Italian framebuilder Titici gives new life to their flat toptube aluminum Alloi gravel bike with a uniquely beautiful and protective silver anodized finish. Debuted just last spring, the comfortable alloy gravel bike also gets a subtle update in the tire clearance realm, kicking up capabilities for off-road adventure. And to top it all off, the Alloi AND adds a limited edition Ingrid build for more Italian ano aluminum style…
Titici Alloi AND aluminum gravel bike is GHA Silver Anodized
Unique bronze-colored protective ano finish. Bigger tire clearance. Fully integrated cable routing and race-ready mounts. And a comfortable PAT.H flexy top tube on a more affordable aluminum frame. All handmade in Italy.
We’ve covered the launch of Titici’s handmade-in-Italy Alloi aluminum gravel bike last spring.
An update to their old round-tube All-In, the Alloi added the framebuilder’s signature flattened PAT toptube design for additional rider comfort. The Plate Absorber Tech – new Hydroformed edition (PAT.H), is not quite as flat as in carbon. But Titici claims the comfort gains are still a big help, especially over long days in the saddle off-road. Plus, the alloy PAT.H frameset sells for about half of the carbon PAT version in their Relli.
Now that bike adds the optional AND finish debuted on the old All-In AND a year earlier. A look that truly sets the bike apart, while also boosting frame protection.
GHA Silver Ano – Tech Details
Developed with alloy tubing supplier Dedacciai, the purpose of the GHA (Golden Hard Anodizing) process is actually to better protect the aluminum frame – both inside and out. The name is a bit confusing reflecting the final coloring. But the process works by integrating a protective oxide layer of silver ions onto the porous surface of the aluminum tubes. Delivering “almost infinite durability”.
The result is increased hardness & resistance to wear, but also a lower friction surface, and high antibacterial & anti-mold performance. That’s why GHA has long been in use for marine & pharmaceutical industries. Titici says they have an exclusive partnership with the Japanese creators of the technology, making this the only GHA bike you can get.
Rumor has it, that mud & dirt are noticeably easier to wipe right off after a ride. Cool.
Another side benefit is that the unique anodization process tints the different tubes and welds differently, giving the aluminum bike a varied gold-to-bronze color that actually reminds me of a raw fillet brazed steel frame.
All that, and it’s lighter than paint, too!
What else is new?
The big functional update to the Alloi frame is increased tire clearance. Titici says this new generation of Alloi AND gravel frames now has room for up to 700 x 45mm or 650 x 50mm tires. No word on what exact changes were made. But a quick look at new and old frames suggests a likely subtle chainstay tweak to squeeze an extra 5mm.
The bonus good news, the tire clearance upgrade also applies to the standard painted Alloi this year, too.
Alloi Bike Details
Briefly, the Titici Alloi is a 1690g 7000-series Dedacciai aluminum gravel frame with fully internal cable routing through a 1.5″ Deda DCR headset system, a threaded BSA BB, 31.6mm seatpost, flat mount disc & 12mm thru-axles. It is compatible with 1x or 2x drivetrains – mechanical or electronic. The bike has custom-shaped alloy tubes and a flexy PAT.H toptube for off-road comfort.
It features 2 sets of front triangle bottle bosses, a toptube bag mount & a rear rack mount. And it is sold with a full carbon fork with 3-pack Anything cage mounts.
The Alloi comes in 4 stock sizes (S-XL). And I believe custom geometry is also possible for an upcharge.
Titici Alloi AND in silver ano – Pricing, options & availability
The new Titici Alloi AND frameset is available on its own with stock geometry for 2590€. That’s now only a 200€ upcharge over the standard painted edition. To highlight the made-in-Italy alloy nature of the new bike, Titici partnered with Ingrid components for a limited edition complete build of the new bike.
The Titici Alloi AND X Ingrid LE complete bike sells for 5690€, with a set of matching gold ano Ingrid CRS-POP cranks and a Ingrid 11-44T cassette. That then pairs with a SRAM Rival XPLR AXS groupset. And a mix of Italian company components – Fulcrum Rapid Red 900 alloy wheels with Pirelli Cinturato H tires, and an integrated Deda aluminum finishing kit. Titici claims a complete bike weight of 9.3kg.
Then newly anodized frames are in stock and ready to deliver now. They build complete bikes to order, with an approximate 2 week lead-time before delivery through your local Titici dealer.