At JERÓNIMO Cycles we take the design process, the selection of materials and the manufacturing process very seriously, creating the best possible product for the desired application: make the owners of our bikes go as best as possible on them. These are just some of the reasons why JERÓNIMO FRames are so special, exclusive and handcrafted.
NOTHING LOOKS LIKE TITANIUM
Titanium has unique properties that make it an excellent material for the construction of bicycle frames. Its high strength, low density, low modulus, excellent resistance to fatigue and corrosion make a frame not only extremely strong and durable, but also incredibly light.
Titanium does not break, oxidize or corrode under any atmospheric conditions. Titanium is so resistant to corrosion that it does not even need to be treated or painted. Some manufacturers usually do it, but we always ask, why do this if it is simply irresistible with its lightly brushed natural color? The finished created thus is unique, deserving that we dedicate a long glance to him. Now you know why titanium is a great material for making bicycle frames.
NOTHING IS COMPARED WITH AN OUTPUT ON TITANIUM
With properties similar to those of steel, titanium has its same flexibility, only it is more pronounced. Therefore, it is slightly more ‘elastic’, which means that it can absorb the vibrations of the road before they reach the cyclist.
In this way, you feel that you are sliding on the asphalt, even if it is not of the best quality. A recent study compared traveling in a frame made of titanium with the feeling of floating that is received when driving a Rolls Royce.
NOTHING HARD LIKE TITANIUM
Unlike aluminum or carbon frames, titanium does not crack when an accident occurs. This is because, like steel, it “gives in” a little. In fact, titanium forgives more than steel and that’s why its marching quality is so famous. Also, like steel, it is incredibly strong, but it is lighter and does not rust. Never.
JERÓNIMO USES TWO DIFFERENT TITANIUM ALLOYS FOR FRAME CONSTRUCTION
The traditional 3Al / 2.5V high-strength titanium alloy tube is the same used in the most advanced aerospace applications. The tubes are made without seams so that they can be welded with other tubes and thus form the frame of the bicycle. In addition, the tubes are cold worked to give additional resistance to the material. All this allows to create an extremely light and strong frame, making its geometry designed to work in the most correct and perfect way
The JERÓNIMO CYCLES frames are also manufactured with double thickness tubes. This not only gives them a general weight saving compared to traditional tubes, but also minimizes the chances of failure.
When using traditional tubes, the maximum efforts reached are always in the area of the weld, because it is a zone affected by heat. However, with double thickness tapered tubes, the maximum tension will be located outside the weld. The combination of double-thickness tubes made of titanium alloy 3Al / 2.5V achieves a significant advantage over traditional tubes, translated into less weight, in the maximum tension of “Von Mises”, in elasticity and in safety coefficient .
ADVANTAGES OF TITANIUM
Titanium is one of the most respectful metals with the environment. Titanium waste resulting from manufacturing processes is fully recyclable.
The combination of high strength and elasticity of titanium gives an unbeatable quality of running. By being sufficiently rigid to avoid energy losses by bending, and at the same time sufficiently elastic to reduce the vibrations of the road or road, the comfort of long journeys considerably increases.
Titanium lasts longer because its high resistance to fatigue and corrosion makes it better than any other material used in the construction of bicycle frames.
Titanium has the best strength / rigidity / weight ratio and tubes with thin 0.7 / 0.9 mm walls can be used without fatigue posing a potential warranty problem.
Titanium is not a fad. A frame made in titanium is like a jewel – and therefore coveted – because its high production and welding costs make it unique in its environment.
Each JERONIMO Cycles frame that is made is thought from a blank page. Each is designed to maximize strength and performance by using different pipe diameters, in addition to the use of ovalization, and biaxial ovalized tubes.
Finally, remember that compared to composite materials, metals in general have better tolerance to damage caused by accidents and can even be repaired. The small blows produced when driving on roads or paths do not usually create hidden damage problems that could shorten or even ruin the life of frames manufactured with other materials.