Straight from “across the pond” in the UK, comes news that Pearson Bikes has released a new titanium Around the Outside gravel bike. A bike, they say, is made for expedition and the “maximum cargo” that entails.
I know the headline for this new piece was pretty funny. However, the truth is that the original version of the Around The Outside (ATO) was, actually inspired by the popular 80s hit by Malcolm McLaren. I’m not sure if that’s cool or not… that song was kinda dumb. Pearson Around The Outside titanium adventure gravel bike
Pearson Bikes Around the Outside gravel bike font side Now, the first version of Pearson’s ATO was also dedicated to “maximum cargo”. But, this newly updated ATO offers the same cargo capacity with a geometry created by Pearson House Design to guarantee the rider the “‘”most sustainable” riding position.
Even though the bike has a sleek roadie-type aesthetic, the ATO is “every bit as capable as a modern mountain bike”. It can be run as a 1x with a maximum clearance for a 42t chainring. It’s equipped with internal routing and a plethora of mounting bosses. For the frame’s construction, Pearson uses high-spec titanium as a lifetime material that provides the shock-absorbing qualities of steel and a better weight-to-strength ratio than carbon. The ATO features high-quality 3AL 2.5V (Grade 9) hand-drawn tubes to combine strength with agility.
Pearson says the curved downtube allows “for extra clearance for both the front wheel and luggage, as well as larger tire […]