NO. 22 Now Shipping Titanium Road and Track Frames
No. 22 Bicycles, whose name comes from the periodic number for titanium, recently started shipping their Great Divide road frameset (including Enve 2.0 tapered fork, Chris King i8 headset and Thomson seatpost clamp) and Little Wing track frameset at introductory prices of $2499 and $2099 respectively. No. 22 is a Toronto, Canada based company who worked with Lynskey Bikes to offer these Canadian designed, American made frames from 3AL/2.5V aerospace grade titanium. Click through for more pics and details.
The Great Divide comes in sizes from 52 to 60 and boasts the comfortable ride of classic titanium frames with a few modern design characteristics, such as “Swaged chain stays and an oversized, bi-ovalized down tube [. . . ] a PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell to provide stiffness [ . . . ] An oversized head tube [ . . . ] Tempering these characteristics are a svelte seat tube and seat stays.” Complemented with the included carbon fiber Enve fork, that sounds like a pretty fast, smooth ride.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the Little Wing is the bespoke titanium and Enve clamp integrated seat mast combining the simplicity and power transfer necessary in a track frame. The Little Wing is available in sizes from 52 to 58, has a 68mm English threaded BB shell, and 44mm internal diameter headtube (for 1 1/8″ headsets and steer tubes) so finding parts to match should be a cinch. As far as construction, No. 22 Bicycles claims “stout, large-diameter chain- and seat stays, an oversized head tube, and an integrated seat mast keep all contact points firmly connected and instantly responsive under maximum exertion.” Or, in the words of Neil Young, “All her friends call her Little Wing, but she flies rings around them all.”
Both No. 22 frames come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.