ENDURANCE ROAD/ GRAVEL RACE
A study in refined ruggedness—this is one bike to rule them all. Named for the road that brought pioneers over the Cascade Mountains on the final leg of the Oregon Trail, the Barlow is built for epic adventures. It draws on the aggressive geometry and precise handling of our award-winning Skyline road bike, while also maintaining the comfort and toughness of an off-road machine. Some might label this design “adventure rider,” “gravel racer,” or “endurance road,” but Sage Titanium’s versatile frame transcends those conventional categories. No, the Barlow relishes the rigors of the dirt while begging for the speed of the road. It loads up for a tour and can handle the long haul. It does not compromise, and it flashes with the class of titanium. It does it all.
It’s not constrained to smaller gearing, like a cyclocross bike. It’s not limited by narrow rubber, like a road bike. It’s suited for any adventure at any speed. Additionally, the combination of an oversized head tube and bi-ovalized down tube provides a stable platform for snappy acceleration and precise, confident handling, on or off the road.
The refinement trickles down to the finer details on the Barlow. It’s packed with stealth, technical minutia that make substantial impacts. Integrated fender mounts, Bento Box Top Tube storage, and three water bottle cage mounts facilitate any extended wanderings away from civilization. Whether adventure takes you through a rotating pace line or over rugged mountain passes, the Barlow begs to ride it all in style.
- 142 x 12mm Thru-Axle design
- 3D printed T-Type compatible dropouts
- 3D printed custom chainstay yoke option
- Flat Mount Disc Brake
- T47 Bottom Bracket
- Full Internal Routing options available
- Bento Box/ Top Tube food storage points
- Clearance for up to 40mm tires
- Ovalized and shaped tubing for race ready performance
- S-Bend Seatstays and a 31.6mm seatpost provide added compliance over rough terrain
- 44mm headtube provides razor sharp precision steering
- Stealth fender for increased weather protection
At Sage, 3/2.5 titanium is the magic material. The smooth riding alloy blends stiffness, durability and weight for the ultimate frame tubing. Titanium has a superior strength-to-weight ratio compared with steel and aluminum, and the fatigue tolerance far surpasses the other materials. Don’t fret long rain rides or brackish water crossings—3/2.5 titanium resists rust and corrosion better than any other metal tubing.
3D Printed Options
Custom 3D printed titanium dropouts and chainstay yoke options are now available on all Sage bicycles. Our dropouts are SRAM Transmission/ T-Type compatible so your bike is future proofed whether you are riding road, gravel, or MTB. The chainstay yokes are designed for max tire clearance and minimal chain stay lengths to provide better acceleration and snap out of the corners. 3D printed parts are lighter and stronger than standard welded parts due to the unique nature of the printing and heat treating process. Our parts are specifically designed to meet the rigors and demands for performance oriented bikes.
Various Finish Options
All Sage frames come with our Blasted Finish option as a base choice. You can choose either a raw titanium finish with blasted graphics, or a blasted finish with raw graphics. The unique look of titanium metal lends itself to the finish choices listed here. No worries about decals getting scuffed or the graphics fading over time. These finish choices will be for the lifetime of the bike. We also offer Cerakote, Anodize, and Wet Paint options for those clients that want to add some color and unique finishes and touches to their bikes.
Full Internal Routing Options
Internally routed brake lines, Di2 wires, and mechanical drivetrains are now standard options on Sage frames. External brake and mechanical shift lines options are still available if requested. Please let us know in advance.
T47 Bottom Bracket
Classic and classy yet updated for the modern era, the T47 bottom bracket reigns supreme over press-fit alternatives. The strong interface between bottom bracket cups and the frame eliminates creaks and maintains alignment that won’t slip or wobble over time. Additionally, installation, removal and service of the design are simply superior. No punching or pressing required. Just thread it, grease it, shred it. Repeat.
Oversized 44-Millimeter Head Tube
Borrowed from the mountain bike realm, the oversized 44-millimeter head tube affords phenomenal front-end stiffness and precision on the road. Press-in headset cups provide a secure interface between frame and cockpit, and the large diameter opening accepts a wide range of steerer tubes, from 1⅛-inch straight to 1⅛–1½-inch tapered and every combination between.