About Twin Tix
“Over a decade ago, the bike industry’s slow uphill grind to better graphic apparel options turned riders into unwilling billboards and unfortunate cartoon characterizations. In 2005, fed up with an uninspired selection of choices for technical gear, we set out to change the face of cycling apparel and the predictable regurgitation of last year’s predictable regurgitation. Sparking a revolution that is in full-swing today, we continue to lead the charge and create products that are on-trend yet classically influenced. Fueled by fashion and inspired by cycling, the gear we pull on and the bikes we ride continue to be a statement of our style, identity and self. Our belief is, if you’re going to make a statement, make sure it shows that you give a damn.”
Twin Six Standard Ti Rando
“Guided by untamed winds and the pursuit of unexplored territory, the Standard Ti Rando was born. With an everything you need and nothing you don’t philosophy, this jackknife is equipped to pedal beyond the horizon. Adorned by a Twin Six silver plated brass head badge, the Standard Rando is your ticket to freedom.”
This example of the Twin Six Standard Ti Rando was spotted lurking around the 2017 Rebecca’s Private Idaho event. I met the rider, but naturally, I misplaced his credentials somewhere so I cannot credit him for the bike. If the owner of this bike is interested in coming forward, we’d love to hear from you!
Some of the frame specifications, courtesy of Twin Six’s website:
- T6 Standard 3.25 titanium tubing.
- QR compatible dropout.
- Four bottle mounts on 55cm and larger.
- Accommodates a 43mm wide tire.
Above, SRAM Red 11-speed shifters and Fixik Cyrano R3 Snake handlebars. Mostly known for saddles, Fizik has a line of cockpit parts such as handlebars, stems and seatposts. Note, the owner of this bike hadn’t finished dialing in his position, so there are few spacers beneath that stem.
Note, the owner of this bike hadn’t finished dialing in his position at the time these photos were taken, thus a few additional spacers are still in place.
The Fizik cockpit theme extends to the Cyrano R1 stem.
A Garmin branded computer mount keeps the Garmin head unit within easy view of the rider.
Hard to go wrong with a Chris King headset – among the best available on the market today. The Twin Six Ti Rando features a 44mm headtube.
The Twin Six Carbon Rando Fork is available in quick release and thru-axle variants. This one happens to be the older quick release type.
SRAM Force 22 crankset with an item you don’t see every day on a gravel bike – a Power2Max power meter. This German-made unit sponsors Pro Worldtour teams such as Movistar. The crankset is fitted with SRAM’s XGlide 50 / 34 chainrings. Front shifts are handled by a SRAM Force 22 front derailleur.
Shimano’s lower end pedals are inexpensive but endure well.
SRAM Force 11-speed rear derailleur.
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed 11-32 cassette.
SRAM’s top-tier Red hydraulic brake calipers bring this Twin Six Ti Rando to a stop, on CenterLine X 160mm rotors.
The post-mount standard for disc brakes is still very relevant, despite now being an older standard. Note the Paul Components quick release.
At the fork end of things, another Paul Components quick release. Note, these are regular quick releases, and not the thru-axle type that Paul Components also offers.
Mavic Ksyrium Pro Disc Allroad wheels feature proprietary spokes, but are very hardy wheels.
Bruce Gordon Rock ‘n Road tyres in 700c x 43mm.
The Rock ‘n Roads have a very distinctive tread pattern.
Cable houses are run externally which lends itself well to super simple maintenance.
Above, a little extra polish goes into creating these distinctive panels on the Twin Six Ti Rando’s seattube.
Thomson setback seatpost with a Brooks Cambium C15 carved saddle.
Twin Six Standard Titanium Rando Gravel Bike:
- Frame: Twin Six Standard Titanium Rando.
- Fork: Twin Six carbon fork, regular quick release.
- Headset: Chris King Inset.
- Stem: Fizik Cyrano R1.
- Handlebar: Fixik Cyrano R3 Snake.
- Bar Tape: Unknown.
- Brakes: SRAM Red 22 hydraulic.
- Brake Rotors: SRAM CenterLine X 160mm.
- Brake / Shift Levers: SRAM Red 11-speed.
- Front Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 11-speed.
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 22 11-speed.
- Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed 11-32.
- Chain: SRAM PC1170.
- Crankset: SRAM Force 22 11-speed with 50/34 chainrings and a Power2Max power meter.
- Bottom Bracket: SRAM.
- Pedals: Shimano.
- Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium Pro Allroad Disc, tubeless ready.
- Tires: Bruce Gordon Rock ‘n Road, 700c x 43mm.
- Saddle: Brooks Cambium C15 carved.
- Seatpost: Thomson Elite setback.
- Bottle Cages: Unknown.
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