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Review Highlights: Curve Belgie

Beginning as a carbon wheel brand in 2013, Melbourne based Curve began producing titanium frames in 2015 and now turns out around 2,000 units annually. It’s not just parochialism that’s driving sales though; their renown is spreading globally and already they are selling via some shops in Canada, England and Singapore.

Their best known frame the Belgie, named after a fast and punchy road ride that mixes in light gravel, bike paths and some rougher roads, is a fun bike that’s built for advnture and all day epics with equal parts comfort and speed.

It’s a tough and low maintenance frame; this one on review forgoes the aesthetics of internally routed cables in order to deliver functional simplicity but still retains a refined finish to the frame build. External routing is a choice that your local bike shop mechanic will love you for, and possibly one that you as the buyer of a titanium bike may see as natural, traditional, merely a matter of course.

Overall
A titanium bike is a long term proposition. It will last a lifetime and retain its appeal. The Belgie is a well-made and well thought out machine, designed to perform and also to allow easy maintenance. It’s a classy bike for the way we ride today; competitive in the bunch and always up for an all day epic.

The titanium Belgie Disc: attractive form and capable function.
The titanium Belgie Disc: attractive form and capable function.

 

Curve's eponymous fork with slightly forward facing dropout and a wind-up axle.
Curve’s eponymous fork with slightly forward facing dropout and a wind-up axle.

 

Smooth titanium welds, carbon rims and a cable tie.
Smooth titanium welds, carbon rims and a cable tie.
The frame's diagonal 'brake beefer' is just visible behind the rotor.
The frame’s diagonal ‘brake beefer’ is just visible behind the rotor.
External cabling is an option on Belgie frames
External cabling is an option on Belgie frames
There's just enough room here for 28mm tyres.
There’s just enough room here for 28mm tyres.

SPECIFICATIONS
Frame:  3AL 2.5V Titanium
Fork:  Curve Carbon
Shifters:  Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur:  Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur:  Shimano Ultegra
Crank:  Shimano Ultegra 52/36
Cassette:  Shimano Ultegra 11-28
Bottom Bracket:  Threaded 68mm BSA
Wheels:  Curve CC30s Disc
Tyres:  Vittoria Open Corsa CX 25mm
Brakes:  Shimano post mount 140mm rotors
Handlebar:  FSA Gossmaer alloy
Stem:  FSA Alloy 130mm
Headset:  FSA 44m
Saddle:  Fizik Aliante
Seatpost:  FSA Gossmaer alloy
Weight:  8.3kg
Price:  $8,499
Distributor:  curvecycling.com.au

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