Brighton, UK’s self-proclaimed gravel-specific indy bike brand is at it again. Fearless Bikes has added to the Vulture story by releasing a new “out of bounds gravel & adventure” frameset in the Vulture Titanium. This time around, Fearless Bikes says that the New Vulture Titanium keeps the name and spirit of the OG ’18 Vulture but comes back heavily revised.
Fearless designed the new Vulture Ti frame with the longest of epics in mind, with contemporary out-of-bounds gravel geometry, and huge clearances that should give the rider a wide choice of drivetrains and tires to use.
The Vulture Ti will have a 68mm bottom bracket shell and 142mm rear spacing. Add this to the aforementioned big tire clearance, and you have many options. Fearless Bikes says they’ve taken full advantage of the “current generation of wide chain line groupsets, like Shimano GRX and SRAM Wide” and can boast 29 x 2.2″ and 27.5 x 2.4″ tire clearance.
Internal routing for 1x, 2x mechanical, plus Di2 is featured on the new frame. The Vulture Ti is running a longer wheelbase and a slacker front end than the previous iteration, which means more stability when you decide to take it on more technical trails or pack it down for light touring. There is an optional fork available with an adjustable offset for tuning the trail.
The seat post on the new Vulture Ti is designed around a standard road offset seat post, and the top tube and rider positioning is a little shorter than the previous model.
The drive-side chainstay incorporates a plate to maximize stiffness and tire clearance without adding excessive weight. This plate allows the option of running a 29×2.2″ tire while having clearance for a 44t chainring up front.
This new Vulture Ti frame and fork are equipped with stealthy inboard fender mounts as well as rear rack mounts for touring. the fork also has two sets of cargo cage mounts as well as internal routing for the use of a dynamo hub.
Fearless Vulture Geometry
|Effective Top Tube||535||545||555||565||575|
|11.||Bottom Bracket Drop||72||72||72||72||72|
|Rider Height Range*||166-172cm||171-175cm||174-177cm||178-186cm||184-193cm|
*Every rider is different so this is a rough guide. If you need confirmation of which size frame is the best fit for you then it’s always worth getting in touch. Let us know your height and barefoot inseam (measured in cm) and also what bike you’re currently riding. Another piece of useful info is the height of your saddle on your current bike, measured from the center of the BB/crank spindle to the top center of the saddle.
Vulture Titanium Sizing and Retail
The Vulture Ti is available in 5 sizes ranging from 49cm to 58cm.
Frame only: £2200 ($2830) inc. UK VAT (includes rear axle, internal cable routing ports and blanks for 1x, 2x, and Di2 + all the bolts you need)
Matching Fork: £130 ($398) inc. UK VAT (includes front axle)
Machined Titanium Seat Collar: £70 inc. UK VAT
A deposit is required upon ordering £1100 for frame and £1255 if ordered with matching fork.
|Frame||3Al/2.5V titanium tubing, machined, tapered headtube.|
|Dropouts||Rear: 142 x 12mm thru axle. Optional front fork: 100 x 12mm thru axle|
|Tyres||700 x 56c (29×2.2″) 650b x 61c (27.5 x 2.4″)|
|Brakes||Flat mount- 140/160mm rotor. Rear flat mount thickness = 25mm|
|Seatpost||27.2mm / 31.8mm seatpost clamp size.|
|Headtube||Tapered head tube for integrated IS42/28.6 top cup, IS52/40 lower cup (please note: headset is not included).|
|Front mech||31.8mm band-on|
|BB Shell||68mm width. BSA/English thread|
|Crankset||Gravel specific- Max 2x: 48/34T. Max 1x:44T. Not for Shimano road|
|Fork||Optional matching Toray™ carbon Adventure Fork. Tapered steerer, 47mm/52mm adjustable offset. A/C: 398mm. Supplied with 12mm thru axle.|
|Finish||Brushed raw titanium with sandblasted graphics, debossed machined Fearless head badge.|
|Included||Frame includes rear 12mm thru axle, internal routing caps & blanks for 1x, 2x mechanical and brake hoses|