The Tuareg is a high spec performance bike for the the fast paced cross country rider. Singletrack riding is it"s domain. This bike is built to hammer trails at speed
As with all Van Nicholas models, performance is paramount but aesthetics satisfy desire. The Tuareg geometry is set to enhance singletrack responses as well as comfort not available elsewhere. Comparitively short chainstay give great climing and traction, however the tubing profiles are designed to soak up the trail buzz that would otherwise be tiring on many equivalent hardtails.
Full 3AL/2.5V Ti construction using aerospace grade cold-worked, tapered and size-specific and multi-shaped tubing with CNC machined detailing. Available in 14, 16.5, 18, 19.5 inch.
» Aerospace Grade, Cold Worked 3AL/2.5V Seamless Titanium tubing.
» Chain Stays: Oversized 25.4mm, Tapered, and Ovalized.
» Down Tube: 40mm Mono-Axially Ovalized
» Down Tube: 40mm Reinforced gusseted down tube, greater head tube strength and stiffness
» Head Tube: Traditional Lightweight (Non-Integrated) 11/8" externally and internally CNC machined
» Seat Stays: 22.2mm Hourglass Round shaped and Tapered.
» Seat Tube: 32mm Round Shaped with Internal 27.2mm Sleeve.
» Top Tube: 32mm Tear Drop Shaped for extra Vertical and Lateral Stiffness (Size 14, 16.5, 18")
» Top Tube: 34.9mm Tear Drop Shaped for extra Vertical and Lateral Stiffness (Size 19.5")
» CNC machined 3-Dimensional Sculpted 7mm thick titanium dropouts.
» CNC machined 68mm English threaded bottom bracket.
» CNC machined and sculpted chainstay bridge.
» CNC machined and tapered cable stops.
» Extended seat tube increases stand over height while creating a smaller and stiffer front triangle.
» Optimal size specific tubing (Larger diameter tubing used on larger size frames).
» Van Nicholas Laser Cut and Welded Titanium head tube badge
» WELDED Water Bottle Bosses; NO alloy pop-rivets.
» Hand Brushed Finish. No paint or clear coat
» Compatible with V Brake and Disc Brake Systems
» Frame Utilizes 27.2mm Seat Post Diameter / Recommended Length = 400mm
» Frame Utilizes 31.8mm / 1 ¼” Front Derailleur Clamp
» Frame will take forks from 70-100mm travel
Frame: Van Nicholas Tuareg Titanium MTB Frame
Fork: Rock Shox Recon SL
Headet: Ritchey WCS
Chainset: Shimano Deore XT
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS
Stem: Ritchey Inverse
Saddle: Ritchey WCS
Rims: Shimano Deore XT
Tyres: Ritchey Max Evolution
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT
Seat Clamp: M:Part
Seatpost: Van Nicholas
Bar Grips: Ritchey