Thanks to Lindarets, riders in the U.S. will now have a new option when it comes to titanium. Based out of Mallorca, J. Guillem is the work of Jan-Willem Sintnicolaas – the same Jan who founded Van Nicholas Titanium. That gives Jan nearly two decades of designing titanium frames, something that’s apparent when you look at the detail of the J. Guillem frames.

J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets

Details like the one piece cast bottom bracket and chain stay yoke that results in a stiff junction with clearance for up to 700c x 40mm or 27.5 x 2.1″ tires on their Atalaya gravel bike. The Atalaya will be the first model imported through Lindarets, with the Orient All Road and Tomir MTB to follow.

J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets

Other beautiful details include a cast tapered head tube with integrated cable port, and lo profile flat mount brake tabs in a 3D-Cast 12 x 142mm thru axle dropout. For utility, the frame features removable fender and rack mounts.

J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets

Designed and engineered in Mallorca, and built in Asia from seamless aerospace grade 3Al/2.5V titanium, the frame features internal cable routing and a brushed titanium finish.

J. Guillem titanium bikes ride into the U.S. with new distribution from Lindarets

The Atalaya itself is a gravel bike built with race inspired geometry in four sizes (52, 54, 56, and 58). Currently available as a frame from Lindarets for $2,325, or a frame set with  ENVE G-Series Fork & Headset for $2,750. Complete bikes will eventually be available with SRAM Force 1 builds starting at $5,375.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Man, ti gravel bikes are popping up like mushrooms after the rain. This looks like one the prettiest and the price isn’t bad either.

    • Thanks Celest! After looking around there’s a lot of strong competition right now, some with more mountain heritage and some with more road, but I would happily put the Atalaya up against anything in its price range (and many beyond).

  2. That chaistay yoke is nice. Seems to make some extra room for bigger tires without resorting to the less pretty solid plate method some use.

    • Thanks Tom! The BB/chainstay assembly is beautiful- like what Open does in carbon but cast out of titanium. Not only is it stiffer & lighter than a plate, but the rear derailleur cable can run internally with or without housing. We need to get better photos of the internal guides (also Ti) that manage the brake hose and derailleur cables within the BB shell.

    • Dolan,
      Thanks! We built up a Force1 54 a lot like the orange bike above but with proper knobby 27.5×2.1 UST tires- that weighed in ~19.5lb. With Vittoria Terreno Dry or Terrene Elwood 47s it would have been roughly a pound lighter.

      I’ve pinged Jan-Willem on the tubing so will follow up on the tubing.

    • Dolan,
      So it’s a mix- the down tube is double butted and ovalized at the BB while the top tube is hydroformed straight gauge (it’s roughly triangular but changes along its length). Seat tube is (not unusually) straight gauge.

    • Thanks! The Atalaya frames are running ~1,800g with all fittings (derailleur hanger, cage bolts, inserts, cable liners, etc.)- not light, but not heavy and certainly not disposable. We’re more interested in having something that’s going to ride well and last.

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