COM.UNITI - Sartoria Gravel Team 2024

TITICI x SARTORIA GRAVEL TEAM

 

 

TITICI and Sartoria Gravel Team together again to continue to bring some color to the gravel world. 

 

For the 2023 season, the SGT team was equipped with a fleet of RELLI bikes customized with a combination of Sartoria Ciclistica‘s iconic colors and the iso-hyphen of the Larian triangle, where it was possible to discover the coordinates of some of the most magical climbs. The top tube features stylized graphics of the mountains of Lake Como and the motto ‘WE RIDE FOR COFFEE’’ close to the headset.

 

For the 2024 season, however, we let ourselves be inspired by the nineties style, such a great period for ourselves. We were all young, with long hair,  the pouch bag was a trend, the dance music was at its peak though Gigi d’Agostino wasn’t already known. The fluo colors were inevitable and we could only start from here to create the new graphics for the RELLI frames.

 

The team has expanded to 5 members, coming from 3 different countries and for the first time will see among its ranks a girl, Terry “Thunder” Fremineur from Belgium.

 

The riders will participate in the main gravel competitions in Europe, with the aim of qualifying for the UCI world championships scheduled for early October in Flanders.

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SGT 2024 rooster 2024

 

ALESSANDRO TINO – ITALIA – @iamalessandrotino

 

DANIELE VALIANTE – ITALIA – @cyclico

 

FEDERICO VANDONE DELL’ACQUA – ITALIA – @federicovandone

 

EDDIE ELIAKIM – FRANCIA – @eddie_eliakim

 

TERRY FREMINEUR – BELGIO – @thunder_terry

 


TITICI MODEL: RELLI

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Credits @federicovandone


COM.UNITI - Klara Fischnaller

BIO

 

Say hello to Klara, new TITICI COM.UNITI member. Klara is a cyclist from the north of Italy, South Tyrol. She lives in Merano so all the beautiful passes are around her: Passo Stelvio, Passo Rombo, the Dolomites and a lot more. After 2 years as professional cyclist in Belgium, now she loves to be outside riding up some mountain roads being on the bike for several hours. She chose to ride with the Vento model, because this model is the perfect bike for her and his adventures/training.

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Titici Alloi AND, the AND is back!

After the success of ALL-IN AND, the anodizing process on TITICI aluminum returns by popular demand on the ALLOI model. To set up the complete bike, we decided to use a cassette and crankset handmade in Italy by INGRID. A perfect combination of Italian creativity and know-how!

The return of anodized

TITICI presents the AND version of ALLOI frame, which features an innovative anodizing treatment with silver ions in collaboration with GHA. Thanks to this patented technology, the frame becomes extraordinarily resistant to scratches and abrasion, guaranteeing almost total resistance to oxidation even in a marine environment. The ALLOI frame is the result of an exclusive collaboration with the Italian company DEDACCIAI, world leader in aluminium tubing. Characterized by hand-welding and integrated cable routing, this frame stands out for reliability and high stability. The new AND version enhances the strength properties that make ALLOI perfect for long adventures on dirt tracks and unpaved roads.

How it works

Thanks to a special treatment, the aluminium frame undergoes a profound surface transformation using the unique combination of anodic oxide and the noble metal Silver. As a result, a brand new material in created. The electrolytic process of anodizing causes an accelerated growth of the protective oxide layer on the aluminium. This treatment generates a new skin for the metal, characterized by very strong adhesion to the base. Silver ions seal the microporosity of the oxide, giving the surface of the frame unique properties.

The advantages

Compared to conventional painting, the AND frame has a lower weight, very high corrosion resistance and high surfaces hardness. This translates into extraordinary resistance to scratches, abrasion and wear. The coloring penetrates deeply and fixes itself in the oxide layer, guaranteeing almost infinite durability. Unlike traditional painting, no parts of the paint will detach as a result of shocks or vibrations thanks to the non-removable characteristics of the anodic oxide layer. Maintenance is easier as dirt cannot stick to the surface. Cleaning the frame after muddy or dusty ride in quick and easy.

