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Blackheart Bike Co’s Slick New Titanium Road Rocket

Blackheart Bike Co. Road Ti headbadge
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It was pretty cool accidentally running into Zach Lambert, the founder of Blackheart Bike Co. at the food court (if you can even call it that) at this year’s Sea Otter Classic. I was walking by and complimented the Blackheart bike that he was holding (I’ve been following Blackheart’s Instagram for a while) and he introduced himself to me and told me about his new modern titanium road model.

So, I met him back at his booth and took some photos.

Blackheart Bikes has made it its mission to “support individuals working to make cycling a more welcoming and inclusive sport”. I can get 100% behind that.

Blackheart Bike Co Road Ti

Blackheart Bike Co. Road Ti front side
Photo c. R. Frazelle

Zach told me that this new model is all about standing on its own as a truly modern road bike. He didn’t want to simply add to or make a slightly different iteration of an allroad bike that already exists.

He wanted to create a bike that didn’t just recall a classic road bike design, instead, he wanted it to embrace the fully modern road bike in both look and feel.

Blackheart Bike Co. Road Ti front end

The Ti frame is made of 3/2.5 titanium tubing with a double-butted seat tube. I have to say the bike looks fast just sitting there. It’s got a subtle Kamm tail downtube and a one-piece carbon cockpit with not a cable in sight.

Zach says the ride is smooth and snappy. It has slippery lines and light understated branding, something that Zach says will be the new branding aesthetic going forward.

Blackheart Bike Co. Road Ti one piece carbon cockpit

Road Ti Geometry

Blackheart Bike Co. Road Ti Geometry Chart

Road Ti Features and Retail

The frame will come in 9 sizes to fit you better, from 5’0″ to 7’0″.

  • Fully integrated cables
  • Electronic only
  • One-piece carbon cockpit
  • Carbon fork and seatpost (31.6)
  • Flared top tube
  • Dropped seat stays
  • 32mm tire clearance
  • T47 bottom bracket
  • SRAM UDH

Frame weight (size 54): 1653 grams

Fork weight: 480 grams

Frameset with carbon fork and seat post: $3000

Frameset with carbon fork and seat post and integrated handlebar: $3300

SRAM Force AXS build w/ Hunt 44 Aerodynamicist carbon wheelset: $7,100

You can check out more details and the other bikes Blackheart has to offer by hitting the link below.

BlackheartBikeCo.com

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luddite
luddite
11 months ago

Those are some loooong reaches. How’s it look with a 50mm stem?

Seraph
Seraph
11 months ago
Reply to  luddite

Squirrely.

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  Seraph

Quick and precise 🙂

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  luddite

Checkout the updated geometry on .com. Also know our sizing runs a bit different than is typical. I.e. Our 56 is equivalent to a sloping carbon 54. Zach

Fake Namerton
Fake Namerton
11 months ago

“ support individuals working to make cycling a more welcoming and inclusive sport” $7100 bike.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
11 months ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Reality such as price is irrelevant. Only virtue signalling matters… just like the author of this article did.

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

We support individuals doing the work through our ambassador program. If you know of people you think would be a great addition to our team in your area, let us know! Zach

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  Fake Namerton

Totally get it. We do our best to offer good value within each category. Although we can’t compete with big volume race-to-the-bottom brands, we offer our Allroad AL aluminum at a price that is more accessible. Let us know if you’d like an aluminum version of the road bike as well. Zach

King County
King County
11 months ago

 He said ,“support individuals working to make cycling a more welcoming and inclusive sport”. Not to be negative, but what I see is the complete opposite. Not to be a wiseguy, but Walmart is the most inclusive. You can get the cheapest thing with 2 wheels. Sure, the quality is what it is. This Ti bike is beautiful, though.

Korey
Korey
11 months ago
Reply to  King County

Walmart and bikes has zero to do with “inclusivity”. Some of their bikes aren’t even repairable because they used weird “standards”. We won’t talk about the one cantilever, one disc brake bikes…

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  King County

We see inclusivity and accessibility as two different things. We’re working to make the sport more welcoming and inclusive through our ambassador program, and doing our best to offer lower priced options as we grow. Zach

Roger Pedacter
Roger Pedacter
11 months ago

I don’t really see anything interesting or new about this besides the 2010s graphics update. Those minimally UDH dropouts won’t work with T-Type road when it comes next year so what’s the point?

Zach’s a cool guy but this bike is as average as you get.

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago
Reply to  Roger Pedacter

Hey Roger, thanks for the feedback. This bike is very different than our original Allroad design and few companies are executing something like this in titanium currently. Take another look and shoot over an email if you have any suggestions to make it better. Zach

Zachary Lambert
Zachary Lambert
11 months ago

Thanks Ron! Great to meet you and looking forward to Sea Otter next year already.

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