Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
After two years of prototyping, Venice Beach, California-based Blackheart Bike Company has officially launched with a single titanium all-road frameset that founder Zach Lambert says, “looks and handles like a road bike on road, but has the capability of a modern gravel bike off road.”
With 422mm chainstays and relatively modest 700c x 37mm / 650b x 47mm tire clearance, BlackHeart’s titanium all-road frame looks like it could be an appealing option for the gravel racing and endurance bikepacking crowds (races like the Transcontinental come to mind), though perhaps not for expedition-minded riders, especially given its PF30 bottom bracket and lack of fork mounts.
This short video helps paint a picture of the brand and its fast and light ethos:
BlackHeart Bike Company Ti Frame Features
- 3Al-2.5V titanium frame with double butted tubes
- Clearance for 700c x 37mm / 650b x 47mm tires
- Internal cable routing
- PF30 bottom bracket
- Third bottle mount under downtube
- Flat mount disc brakes
- 12mm thru-axles
- Replaceable derailleur hanger
The BlackHeart titanium frame is built in Taiwan and priced at $2,300, or paired with a proprietary carbon fork for $2,600. A titanium seatpost is also available for an additional $150. Those prices include a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects for the original owner. Shipping is included within the United States, and rest of world shipping quotes are available upon request.
Find additional details, geometry charts, and photos at BlackHeartBikeCo.com, where framesets are in stock and ready to ship now.