Back in 2018, Fearless Bikes introduced the Vulture, a gravel bike that we praised for its great value for money and well-thought-out frameset. A full five years later, the Vulture is back but this time it gets a fresh look, and a titanium frame.
Fearless Bikes says that the Vulture Titanium is the next step in its story and has been built to be as capable as a gravel bike can get. To achieve that goal, the brand has taken the original Vulture but has rethought it a little, tweaking it to cope with big rides over questionable terrain.
2023 fearless vulture titanium hero 2.jpg, by Liam Mercer
To do so, Fearless Bikes has kitted the Vulture out with a titanium frame for its well-known ride character but the bike has had its geometry shifted and its clearances have been boosted to offer the riders the widest tyre and drivetrain choices. We're told that with this bike's 68mm BB and 142mm spacing, it can accommodate up to 29 x 2.2in or 27.5 x 2.5in rubber. The Vulture Titanium is then routed for mechanical or Di2 shifting.
To talk about the bike's geometry, it's been made longer and slightly slacker for a more sure footage character. Its fork then has an adjustable offset for greater adjustability. The top tube is then a little shorter than before and its seat tube is designed around an offset seatpost, allowing for a better fit for a wider range of torsos.
2023 fearless vulture titanium hero 3.jpg, by Liam Mercer
In numbers, that looks like a 73-degree seat tube angle, a 70.5-degree head tube angle, a 383mm reach, a 445mm chainstay, and a 1061mm wheelbase on a large frame.
The frame is complete with inboard mudguard mounts, as well as the fork which we first saw on the Warlock and there are carrier mounts at the rear. There's then an optional fork that is sorted with two sets of cargo mounts and routing for a dynamo.
Fearless Bikes' new Vulture Titanium is available as a frameset only which will set you back £2,200. Adding the matching carbon fork will add £310 to that price and a machine titanium seat collar will add another £70. Each Vulture Titanium is made to order.
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