   31.6mm

  • Seat Clamp Size: - 34.9mm (Included)

  • Dropper Post:  -  Internal Stealth cable routing.

  • Internal cable routing (Guided).

  • Pannier rack mounts.

  • Sizes:  -  Small, Medium, Large, X-Large (Special sizing is available)

Warranty - 5 years for the original owner.

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GEOMETRY

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USEFUL INFO

What fits what

We are a great believer in keeping things simple, try and use standards that exist and components that you can get in most bike shops. 

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BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE

We use a proper british threaded bottom bracket suitable for all type of crank. The width is 100mm. You can fit 24mm, 30mm and the new DUB axle size cranks with the suitable threaded bottom bracket.

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HEADSET TYPE

Integrated headset size IS42 top and IS52 lower. This type of headset does not require cups to be pressed into the frame as the bearings sit directly into the frame.

 
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REAR HUB TYPE

The Bow Ti takes a 12 x 197mm rear hub as standard. (You can request a 177 x 12mm rear hub spacing if you wish)

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CRANK TYPE

Like hubs Fatbikes require different cranks to a regular mountain bike. The Bow Ti needs a 120mm crank or a SRAM Fat5 type, this fits the 100mm bottom bracket but comes with 2 x 10mm spacers that fit externally.

 
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SEAT POST

The seat post size is 31.6mm and the frame can take an internal dropper post, the cable routing exits the frame just above the bottom bracket then has external guides un the down tube, making it super-easy to maintain and fit.

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TYRE SIZE

Here is a wheel/Tyre size guide.
Rear axle width 197 x 12mm
26 x 4" to 5"
27.5 x 4 to 5"
29 x 3"
Note: This is a guide and some tyre manufacturers sizing can be different to the stated size. If in doubt please contact us.

 
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MECH HANGER

All of our titanium frames come with a replaceable mech hanger.

The frame is available with either a sliding, or fixed dropout. We supply hangers for both.

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FORKS

The Bow Ti is designed around a rigid fork with an axle to crown measurement of 483mm. If you wish to fit a suspension for we recommend travel between 100 and 120mm
Recommendations include the Wren or Mastodon suspension forks, The Salsa Kingpin for the rigid option as it has cage mounts and suits the geometry of the frame.

 
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BOTTLE MOUNTS

The standar frame comes with 3 bottle/cage mounts.

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REAR RACK MOUNTS

All frames now come with rear rack mounts as standard.

 
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INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING

Frames come with fully guided internal cable routing (No bits of loose pipe) as standard for the main triangle. They will take outer gear and hydro hose. 

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ENGRAVED HEAD BADGE

All our titanium frames come with an engraved head badge.