First Look: Wittson Titanium Illuminati

Press Release

It’s almost less than a week to go to Europe’s premier handmade bicycle show, Bespoked UKHBS. The weekend when you can find all of Europe’s best frame builders under one roof. Wittson Custom Ti Cycles is no exception and have chosen the UK show to launch their latest creation, Illuminati.
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As you might know, we are an artisan workshop specialising in custom titanium frames. Yet, we have been building our flagman Suppresio disc version for about 3 years now. Due to the flood of inquiries at last year’s shows, NAHBS in Sacramento and Bespoked in Bristol, we decided to work on a new disc specific road race project. Disc brakes create new stress areas, therefore we decided to take a blank page and work on this new project from scratch. Specifically for this project we decided to source new shaped and butted over-sized titanium tubing so that we could build the stiffest titanium disc frame on the market. The biggest challenge was sourcing new Grade 9 titanium shaped tubes that aren’t
welded from sheets. Yes, you heard right – we managed to source diamond shaped tubes that are seamless cold-worked stress-relieved in the same manner as round tubes, and made in Europe.
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It is built in super compact geometry with shallow seat stays adding stiffness and creating a triangular look, which has given the Illuminati its name. To add even more stiffness, we have built the Illuminati with a conical 1.5″ head tube, PressFit 30 bottom bracket, DT Swiss thru axle dropouts and new road disc standard with flat mounts. Overall disc
brakes will give you added control to corner so you will hit the best possible apex, ride and descend with more speed. So, if you are searching for something that will work best on winding mountain roads with hairpin bends, or wet conditions, and would like to take it to your next travel destination, whether it might be the Alps, Pyrenees, Rockies, etc., this is definitely something to consider.
Of course, as always you can modify your Illuminati by, for example, building it specifically for an electronic Di2/EPS/eTap groupset, changing the geometry, increasing tyre clearance, choosing a T47 bottom bracket, and the list goes on. Just open your mind and create your dream machine, one that will be with you for life, carrying a lifetime warranty.
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Complete specs:
– road race disc geometry
– over-sized conical internally butted head tube for 1.5″ fork
– diamond hydro-formed top tube
– over-sized double butted down tube
– double butted seat tube
– shallow hydro-formed seat stays
– Illuminati brake bridge
– hydro-formed chain stays
– integrated brake cable routing
– integrated shifting cable routing
– PressFit 30 bottom bracket
– flat disc mount
– made in USA Paragon dropouts compatible with both DT Swiss 142 x 12mm and Shimano 142 x 12mm hangers
– DT Swiss 142 x 12mm thru axle removable hanger
– hand-brushed finish
– custom sandblasting
– ti head badge
– anodized bolts
– weight: 1480g (size M)
Wittson Custom Ti Cycles
+370 600 38 775
+370 46 342 279
www.wittson.com

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