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Thinking of trying Ti

  • 15-07-2021 1:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭ Skrynesaver

    Hi all,

    Looking at maybe buying a Van Nicholas on my next iteration of the BTW scheme, wondering if:

    • I'm mad
    • They're worth it

    Anyone have any experience of their bikes?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 42,377 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    there are a couple of users here; mercian pro definitely anyway.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I asked a similar question a while back,

    decided on a different bike in the end,

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭ Mercian Pro

    No and maybe!

    If you want a long-term relationship with your bike and not to be constantly tempted by flashy eye-candy, Ti is for you. Compared to a lot of other frames, it should give you a more comfortable ride particularly over longer distances, hence its popularity with Audax cyclists. Other positives are the retro styling and low maintenance finish.

    Negatives would generally be a slight weight penalty vs carbon and price. However, if you shop around, you may find some bargains. Unfortunately Van Nicholas discontinued their entry-level Ventus after a couple of years as it was affecting sales of their more expensive models.

  • Registered Users Posts: 462 ✭✭ benneca1

    Can fully recommend Ti have had a Van Nick and two enigmas always my go to bike if going long Love the feel on the road no amplification of road buzz.

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