Flaanimal 5.0 Titanium
The Flaanimal 5.0 Titanium takes the features of our category leading Flaanimal 5.0 steel / carbon frameset and carries them over to the legendary titanium framebuilding material. The 5.0 titanium represents the pinnacle of our efforts at Rodeo Labs to create the most versatile, enjoyable, and capable adventure frameset possible. Flaanimal 5.0 has been proven capable in road, gravel, racing, and bikepacking situations. It is truly one of the most versatile framesets on the market today.
To arrange a fully custom Flaanimal Titanium build configuration please use our build form to tell us about the bike you would like us to build for you.
Our frame inventory and parts availability have improved significantly in recent months. Many build configurations for frames that show as in stock can ship as quickly as 3-5 days from ordering. Framesets that show in stock ship within 24 hours. Custom finishes and custom build specs add to that time, but if you are in a rush to get a bike (for an event for instance) just shoot us a note at email@example.com and we can put hot sauce on a build for you.
See this page for additional custom finish info and pricing.
Build Pricing — Finishes — Specs — Geometry
Flaanimal 5.0 Titanium
The Flaanimal 5.0 Titanium is the next step of the Flaanimal story that began in 2015. No product we make has seen more rapid and constant revision and improvement than this platform, and it is one that has always been about supreme adaptability to different riding styles and conditions.
2020 saw the release of the steel Flaanimal 5.0, and the more time we spent on the bike the more we knew that we had truly created something special. The generous tire clearance, modular frame design, and refined ride quality of 5.0 have left us wondering what we would ever change to make it better, so we’ve changed nothing for 2021, save for expanding the material that we now offer the bike in.
Rodeo first prototyped the titanium Flaanimal in 2016 and the results were fantastic, but as a small company we chose to focus our energy on the more broadly attainable steel Flaanimal frameset while we iterated the design. Now, almost five years later we’ve returned to titanium in our quest to build the finest and most versatile adventure bicycle that we can.
FL5 Ti is feature-identical to FL5 Steel. Everything from the yoke design, the sliders, the bottom bracket spec, and routing configurations carry over from the already successful steel bike design. Small adaptations in construction that are specific to titanium can be noticed if looking closely.
Flaanimal Ti does not use the integrated carbon seat and head tubes that are integrated into the steel frame because those clever weight saving measures are not necessary when working with titanium. Side by side the titanium 5.0 frames are on average 500 grams (just over a pound) lighter than their steel counterpart. Ride quality of the steel and titanium frames is quite similar due to careful tuning and butting although the titanium frameset offers a bit more of that lively, playful, compliant feeling that Titanium is known for.
People often refer to titanium as the material to make the “forever bike” out of, and we certainly agree. It is incredibly strong, light, resistant to damage, and impervious to corrosion. When combining those factors to the massive spectrum of capabilities of the Flaanimal platform we think Flaanimal Ti is a do it all bike that can be owned and ridden for a lifetime of adventure in almost any conditions.
Road. Gravel. Trail. Bikepacking.
Flaanimal is explicitly designed to be as versatile as possible. People often ask if our bikes are truly suitable for the wide range of conditions that we state that they are. The answer is a resounding yes.
We’ve spent untold thousands of paved miles on each of our bike platforms on both slow solo cruises and fast, competitive group rides. We’ve even road raced our bikes in the quest to answer the question “can one bike really do it all?”
We’ve also gravel raced, cyclocross raced, mountain bike raced, and bikepack raced our bikes and have proven them with podiums and / or victories in each discipline. We’ve proven for ourselves how versatile our bikes can be, and the Flaanimal Titanium takes that track record into a new arena.
Standard Brushed Finish
Our standard Flaanimal Titanium finish offers the classic look that many have come to expect from the material. The frame is hand brushed to an even finish and graphic details are lightly sand blasted onto the frame itself resulting in a durable, ultralight, corrosion proof finish.
Seat Tube Graphics (+$200)
Our two seat tube graphic options are added to-spec and are meida blasted onto the classic brushed frame here in Denver, Colorado. The O.G. Pine trees are a throwback to our incredibly popular Flaanimal 4.0 layout. The Crystalline Ti hexagonal graphics invoke the crystalline structure of the base titanium element. These seat tube graphics can be combined with our standard brushed finish frame or our semi and full color Cerakote options below:
Full Custom (+ $ Quote)
We are happy to collaborate on all full custom finish options and have a strong relationship with the finest custom painter in the industry for executing our designs. Titanium is a unique material and we are excited about an expanded palette of unique opportunities to sand blast, Cerakote, liquid paint, and anodize new and unique designs. To start a full custom project please check out on your frameset or build, add the Custom Deposit while selecting options, and we will get in touch to start the process when your order comes through. Custom projects range from $150 for simple blasting well into and past the $1,500.00 range depending on the complexity of the project.
