Dean Titanium brought a lot of new goods to the show and it’s apparent that growing the brand is the focus…. and they are not being shy about it. They brought everything from beauty to brawn as well as nicely priced bikes for the masses.
Roll past the break and check out what all Dean Titanium has been up to!
Dean, one of the earlier builders of Titanium frames, has had its up and downs, but in a sea of carbon bikes, titanium is holding strong *literally. The premium material for building bikes has had its place taken over with carbon’s nearly unlimited flexibility and light weight, but where titanium continues to reign superior is its longevity through fatigue, impact resistance, and let’s not forget its raw beauty.
Speaking of beauty, Dean’s new custom built Cafe Racer is as functional is it is attractive. Within its curved frame are standard fender & rack mounts and sliding dropouts to accommodate any of the internal geared hub options on the market. From there you can add any of their custom options. The Cafe Racer is a custom fit frame and starts at $3,000.
We saw Dean’s Misfit at the 2015 NAHBS and they’re continuing to tweak it. This prototype is more laterally stiff due to the use of larger diameter tubes in the main frame and a revised chainstay made of titanium plate. The Misfit has a 66.5 head angle and will retail between $3,500 & $4,000.
Some big news coming from Dean is they are now offering stock sizing with frames imported from overseas. They want to offer their customers an off-the-shelf option at a great value that falls under their specs and quality control. All frames are made of 3/2.5 Vr seamless titanium that is cold worked and stress relieved for increased rigidity and durability. The El Vado road frame, Antero Cross, and Scout HT mountain frame (available in both 27.5 or 29er), all retail for $1,195.00.