Repete Verne Steel Gravel Frameset - Olive
The Verne, our all-terrain gravel model is a fast, comfortable, and maneuverable bike for convenient and agile riding on any surface. Clear the boundary between road and trail riding and let the hour journeys turn to day trips. The frame itself is made from high strength Columbus Spirit HSS steel, which gives this bike the most essential characteristics – perfect rigidity, long life, and unique comfort. The technical details determine the nature of our products and their design is based on function. The 44mm head tube and T47 bottom bracket ensure ideal energy transfer. We developed our stainless steel flat-mount dropouts to accommodate the use of disc brakes and thru axles. Our internal cable routing is compatible with both mechanical and electronic shifting. The shaped rear stay provides a large variability of tire clearance – up to 700×40c or 650×47c. A more comfortable stack/reach 1.55 geometry makes it possible to spend an entire day in the saddle with ease. The Verne can be selected in several configurations, two colors, and six frame sizes.
Columbus Spirit HSS is a chrom-molybdenum steel alloy called Niobium, which achieves a high tensile strength UTS=1250MPa and a yield strength Ys=870Mpa. The tubes are triple-butted and in some parts have a wall thickness of only 0,4mm. This ensures excellent mechanical properties at the lowest possible weight. Thanks to a special forming process and heat treatment, the tubes have a higher weather resistance and thus increase their service life. The special tube shaping design guarantees perfect rigidity at the connection points to the head tube and in the center region. We apply a Teon coating inside the frames to increase the anticorrosion properties.
The head tubes of our production are CNC turned from chrome-molybdenum steel, while they are gradually butted internally up to the wall thickness 1,2mm to reduce weight. The head tube is compatible with the ZS44 / EC44 headset. Our frameset includes a Columbus Futura Gravel fork with 1 1/2 ”- 1 1/4” steerer, 382mm in length and a 100x12 thru axle.
We wanted to keep the advantages of the threaded bottom bracket on the frame, which consist mainly in long service life and easy service. The bottom bracket shell T47 has an enlarged diameter with M47x1 thread. Combined with over-sized tubes, the unit forms a stier joint, resulting in more ecient energy transfer when pedaling. In addition, the bottom bracket shell enables integrated cable and brake hose routing — we make the shifting guide through 3D printing from durable Nylon PA12 material.
The great variability in tire use makes our gravel model Verne a versatile bicycle. By changing the tire, it is possible to enjoy a full road ride or to climb mountain trails by bike. In addition, the frame is compatible with two wheelset sizes, either 28” or 27.5”. Maximum clearance of 700×40c and 650×47c is ensured by a suitable rear structure, which is pressed in the upper part for
greater exion – making the frame more comfortable and better absorbing unevenness
The dropouts are produced by the technology of steel investment casting by the lost model method. The production of the dropouts is a long way from design, through functional prototypes made using 3D printing to the production of nal molds for wax models. The dropouts are hollow for weight reduction and supplemented with aluminum inserts produced by us, which allow the wheel to be xed by a thru-axle 142x12. In addition, the left dropout in combination with the internal cable routing functions as a variable part for both mechanical and electronic shifting. The connection to the rear stay is designed without a visible transition, thus achieving maximum visual clarity.
In order to make the frame compatible for both mechanical and electronic shifting, we have developed an innovative solution that makes it easy to adapt the frame with replaceable inserts. They are made by advanced 3D printing from highly durable Nylon PA12 material. Both the shifting cables and the brake hose enter the frame at only one point on the down tube and pass internally through the frame through the grommet in the T47 bottom bracket shell. We have completely hidden the cable routing in the frame, making it less susceptible to dirt and adding to the aesthetics of the bike.
Frame Material: Columbus Spirit HSS | Steel
Fork: Columbus Futura Gravel | 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" | 300mm Steerer
Headset: ZS44/28,6 - EC44/33
Dropouts: Stainless Steel Dropouts | Cast | Flatmount
Head Tube: 44mm
Bottom Bracket Shell: T47 - 68mm
Rear Dropouts Spacing: 142x12 | M12x1 | 167,7mm
Front Dropouts Spacing: 100x12 | M12x1,5 | E-thru
Max Rotor Size: Rear 160mm | Front 160mm
Seatpost Diameter: 31,6mm
Seat Clamp Diameter: 34,9mm
Front Derauilleur Clamp Diameter: 32,6mm
Maximum Tire Clearance: 700x40c | 650x47c
Cable Routing : Internal Routing | Mechanical, EPS, Di2 and eTap Compatible
Mfr Claimed Weight
NOTE: Sold as a frameset only (frame + fork + thru axles)
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