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Is This Bicycle HEAVEN? Angel’s New ‘Hyperbike’ is a 3D Printed Titanium Road Race / Fondo / Gravel Bike

Angel Cycle Works Heaven white rear logoPhoto c. Angel Cycle Works
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With a tagline like “the sky is not the limit, it’s the starting line” Angel Cycle Works is claiming their new titanium “hyper bike” Heaven, could be cycling’s answer to the promised land.

And there are some big promises being made.

The Spanish bike manufacturer says the titanium Heaven is actually three bikes in one; a bike for road racing, gran fondo, and soft gravel.

They continue and say that Heaven “is a bicycle unaffected by the passage of time, built to resist with unlimited production standards, capable of offering everything on organic lines of radical elegance with highly innovative, technical solutions“.

Well, I don’t know about all that, but it is a pretty bike…

Angel Cycle Works Heaven white full side
Photo c. Angel Cycle Works

Angel Cycle Works (ACW) brings us to Heaven after three years of development, describing that it has been made entirely in Spain. We’ve been seeing this a lot as of late, in the blending of 3D printing and frame manufacturing with brands like No.22 and Stein&Fenton making some beautiful examples.

Heavenly Details

In Heaven, we see some evidence of the 3D printed parts in the bottom bracket form and the seat stay/top tube junction. ACW isn’t claiming to be the first to use additive 3D printing. They are claiming, however, to be the first to use the technology for a bike that is “light, efficient, reactive, durable and indefatigable, with a dynamic customization capacity”.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven whit front side

When comparing the Heaven frame to other high-end titanium frames that weigh up to 1600g, ACW claims to have shaved “almost 400 grams” off of competitors.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven rear drop outs

The Heaven’s Door rear dropout adaptor that comes with the frame allows you to change the length of the chain stays from 400mm to 425mm. This will allow you to run 700x30mm tires to 700x38mm tires respectively. The frame can accommodate a 140mm or 160mm rear rotor.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven cockpit top

There is also ACW’s version of an integrated headset. Claiming that it does not require internal guides, and that “all cables pass at wide angles, without noise, blockages or vibrations – making it easily assembled”.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven seat tube to tube junction

All the way to the top of the seat tube water bottle boss; that’s how long their 27.2 carbon seat post is. With a 3D-printed titanium bushing, the seat post sits in a cylindrical socket and runs “stress-free” inside the seat tube. There is a hidden, low-torque way to fasten the post to avoid a “concentrated pressure point”.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven seat mast

The carbon Heaven Master Mast can be cut to length. Then the 3D-printed titanium mast head is placed on top allowing for 5cm of adjustment. Or, the Heaven frame can just use a standard 27.2 seatpost.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven bottom bracket ti

A 3D-printed bottom bracket will add some lateral rigidity to the PF30 46 (the inner diameter of the BB shell) bottom bracket.

Angel Cycle Works Heaven white rear logo side
Angel Cycle Works Heaven ti front side

Angel Cycle Works says that there was some rethinking when it came to designing the Heaven geometry. Stating that the Heaven places you slightly above the bottom bracket claiming this position will “induce more stable and continuous pedaling, with a central position of the body between both wheels”.

Geometry

Retail cost of Heaven

There are many options when ordering your own Angel Heaven. Click here to check them all out.

The frame kit alone will set you back € 9,600!

AngelCycleWorks.com

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Grillis
Grillis
10 days ago

Definitely nice looking. But the whole “Angel”, “Heaven”, and wings headbadge are frankly a turnoff. It’s just not my vibe.

Nathan
Nathan
10 days ago

Holy reach, Batman.

Jorge
Jorge
10 days ago

75º STA? It’s a Trail bike?

Grillis
Grillis
10 days ago
Reply to  Jorge

Smaller frames typically have a steeper sta to minimize toe-overlap. That said, across the range the sta’s look steeper that average.

DefRyder
DefRyder
10 days ago

And, neither is the price. Yes, I realize it’s titanium but there are other frame builders with significantly lower prices.

Ivo Wetemans
Ivo Wetemans
10 days ago

Incredibel Nice and good looking, but impossible geometry.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
9 days ago

Nice looking frames. The stack is a bit low for the TT length.

Speshy
Speshy
9 days ago

Pope bike.

Destroyer666
Destroyer666
9 days ago

Do people stretch when they go to heaven?

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
9 days ago

It’s a pretty bike and aside from the barfy product names, I was mostly on board until I read this nonsense:

…They are claiming, however, to be the first to use the technology for a bike that is “light, efficient, reactive, durable and indefatigable, with a dynamic customization capacity”…

And then saw four stock sizes for ten thousand euro, lol.

Knowing more than a little about 3D printing titanium and what Ti tubing weighs I also call shenanigans on their weight claims of a 1200g frame

cellis
cellis
9 days ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

yeah it all looks a bit like a scam to me.

Jonathan
Jonathan
8 days ago

claiming this position will “induce more stable and continuous pedaling, with a central position of the body between both wheels”. That is a fine piece of BS!

Fraser C.
Fraser C.
3 days ago

The most wonderful thing about 3D printing is the ability to forget about all geometric limitations, especially with respect to the ability of the designer to dial out all stress concentrations, and then dialing in the perfect constantly evolving material sectional thicknesses. This frame looks like it was designed by someone completely ignorant of these advantages, and has used a 3D printer to print simple tubing with abrupt transitions. Simply put, a crime against potential perfection.

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