District Vision Ventures Into Cycling with a $30,000 Titanium Touring Bike

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District Vision is adept at manufacturing all sorts of athletic gear, having conjured up a premium catalog of sunglasses and performance wear. Now, it’s venturing out to a whole other realm of exercise: cycling. The L.A. brand’s gorgeous new Custom Titanium Touring Bicycle is built to exceed all expectations.

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Serving as a “homage to Japanese and Californian off-road cycling cultures,” the sleek new build was intricately made over a year to coincide with D.V.’s new cycling apparel line. It is versatile enough to operate as an adventure touring bike and is equally equipped for dirt randonneuring. The handbuilt two-wheeler is based around a razor-thin, 55cm titanium frame made in Japan by Yoshi Nishikawa, a designer for Kualis Cycles. It is finished with a custom fillet brazed steel adventure fork and titanium stem and placed upon a pair of 650b wheels with a disc brake. Additionally, it is equipped with Yokozuna disc brakes, a carbon fiber seat post insert, and titanium rails.

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The frame and fork were stylized by Oregon-based shop Black Magic Pain. This model serves the last build completed by Golden Saddle Cyclery, a now-defunct California repair shop that was one of the best in the industry throughout its historic run. It’s all rounded out with a handful of L.A.-made custom touring bags that boast a remarkably sturdy layering system of Dyneema fibers, Cordura, and X-Pac fabric. These are bolstered with waterproof zippers and integrated padding for the sake of comfort and protecting your gear.

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The high-end Custom Titanium Touring Bicycle is available on District Vision’s webshop for $30,000.