When we hear of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, we think of the pro team training camps that often head there for early season group hugs and warm weather mountain rides.
Now, we’ll also think of Jerónimo Cycles, a small titanium-only frame builder located there. Founder and Designer Pedro Jerómino has a mechanical engineering degree, and we’d say he’s put it to good use. The model above is the Slütter Ti and was originally designed as a road bike only, but a recent build mixed it up into an extremely hot looking cross between a cyclocross and mountain bike. More after the break…
Dubbed the Slütter Cross Ti X, this one’s a blend of cyclocross wheels and tires with a mountain bike flat bar and shifters/brake levers. Both use the Gates Carbon Belt Drive system with a Shimano Alfine 8-speed hub and Avid mechanical disc brakes. Frame weight is approximately 1450g for the medium, and each frame is custom built for the rider…no two are ever the same.
Because of the rather unique kit, these are the only bikes sold complete. His other models are frame only. Some of the highlights are a Token carbon disc fork, Versa 8-speed brake/shift levers (on the road bike version), GYES leather saddle, DT Swiss 240s front hub and spokes, carbon tubular rims and 6/4 Ti dropouts.
Pricing, per Pedro:
“Our frames start in 1.430,00€ (Rasputín model) to 2.730,00€ without shox (Chabardo full suspension model). This prices changes work by work, because we have many extras and special designs. We only sell to final customers and we ship worldwide.”
For an 18-month old company, Jeronimo’s variety within each frame offering is impressive. If you can draw it, it looks like he can build it based on your weight and (physical) measurements. Above and below are all versions of his Rasputin hardtail.
Their full suspension bike, the Chabardo, uses a design by Antonio Osuno that is very similar to Santa Cruz’s VPP. It can be built with 100mm to 180mm of travel. All bikes have a range of options, from post mount brakes to 12mm axles to BB30 and more, letting you get exactly what you want.
Their website is JeronimoCycles.com, but as of this posting they’ve got a bit of an issue with pop-up ads everytime you click a link. Pedro says he’s working on fixing it ASAP. Oh, and it’s in Spanish, so you can hit it up in Google Translate if tu no hablo.