No adventure is too gnarly
This is not another gravel bike. The Sage Titanium Storm King is a catalyst to new adventures. It’s a drop-bar beast designed to fuel your exploration, taking you deeper while getting increasingly more remote with every pedal stroke. The Storm King is not only designed for the bike packer who tackles multi-day adventures like the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, but also for the gravel racer who looks to conquer events like the Dirty Kanza 200 or Grinduro. Storm King is a rock-gobbling animal with a geometry to keep the rider more comfortable on technical terrain.
Named after the ribbon of singletrack outside of Bend, Oregon, Storm King is ready to get shreddy on tires sizes up to 700x50mm or 650×2.4”. Utilizing a curved seat tube to decrease the length of the chainstays while maintaining maximum tire clearance, the Storm King is able to snap to acceleration with minimal effort. The Storm King touts three bottle cages, rack mounts front and rear, and bosses for either bolt-on food bags or bolt-on frame bags. All that, plus internal cable routing for the rear brake and dropper post for an ultra-clean look. Of course, our patented Cable Clip System ((US Patent No. 9,545,975) is designed into the bike to ensure you have as much versatility with your drivetrain choice as you do your riding adventures.
We like to think of Sage Titanium bicycles as the perfect canvas for riders to make them what they want. Whether it is with mud splatter from the trail, or fully custom one-off builds that redefine the term “rolling art”. Whatever your adventure, grab your GPS, pack a lunch, and take the Storm King past the border of your comfort zone.
- 148 x 12mm Boost Thru-Axle design
- Flat Mount Disc Brake
- Dropper post ready
- Bento Food Box ready mounts on the top tube for easy food access
- CCS Ready (Electronic and Mechanical Drivetrain Capable)
- Clearance for up to 700x50mm or 650×2.5″ tires
- Ability to run up to a 50/34 Compact gear setup
- Ovalized and shaped tubing for race ready performance
- 44mm headtube provides razor sharp precision steering
- Stealth frame and fork fender mounts for increased weather protection
- Internal rear brake line and dropper post routing
- 3 bottle cage mounts ready for storage
Cable Clip System (CCS)
Sage Titanium’s Cable Clip System streamlines shift routing with a touch of retro elegance. Officially recognized as US Patent No. 9,545,975, the design combines a single port under the down tube and a removable cable stop that work in harmony to sleekly route internal electronic wires or external mechanical cables. The machined-aluminum clip dovetails with the opening, guiding mechanical cables below the down tube. Ready to switch to an electronic drivetrain? There’s no upcharge for “Di2 compatibility” as the CCS seamlessly converts between mechanical and electronic systems. Removing the clip eliminates external cable stops and cleanly routes wires through the frame. The Oregon-made clasp also uses integrated barrel adjusters for fine-tunable functionality on this tiny chunk of genius.
Shaped tubing for design specific performance benefits
Snap. Precision. Giddy Up. All Sage bicycles are built upon these principles, and the bi-ovalized down tube is the foundation of these qualities. The oval shape provides a larger weld surface area compared to traditional round tubing. This increased contact patch better resists torsional forces at key locations on the frame. A vertical oval at the head tube junction resists twisting and yields precise steering, and a horizontal oval bonds to the bottom bracket shell, reinforcing lateral strength and preventing side-to-side movement during sharp accelerations. Mash, dive, sprint and swerve—the bi-ovalized down tube handles it all. Our curved seat tube allows us to run short chainstays with maximum tire clearance to get the bike up to speed faster than anyone else around.
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.
Flat Mount Disc Brakes
Flat mount disc brakes add another level of refined elegance to the Barlow and Skyline Disc. The mounting bolts pull the caliper toward the frame, tucking it tight and secure onto the chainstay. The design eliminates tabs, removes excess bolts and results in more consistent braking with a streamlined, show-stopping look.
All Sage frames have a raw finish with the titanium shinning in all its glory. But industrial brushing is not just simple with a sexy shimmer. It’s also practical. The lusty sheen can be polished and renewed time after time. While bead-blasted and high-polished titanium frames have an alternatively classy look, any cosmetic flaws must be fixed by the pros at the paint shop or titanium factory. Should the industrial finish scratch or scuff, simply grab a Scotch-Brite pad to buff out the blemishes. A little elbow grease and DIY initiative brings the bike back to life, giving the frame that polished glow like the day it first rolled onto the doorstep. Or send your frame to us, and Sage will refresh it with a full buff and new set of decals.
English Threaded Bottom Bracket
Classic and classy, the English-threaded 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.
Dropper Post Ready
The lines between mountain bikes and gravel bikes continue to blur with the inclusion of dropper posts on a drop bar bike. The ability to get the saddle out of the way when the going gets steep and technical cannot be understated. Pop the seat back up when it is time to lay the power down on the pedals and away you go.