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3D-printed Jaegher Ascender Phoenix Road Bike Curves Steel Like Carbon With A.I.

Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel all-road bike, AI-designed & 3D-printed in Belgium
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Belgian custom bikebuilder Jaegher adds new top-tier stainless steel FL.X Ascender Phoenix to their road bike line-up, leveraging 3D-printing and Artificial Intelligence to give the bike the smooth curves we expect from modern carbon bikes. Calling it a “step into the future”, the new stainless steel Jaegher Ascender Phoenix road bike is made-to-measure for each buyer with a 3D-printed headtube, ‘tailfin’ seat cluster, and dropouts that add up to seamlessly smooth good looks. And of course that classic lifetime steel ride…

Jaegher Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel road bike

I always love to ogle beautifully-crafted handmade steel bikes. And we never really tire of seeing cool 3D-printed parts find their way into the bike building process. So Jaegher’s latest creation is our kind of jam.

Debuted over the weekend at their home Velofollies show, Jaegher created their latest fully-custom Ascender Phoenix road bike by mixing the latest in manufacturing tech up against the most advanced iteration of the most classic bike building material.

In order to match 3D-printed stainless steel parts with a fully-customizable fit, they let a parametric model powered by AI tweak the shaping of the headtube, seat cluster & dropout alignment. Then, they can just pop in the straight top tube and seatstays. Weld it all up, and the end result is as curvy as carbon, with all that makes stainless steel bikes great.

Ride it hard for a lifetime. High stiffness, yet tuned compliance. No corrosion or crash damage worries. And no paint needed, really. Although, Jaegher does some great paintjobs that highlight the beauty of stainless steel without going overboard.

Tech details

Matching 8 round stainless Columbus XCR steel tubes to 4 custom 3D-printed parts, Jaegher seamlessly TIG-welds a frame in Belgium that combines all the best characteristics of a modern road bike with the lively ride and timeless durability of stainless steel. What’s more, Jaegher claims that it weighs just 1400g.

Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel all-road bike, AI-designed & 3D-printed in Belgium, headture

Plus, the Ascender Phoenix features the latest standards. Fully integrated internal cable routing for wireless drivetrains. Customizable 30-35mm max tire clearance depending on the buyer’s needs. A T47 threaded bottom bracket.

Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel all-road bike, AI-designed & 3D-printed in Belgium, dropouts

Additionally, it sticks with proven standards where they work best. 12mm thru-axles and flat mount disc brakes. A 27.2mm seatpost (with an internal clamp built into the seatlug). An IS headset fits the 1.5″ tapered steerer Enve carbon fork. And a clamp-on front derailleur hanger for clean 1x or 2x builds.

Jaegher Ascender Phoenix – Pricing, options & availability

Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel all-road bike, AI-designed & 3D-printed in Belgium, downtube logo

The new made-in-Flanders Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix sells for 6950€ for the frameset, with fully custom geometry. That then includes the stainless steel frame and carbon fork.

Jaegher FL.X Ascender Phoenix custom stainless steel all-road bike, AI-designed & 3D-printed in Belgium, angled complete

Plenty of complete custom bike options are also available, with a Builder’s Choice SRAM Force AXS build featuring Enve Foundation wheels totaling up to 13,590€.

Bikes require a 1250€ to get the ball rolling. Jaegher frames typically have a 7-10 week lead time, while complete bike builds add anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month extra. Officially, the first new Ascender Phoenix frame deliveries are slated for “the summer of 2024”.

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Greg
Greg
29 days ago

Is it a custom front derailleur mount that is clamped on, or does it take an off the shelf clamp-on front derailleur?

zett
zett
29 days ago

gewachste Kette

Alex
Alex
29 days ago

6950€ for a steel frameset!

I would prefer a Ti frameset at that price.

SteveT
SteveT
29 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Prices across the board have gone bat sheot crazy. You now have guys like ENVE and Argonaut charging $8,000+ US for a stock (non custom) CF frameset or a frameset that is essentially non custom. It has almost become a party joke at this point. Soon you will see these guys asking $10,000+ for a bicycle frameset. A bike frameset! Dentists, lawyers, corrupt politicians, overpaid CEO’s, the gullible, and Freds gotta ride something I guess. 🙂

SteveT
SteveT
28 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Or a motor vehicle. 🙂

Paul
Paul
29 days ago

“Fully integrated internal cable routing for wireless drivetrains” Great oxymoron. Perhaps you meant “semi-wireless and non wireless drivetrains”

Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
29 days ago

Great to see new-school lugs and steel looking this good!

Rupes
Rupes
27 days ago

So they had to use AI to design a bike that looks like pretty much every other 3D printed bike…

Amazing. Where do I buy one?

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