Back in November, Nordest teased us of this new gravel project. In development for a while, the new Albarda Ti mixes Nordest’s off-road riding & bikepacking experience into an affordable titanium gravel bike with good tire clearance and enough braze-ons to make it ready for any adventure.
Nordest Albarda Ti titanium adventure gravel bike
Nordest says the name itself for their new adventure gravel bike derives from the packsaddles that travelers have been loading on pack animals for as long as history can remember. Now in a modern geometry gravel bike, it means you can probably strap anything to the Albarda. And with a stout double butted Ti-3Al-2.5V tubeset, this should be a frame that combines reasonably lightweight with comfort and lifetime durability.
Nordest developed the Albarda with short 420mm chainstays, a lot of bottom bracket drop (85mm), and a slack 70° headtube to deliver a fast, but stable ride. Available in four stock frame sizes (or even custom geometry), it’s meant to be built into a quick mixed-surface drop bar bike for any occasion.
Albarda Ti Tech Details
The heart of the Albarda’s mixed-surface versatility is built around clearance for big 650B x 2.1″ or 700C x 50mm tires with a machined yoke in the chainstay to fit up to a 46T single ring or a road compact 50/34T double.
The frame includes a standard set of bottle bosses on the seattube, three-pack anything cage mounts both on top of and under the downtube, and separate rack & fender mounts out back.
The flat mount disc frame has a 12mm thru-axle rear end, and includes a bolt-on 12×1.75mm pitch axle. The frame features a 27.2mm seatpost, includes a removable seatclamp, and a standard threaded bottom bracket. Cable routing is all external, with full-length derailleur housing. And the
The Albarda uses a straight 44mm headtube, designed to pair with a
410mm 400mm long/52mm offset fork with a 1.5″ tapered steerer.
Update: Nordest has corrected the info the provided earlier. The included tapered carbon steerer fork has a 400mm axle-to-crown length, combined with the external lower headset cup. If you buy the frame-only and want to use a 1.125″ straight steerer fork, it should be 410mm long to accommodate the recessed lower cup.
Claimed frame weight for the M/L size frame is 1750g.
Albarda Ti Pricing & Availability
The Albarda Ti is offered as a frame-only for 1300€, letting you pick what type of fork you want to pair with it, and every aspect of your own build. Or for 1595€, Nordest will add on a full carbon fork with 12mm thru-axle, flat mount brakes & fender mounts (but no rack or cage mounts) and a Chris King headset.
A complete bike is also available. From 2800€ you get the Kind headset, carbon fork, plus a SRAM Rival 1x grouspet, an Easton alloy cockpit & alloy 700c wheels with 42mm WTB Resolute tires.
Update: Be aware that the 2800€ complete bike price is a sale for a limited time only, until the steel bike is ready in a month or two or three. Once those steel Albarda frames start showing up, the Albarda Ti Rival complete bike price will increase to 3000€. Act fast!
Delivery time for the stock frames is eight weeks, plus about an additional two weeks for either complete bike builds or the custom geometry option. Opting for custom geometry only adds an extra 150€ to the price.
As we saw with the original tease of the bike, a 4130 chromoly steel version of the Albarda will also be offered in two months or so sharing this same geometry & detailing.