After a year of searching for a titanium brand that fits in with what we’re doing here at Elevation Bike Co. We’re proud to announce our newest bike brand Sage Titanium. What makes Sage a great brand? First, we like that Sage is that a west coast company, built in the U.S.A and their core bikes are Gravel and Cyclocross. Bikes that are versatile as much as they are discipline centric. Sage’s approach to the kit built is what we would call configurable. A number of well spec’d kits to choose from, making it easy to get the bike you want while also offering flexibility with components to really dial it in. For more information see https://sagetitanium.com/
San Francisco Mountain Bikes | Elevation Bike Co.
We've got a lot going on this week here at Elevation Bike Co. We've got the Intense factory demo Sunday Nov. 9th at China Camp, and we'll also be in Brisbane (Sierra Point) Saturday and Sunday for the Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross night race. As a result, the shop will be closed on Saturday Nov. 8th. If you're racing or just coming out to watch some great Cyclocross, swing by our booth to say hi and grab yourself some of Mel's rad oatmeal cookies! They make you race faster!
So it's been a good 6 months on the Co-Motion Klatch and enough saddle time to get a real feel for the bike. I have to say I'm often impressed with what this bike can do. I definitely ride it more like a cross bike (raced once so far) or light duty MTB w/ a good dose of commuting thrown in, so it's gone through its paces already.
For a steel frame, it sure likes to get up and go when you get on the gas. I expected a bit of lag w/ a steel frame, especially a 58cm but I'm quite surprised w/ how much pedaling torque goes into forward motion. Climbing, especially off road… is constantly amazing me. Tons of traction, impressive over roots and through sand…it seems to moto right on through.
Handling is definitely not hurt by the low bottom bracket, just over 10mm lower than the more traditional height bottom brackets on Co-Motion’s more CX specific models the Veloraptor and Cross Rex. Pedal strikes? Yeah on occasion (with 175m cranks) but once you get the rhythm of riding this frame you wouldn't change it for the world.
The Klatch is one of those bikes that has multiple personalities: road, gravel, cross, adventure, touring, commuting and even light duty trail riding (up to 40c tires fit w/ no problem). Perfect for someone who wants a do-all bike and not have to have a stable of bikes. Co-Motion is a custom builder that make the “custom build” process of getting what you need easy and within your budget. With all the options available it's one of those keep it forever bikes. Pick a color and go get it dirty as soon as possible.
For more information on the Klatch and other Co-Motion bikes visit their website @ www.co-motion.com.
-Charlie Kocornik, Co-Owner Elevation Bike Co