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Turanti – Eaven Cycles, Germany — Concept — This is a European style cyclocross design. Traditional cantilever brakes have been used because the customer has many sets of suitable wheels already. The GTB paint scheme is a tougher version of our GT paint schemes. The colour palette is inspired by the Gulf motor racing team colours. — Material — Titanium 3Al/2.5V CWSR Seamless Grade 9. Each tube individually butted to suit the rider (done in house). Titanium 6Al/3V small parts (dropouts, cable stops, bottom bracket). Carbon fork (Enve 1.0 50mm) Stainless steel GT style head badge. PPG Automotive paint — Design — European style cyclocross design. Cable routing designed for minimal exposure to dirt and mud. Allows for shouldering of the bike. Split cables for ease of replacement. Seat stays designed and manufactured in house to give unique and desirable aesthetics. Tubing diameters and butting customised to suit the rider. Carbon sleeve in the seat tube to fit a 31.6mm seat post, a readily available size. Chainstay bridge omitted to improve mud clearance 35mm maximum tyre size. PressFit 30 bottom bracket improves stiffness which compensates for the lack of chainstay bridge Cable adjuster for front derailleur fitted at the rear of the seat tube to reduce clutter at the front of the bike. Custom dropouts with windows reduce weight and allow a small amount of bending to allow alignment post welding. The hanger is stiff enough for electronic shifting but if hit hard will give and can be bent back. Mono stay gives excellent mud clearance and a compliant ride. Rear cantilever brakes are set in a narrow position so that when the rider changes bikes and goes to throw their leg over, it will not catch on the brakes. — Construction Process — Each bike is made from start to finish in one hit with several people being involved in the manufacturing process. We do not pre-butt and pre- mitre tubes because each bike is highly customised. Our team takes a lot of pride in building desirable, high quality bicycles in an efficient manner. We have created a production system that allows for customisation, efficiency and high quality. Customisation means each bike has custom geometry, tubes, finish and parts. The tubes are selected from a range of diameters (44.5mm, 38mm, 35mm for the down tube for example) which can be butted to a range of wall thicknesses down to 0.6mm. There is a wide range of paint schemes from which to choose and there are 33 standard colours and tens of thousands of custom colours. Our production systems must be flexible enough to allow for this customisation and to incorporate all our models and design changes that happen over time. They must also allow us to be as efficient as possible. We achieve the efficiency and flexibility by designing jigs and machining stations that are used for one process only (e.g. drilling bidon holes) and have a wide range of adjustment. High quality is a combination of getting the same output every time and being able to control what that output is. For example, if an angle is to be 30.7 degrees, I want the output to always be 30.7 degrees and I want to be able to control whether it is 30.7 degrees or 30.8 degrees. Our custom built machining stations and jigs ensure the that desired high quality can be achieved with ease. — Finish — All finishing is done in house. The paint finish is all paint – no decals are used. This requires a complex process of masking, spraying colour and spraying clear coat. PPG automotive paints are used for their range of available colours and the durability of the paint. Matching post and stem — Delivery Process — Delivered as a complete bike — Special Notes — This is a true Euro CX bike made to fit UCI regulations and to be raced in the roughest, grassiest, muddiest conditions the customer can throw it at.

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