MidDurance Titanium

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 MidDurance Titanium

The MidDurance bike is Honey's performance distance bike for pavement, dirt roads, and some gravel riding -- in any weather and through all four seasons.

This bike begs you to take the long road home.

The name MidDurance is a contraction of Mid-Reach Caliper Brake Endurance Ride.  This describes the bike pretty well.  However, there's a lot more to the bike.


Specs

More than any other bike that Honey offers, the MidDurance may be the best bike on the market for PavGrav type riding: This is Honey's term for bikes designed for pavement and gravel road riding.  There are a lot of reasons for this but a few of the most compelling are:

  • Purpose Driven:  The MidDurance is a very focused specialty bike.  We're not offering a warmed over cyclocross bike or watered-down mixed-terrain bike.  It's not a kitchen sink bike.  We've designed this bike from a blank slate to excel at endurance pavement and dirt road riding with no apologies and no compromises.  The bike is precisely what it claims.  Read on to learn what makes this bike so specifically optimized for endurance riding on rough roads.

  • Titanium:  By employing titanium we're able to accomplish a lot, but one great aspect is the way titanium can absorb road shock.  There is not better frame material for endurance bikes.  There is no better frame material for rough road surfaces.  The longer you're on your bike the more the smooth ride of titanium becomes a noticeable benefit.

  • Light and Durable:  The MidDurance is the lightest PavGrav endurance bike on the market at its price.  How is this possible?  For starters, by using mid-reach brakes rather than disc brakes we pull about 1.25 lbs out of the bike.  That is definitely noticeable on climbs and switchback descents.  The more miles you pile on, the more benefit the weight savings become.  We're not big fans of gram shaving because there is often a trade-off between durability and weight.  However, because much of the weight is simply through brake system choice, there is not durability sacrifice.  Employing titanium for the frame also reduces weight over most other frame materials.  Be wary of promises of super light carbon framesets.  The claims are often overstated.  At the MidDurance price range we'll put our complete bike weight up again any other bike on the market.

  • Tire Choices:  The MidDurance fits tires anywhere from performance 25mm road performance tires up to 33mm slicks for really long rides, and even 32mm knobby tires for the roughest gravel rides.  There are very few caliper brake bikes that can handle this type of tire range.


Pricing

SRAM Force1: $5,395

  • Parts KitSRAM Force 22 group parts unless otherwise specified

  • Brakes:  Velo Orange medium reach caliper brakes, black

  • Gearing:  

    • Chainring: 42t

    • Cassette: 11-42t

  • Wheels:  Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST, tubeless compatible

  • Tires: Continental GP4000 S II 28mm black folding -- not tubeless.

  • Saddle

    • Men's:  Prologo Kappa Evo T2.0

    • Women's:  Prologo Kappa Evo Dea

  • Handlebar: Honey superlight 3D forged aluminum; handlebar tape:  Fizik Superlight Tacky, black

  • Stem: Honey superlight 3D forged aluminum

  • Seatpost: Fizik R5 aluminum

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40

  • Exclusions:  Pedals, water bottle cages, fenders

  • All parts are bike size-specific and gender specific:  Crank arm length, stem length, handlebar width, saddle type, brake lever setup

Shimano Ultegra R8000: $5,495

  • Parts KitShimano Ultegra R8000 11-speed group parts unless otherwise specified

  • Brakes:  Velo Orange medium reach caliper brakes, black

  • Gearing:  

    • Chainrings: 50-34t

    • Cassette: 11-34t

  • Wheels:  Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST, tubeless compatible

  • Tires: Continental GP4000 S II 28mm black folding -- not tubeless.

  • Saddle

    • Men's:  Prologo Kappa Evo T2.0

    • Women's:  Prologo Kappa Evo Dea

  • Handlebar: Honey superlight 3D forged aluminum; handlebar tape:  Fizik Superlight Tacky, black

  • Stem: Honey superlight 3D forged aluminum

  • Seatpost: Fizik R5 aluminum

  • Headset: Cane Creek 40

  • Exclusions:  Pedals, water bottle cages, fenders

  • All parts are bike size-specific and gender specific:  Crank arm length, stem length, handlebar width, saddle type, brake lever setup

Bike kit details and prices are subject to change without notice; ongoing improvements, the value of the dollar, and general component availability all mean that we makes changes to the kits fairly often – always for the better! Contact us for details!


Sizes

Top Tube LengthHead Tube LengthFrame "reach"Frame StackStandover Height**Wheel Size
49.59.036.451.771700c
50.510.536.553.173700c
51.51237.054.474700c
52.51337.455.475700c
53.514.537.456.777700c
54.515.537.658.078700c
55.51737.659.480700c
56.517.537.860.381700c
57.518.538.660.982700c
58.519.538.662.184700c
6020.539.863.185700c
6221.540.864.186700c


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