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Vibration damping isn’t always something we think of with alloy bikes, but by adapting Titici’s Plate Absorber Tech, now in a Hydroformed iteration (PAT.H), gravel riders can expect all-day, all-terrain comfort at a more attainable price point.
Titici Alloi PAT.H flexing aluminum gravel bike
We’ve seen a number of carbon Titici road, gravel & mountain bikes with ultra-thin PAT top tubes just in front of the seatpost, to strategically flex for rider comfort – promising to absorb up to 66% of high-frequency road buzz. But while the first alloy Flexy A-GR01 gravel bike we saw from them had a slightly ovalized toptube, it didn’t really boost comfort substantially. And when Titici overhauled their alloy gravel bike with the All-In a year and a half ago, it was more about increased integration and adventure capability, not really more comfort.
Now the new Alloi combines that comfort & capability.
As their third generation Dedacciai aluminum gravel bike, the new Titici Alloi gets a dramatically hydroformed alloy PAT.H toptube, ” derived from the patented PAT system available on TITICI carbon frames“. Again, the idea is the same – using a thinned, flattened oval rear section of the top tube to increase the frame’s vibration-damping capacity while maintaining strength and torsional rigidity.
Titici says that even in the aluminum frame, the PAT.H shaping increases the comfort & stability of the new bike. “Vibrations generated by uneven terrain are absorbed by the frame structure and do not reach the rider’s arms, neck and back, the areas typically subjected to the most stress, thus leading to a greater feeling of well-being in the saddle over long distances.“
Besides that flattened PAT.H toptube, the new Dedacciai aluminum Alloi gravel bike is still made-to-order in Italy, with customizable geometry. It features a straight 1.5″ headtube with fully internal cable routing through the Deda DCR headset system, The Alloi also gets a new full carbon fork with thinner legs and a lower-profile crown for sleeker integration with the new frame.
Calling the new Alloi a gravel bike “designed for bikepacking and fun on dirt roads”, Titici give it a good dose of mounting point and versatile details. The bike gets a standard pair of bottle cage mounts inside the front triangle, plus a top tube bag mount, and rear rack mounts. The new fork adds to that with 3-bolt anything cage mounts on each leg.
With that said, the new Alloi doesn’t appear to be as adventure-focused at the All-In, officially scaling back to max 700c x 40mm or 650b x 45mm tire clearance (down from 45 & 48mm on the All-In, respectively). It also drops full-coverage fender mounting.
The Alloi looks to be compatible with 1x or 2x drivetrains, features 12mm thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes, a 31.6mm seatpost (potentially stealth dropper compatible), a replaceable alloy derailleur hanger, and a threaded BSA bottom bracket.
Titici Alloi gravel bike – Availability & options
The new Alloi gravel bike got its official debut this past weekend at the Cyclingworld show in Dusseldorf, and is available to order direct from Titici and their partner bike shops now, with your choice of paint colors. Titici is calling the new Alloi their 3rd generation aluminum bike, but we suspect that because of its more fast gravel focus, it might not l replace the All-In like that bike replaced the original A-GR01.
We haven’t heard more definitive word back from Titici on actual pricing, but we expect it to be in line with the <2500€ starting frameset price of its alloy predecessor. As for real availability timing, their made-in-Italy alloy bikes usually have a roughly 2-month lead time.