Single Color Cerakote Frame (+$350) and fork ($200)
For this finish the frame is coated with a single color of Cerakote in your choosing here at Rodeo Labs HQ in Denver, Colorado. The design is applied over the brushed titanium finished frame and allows the natural beauty of raw titanium to be combined with an accented frame or frame + fork color. See examples below for color reference. The paint chip is an actual photograph of the Cerakote color on a swatch. The frame image is a mockup based on the swatch. Hues and finish luster may vary per lighting conditions and physical properties of the coating in natural light. When selecting this finish option and purchasing through the website simply enter the H-series color code in the notes section of the address page during the checkout process.
|Frame Material||Custom butted 3/2.5 titanium tube set|
|Country of manufacture||Taiwan|
|Design / Tooling||100% proprietary|
|Tire clearance 650b||Max width: 2.4″ | Min. recommended width: 40mm | Varies by tire / rim / conditions|
|Tire clearance 700c||Max width: 54mm / 2.1″ | Min. recommended width: 28mm | Varies by tire / rim / conditions|
|Frame weight||1890g for 61cm. 1820g for 58cm. 1790g for 56cm. 1750g for 54cm. 1700g for 52cm. 1680g for 49cm.|
|Fork||Rodeo Spork 3.0 / Full carbon adventure fork|
|Fork weight||Average 600g|
|Cable routing||Mechanical, Di2, eTap. Convertible or cappable modular endcaps.|
|Dynamo routing||Internal fork. Front and rear light, USB stem cap, dynamo hub compatible.|
|Brake Standard||Flat Mount, 140mm front & rear|
|Bottom Bracket||T47 threaded, 85.5 mm width|
|Seat Post||27.2 mm post|
|Dropper post||Internal, cable routing through BB shell.|
|Seat Clamp||31.8 (6066 aluminum clamp included)|
|Thru Axles||12 x 142mm rear. 12 x 100mm front. Front optionally convertible to 15 x 100mm.|
|Headset||44mm head tube, 1-1/8″ to 1.5″ tapered. EC44/40 lower, ZS44/28.6 upper. Headset not included.|
|Chainring compatibility||2x: max 50/34, min 36/24. 1x: max 46t, min 32t (smallest tested). Singlespeed: max 46t, min 42t, half link chain recommended.|
|Front derailleur mounting||31.8mm band clamp, requires braze-on FD. Additional housing stop clamp required for FDs without an integrated housing stop (available by request).|
|Rear derailleur hanger||Aluminum, replaceable|
|Di2 battery position||N/A|
|Fender mounts||Frame and fork. Removable seat stay bridge. Max 65mm outer fender width at 700c.|
|Bottle cage mounts||3 inside main triangle. 1 on outside lower down tube. 2 on fork, one per leg.|
|Rack mounts||Frame and fork. Optional offset eyelet kit available for fork, for additional cargo options including low rider racks.|
|Fork mounts||Two mid-leg eyelets per fork blade, spaced for a water bottle cage (M5 x 0.8mm). Two eyelets near axle per side (M5 x 0.8mm). Optional offset eyelet kit available.|
|Fork crown bolt||Not included. 75mm length typically needed for lights / racks. Not compatible with recessed brake nuts.|
|Fork cargo capacity||27.6 lb / 12.5 kg total cargo weight, evenly distributed|
|Headset spacer max height||4cm between headset and stem|
|Frameset rider weight limit||280 lb / 127kg|
|Chainstay length range||Thru axle slider: 415 mm – 435 mm | QR / IGH slider: 420 mm – 440 mm|
Frameset specific component notesFlaanimal 5.0 maximizes tire clearance at the chainstay via careful tube shaping. This results in limited clearance between the non-drive side crank arm and chainstay which is not compatible with some crank based power meters, such as Stages. A 4iiii power meter can work on a Praxis crank if a 2mm spacer is used on the non drive side of the spindle. This installation method has been approved by Praxis. Other cranksets have not been tested so proceed with caution. The dropped chainstay design also results in tight clearances with some singlespeed chain / chainring setups. 38T chainrings will cause the chain to hit the dropped yoke. 40T is very close and not advised. 42T, 44T, and 46T offer good clearance.
