Of late, the road scene has been humming with new products. The new Titan Racing Vanquish is for those who want to focus on speed and speed alone. Of all the forces you need to overcome on your bike, one of the greatest energy-sappers is air resistance. Characterised by its wide tube shapes, integrated cockpit, hidden disc brakes, and seat clamp, the Vanquish is a legitimate aero bike. A low weight frameset paired with a decent ride quality delivers a competitive package that feels lightning-fast and is ready to push some big watts.
A high modulus carbon fibre frame produces aerodynamic efficiency and stiffness through the use of kammtail shaped tubes. The aerodynamic shape channels air to pass through freely while remaining lightweight and stiff in its design profile. A wider stance seat stay allows air to pass through the frame, aiding in lateral stiffness and allowing a broad 32mm of tyre clearance. An airfoil seat tube contours and conforms to the shape of the rear wheel. Utilising the FSA aerodynamic cable routing system, the integrated cable routing is fed via the headset into the frame producing a low profile clean finish, keeping the Vanquish posed and sleek. The fork bears no shortcuts, presenting an equally wide stance, increasing airflow, and aiding in stiffness.
In the line-up, Titan Racing has introduced four Vanquish models; the Team, Pro, Elite, and Comp. Disc brakes are featured throughout the range and the cockpit comprises of an FSA aero bar and stem, and a Prologo saddle. Of the four bikes, the two hero models are the Team and the Pro. Treated to a Reynolds carbon aero wheelset and SRAM AXS E-Tap wireless gearing, these two bikes are serious racing machines with no inadequacies in the spec department. The whole range is wrapped in Vittoria 25c rubber. As with all Titan Racing Bikes, the Vanquish features a unique 5 Year Multi-User Warranty which is transferable between owners for the first 5 years from the original date of purchase.
- High modulus carbon frame and fork with kammtail shaped tubing.
- Integrated cockpit.
- Hidden disc brakes and seat clamp
- 32mm tyre clearance.
- FSA aerodynamic cable routing system.
- Four models; Team, Pro, ELite & Comp.
- 5 Year Multi-User Warranty.
The popularity of aero bikes and the fascination of going faster with less energy have fueled the demand for product. Certainly, aero bikes are quicker than their round tubed counterparts, and Titan Racing's Vanquish looks the part. While significantly lighter, the aero bike initially drew inspiration from time trial bikes, designed to save you watts by slicing through the air like a freshly sharpened samurai sword. Paired with a balanced combination of speed, weight, and compliance, the Vanquish does just that.