The Skeiron felt sprightly and responsive, although it wasn’t quite up to top-end carbon standards
and vibrations jolted a little through the frame. Dropping the tyre pressure to just below 80psi helped to smooth things out. On better maintained roads I found the Skeiron did a good job of filtering out the low-level buzz of the tarmac. On quiet days I could hear the titanium hum as it absorbed the surface beneath. That natural compliance in the frame also meant it tracked the road tightly, helped in part by the supple Vredestein Fortezza tyres.
In terms of power delivery, I was glad the Skeiron falls near the stiffer end of the titanium spectrum. It felt sprightly and responsive, although it wasn’t quite up to top-end carbon standards - the sensation of sprinting was a little sluggish.
When it came to descending, I found the Skeiron didn’t goad me into aggressive cornering, but instead offered a reassuring level of handling. I felt confident that the disc brakes and tyres would always see me stop comfortably, even on rough and wet surfaces, while the frame always felt well connected to the road.
On the money
For all its modern tech, the Skeiron is actually a very reasonably priced titanium frameset at €2,099 (approx £1,850). However, the version I tested, was a considerably more walletdraining £8,144 once it was fully built. For that sort of money, I might instead consider going with a slightly less dramatic spec and opting for something with custom geometry.
To the committed bike snob, the Skeiron may not sit up there with the big titanium brands such as Passoni, Moots or Seven, but really it shouldn’t be judged by the same standards.
With electronic gears, hydraulic brakes and Fea-designed tubes, the Skeiron feels more like a future-proofed carbon endurance racer from one of the big brands, but with the considerable added charm and durability of titanium. For many, that will be well worth the premium price.