Each T-Lab bicycle is meticulously engineered, manufactured, and finished out of their headquarters in Montreal, Québec. Montreal also happens to represent one of the globe’s leading hubs for aerospace technology and manufacturing, making it a convenient place to produce titanium bikes. Our test bike just arrived, and already it’s gaining fans for the high-luster finish, beautifully machined head tube, and unique rear dropouts.
The R3 Omni is a versatile Ti all-road bike designed with an endurance-optimized geometry to be comfortable, agile and stable at top speeds. The frame can accommodate up to a 35mm tire and features an oversized titanium top tube that delivers superior torsional rigidity while minimizing weight. In the rear, T-Lab has a unique dropout that they say is a future-proof design that offers an exponential advantage with regard to stiffness, shifting precision, adaptability and durability. We are stoked to see a BB-386 titanium bottom bracket shell that optimizes lateral stiffness where it counts. The R3 Omni is an all-around bike with any-road performance. The frameset is made in five sizes and sells for $3975, with complete bikes starting at $5475.
- Average Frame Weight: 1280g (size small)
- Headtube: 1 1/8” – 1 1/2” (Integrated/Tapered)
- Fork: Full Carbon (tapered 1 1/8” – 1 1/2”) Axle to Crown: 383mm; Rake: 48mm; 12 X 100mm axle
- Seatpost: 27.2mm
- Front Derailleur: “Braze-on” type
- Bottom bracket: BB-86 (standard) BB-386 (optional)
- Brake Type: Disc (flat mount)
- Maximum Tire Width: 35mm*(700); 42mm (650b) *Tire width may vary depending on tire/wheel manufacturer and model
- Standard Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
- Custom geometry/sizing is also available ($500 upcharge)
For more info, head to www.t-lab-bikes.com