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.
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.
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.