Found: On-One Limited Edition Ti ‘Cross Rig – The Pickenflick

On-One Pickenflick Full Frameset

On-One has developed a new titanium cross frameset in conjunction with their development team athletes.  It’s made using a tubeset and geometry that is specific to their personal preference.  While a limited quantity will be made for the team, enough are being produced that On-One is selling them to the public as well for a scant £999 (They are selling on the US site for $1325).  That fee nets you the ti frameset and a full carbon, tapered, disc specific fork.

Clickenflick through for the breakdown, as this one is a bit of an odd duck.

On-One Pickenflick BB

Disc specific cross bikes are nothing new these days.  One would expect 135mm rear spacing and that is present on the Pickenflick.  The frame is made from a shaped 3/2.5 ti tubeset, and is designed for “huge tyre clearance.”  In On-One land, that means a 44c (specs state max tire clearance is 35mm) tire should fit.  To accomplish this, the frame is designed to work with a mountain crank, for better crank arm and chainring clearance.  In their words…

“By pulling the cranks out 2.5mm compared to a slim road crank, we get better mud room, better chainring clearance, more BB stiffness because of less chainstay ovalisation, better frame durability, and a win all round.”

That win however comes at the cost of running a 46/36 or 50/34 ring setup.  A 42/28 or a 39/26 is the recommended ring combo for this frame.

On-One Pickenflick Rear Dropouts

To round out the specs, the frame makes use of a 31.6 seatpost with a 34.9 clamp diameter for both the post and the front derailleur.  It is disc specific (duh!).  As this is a race bike, rack and fender mounts are absent.  However, two sets of bottle bosses are present on all frame sizes for those training rides.  In traditional On-One fashion, the vinyl decals are easily removable, and can be replaced each season to keep things looking fresh.  The frameset is held together with an included FSA Orbit C-40 ACB No. 42 headset.

Weight is listed at 1260g for the 52cm small frame, and 490g for the uncut carbon fork.

Comments

mudrock - 12/09/13 - 5:12pm

Well crap, the mountain crank restriction kinda hurts it’s gravel road-worthyness. Otherwise i love it.

Willis24 - 12/09/13 - 5:34pm

mudrock: Why can’t a MTB crank be used on a gravel machine?

Mindless - 12/09/13 - 5:39pm

What is wrong with mountain cranks? Q-factor? Some mountain cranks are OK. And it is a minor difference.

mudrock - 12/09/13 - 5:42pm

42×11 makes for a pretty low top end, 103 inches. Fine for strictly rough surfaces, but I have to ride pavement to get to the dirt.

mudrock - 12/09/13 - 5:48pm

Because of the flare of the chainstays to get around fat rubber, the chainrings are limited to 42t. Wider q-factor is secondary.

WoofWoof - 12/09/13 - 6:54pm

42 x 11 is indeed plenty of gear, especially if you’re running 29′er tires. Latest 2 x 10 XTR crank has a reasonably low Q-Factor.

I hate to mention the “S” brand, but in my experience, their Renegade 1.8′s measure 46mm. It’s a shame they are just shy of fitting in this frame.

T - 12/09/13 - 7:25pm

The geometry data is lacking. BB drop? Headtube is short. I note it doesn’t actually say a 73mm bb, just mountain cranks….

BMW - 12/09/13 - 8:14pm

Apparently they can’t be bothered by putting a headset in the frame to support the fork and make it look nice for a photo. While ultimately it really just doesn’t matter, it’s hard for me to give dollars to people that overlook small details. Oh, and I wouldn’t call 44c’s HUGE…

Ck - 12/09/13 - 8:40pm

That sounds like a drastic change for not really a lot of tire clearance. 35mm max? Plenty of bikes fit that size and don’t require an MTB width shell/crank and cutting chainring clearance. You don’t need such a tiny inner ring for cross or gravel rides. And I like having the option of running a road chainring combo like 50/34 since my cross bike is my only road bike when it’s not being raced.

Ajax - 12/09/13 - 9:10pm

It’s a Made in China Titanium frame. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but this supposed special is still too expensive.

Anyways, it still needs thru-axle dropouts. Stupid decision not to include that as the market is headed that way.

Antipodian - 12/09/13 - 9:19pm

Geometry is available here: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOTIPFCC/on_one_ti_pickenflick_cyclocross_frameset

Scott - 12/09/13 - 9:25pm

@mudrock With a 42 x 11 @ 90 rpm with a 32c tire, you will be going about 28mph. Thats plenty of gear. Don’t forget its not your road bike.

Anonymous - 12/10/13 - 1:52am

@BMW, pretty sure the first pic is photoshopped – who would cut the steerer that short?!

Atganirider - 12/10/13 - 2:22am

The development riders have been trumpeting a single ring ‘cross set up. Interesting comment on frame build for a MTB crankset…

Dr. Badtouch - 12/10/13 - 4:41am

That’s a pretty cool rear brake mount. Too bad the fabrication is so, well, cheapo Asian.

mudrock - 12/10/13 - 11:02am

Test write-up by sponsored rider.
http://crossjunkie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/introducing-on-one-pickenflick.html

The extra clearance is nice.

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