“All her friends call her Little Wing, but she flies rings around them all…” —Neil Young
There is a raw purity that makes turning the cranks on a track bike unlike any other cycling experience. The mechanics of a bike distilled to its bare essentials. Our Little Wing frame condenses the best elements of contemporary track frames into a stunning, addictively fast package.
Power transfer and tuned handling suited for both the boards and the roads were at the top of our priorities when designing the Little Wing. The frame’s stout stays, oversized head tube, large diameter top and down tubes and integrated seat mast work together to keep all contact points firmly connected and instantly responsive under hard efforts.
The real beauty of the Little Wing lies in its details. The dropouts, for example, are unique to the Little Wing and each is machined from a single bar of titanium, making them stronger and lighter than typical two-piece welded dropouts. Based on feedback from our racers, these dropouts allow for a full inch of fore/aft adjustment, which allows track racers to more easily change gearing at the track without breaking the chain.
The Little Wing’s seat mast topper is a functional work of art. Made from cast titanium and then precision machined, at 120g including Enve hardware our bespoke topper is light, strong and beautiful.
What makes titanium a great match for the Little Wing? 3Al-2.5V titanium offers an incredible strength-to-weight ratio, which allows us to achieve more frame stiffness with less material. On the Little Wing this translates into incredible crispness and responsiveness. This responsiveness, however, doesn’t come at the expense of ride quality. The resilient, road-smoothing ride quality that popularized titanium frames decades ago stays kindled in the Little Wing.
As with all No. 22 Bicycle Company frames the Little Wing 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||BSA English threaded|
|Effective top tube length (mm)||515||525||540||555||575||585|
|Seat tube, center-center (mm)||477||499||524||552||575||595|
|Head tube length (mm)||100||120||140||160||180||200|
|Seat tube angle (deg)||75.5||75||74.5||74.5||74||74|
|Head tube angle (deg)||72.5||73||73||73.5||74||74|
|Front center (mm)||566||569||579||590||601||611|
|Chain stay length (mm)||393||393||393||396||396||396|
|BB drop (mm)||58||58||58||58||58||58|
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