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Quick Overview

Low maintenance, grease-free transmission that will last almost as long as the frame itself.

Standard components below, customize with the drop down menus to create your perfect bike:

Frame Set - 2012 Pioneer 3AL/2.5V Titanium Frame + Bushnell EBB
Crank Set - Truvativ Stylo SS GXP X-Drive Single-speed Crankset for Belt Drive, 175mm
Bottom Bracket - Truvativ GXP Bottom Bracket Bearing Cups - Included with Crank Set
Chain  - Gates Carbon Center Track Belt, made for Carbon Belt Drivetrain
Shifters - Rohloff 14-Gear Separate Shifters
Brake Levers - Van Nicholas Separate Shifters
Brakes - Van Nicholas V-Brake system, linear pull
Cable Sets, Brakes and Deraileur - Van Nicholas MTB Teflon Cable & Housing System
Cassette - Gates Steel Center Track Sprocket, made for the Gates Belt Drivetrain
Wheel Set - Van Nicholas Rohloff Wheel Set, Rohloff Hub & VNT Hub, Rigida Andra 30 Rims, 32H, Silver
Tires - Schwalbe Big Apple Kevlar Guard Front Tire, 26 x 2.00
Tubes - Schwalbe Butyl Tubes with Presta Valve
Headset - FSA Orbit Z, Internal Threadless Sealed Bearing Headset, Black 1 1/8"
Headset Spacers - Alloy Headset Spacer 25.0mm, Black
Handlebar Stem - Van Nicholas Adjustable Stem, 70-130 degree, 110mm, Silver
Handlebar - Van Nicholas Alloy MTB, 23' Length, 6 Degree Bend, 31.8mm OS, Black
Handlebar Grips - Van Nicholas VNT 130mm Lock on Grips, Black Anodized
Seat Post - Van Nicholas Forged / Butted Alloy Seatpost, 300mm, 27.2, Black
Seat Collar - Van Nicholas CNC Machined 6061 Aluminum Seat Collar, 31.8MM
Saddle - Van Nicholas "VNT" Saddle, Leather Cover, Titanium Rails
Fork - Van Nicholas VNT TRX Alloy Expedition / Touring Fork


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The ultimate expedition-touring bike must be strong, adaptable, safe but above all reliable in even the most demanding terrain and conditions. In designing the Pioneer, the first aim was to create a bike that had as little as possible that could go wrong: so no hydraulic cables, no derailleurs and no front suspension. Simple yes, but no skimping on the materials. It combines a heavy-duty, paint-free titanium frame with a titanium seat post and bulletproof Schwalb Balloon Tires for comfort. Plus, it comes with the integrated 14-gear Rohloff system (like having 27-MTB gears) for one-handed shifting through the entire range, whilst stationary or pedalling.  It also looks amazing.

Lifetime Frame Warranty

Titanium won’t rust, corrode, or break down. This is why the frames are guaranteed for life.

Engraved Head Tube Logo

The Van Nicholas classic logo is etched directly onto the head tube, so your grandchildren will know the frame you pass down to them is a Van Nicholas.

Size Specific Frame Tubing

To ensure your bike will fit you for life,  the tubing sizes are adjusted  to the specifications of your body.

Brushed Finish Sculpted by hand

The best way to showcase Titanium frames is to hand brush them to bring out the natural brightness.

Rohloff Gearing System

The award-winning 14-gear enclosed Rohloff hub offers smooth, almost unnoticeable shifting, even when stationary.

Belt Drive System

Lighter, cleaner and quieter than a regular chain. The ideal choice for commuter and tourer alike.

Tubing Specifications

» Chain Stays: 25.4 x 0.9MM Seamless Optiformed Tubing » Down Tube: 45mm x 0.9mm PG » Seat Stays: 22mm x 0.9mm Double Tapered » Seat Tube: 34.9mm x 0.9mm PG » Top Tube: 42mm Tapered to 39mm PG 

Component Sizing

» Compatible with either V-Brake or Cantilever Brake Systems» Frame Utilizes a 135mm Rear Axle Spacing » Frame Utilizes a 27.2mm Seat Post Diameter» Frame Utilizes a 31.8mm Seat Collar » Frame Utilizes a 44mm ID Internal Head Set » Frame Utilizes a 55-22/ 122T Gates Carbon Belt Length » Maximum 60-559 (26 x 2.35) Tire Clearance 

Frame Features

» CNC machined 68mm English threaded bottom bracket» CNC machined and sculpted chain stay bridge» CNC machined and tapered cable stops» CNC machined sculpted 7mm thick titanium dropouts.» Fender mounts (chain stay bridge boss, seat stay bridge boss)» Optimal size specific tubing (Larger diameter tubing used on larger size frames).» Seat stay and drop out rack mounts» Van Nicholas chemicaly etched head tube badge » WELDED water bottle Bosses; NO alloy pop-rivets.


Van Nicholas will replace (not repair) any Titanium frame that fails due to manufacturer defects in materials or workmanship. Most companies have chosen to repair products that fail; this process however does not instil confidence in the product or company. This warranty is extended to the original retail purchaser according to the following conditions and limitations.


Warranty coverage on the bicycle frame extends for life as long as it remains owned by the original retail purchaser. Warranty coverage on any bicycle components purchased through Van Nicholas, while owned by the original retail purchaser, will be covered by the warranty stated by their original manufacturers.

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