The Icy Ti Sky: The New No.22 Aurora

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

The guys at No.22 Bicycle Company have just added a new model to their lineup of US-made titanium frames: The disc-braked, carbon seat tubed Aurora road bike. Here’s the lowdown.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

From the press release: Blending the responsiveness of our Reactor road race frame with the versatile handling and confidence of the Great Divide, the Aurora is our range-topping model for all occasions.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

A top priority when developing the Aurora was to balance high stiffness and crisp handling with all-day comfort levels that only titanium can deliver. Despite an overall stiffness level approaching our race-specific Reactor model, the Aurora is the smoothest riding frame we offer.

A combination of carefully shaped and butted tubing, svelte seat stays and the one-piece carbon seat mast results in a frame that smooths vibration like nothing else on the road.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

Like all No. 22 frames, the true beauty of the Aurora lies in its details. The frame’s head tube is a custom tapered titanium component with extensive internal machining.

Featuring CNC-machined support for an integrated headset, the head tube enables substantial front end stiffness while saving weight. Forgoing our traditional solid titanium head tube badge, the Aurora head tube features a CNC machined logo to save every available gram.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

Topping the Aurora’s carbon seat mast is our bespoke cast titanium seat mast topper. Weighing just 120g including hardware, the titanium topper is a light and elegant solution to retaining height adjustability on a seat mast equipped frame.

For customers concerned about flexibility and resale with a seat mast equipped bike, the Aurora’s seat mast can be cut off entirely to accept a conventional 30.9mm seat post and clamp.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

The extensively machined titanium dropouts used on the Aurora offer a large weld surface for stiffness and durability, while paring away unnecessary material. The Aurora uses Syntace’s excellent X-12 dropout interface which combines the safety of a replaceable rear hanger with the stiffness and shifting precision of a fixed hanger.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

The Aurora’s flat mount disc brakes allow for clean brake caliper mounting without the use of adapters. Complimenting these low-profile mounts is internal rear brake hose routing, with the brake hose exiting the chainstay just ahead of the brake caliper.

The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora

FEATURES AND PRICING:
USD $4,299 frame/ $4,799 frameset
Frame material: 3Al-2.5V CWSR titanium with carbon seat mast
Point of origin: Handmade in the USA
Warranty: Ten-year warranty against manufacturing defects
Tubing sizes: Fully butted, size specific
Head tube: Tapered 44/49mm internal diameter for integrated headsets
Bottom bracket shell: T47 threaded
Tire clearance: 30mm
Dropout type: 142x12mm (frame) / 100x12mm (fork)
Brake caliper mounts: Flat mount
Hydraulic hose routing: Internal (frame and fork)

Head to the No.22 website for more information and ordering.

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The Icy Ti Sky: The New No22 Aurora