SUSPENSION FUELED ADVENTURE TO TAKE YOU FARTHER THAN EVER BEFORE
This is the evolution of greatness. As the Storm King continues to push boundaries, it was only natural that suspension technology would catch up with the gravel bike scene to continue that push forward. When suspension forks first came out for Mountain bikes, many people scoffed at them. Today, we could not imagine our bikes without them. The same will be true for gravel bikes. The Storm King is designed to go anywhere and the advent of suspension continues that trend.
The “GP” refers to “Gifford Pinchot”, as in the “Gifford Pinchot National Forest”. It is one of the oldest national forests within the United States and encompasses 1,312,000 acres with multiple mountain ranges including Mount St. Helens and Mount Adams. The forest is located in Southwest Washington State and is larger than the state of Delaware. It is here where the Storm King GP was inspired. Rough roads, steep climbs, and backcountry experiences are where the Storm King has always shined, but the new GP version allows you to go deeper and farther than ever before.
Each GP comes with a full suite of options ranging from multiple bottle mounts to varied tire size options. Internal routing options help keep the bike looking clean and ready to be loaded down with bags or gear for those extended journeys. Every GP is built one at a time to ensure each bike meets the desires of their new owner. 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.
- 142 x 12mm Non-Boost Thru-Axle design
- Suspension Corrected Geometry
- Flat Mount Disc Brake
- Dropper post ready
- CCS Ready (Electronic and Mechanical Drivetrain Capable)
- Clearance for up to 700x50mm or 650×2.4″ tires
- Ability to run up to a 48/31 Compact gear setup
- Ovalized and shaped tubing for race ready performance
- 44mm headtube provides razor sharp precision steering
- Frame 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.
T47 Threaded Bottom Bracket
Sometimes Bigger IS Better. The T47 BB works in a similar fashion to the classic English-threaded bottom bracket but with a much larger shell diameter that allows us to run maximum tire clearance for all of your gravel needs. 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.