Venice Beach, California-based BlackHeart Bike Company has officially launched with a single titanium all-road frameset. Founder Zach Lambert on the bike: “it looks and handles like a road bike on road, but has the capability of a modern gravel bike off road.”
The frame has 422mm chainstays and will accept a 700c x 37mm / 650b x 47mm tire. It looks like a compelling rig for gravel racing. Not so much for bikepacking though given its PF30 bottom bracket and lack of fork mounts.
The BlackHeart titanium frame is built in Taiwan and priced at $2,300. Get it with a carbon fork for $2,600. You can also add an optional titanium seatpost for $150.
Blackheart Bike Co. Titanium Frame Features
- 3Al-2.5V titanium frame with double butted tubes
- Clearance for 700c x 37mm / 650b x 47mm tires
- Internal cable routing
- PF30 bottom bracket
- Third bottle mount under downtube
- Flat mount disc brakes
- 12mm thru-axles
- Replaceable derailleur hanger