Foundry Cycles continues its foray into titanium frame design, with the release of the Chilkoot, the brand’s reintroduction into the road market. Designed with modern performance road geometry in mind and constructed with Foundry’s proprietary 3AL/2.5V double-butted titanium tubes, this frame will possibly outlive would-be owners…
Designed to be the perfect all-round road bike, the Chilkoot can tackle weeknight training criteriums, road races, or long weekends of riding. The stiff but compliant ride quality of the frame is complimented by Enve’s 2.0, 1 1/4″ tapered road fork, with tire clearance for a 28mm tire front and rear. Foundry continues to buck the press-fit bottom bracket trend, by specifying a 68mm English thread bottom bracket shell.
Mechanical drivetrain cables are routed externally beneath the downtube, while the rear brake cable routes below the top tube. The downtube mechanical shifting cable stop is removable, for a clean look when an electronic drivetrain is installed onto the frame. Electronic derailleur cables are routed through discreet ports on the frame, and the battery hidden internally.
The Foundry Chilkoot is available as a complete bike with a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, DT Swiss R23 wheels, Zipp Service Course cockpit, Cane Creek headset and Clement tires.
Alternatively, build your own Chilkoot as a frameset, which includes the Enve 2.0, 1 1/4″ tapered road fork, Cane Creek headset and seatpost collar.
The Foundry Chilkoot is available in six sizes from XXS to XL, with effective top tubes ranging from 51.5cm to 59cm.
MSRP complete bike – $US 4,695.00. Frameset – $US 2,495.00. Availability in mid-August of 2015.