Titanium has the highest “strength-to-weight” ratio in the world. Because it is so strong, we need less titanium to build a very good, light and strong frame.
Titanium has very specific properties. For example, titanium dampens the vibrations, so that you have less problems with vibrations while cycling. Wherever and whenever you cycle you hardly feel bumps, dimples and unevenness in the road surface. More comfort and less fatigue, who wouldn’t want that?
Titanium is very durable. Because it does not rust or corrode, titanium remains very strong and beautiful for a long time. It also does not show any metal fatigue. Where other metals do, titanium remains indestructible and shows almost no traces of use, even after years of use.
Our Gilbertson frames are made from the alloy 3ALU-2.5V titanium. This alloy is obtained by mixing titanium with aluminum and vanadium. The density of this alloy is lower than that of steel, making it lighter and stiffer frames. Titanium has a higher density than carbon or aluminum, but because titanium is stronger, we can make the frame tubes thinner. The weight of a titanium frame is comparable to a carbon monocoque frame and is lower than a high-quality aluminum frame. Titanium combines a high hardness of the tubes with twice the resilience compared to steel. Titanium frames can handle very high loads before they deform permanently. In addition, the chance of frame breakage is very small. The finish of our titanium bicycles is of a very high level, beautiful tight welds ensure a clean bike.