Bastion Superleggera "Bespoke" Road Disc Brake Frameset
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For those after the ultimate experience we have created Bastion Bespoke. Where you become the chief engineer and designer, directing us in how to design your dream bike.
We open the doors to the dream factory, granting your customers access to our engineers and designers. Together we will design the geometry, and finishes of their bike. The paint options are almost endless and only limited by imagination. Finishes like colour shifting pearls, fades, high flake sparkle, even gold leaf become options. It doesn’t end there, we can also engrave the dropouts, rear of the seatpost x top tube lug, and top of the stem with text and graphics of their choosing. Making their bike truly one of one in the world and riding it a more personal and connected experience.
Bespoke is more than a custom fit and paint. Our engineers will dial the geometry and stiffness to create the ride quality and handling you want within the confines of the fit they need. The ultimate ride comes from both technology and craft.
The lightest frameset we can build without compromising the power transfer, handling, and refined ride quality we are known for. The Superleggera is aimed at those who prefer an even lighter, more lively ride.
Visually similar to our ROAD model, but no part of the frame has been left untouched. A smaller diameter downtube and a different lay-up schedule with higher modulus carbon fibre used throughout.
The Superleggera Frameset is 100-150g (depending on size) lighter than our Road model yet maintains the same amount of flex as our Road model with the “R” flex option. With careful component selection a Disc brake model can be built under 6.5kg and a Rim brake model to under 6kg.
Completely custom geometry. Standard or custom paint. Uniquely precision crafted just for you. With the Superleggera we have maximised the stiffness of the frame for the weight resulting in less choices than Road, but you can choose to have a more flexible seat tube for increased comfort. All individually precision crafted just for you.
By combining Titanium and Carbon Fibre, Bastion bike frame technology gives you the best of both worlds, to create the best frame in the world. Our engineers have fine-tuned the ideal combination of Titanium and Carbon Fibre to yield a frame with the optimum balance of performance and mass. It’s the rider’s holy grail – a frame that blends the torsional stiffness and performance of a Carbon Fibre frame with the ride comfort of a Titanium frame.
The frame’s tube sections, which are the areas of highest deflection, use Carbon Fibre because of its renowned damping properties. However, in areas such as the bottom bracket, carbon fibre creates an overly stiff joint that compromises ride comfort. Here we use Titanium. Only the finest grade Ti6Al4V Titanium Alloy is used and the latest 3D printing technology allows us to form it into previously impossible shapes to create Bastion’s breakthrough frame design. We utilise the lower stiffness of Titanium to better isolate the high frequency vibrations of rough roads, whilst maximising torsional stiffness through asymmetric structures, transforming both ride and performance.
Our lugs are formed out of aerospace grade Titanium alloy powder. A specialised laser then fuses the powder to your exact specifications in a hermetically sealed, inert gas environment. The result is mechanical properties that rival those of forged parts. Our tube sections are wound layer by layer in carbon fibre over a mandrel in a computer controlled process called filament winding. This enables precise fibre orientation, continuous fibre paths, and higher fibre to resin ratios, giving you ultimate control of the performance characteristics of your bike.
Bastion’s bespoke design tool places our engineering know-how at your fingertips. It empowers you, the rider, to direct the design of your bespoke performance bicycle, allowing you to design, modify and then compare it against the world’s best. Next we validate your design, ask any questions and create a 3D model which is sent for your approval, together with a preliminary engineering report and the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) results.
Finally, on your go ahead, we begin manufacture. From 3D laser fusing to final painting requires over 130 hours of precision work by machine and 70 hours of meticulous hand crafting. We will provide progress updates and aim to deliver your frame with the final engineering report within four to six months of your order. If you are unsure about setting up your initial design simply contact us.
Frame: Laser Bed Powder Fusion Ti6Al4V Grade 5 Titanium lugs. Filament Wound Carbon Fibre tubes
Fork: Laser Bed Powder Fusion Ti6Al4V Grade 5 Titanium crown and dropouts. Bastion HPLP Technology. Carbon Fibre fork legs and steerer.
Bar-stem: Laser Bed Powder Fusion Ti6Al4V Grade 5 Titanium stem and drops. Bastion HPLP Technology. Carbon Fibre crossbar.
Seatpost: Integrated filament wound Carbon Fibre tube with Laser Bed Powder Fusion Ti6Al4V Grade 5. Titanium Seatpost Cap using ENVE single bolt seatpost hardware.
Headset: Ceramicspeed IS42 (1 1/8”) Upper | IS47 (1 1/4”) Lower
Axles: Bastion 7075 T6 Aluminium 100x12 Front | 142x12 Rear
BB Shell: EVO386
Bespoke Paint Schemes
The paint options are almost endless and only limited by imagination. Finishes like colour shifting pearls, fades, high flake sparkle, even gold leaf become options. It doesn’t end there, we can also engrave the dropouts, rear of the seatpost x top tube lug, and top of the stem with text and graphics of their choosing. Making their bike truly one of one in the world and riding it a more personal and connected experience.
- Bespoke Scheme (included)
- Metal Leaf Finish ($1500 Upcharge)
- Chrome Painted Tubes ($2500 Upcharge)
Mfr Claimed Weight
NOTE: Sold as a frameset only (frame + fork + bar-stem + headset + seatmast + thru-axles)
Not sure which is the correct size for you? Prefer a custom colour finish? Need help planning your build? Contact us at email@example.com for an obligation free consultation - we love talking bikes and are always happy to help.