What makes it so expensive?
Hand-built by Japanese architect turned frame builder, founder and designer at Kualis Cycles, and a specialist in titanium builds, Yoshi Nishikawa, the District Vision custom titanium bicycle took over a year to be built. Intended to be used as a dirt randonneuring (a 200km ride) and adventure touring bike, it features a 55 cm titanium frame with custom fillet brazed steel adventure fork and titanium stem. With a frameset designed around 650b wheels, it features disc brake and eTap compatibility, fastback seatstays, a carbon fiber seatpost insert, and a spare spoke holder that doubles as a chain slap guard.
No expenses was spared in the building of the bike – even the bolts are made of titanium and the 3 bottles are made of stainless steel. The polished SRAM AXS Eagle X01 rear derailleur, 42T AARN narrow-wide 110bcd chainring, GSC X Sugino crankset, and SRAM Red carbon fiber shifters gives it a classic and subtle look. And the bags are Yanco custom Dyneema + Cordura + X-Pac frame bags.
This bike is a homage to Japanese and Californian off-road cycling cultures and was built to celebrate the launch of District Vision's cycling apparel capsule. District Vision is not a bike company. This was built for them by California's renowned Golden Saddle Cyclery.