Up close and personal with an Il Re

Even though I’m smitten with the celeste HT9.5, I can’t help but have an eye for the titanium Legend’s as well.

Bike Science took delivery of an Il Re (Italian for ‘King’) a few weeks back for a very lucky customer. These images show the beautiful hand filed smooth joints and above you can see the oversize tapered head tube. Unusually for a titanium frame this can take internal headsets and is CNC machined from a solid piece of titanium!

All three of the titanium Legend’s are welded in inert chambers which means the welds don’t get contaminated and are therefore very strong. Which means Marco at Legend has confidence in being able to hand file and polish the welds down to leave a stunning smooth joint.

Below is the beautiful CNC’d drop out which features a carbon insert. Very nice.

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