I’If you’re considering titanium as a material for your custom-made bicycle frame you are probably already aware of its superb qualities: ultra-light, responsive, low maintenance, resistance to corrosion, superlative ride characteristics. It almost sounds too good to be true, right? Not so. The way the big bike manufacturers pump out the “stock” frames leaves little left to the craft of custom frame building. Crisp Titanium does ONLY bicycle frames made-to-order for the 5-6% of cyclists who realise the value of a custom, handcrafted frame.
Unconcerned with marketing trends, founder and frame-builder Darren Crisp builds sensible, elegant, and functional frames to exacting tolerances for elite racers and recreational enthusiasts using only the highest quality, cold-worked and stress-relieved Grade 9 (3AL/2.5V) and Grade 5 (6AL/4V) seamless titanium tubing and components. On a Crisp custom frame there are no decals to scratch off and each frame is painstakingly finished by hand to achieve that seductive, brushed satin finish only found on titanium. The graphics can be client-specified and are permanently etched into the frame for durability and good looks. Want options like s-bend and radiused stays, integrated head tubes or hooded “wright-style” dropouts? No problem at all. Each frame is also backed with a limited lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship so you know it’s built to last.
Unlike mainstream products, Darren does not use high-volume production equipment and all the work is done in-house by one builder, Darren himself. With emphasis on the importance of the artisan in frame building, and underscore the importance of detail that can only be achieved by building one frame at a time. Not assembly-line production. The technology in superior titanium tubing is married with the tradition of Italian craftsmanship to create a one-of-a-kind product, custom made for the you, the client.
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