Titici expands custom offerings

New fixed-gear, e-gravel and mountain bike options from the Italian builder

Italian custom bike builder Titici has expanded its range to include a fixed-gear carbon racer, a full-suspension mountain bike, a prototype aero road disc machine and even an e-gravel bike built with Fox’s gravel-specific AX suspension fork.

Titici E-FD01R Gravel

Who would have though e-gravel bikes would be a thing?
Who would have though e-gravel bikes would be a thing?

Unlike the rest of Titici’s custom range, the E-FD01R Gravel is built using Dedacciai 7005 series aluminium (though we are told the company is working on a carbon model). Like the carbon offerings, it is available fully custom, too. 

Polini's bottom bracket mounted motor is smaller than the likes of Bosch and Shimano
Polini's bottom bracket mounted motor is smaller than the likes of Bosch and Shimano

At the heart of the bike is a Polini 250w motor (with a 500w peak output) fuelled by a long-ranging 500wh battery. It will be available in two builds, one with SRAM’s 1x Rival group and the top model with Force 1x.

You can also opt for either Titici’s carbon gravel fork or Fox’s 40mm-travel AX suspension fork. 

Titici aero prototype

The prototype aero disc road bike from Titici is entering a congested field, but it's the only one we've seen that can be built full-custom
The prototype aero disc road bike from Titici is entering a congested field, but it's the only one we've seen that can be built full-custom

Titici is the latest company to bring an aero-disc-road bike to market. Unlike its rivals, the unnamed aero machine is available in the builder's usual full custom process.

Like the rest of Titici’s range, it retains the unique flattened-comfort-adding top tube, now renamed "plate absorber technology", rather than the unfortunate "flexi" moniker of old.

We're glad Titici has renamed its flattened top tube design rather than the unfortunate flexi name it was originally known by
We're glad Titici has renamed its flattened top tube design rather than the unfortunate flexi name it was originally known by

The aero shaping was designed using CFD and is currently in its final wind-tunnel proofing. Titici tells us the company is confident this one is going to be fast.

Titici goes full-sus

Titici's 29er full suspension looks very much like an XC race machine
Titici's 29er full suspension looks very much like an XC race machine

Titici's debut into the 29er full suspension market looks pretty interesting. A full-custom, full suspension bike is a rarefied thing. 

The carbon linkage looks suitably trick
The carbon linkage looks suitably trick

It’s very much in the cross-country arena with its 100mm of rear travel and lightweight fork options. The suspension is provided by RockShox front and rear on three models (SID and Monarch RT3) with either SRAM GX or XX1 Eagle and one Fox-equipped model (Float 32 and Float DPS) paired with SRAM’s oh-so-bling Eagle in gold.

If you’re a Shimano fan, you can have a custom build with Di2 or the mechanical 2x group of your choosing. 

That flexing flat top tube and rear suspension could be interesting when combined
That flexing flat top tube and rear suspension could be interesting when combined

We wonder how that combination of the flattened comfort-boosting top tube and linkage rear end will fair. It's certainly a unique looking machine.

Titici’s fixed crit racer

The fixed wheel crit machine from Titici
The fixed wheel crit machine from Titici

Titici’s RT01 race machine is designed for fixed-gear racing. The full-custom option should appeal to deep-pocketed Red Hook Crit fans. 

The splatter finishing reminds us of the best of Dario Pegoretti's bikes
The splatter finishing reminds us of the best of Dario Pegoretti's bikes

The builder had on show the TS Limited version, which features an outlandish paint finish by Tony Spray, the highly-regarded Italian custom bike painter.

Yes, the gold detailing and logos on the limited are real 24 carat gold leaf.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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