AT the heart of the luxurious BLK J.ACK lays our highly acclaimed J.ACK frameset. The hand crafted four season all road 3Al-2.5 titanium frame features a double butted front triangle, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, choice of bottom bracket, curvaceous chain stays and Gryphon head badge.
The BLK J.ACK offers the perfect balance of considered sophistication and all-road capability. With clearance for 38mm tires at the rear, and even wider at the front, it offers more than just dazzling good looks.
Each frame benefits from the J.Laverack bespoke process, allowing you to choose from various frame options to create a truly unique bicycle.
- Elegant design
- Internal cable routing
- Electronic groupset ready on request
- Timeless bead blasted graphics
- Coordinated laser etched top cap
- Optional rack and mudguard mounts
- Optional threaded or press fit PF30 bottom bracket
- Bespoke Painting options
- Tapered head tube
- 35mm tyre clearance
- 32mm tyre clearance with mudguards
- Durable 3Al-2.5V titanium tubing
- Optional quick release or thru axel dropouts
- Hope seatpost clamp included
- Classics ready
The larger bottom bracket shell increases the frame stiffness in this vital area as well as allowing for larger 30mm diameter aluminium crank spindles that are stiffer and lighter than their 24mm counterparts. Available in either press fit or threaded.
Both gear and the rear brake cables are routed through the frame. Aside from being aesthetically more pleasing, routing cables internally protects them from dirt ensuring smooth shifting and braking for longer.
A wider head tube where the fork meets the frame increases the stiffness in that area, reducing flex and improving steering precision.
The rear disc brake is mount is positioned on the chain stay, using the structural strength of the frame (the triangle that is made up of the seat stay, chain stay and seat post) to offer optimum braking performance. Available as post mount or flat mount.
As a guide, we’d suggest:
- 48cm: 152-158cm
- 50cm: 156-164cm
- 52cm: 162-170cm
- 54cm: 168-178cm
- 56cm: 174-184cm
- 58cm: 180-188cm
- 60cm: 186-194cm
- 62cm: 192-200cm
If you are unsure about which size is right for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Rear axle: 135mm or 142mm (12mm thru-axle)
Front axle: 100mm
Max width: 35mm
Whilst we believe the above information to be accurate there may be compatability issues with some untested combinations of tyres.
Seat post: 31.6mm
Seat clamp: 34.9mm
Front derailleur: 34.9mm, band on.
Press Fit 30 (PF30)
68mm wide shell
Recommended rotor size rear: 160mm
Disc brake calliper mount rear: Post Mount
Tapered headtube / headset:
1.125” – 1.5”
Headset bearings – integral
Top integral cup diameter – 44mm
Top integral cup stack height – 8mm (including 3 shims)
Bottom integral cup diameter – 56mm
Bottom integral cup stack height – 6mm
Whisky No.9 Forks:
Available with or without mudguard mounts
1.125” – 1.5” Tapered carbon steerer S.H.I.S. – Clamp 28.6 – Race 40
15mm ThruAxle Dropouts – 100mm spacing
Post mount disc (140mm-185mm)
Designed around a 700c x 38c tire. Will fit up to a 650b x 50c tire
Custom Rockshox Maxle Lite included
UD full carbon construction
No rider weight limit
5 year Whisky warranty
THE METAL WITH METTLE!
Titanium offers a great balance of properties that make it the perfect material for bicycle frames. It’s lightweight, durable and can withstand a lifetime of use whilst remaining corrosion free.
Large tube diameters allow titanium to be stiff where needed, yet the metal is naturally very good at delivering a smoother ride, especially over rough sections of road, so it’s perfect for long days in the saddle.
We use 3Al-2.5V titanium to build our frames, following the aerospace industry lead of adding 3% aluminium and 2.5% vanadium to the titanium to create the optimum performing material.
Aside from the material and ride benefits we just love the way titanium looks. J.Laverack frames aim to forge form and function to bring an unrivalled quality of ride and style to those that want more from their frame.