General Sizing Guidelines
|Frame size||Rider height|
|Size||49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|Virtual Seat Tube (C-T)||490||520||540||560||580||610|
|Seat Tube (C-T)||445||488||508||528||548||578|
|Top Tube (effective)||520||535||545||560||580||605|
|Chain Stay (actual)||425||425||425||425||425||425|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74||74||73.5||73||73|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||65||65||65||65||65||65|
|Head Tube Length||90||107||132||147||162||197|
|Head Tube Angle||69.5||70||70||71||72||72|
|Stand over height, at center of top tube, 700 x 38mm or 650b x 2.1″ tire||747||765||790||803||827||849|
|Stand over height, at center of top tube, 650b x 48mm tire||737||755||780||793||817||839|
|Lengths listed in millimeters, angles in degrees.|
Flaanimal 5.0 can be ordered either as a frame and fork module (at the top of this page), or as a complete bike. Soon we will add online purchasing for any of the complete bikes detailed below. In the meantime, we recommend pre-ordering a frameset to stake your claim and we will follow up with you directly to work through the details of your Flaanimal’s build. Feel free to send in a build form in addition to your pre-order to get the ball rolling: BUILD FORM
Every complete bike is built to order in-house and, because we can source from a wide range of components, we are proud to offer a huge range of pre-configured and fully custom builds. One of the build configurations listed below might suit your needs exactly. Or, it could be the starting point for further customization if you have specific components you’d like to see on your Flaanimal.
Click any of the sections below to collapse / expand for easy spec comparison.
COVID-19 notice: we are continuing to see disruption to availability of specific components within the U.S. As a result, the exact specs and price may vary from what are listed below, but we will always get your approval on any necessary substitutions prior to beginning your build.
Our Flaanimal 5.0 Ti Apex1 build is one of the most popular builds that we do. We’ve added the Ratio 12 speed conversion kit to this build to make it even more versatile. A 10-50 cassette ensures gearing for any conditions you encounter. The Apex1 groupset is proven reliable over a wide range of conditions. The Ritchey cockpit is designed around gravel and adventure riding and the Praxis Alba crankset shaves weight off the standard Apex offerings.
$6583 complete bike with Standard Brushed finish. Other finishing options additional.
|Handlebar||Ritchey Baquiano Comp|
|Stem||Ritchey 4-Axis / 6deg|
|Headset||Rodeo Quite-Nice Headset|
|Headset comp. plug||Included|
|Seatpost||Ritchey 2-Bolt Alloy / 27.2mm|
|Seatpost clamp||Rodeo 6066|
|Saddle||Rodeo / Selle Repente Quasar|
|Bar Tape||Black EVA|
|Front Shift / Levers||SRAM Apex1 HRD|
|Rear Shift / Levers||SRAM Apex22 HRD|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle / Ratio 12 speed|
|Crankset||Praxis Alba X|
|Chainring||Praxis DM 1x|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis T47 / 68mm / external / M30|
|Brake Caliper Front||SRAM Apex HRD / flat mount|
|Brake Caliper Rear||SRAM Apex HRD / flat mount|
|Brake adapter Front||Included|
|Brake adapter Rear||Included|
|Shift housing / cables||Black|
|Brake Lines / Hydro||SRAM hydro|
|Axle Front||Rodeo Thru Axle / 12 x 100mm|
|Axle Rear||Rodeo Thru Axle / 12 x 142mm|
|Rim Front||Tubeless Compatible Alloy / 700c or 650b|
|Rim Rear||Tubeless Compatible Alloy / 700c or 650b|
|Tire Sealant||Orange Seal|
|Tire front||Panaracer GravelKing SK 700x38mm|
|Tire rear||Panaracer GravelKing SK 700x38mm|
|Rotor front||SRAM Centerline centerlock/ 160mm|
|Rotor rear||SRAM Centerline centerlock/ 160mm|
|Cassette||12 speed 10-50 or 10-52|
|* We reserve the right to make parts substitutions at equal or better quality in order to prevent substantial delays for any given customer.|
Flaanimal 5.0 frame bag templates:
If you are working with a custom bag designer to create perfectly fitted bags for your Flaanimal 5.0’s main triangle, please send the designer one of the frame size specific PDF templates linked here. PDFs are to scale in millimeters so measurements can be taken from the file or a printout of the file.