Russian custom Ti frame from Triton, with disc and many more things!

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cdtf
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by cdtf

Hi all!

I could not even find a single thread for a Triton frame, and that's a shame. So well, here I come.

Triton is a Russian company building Ti frames since almost a decade now. The owner, Dmitry, is a lovely dude.

He gave 2 interviews to Bikerumor.com, one for NAHBS 2016 and one for the 2017 edition.

They build everything, basically. They started with trial bikes, but now they do road, MTB, city bikes with all the bells and whistles.....


So now, my project. I gave Dmitry the full deposit in July 2017 for an All Road frame.

The bike geo is now finalized:
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The build will feature a custom ISP made in house with 25mm of setback.
The stem will be Ti too, handmade by Dmitry and his lads.
T47 BB
Internal cable routing, for the di2 wires and the rear brake hose.
Finish will be wild, with paint and anodized Ti interlaced.


Build parts:
- An Enve flat mount road disc fork (I believe they have it in stock now)
- White Industries parts: CLD hubs in blue, headset, and bottom bracket.
- Wheels: of course the WI hubs, with Duke SLS 45 rims and CX-rays. The bike will take 32c tires.
- DA Di2 9070, with the new DA levers.
- Probably a Berk saddle.
- My lovely Time ATAC pedals.

Unfortunately, Dmitry is a bit overwhelmed at the moment, so I don't really know when I will get the frame.

But I will keep this thread updated. Weight Weenies meeds more Russian Ti!

Stay tuned.

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cdtf
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by cdtf

Pic of the blue White Ind headset!

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Hellgate
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by Hellgate

Great looking bike! I'm looking forward to seeing it come together.

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romalor
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by romalor

I've followed them for a long time
Intersting to have others options than US or more EU builders
Any infos on tubing using diameter tickness ?

T47 is the way to go !

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by kgt

That's something different for sure!
I would go for a custom headset cap, certainly not a 'U.S.A.' one :)

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by gotgame

Cool. Subscribed. Want to see the frameset finished. Good luck
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by GonaSovereign

Triton is doing nice work. Looking forward to seeing your bike come together.
Also, +1 on T47. It's absolutely the way to go.

cdtf
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by cdtf

romalor wrote:I've followed them for a long time
Intersting to have others options than US or more EU builders
Any infos on tubing using diameter tickness ?

T47 is the way to go !


I know they use straight gauge, but nothing more.


I'm asking Dmitry.

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by bilwit

Pretty excited to see the final build, I'm lowkey on the market for a custom Ti disc bike as well.

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cdtf
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by cdtf

I found this quote from Dmitry in one of our old mails:
We mostly vary the frame feel by picking up differently sized tubes vs rider weight. Our default tubes are straight gauge.
There's also an option to go for Dedacciai or Reynolds tubes front triangle but that will add around USD 600.

Standard tubes are straight gauge 0,9mm. If you want the absolute lightest possible Ti frame out there, I suggest you may look elsewhere. Triton build reliable, "for a lifetime" kind of frames. Other do offer butted tubes, sometimes even "rider specific". I'm thinking Baum, or the absolute best builder on the market: Firefly.
But the pricing is different too. (and totally ridiculous for Baum)
With butted tubes, you saved 200/300 grams per frame, but you also expose yourself to the dreaded "tin can effect"
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kgt wrote:That's something different for sure!
I would go for a custom headset cap, certainly not a 'U.S.A.' one :)

Yea, I may swap it. But colored headset cap are standard with all WI headset, that's a nice touch. I like color coordinated components on boutique builds.
romalor wrote:I've followed them for a long time
Intersting to have others options than US or more EU builders
Any infos on tubing using diameter tickness ?

T47 is the way to go !


Yea, I have nothing against BSA but T47 offers:

-More compatibles cranks.
-More space for internal brake hoses or wires.
-More room for the welds. If you build an old school steel frame with narrow tubes, that won't be problematic, but OS steel and Ti truly benefit from T47.

T47 is a bit heavier tho. And more expensive, at least for now.

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