Why Cycles Titanium – Now in the UK, for the connoisseur of niche

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We know how some of you feel about titanium bikes. Add in belt drive compatibility and a choice of freak, sorry, niche options and there’s a whole Singletrack Forum thread here waiting to happen. For those of you that are so inclined, Why Cycles now has a UK distributor, Cyclorise – who already distribute Why’s sibling brand, Revel.

Started in early 2016 by Adam Miller and a team of industry veterans that later went on to launch
Revel, Why Cycles offers titanium hardtails and adventure bikes. Most models in the line-up are Gates Belt Drive compatible and are crafted by hand in China.

I’m thrilled to see our brand of meticulously made, modern titanium bikes officially make it into the UK market. Cyclorise has been an incredible partner for Revel bikes so far, and I cannot wait to see what they do with our more niche-oriented sister brand, Why Cycles.

Why Cycles owner, Adam Miller

I personally have a huge passion for boutique titanium hardtails. Why Cycles offer an alternative product range which represents sublime quality and attention to detail. Offering Why Cycles to the UK market is a great start for Cyclorise in 2021 which undoubtedly is going to be another year of significant growth for our business.

Cyclorise Director, Thomas Dibley

There are six bikes in the line up to choose from:

El Jefe

Bike-packing friendly, up to 2.6″ tyres but with geometry and pace for epic-distance racing

Wayward

120mm fork, up to 29×3.0″ tyres and enough accessory mounts to tour the Baja divide. The Wayward is the ultimate off-road bike packing adventure bike, built around a 40mm stem and a long dropper post. Belt-drive compatible.

S7

140mm fork, hardcore hardtail geometry, but with full length mudguard and pannier rack mounts. Belt-drive compatible.

R+

A true gravel-bike. Add big knobbly 700c tyres, or a Lauf fork. Load it up withg enough kit to ride the globe or just thrash it to work your local fire roads.

Big Iron

A 27.5×4″ fat bike. Belt drive compatible.

T.F.

The jump bike you never thought you needed. Belt-drive compatible dirt merchant in titanium, unusually built for 27.5″ wheels.

The bikes are available as frame only or as complete builds through discussion with Cyclorise, with frames starting in the region of £1,200.

Your thoughts?

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  • Premier Icon Mark Alker
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    Premier Icon Paul
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    No gearbox option? Not niche enough for me. 😀

    Premier Icon ScotRoutes
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    “Fat”bike only runs to 4” tyres? Not niche enough for me. 😊

    Premier Icon mick_r
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    No banana mount on the mtb versions – I’m out.

    Premier Icon Nigel Leech
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    @scotroutes zooming in it looks like 27.5 x 4.5″ so it’s getting there! Would downsizing to 26″ allow you to squeeze in 4.8″ I wonder?

    Edit: looked on Why cycles Web page, it’ll take 26″ x 5″ 🙂

    Premier Icon dovebiker
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    How are they niche? They admit themselves they’re made in China. I’m happy to avoid the middleman and buy direct thanks and save myself a big wedge – the factories I’ve dealt with are happy to offer a lifetime warranty, not that I’ve ever needed one.

    Premier Icon dyna-ti
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    How are they niche?

    Niche = New company, asking £5000 for a same old same ti frame.

    Remember its hand made..like 90% of all Ti frames.

    Premier Icon Mat
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    Was interested until I saw that ‘starting around £1200’ was the 50% deposit!

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Edit: looked on Why cycles Web page, it’ll take 26″ x 5″

    Research before posting your opinion? That’s niche.

    Premier Icon bedmaker
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    Best of luck to them, but I think they are betting on folks imagining they are buying something Moots esque, handcrafted in the Colorado hills and polished with real beard.
    My full custom ChiTi hardcore HT, Adventure bike, and fat bike frames combined cost less than one of those frames.

    Premier Icon ScotRoutes
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    Research before posting your opinion? That’s niche.

    My fault for relying on the STW journalist.

    Premier Icon Hannah Dobson
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    @scotroutes I guess there’s a typo in the press release – it says 27.5×4, the Cyclorise website says 27.5×4.5, 26×5, or 29×3.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    I had a Wayward for a brief period a couple of years ago. Lovely looking with the hydroformed tubes, well thought out details, one of nicest riding bikes I have had. Much more refined than usual Waltly type Chi-Ti. Unfortunately though the geo figures looked fine but didnt work for me in real life. Stack figures dont really reflect the silly short headtube (Large=108, XL=118) and by time had bars at my old man height was way too short. Shame as lovely bike.

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    Bit ugly aren’t they? Most Ti bikes look a lot nicer than these.

    Premier Icon colin9
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    That hipster banana mount puts me right off.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    I just don’t get what the appeal would be for any of these frames, there are several UK designed /China made companies out there that sell a similar range for a several hundred pounds less. You can even buy full custom geo to frames from similar brands for less.

    They seem to be charging an additional premium for a logo/brand that not many people are aware of. Having bought, this year, a similar frame for £900 less that was full custom geo I’m just not sure where the value is within the product.

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    ….

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Having bought, this year, a similar frame for £900 less that was full custom geo I’m just not sure where the value is within the product.

    wibbly wobbly downtube profiling.

    Premier Icon Andy
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    I should add, I paid less than half price for my Wayward (with its wibbly wobbly downtube profiling). Direct from Why Cycles

    Premier Icon robertajobb
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    Made in an undemocratic oppressive ethinically-cleansed country.
    I’m OOT.

    Premier Icon danp63
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    I’m waiting for the bike packing capable dirt jumper

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