Titus Di2 29er

Titus Di2 29er

Shimano’s Di2 electronic shifting system continues to make it’s influence felt across the road sector, providing builders a challenge to accommodate the new technology. Portland’s Het Fairwheel Podium recently explored the possibilities of applying the system to mountain bikes, with astounding results.

This is a Titus 29er frame, assembled with the cream of current MTB components. That ENVE stem contains a chip which enables sequential shifting. It’s programmed to provide the next most efficient gear depending on chain position. Only one shifter is required providing, in essence, a ‘more-or-less’ changing procedure. The rest of the build is a perfect complement to the technology. A Cannondale Lefty fork up front, ENVE stem and bars and KCNC levers which pull up a pedigree wheelset: Tune hubs and ENVE tubulars shod in Dugast rubber. KCNC also provided the cranks, ceramic headset, seat post and collar, pedals and grips. The claimed weight is around 7.3kg.

For a full spec sheet, hit the Het Fairwheel Podium website, and there’s also an interesting dissertation on the bike on Cycling News. Big thanks to Emir for the photos.

Titus Di2 29er
Titus Di2 29er
Titus Di2 29er
Titus Di2 29er
Titus Di2 29er
Titus Di2 29er