Review: No.22 Bikes. Great Divide frameset – first look
Whether it’s a mountain pass in the Rockies, an MTB race that traverses 2000 miles or simply the name of the connection between the US and Canada via the Rocky mountains – when you use such a moniker on your latest and greatest frame set it has got to live up to some scrutiny!
Perusing through the interwebs at pretty bikes, much to the chagrin of my wife I must add, and I chanced upon Lead-out.co.uk importers of this pretty little number from No.22 Bicycle company in Canada.
Pretty it certainly is, I’m looking forward to seeing it in real life!
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|eTT||Effective top tube length (mm)||520||540||560||580||600|
|SCT||Seat tub, center-top (mm)||515||535||565||585||605|
|HT||Head tube length (mm)||120||140||160||180||200|
|A1||Seat tube angle (deg)||73.5||73||73||72.5||72.5|
|A2||Head tube angle (deg)||72||72.5||73||73||73.5|
|CS||Chain stay length (mm)||412||412||415||415||420|
- Frame material: 3Al-2.5V American-milled aerospace grade titanium
- Point of origin: Designed in Canada, handmade in the USA
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects
- Head tube: 44mm internal diameter
- Bottom bracket shell: PressFit 30
- Fork: 52cm frame: 3T Rigida Stealth carbon 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” tapered steerer, 46mm rake
54, 56, 58 and 60cm frames: Enve 2.0 carbon, 1-1/8” to 1-1/4” tapered steerer, 43mm rake
- Headset: Chris King Inset 8
- Seatpost clamp: 27.2mm
- Seatpost size: 34.9mm clamp-on
- Front derailleur: 34.9mm clamp-on
The Great Divide is sold as a frameset paired with parts from the most respected American brands in the industry. A Chris King Inset 8 headset, full carbon fibre fork with a tapered steerer tube and a Thomson seat post collar set the tone for your build. As with all No. 22 Bicycle Company frames, the Great Divide has been built to last a lifetime of epic rides, and its craftsmanship is backed by our lifetime warranty.
The frameset retails for £1940. This price includes VAT, £450 beautiful ENVE fork, Chris King headset and Thomson seat collar.