The Break-Away Ti-Carbon Frameset is the ultimate travel bike. Made of aerospace grade Titanium and carbon fiber. This frame (58cm) weighs in at 3.35lbs 1520g and the fork is 308g. Has a braze on front derailleur mount, an extremely clean and simple integrated head tube, sloping rear carbon stays, a replaceable rear dropout, and a superlight all carbon WCS fork. With the rising cost of traveling with a bike on the airlines(approx $100 each way), the Break-Away design travels as standard, checkable lugagge - save over $200 per trip.
I have been flying with my collapsible bike for ten years without paying.now united is changing policy and will charge $200for each way for bikes overseas regardless of the size of the box!that is a crime!crimes
Best bike purchase Ive made in years! I was considering the steel version but I decided that I wanted a race-worthy bike for traveling so I plunked down the extra dough and went for the ti-carbon. It is BEAUTIFUL, it rides like a dream, and packing it wasnt as difficult as I thought it might be. I raced a three-day stage race on it and the bike felt totally rock solid climbing, descending, and sprinting. The first time I packed the bike it took me about 45 minutes because I was carefully following the directions, but now I can pack it in about 30 minutes. I was a bit nervous that Id get charged on the flight because the box is technically 2" too big, but Ive done two flights so far and they havent measured it. United is about to raise the cost of checking a bike to $100 each way, and at this price it doesnt take long for the frame to pay for itself. One of the other big benefits is that you dont have to rent a big car when you get to your destination.