New PAT.H. Anti-Vibration Technology

The ALLOI AND frame is realized with the top tube featuring the new PAT.H (Plate Absorber Technology Hydroformed) technology, derived from the patented PAT system available on TITICI carbon frames. The iconic shape with an oval section, which is thinner and flatter, increases the vibration damping capacity while maintaining high resistance and torsional rigidity. The top tube is given this shape through hydroforming, a technique also used in the production of sports cars that exploits the high pressure of liquids to create extremely reliable and resistant tubes. The benefits of PATH.H technology are superior stability and comfort combined with high performance. Vibrations generated by uneven terrain are absorbed by the frame structure and do not reach the rider’s arms, neck and back, the areas typically subjected to the most stress, thus leading to a greater feeling of well-being in the saddle over long distances.

ALLOI x INGRID LE – Handmade in Italy combination with INGRID components

INGRID is the fusion of different professionalisms of its creators; designers and engineers with 20 years of experience in product design and a great passion for 8 tubes. They design and produce bike drivetrains with the aim of offering a niche alternative, working on build quality, reliability and functionality. The use of materials leans towards machined aluminium, rediscovering the charm of the builders of the 80s/90s, but with current style and advanced research into structures and lightness. Features that match perfectly with the TITICI vision of the ALLOI AND project, created starting from custom Dedacciai tubes, hand-welded and anodized completely in Italy. To make this combination perfect, we chose the CRS-POP HARD ANODIZED crank with a good stiffness-weight ratio and reliable. This products is characterized by the “sponge structure” visible on the both sides, with special dots that create a pattern uses by one of the most important pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. To complete the bike we add the INGRID 11-44 12v cassette.

HARD ANODIZATION (thick hard anodic oxidation) aims to give aluminium high resistance to wear and abrasion. This is a transformation of the surface of the crank arm into aluminium oxide and not just a surface coating. As a conversion, the layer that forms penetrates half inside and half grows outside the component, developing regularly over the entire surface of the piece, also giving it rough color and perfectly matches the anodization of the frame.

A perfect combination of Italian creativity and know-how!

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VOICES - STERRATO Federico Pallanch

Through the VOICES posts, we want to give voice to our customers and their experiences with TITICI bicycles. The first entry is the Federico Pallanch’s voice and his STERRATO Tinge90.

“I am passionate about cycling and snacking. My physical shape is that of a panda but despite this, I like to spend many hours in the saddle. In fact, in my cycling experience I participated at many gravel competitions such as: The Traka 360, Tuscany Trail (twice), Rando Imperator, Nova Eroica, etc …What do you think is the right bike for you? I have asked myself this question several times, is it perhaps the fastest, lightest, most beautiful? What if it was just a vehicle that allows you to explore while guaranteeing excellent reliability and comfort? I went through the use of bicycles with aluminum and carbon frames, but without finding the right feeling for the type of gravel cycling I practice. Until the moment I decided to try a steel frame, specifically a DIRT made with Columbus LIFE tubing equipped with the PAT.P horizontal tube. While trying this bicycle I realized that ultimately this essentiality offered by steel was right for me. Getting on the saddle felt like I had always ridden it, right from the first stretches of dirt road I noticed a comfort that I had never experienced. From smoother terrain like Traka in Girona to rougher terrain like in Franciacorta, this bike is ready to tackle anything with the addition of a pinch of retro style that doesn’t hurt.”

#SteelisReal

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COM.UNITI - @frenchgravel

BIO

 

Meet @frenchgravel . A cyclist, traveller, Fujifilm photographer, coffee lover and new TITICI COM.UNITI member who will be taking his new RALLY Special TI in Iridescent Purple around the French gravel trails and bike cafes for the next few months. Happy riding and have fun Mathieu!

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Sam William Andrews Diary: #2 Badlands Granada -Spain

Jesse Yates and I embarked on this journey with a single goal at the beginning of the year: to win the pairs category and secure a spot in the top 10.

This race is infamous for its scorching heat, but we were fortunate to encounter storms and cooler temperatures, something we didn’t stress about, coming from the UK.

Our game plan was to maintain a consistent pace throughout the race. The start was intense, but we knew not everyone could sustain that speed. As night fell, we steadily overtook riders left and right, comfortably securing a position in the top 10 overall. We battled fiercely for the pairs position, sometimes wondering if first place was within reach.

