Over the years titanium frames have become synonymous with older gentleman wanting a ready to ride comfort set up with traditional appeal.
Well, this custom Chesini Kreios will destroy that stereotype with a single glance. While the name certainly alludes to the strength of a Greek Titan, (the name means "Master" or "Leader"), this frame is loaded with technical 21st Century details to defy tradition.
The Kreios is not shy from standing out amongst the crowded sea of carbon. With compact and sloping geometry this bike is fast to respond, its also forgiving over the longer rides.
Boasting unbeatable aesthetics this frame caters for internal cabling of Campagnolo EPS or Di2 gearing. Thru axle dropouts with disk brake flat mount fitting is available with carbon fork option. Here we have the DEDA EDB-DB thru axle carbon fork.
While not on this version, we're now providing you options for fully integrated cabling through the cockpit. This enables us to install any of the favourite integrated bars, from Deda Elementi to Ursus. The look offers the most perfectionist of riders minimal aesthetic and aero appeal.
Full integration follows the supple smooth tubes of the titanium which beg you to run your fingers over. The satin finish is, simply put, sublime. And if you're into the fine details, the complex welding visible at the joins are worth bending your back to see close up... or you could just enjoy the view from here.
When it comes to custom choices, you can start with the oversize tubing (Titanium tubes 3/2.5, tripled butted, grade 9 and 5. ). And here is where custom really comes into its own. Weight of the rider can push above the average, beyond what carbon or steel models recommend. Chesini can accord tubing for those who need a little more support. Which is good.
While our best intention is to ride all day every day, we know how seasons and life can affect our motivation or ability to get out there. For a bike designed to outlast us, we can always do with these extra advantages that make the bike suitable regardless of weight.
Now, the question on your mind... If the Kreios is not exclusive to the older boys, who owns this incredible ti machine? Well he's under 45, rides regularly with endurance challenges a top on his priorities. Why did Malcolm chose a custom ti by Chesini? "To get a unique bike that would last a lifetime". Not only has this bike proven fast, Malcolm gives it the seal of approval having ridden it on numerous longer rides. Whats the best ride so far?
"Letape - 170kms, 2800m of elevation, challenging conditions but loved it and 2km/h faster over the longer course than when I did it in 2016 on my carbon bike, qualifying for LeTape France."