Tom’s Titanium Commuter
Tom wanted a bike for his 20km daily commute as his old steel bike just wasn’t cutting it. He happens to be one of the founders of Landyachtz and wanted to pull out all stops when building this bike. Tom’s a busy guy and his time is limited so his commuter bike needed to be a rocket. This meant creating a lightweight titanium frame and utilising carbon fiber everywhere else. This will keep the weight down and seriously cut down on Tom’s commute time.
The frame utilizes custom butted 3Al 2.5V titanium main tubes and Paragon Machine works headtube, bottom bracket and dropouts.
Tom wanted to hand anodize the logos for this bike. We hadn’t done this before on our titanium bikes, previously we had etched and polished or logos. Tom set out to master the techniques to artistly hand anodized titanium, a very finicky way of using solvent and electricity to change the colour of titanium. He did this himself and experimented with different methods to get the color and texture just the way he liked. Now, thanks to Tom, we can hand-anodize titanium frames!
The frame is finished with an Enve Road Disc fork and a Chris king headset.
The build kit consists of an areo cockpit and setapost from Easton’s EA90 line. A Srams Force axs groupset keeps the lines clean and aerodynamics in check. It’s wireless shifting eliminates two extra cables and shaves extra grams. A custom set of TRU carbon rims laceced to Chris king R45 hubs with Continental GP5000 tires finishes off the build.
This may not look like your average commuter bike but Tom is super happy with the speed and comfort that he now has on his way to work and his strava times are showing it!