Bike Hub – Valerian: New Titan Racing Road Bike

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Earlier this year Titan Racing debuted their new carbon range of bikes with two ranges; the Switch gravel bike and the Valerian road bike.

Both ranges are available in two variants, the Pro and the Elite models. The big difference between the two models is the choice of groupset; the Pro being spec’d with the Shimano Ultegra and the Elite with the Shimano 105. To date, the entry of the bikes in the market has been well received and sales have done exceptionally well on both ranges according to Titan Racing Bikes.

The Valerian Pro is Titan Racing’s answer to a fast, lightweight bike dedicated to racing. From first looks the Valerian Pro really is eye catching with its’ bold racing red paint job and Elite looks premium with its’ stealth black-on-black decals and paint job. The internal cable routing, clean lines and integrated seat clamp present an overall sleek looking bike.

A closer look at the Valerian frame reveals that both the Pro and Elite models are designed with the same carbon layup. The combined weight for frame and fork is around 1500 grams. Geometry wise the Valerian sports a slightly steeper head angle at 71 degrees which adds to the bikes overall agility and racer feel. The frame presents a solid and stiff ride without any noticeable energy sapping flex.

An impressive display of the capabilities of this bike lie with the Valley Electrical Titan Racing Team who have powered the Valerian Pro to multiple wins over the past few months. Tiffany Keep’s latest achievements on the bike include winning the Knysna 116km Road Race in June and the USSA 2019 event last week in the Cape.

The Valerian Pro is spec’d with a pro level race ready groupset; the Shimano Ultegra with Ultegra hydraulic discs. The wheelset on the Pro is also from Shimano, a RS170 disc wheelset that complements the build nicely. The saddle and handle bars are in house Titan Racing parts and the Pro is fitted with a carbon fiber seat post. As with all of Titan Racings’ bikes, the Valerian is sold with a unique 5 Year Multi-User Warranty.

A closer look at the two Valerian models:

Valerian Pro

  • FrameNew Carbon Valerian Road frame with 12mm Thru Axle
  • Frame SizesFrame Sizes: 47cm / 49cm / 53cm / 56cm / 59cm
  • ForkCarbon Valerian Fork with 12mm Thru Axle
  • CranksetShimano Ultegra 50/34T
  • CassetteShimano 11-28T
  • Rear DerailleurShimano Ultegra
  • Front DerailleurShimano Ultegra
  • ShiftersShimano Ultegra Disc
  • BrakesShimano Ultegra Disc
  • HubsShimano RS170 Centerlock Disc
  • RimsShimano RS170 Disc Wheelset
  • TyresVittoria Rubino 700x 25C Folding
  • SaddleTRC TrimTech
  • Seat PostTRC Carbon 27.2mm
  • HandlebarsTRC
  • StemTRC
  • Weight8,65kg

Valerian Elite

  • FrameNew Carbon Valerian Road frame with QR
  • ForkCarbon Valerian Fork with QR
  • CranksetShimano 105 50/34T
  • CassetteShimano 11-28T
  • Rear DerailleurShimano 105
  • Front DerailleurShimano 105
  • ShiftersShimano 105 Disc
  • BrakesTektro Disc
  • HubsTRC Disc
  • RimsTRC Wheelset
  • TyresVittoria Rubino 700x 25C Folding
  • SaddleTRC TrimTech
  • Seat PostTRC C 27.2mm
  • HandlebarsTRC
  • StemTRC

Frame Geometry

  • Frame47cm / 49cm / 53cm / 56cm / 59cm
  • Stack550mm
  • Head angle71 degrees
  • Head tube length115mm
  • Top Tube length550mm
  • Seat Tube length500mm
  • BB Height274.5mm
  • Wheelbase988mm
  • Chainstay length408mm
  • Reach392mm