Upon reaching Almería, we pushed hard up the climbs, creating a substantial gap between us and the pursuing pairs.

The last 100km proved to be the most grueling challenge I’ve ever faced. I experienced hallucinations, struggled to stay awake on my bike, and felt disoriented.

Crossing that finish line was an emotional triumph. We achieved our goal, rode efficiency, and the relief of finally completing this arduous journey was overwhelming.

See you out there!


Deux mille Challenge: MAX DID IT!

Maximillian Schnell did it! All 204 cols over 2,000 meters in the Pyrenees and Alps in 77 days, self-supported, with no rest days: 10,839 kilometers and 271,004 vertical meters.

He’s the first person ever to accomplish this, at his side a special edition of our Sterrato, a gravel bike made with custom Columbus steel tubing.

It all started on 27 May 2023 in Luz-Saint-Sauveur in the French Pyrenees, where a small group joined Max at the beautiful Pont Napoleon. Col des Tentes was the first col to be conquered. The Pyrenees showed their best and worst sides; the immaculate sceneries mixed with springtime weather, where sunny conditions would change the rain and hail, typically in the afternoons. It was a rough start for Max, who had to get up in the middle of nights to catch up on lost time. In eight days, Max had ticked off all 24 cols in the Pyrenees and could make his way towards the Alps.

The weather wasn’t much better in the southern Alps. The pattern stayed the same for days. Rideable mornings, rain in the afternoons. The highest top in the challenge, Cime de la Bonette, hadn’t been cleared of snow and Max had to hike the last 300 meters to the top.

During the planning phase, which started ten months ago, we put much effort into getting every paved col on the list. The community was a huge help. Our definition of a Deux Mille col is paved from start to finish, which is 1) a pass, 2) a dead-end, or 3) a significant end-point, e.g. a ski resort or a restaurant. Still, within these boundaries, it gets blurry. Some cols were included, but we weren’t sure if they met the criteria. If in doubt, Max would do them anyhow. In the end, of the 204 cols conquered, 198 met the criteria.

Not surprisingly, some of the best moments came from lesser-known climbs, like Cirque du Troumouse, Les Fonts, Lago del Naret, Lago della Sella, Steingletscher, Oberaarsee, and Petit-Mont-Cenis. Especially in the world of bike packers, where Max excels, these cols bring something unique to the table.

Summer finally arrived and through France and Italy, time was gained. Some tricky changes kicked in around the normally ever-so-beautiful Dolomites, where the weather turned bad again and the challenge entered Austria. The Austrian cols were, pretty much without any exceptions, incredibly tough. However, Max’s friend, and triathlete, Flo Mestdagh joined (on his tri-bike) and rode with Max for the remainder of the challenge. At the Tiefenbachferner, the challenge reached its highest point (but the col ends lower.) The mighty Tiefenbach, and the linked Rettenbach, were disappointingly fake.

Perhaps the hardest day was 26 July, when winter conditions halfway up the Grimselpass, kept Max and Flo grounded for hours, and Max got concerned about his health. He couldn’t keep himself warm, and ignoring the signals would only make things worse. Time was lost. Faced with hard weather conditions at the start of the week, and suddenly running behind schedule, it became “either you follow me, or I don’t wait for you” for Max and his friend Flo. But also day 35, in the Dolomites, with 12 hours of riding, 203 kilometers and more than 6,600 vertical meters gained was brutal.

A Forrest Gump-like trend started during the last 2-3 weeks of the challenge. More and more, especially bike packers, joined Max, and by the time they did the final Italian climb, Col du Petit Saint Bernard, a group of up to 15 was riding with Max. The group increased all the way to the penultimate climb up to Col du Galibier, where both riders, family, and friends at the top, celebrated the historic accomplishment on 12 August.

 

@deuxmillecc , @maxschnell555
source: https://www.deuxmille.cc/challenge

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Columbus x TITICI - Heart of Metal

Columbus x TITICI – Heart of Metal

Read the Columbus’ interview to Matteo Pedrazzani, TITICI Product Manager. Discover more about road model Strada, Progetto Sessanta and the collaboration with Columbus technicians.

