Running through the Rocky Mountains in both Canada and the United States, the Great Divide is home to some of the most challenging and beautiful roads of North America. Our namesake frame shares this cross-border connection having been designed in Canada and hand-built in the USA to tackle any length and pitch of road.
The Great Divide has been designed to showcase the best characteristics of titanium while embracing the latest developments in frame design. 22mm chain stays and an oversized, bi-ovalized down tube are bridged by a T47 threaded bottom bracket shell to provide stiffness and instant response under power. An oversized head tube accommodates the latest tapered forks while strengthening the bike’s front end for confidence-inspiring steering precision and cornering stability. Tempering these characteristics are svelte seat stays designed to keep the velvety ride quality that titanium is legendary for.Key features include:
"Great on the flats when the goal was to be first to the sign or to simply lay down some hurt on each other. ... A great bike that will have you looking to add extra kilometres to your ride." - Canadian Cycling Magazine, Volume 5 Issue 4
"Ultimately, the Great Divide is an impressive entrant… being racy enough for a competitive rider but compliant and pleasant enough for long days in the saddle. Where No. 22 has really achieved its target, though, is that this is a titanium bike that doesn’t have to rely on good looks to be a worthwhile purchase. With some Ti bikes, nostalgia and a desire to be alternative persuade us to overlook some of the performance sacrifices, but the Great Divide can perform every bit as well as similarly pitched carbon bikes, with the metallic benefits being simply a bonus." - Cyclist Magazine, Issue 22
"The No. 22 Bikes Great Divide combined low weight, high comfort levels, and neutral handling with good power transfer to deliver a ride best described as sprightly... The best I can say is that I did not want to give it back." - Road Cycling UK
Taking the Great Divide from paper to the shop floor starts with the selection of the highest quality 3Al-2.5V cold worked stress relieved (CWSR) titanium tubing. The frame’s main tubes are then each fully butted by our CNC lathe, varying wall thickness for each size of frame. The tubing is then precisely shaped, mitered and welded by our craftsmen.
Subtle details define the Great Divide, such as the polished shield logo atop the CNC produced rear brake bridge. The Great Divide offers generous tire clearance for 28mm tires on wide modern rims.
The bespoke titanium dropouts used on the Great Divide offer a large weld surface for stiffness and durability, while paring away unnecessary material. The Great Divide's integrated titanium hanger improves stiffness under the heavy shifting loads of electric drivetrains.
In addition to our standard "raw" finish, the Great Divide is available in one of six anodized colours as a $300 option.
The Great Divide is available in frame, frameset and complete configurations. Complete bikes are made to order, and build customization is welcomed. Please get in touch with any specific build requests.
All of our frames are made to order. Below are some of our most common custom options and pricing. For custom inquiries, please get in touch by email.Custom options include:
|Effective top tube length (mm)||510||525||545||560||580||600|
|Seat tube, center-center (mm)||462||490||518||540||565||590|
|Head tube length (mm)||100||120||140||160||180||200|
|Seat tube angle (deg)||74.5||74||73.5||73||73||72.5|
|Head tube angle (deg)||71.0||71.2||72.2||72.5||73||73|
|Front center (mm)||574||584||586||594||609||623|
|Chain stay length (mm)||412||412||412||415||415||418|
|BB drop (mm)||78||75||75||75||73||73|