Like most long-time frame builders, the first part of my career revolved around building with nothing but steel. In the 1990's titanium came on the scene and in a few years, grew to become the go-to material of choice for high-end, ultra-light race bicycles and not without good reasons: Titanium is incredibly strong, relatively light and completely impervious to corrosion from the elements. If built from properly-sized and worked tubes, titanium bicycles can also be the near-perfect balance of smooth and responsive.
Despite the natural advantages of the material, titanium has some difficult behavioral characteristics from a fabrication standpoint and can be unforgiving of poor building methods and sloppy welding techniques. I've been building titanium bicycles for 20 years and in that time, the quality and availability of the raw materials has increased markedly as have the construction techniques to derive the most from this amazing metal.
Over the decades I've learned how to maximize the inherent benefits of titanium while all but eliminating some of the less desirable aspects of the material. In short, my titanium bicycles are honed to be amazingly competent, refined riding machines for any style of riding, road or trail for riders of nearly any size, ability and need.
Custom Framesets start at $3795
Complete Custom Bicycles start at $5595
Titanium Carbon | Standard Frameset Features
- Custom blend of US-made, seamless 3Al/2.5V Titanium tubes and stays
- 1 1/8" Head Tube with Chris King headset
- Enve Composites 2.0 Carbon Fiber Fork
- Standard Bedford Paint Scheme
Titanium Carbon | Frameset Options
- Enve Composites 1.0 Fork Upgrade :: +$200
- 44mm Headtube with Enve Tapered Fork and Chris King I7 Headset Upgrade :: +$300
- Press Fit BB30 Shell Upgrade :: +$100
- Track Style Dropouts :: +$150
- Pump Peg :: no charge
- Rack Mounts :: +$75
- Fender Mounts :: +$75
- Internal Di2 or EPS Electronic Cable Routing :: no charge
- Internal TT Brake Cable Routing :: +$150
Titanium Carbon | Packages
Cyclocross Package :: +$300
Includes Enve Composites cyclocross fork, cantilever bosses and your choice of top tube or down tube cable routing.
Touring Package :: +$375
Includes custom steel touring fork and a full suite of rack and fender mounts according to a rider's needs.
Disc Brake Package :: $250
Machined titanium ISO disc brake dropouts, disc cable routing. Note: Requires upgrade to 44mm head tube and fork.
All K Bedford Customs framesets come standard with a classic, solid paint scheme in your choice of colors for the frame and logos. We have a wide variety of paint colors at our disposal. We can also consult on custom paint schemes of your choice. Up-charges apply for additional paint colors, schemes requiring maskings or tape-offs or specialty colors. Please contact us to discuss the wide breadth of finish options at our disposal.