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SICILY BIKEPACKING GRAVEL XPERIENCE

Sicily, land of the Normans, a land of sea and mountains, volcanoes, and green pastures. The land of my family.

A land of sun, but also of mud, that mud which made my journey difficult. Mud that, in some cases, literally stopped me. Seven days on my TITICI RELLI, carrying only the essentials, I crossed the coasts and the hinterland of this stunning island solo.

On my bike, I felt simultaneously in Ireland for its green coasts, in Cambodia for its muddy and bamboo-filled interior, in Africa for the climate and arid zones, and in Italy for the people and the food.

I covered a distance of 800 kilometers in seven days of pedaling, with an elevation gain of 12,000 meters, mostly tackling the inland areas. It was there that I witnessed the most beautiful landscapes, going from the coast to the pastures of Mount Etna Park, reaching out to touch the imposing Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Modica, known as the city of a hundred churches, Syracuse, a city of Greek origin.

I saw the breathtaking white Scala dei Turchi. I savored the food and the hospitality of its inhabitants (thanks to those who decided to host me).

Once again, I did it my way… solo. They ask me, “Why do you travel alone?” Traveling alone is a journey of double value for me… you taste everything you encounter around you, but you have to face everything that is within you.

Find the courage to embark on this kind of experience… it will leave an indelible mark and unforgettable memories, and perhaps choose Italy as your first journey… it won’t disappoint you.

BON VOYAGE TO ALL.

@daveonthebike


Eurobike Frankfurt here we come!

Eurobike Frankfurt here we come!

During the fair, we will present our new TITICI bicycle collection, which stands out for its technological innovation, attractive design and superior performance. We will be happy to show the new models and to discuss the unique characteristics of each product to the cycling industry people.
Some models have already been presented through the launch on social media, such as the new Vento and the Strada and Sterrato steel frames, while we will have 2 absolute novelties, both carbon monocoque frames, one is the road aero version with stunning design, the ALFA model and the second a gravel all-round, the REVO, equipped with the new Sram Apex AXS group set.

We will wait for you at Hall 11 Stand D11!

ALFA

ALFA, like the first letter of the Greek alphabet α, symbol of ‘beginning’. The beginning of a new era of hypersonic design and disruptive innovation of current aerodynamic standards.

Since 1961 TITICI has been synonymous with Italian genius and avant-garde spirit. Our philosophy requires us that each new model represents a real innovation, something that did not exist before. From this tradition of innovating comes a new standard of aerodynamics applied to speed, the ALFA project.

ALFA represents our fastest racing bike ever, born starting from the brand new PAT10 tube, which pushes the boundaries of the possible thanks to a triple approach: unprecedented aerodynamics, exceptional ride quality and design characterized by fluid shapes. This racing bike is equipped with the unprecedented DAC TECHNOLOGY, which offers the maximum advantage in terms of speed, stiffness and comfort.

A racing bike with unprecedented aerodynamics!

REVO

REVO represents our All-round gravel carbon bicycle, with a functional and compact design, built around the new monocoque PAT10 tube, to be used for training or competition, solo travel or for outings close to home with friends.

The REVO frame is made of monocoque carbon, compatible with single chainring groupsets or with double crankset, both electronic and mechanical, and offers exceptional versatility and flexibility to cyclists who choose it for their off-road adventures.

A gravel bike with no limits!

VENTO

The new VENTO, the TITICI lightweight climbing bike, now UCI legal. Starting from 1961 we always fight to introduce new innovation in function and design, using the Italian creativity. We never stop in front of rules or competitors’ comments. But when the UCI changed the dimensions tubing for the road bike frames, we understood that maybe the Swiss technicians found our PAT so interesting that should be make legal.

We worked hard on the existing PAT, new shape, new lamination, new carbon blend and, after 2 years, we are proud to launch the new PA , now 10 mm thick to the new Vento.

Handmade to measure in Italy, entirely customizable from geometry down to paint job , extraordinarily pleasant to ride: both on the legendary Alpine passes and on the fast stretches on the flat.

Less weight, more stiffness, same comfort! A new era for your road riding experience!

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