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The Bow Ti

Fat Luxury

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

 

Frame only* - £1,900

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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) 12 x 177mm available on request.

  • Seat Post Size:  -   31.6mm

  • Seat Clamp Size: - 34.9mm (Included)

  • Dropper Post:  -  Internal Stealth cable routing.

  • Internal cable routing.

  • 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

Bow Ti Geo Chart
 

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 comes in two hub options as each frame is made to order, you can request either axle  width 177 or 197mm

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Crank Type

Like hubs Fatbikes require different cranks to a regular mountain bike.

There are 2 types of fatbike crank.

These are determined by the rear axle width, either 177mm requires a 100mm crank or 197mm requires a 120mm crank, which comes with spacers to go outboard of the bottom bracket.

The Bow Ti comes in 197mm as standard but can be ordered ordered in 177mm

 
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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 177 x 12mm  
26 x 4"
27.5 x 4"
Rear axle width 197 x 12mm
26 x 4" to 5"
27.5 x 4 to 5"
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 replaceablemech hanger.

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Forks

The Henderson is designed around a rigid fork with an axle to crown measurement of 483mm. The frame will also take forks up to 140mm travel but the recomended travel is 120mm.