Bicycle Portraits: Sanitas Cycles at ENVE’s 2023 Grodeo

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SANITAS CYCLES: Node Gravel Titanium, Made in Durango, Colorado, sanitasbikes.com

“We brought out the all-new Sanitas Node Custom Gravel. This frame features full 3/2.5 Aerospace titanium construction from tubing that is all milled here in the United States. Braze-ons, headtube, dropouts, and bottom bracket shell are all milled in California. We 100% design and fabricate the frame in-house; the shop is located in Durango, Co. The frame features a 44mm straight tapered headtube for many fork options and integrated cable routing upon request. The top tube is thin-walled and features a slight curve to allow for more vibration absorption. Seatube is reamed for 31.6 allowing for rigid seatposts but also dropper posts. We use T47 standard bottom bracket shells with a thicker wall to help increase lateral stiffness at the crankset. The chain stays are fully annealed 7/8ths material for more vibration absorption and endless customization of tire clearance and crankset combinations. The seat stays are thick-walled 1/2” tubing featuring a wrap-around construction while also being a bit dropped to keep the rear triangle laterally stiff for hard climbs and sprints. This frame is what we see as the final culmination of our 30+ years of combined frame-building experience.

The finish applied to the frame features custom anodization done through Agave Finishworks also located in Durango. From afar the gold, blues, and purples are eye-catching, but up close it really comes to life with details of mountains, clouds, and cacti using the negative space. Just like the finish applied on the frame, we build each and every bicycle one by one to the customer’s exact specifications and desires. Being a small-builder allows us to provide a unique and highly customizable shopping experience. The groupset features a mix of Sram Red AXS, Force AXS, White Industries cranks, a Kogel Ceramic bottom bracket, and their oversized cage. All being framed in the pinnacle of carbon works provided by ENVE Composites.”

– Sanitas Cycles

Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
Sanitas Cycles (Photo courtesy ENVE)
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