Running through the Rocky Mountains in both Canada and the United States, the Great Divide is home to some of the most challenging and beautiful roads of North America. Our namesake frame shares this cross-border connection having been designed in Canada and hand-built in the USA to tackle any length and pitch of road.
The Great Divide has been designed to showcase the best characteristics of titanium while embracing the latest developments in frame design. 22mm chain stays and an oversized, bi-ovalized down tube are bridged by a PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell to provide stiffness and instant response under power. An oversized head tube accommodates the latest tapered forks while strengthening the bike’s front end for confidence-inspiring steering precision and cornering stability. Tempering these characteristics are a svelte seat tube and seat stays designed to keep the velvety ride quality that titanium is legendary for.
Taking the Great Divide from paper to the shop floor starts with the selection of the highest quality 3Al-2.5V cold worked stress relieved (CWSR) titanium tubing. The frame’s main tubes are then each double- or triple-butted by CNC lathe, varying wall thickness for each size of frame. The tubing is then precisely shaped, mitered and welded by some of the top titanium craftsmen in the industry.
The Great Divide is available in three standard finish options: our minimal "raw" finish, with polished titanium graphics against a matte titanium backdrop, or with an optional striking high-polish anodized finish in either blue or bronze.
What makes titanium the ideal material for the Great Divide? A well-designed titanium frame strikes the perfect balance of low weight, smooth ride quality, and remarkable durability. 3Al-2.5V titanium offers a strength-to-weight ratio far better than aluminum or steel, which allows us to achieve more frame stiffness with less material. What makes titanium the stuff of framebuilding legend, however, is the material's ability to soak up bumps and chatter in the road. A great titanium frame keeps you feeling fresh in the saddle even after long hours, but with none of the overdamped, wooden ride quality of many carbon frames.
As with all No. 22 Bicycle Company frames, the Great Divide has been built to last, and its craftsmanship is backed by our ten year warranty.
|Frame material||3Al-2.5V CWSR titanium|
|Point of origin||Handmade in the USA|
|Warranty||Ten year warranty against manufacturing defects|
|Head tube||44mm internal diameter|
|Bottom bracket shell||PressFit 30|
|Seat post diameter||30.9mm|
|Frame tire clearance||28mm|
|Effective top tube length (mm)||505||520||540||560||580||600|
|Seat tube, center-top (mm)||485||515||535||565||585||605|
|Head tube length (mm)||100||120||140||160||180||200|
|Seat tube angle (deg)||74.5||73.5||73||73||72.5||72.5|
|Head tube angle (deg)||71.5||72||72.5||73||73||73.5|
|Front center (mm)||565||561||572||587||602||617|
|Chain stay length (mm)||412||412||412||415||415||420|
|BB drop (mm)||78||75||75||75||72.5||72.5|
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