Octane 6-4

£2,299.00£6,499.00

The VAARU Octane 6-4  titanium road bike is an all out racing machine, reacting to explosive forces with a unique ride quality. This frame has been made for the cycling racing traditionalists with smaller diameter tubes than the 3Al/2.5V utilising the extra stiffness and fatigue resistance inherent with 6Al/4V allowing frame weight to be reduced by up to 10% whilst retaining the ride quality of titanium.

The Octane 6-4 is available as Frame Only (including frame, headset and seat clamp), Frameset (including frame, headset and seat clamp and F:1 forks), Rolling Chasis or Fully built in a variety of finishing kits. Please contact us if you would like a custom build which we can also offer. Please see the tabs below for geometry, build options and our press and customers' reviews.

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Description

Cycling Weekly review

Why choose a road bike that’s made of 6Al/4V titanium?  6AL/4V (6% aluminium, 4% vanadium, 0.25% iron, 0.2% oxygen, and the remainder titanium) titanium is lighter, stiffer and stronger than 3Al/2.5V, it has the added benefit of unmatched fatigue resistance and very high strength-to-weight ratios. With these properties in mind, a lighter, more durable frame can be made still giving a compliant yet responsive ride quality.

Match the Octane 6-4 tapered headtube with the VAARU tapered full carbon F:1 forks for a responsive ride. The result is a much more flowing design, the larger diameter tubing used on the down tube and the smaller diameter on the toptube merge into the tapered headtube perfectly. Weight saving has been maximized by taking the wall thickness down to a minimum.  It also accepts a drop in headset which gives the user ease of servicing and replacement. The final touch is the 5 axis CNC’d VAARU logo, a proud touch to show the sign of quality and effort in producing every VAARU frame.

Double butted tubing has been used throughout the Octane 6-4 frame. The benefit of butted tubing allows the frame to have a thicker wall section in areas where increased stiffness is required whilst having a much thinner wall section in areas of low stress. This allows the designer to make the overall frame weight less than that of straight gauge tubing and also able to add different ride qualities by changing the tube profiles.

Both the seatstays and chainstays have been 3D formed to give a compliant ride, soaking up lateral shocks and small vibrations whilst remaining stiff when under the stresses of a rider putting maximum watts though the pedals when sprinting.
Forged dropouts: The VAARU dropouts on the Octane 6-4 have been forged and post machined to give a low overall weight, a CNC’d VAARU Logo adds a touch of detailed quality.

With an overall low system weight when using a 24m axle, the English threaded bottom bracket has been used. Less material, less weight and stiff enough for the most demanding riding.

Captain Ketchell rides around Britain
in 53 cm in 55 cm in 56 cm in 57 cm in 59 cm
A Effective Top Tube 20.9 53.0 21.7 55.0 22.0 56.0 22.4 57.0 23.2 59.0
B Actual Top Tube 20.3 51.5 20.9 53.1 21.3 54.0 21.7 55.0 22.4 56.8
C Seat Tube 18.9 48.0 19.7 50.0 20.1 51.0 20.5 52.0 21.3 54.0
D Wheelbase 38.7 98.3 38.9 98.9 39.1 99.4 39.5 100.3 39.9 101.3
E Chainstay 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5 16.3 41.5
F Head Angle 72 degrees 72 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 74 degrees
G Seat Tube Angle 74 degrees 74 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees 73 degrees
H Head Tube Length 4.9 12.5 6.1 15.5 6.5 16.5 6.9 17.5 7.7 19.5
I Fork Offset 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5 1.8 4.5

Technical Specification

6AL4V 6% aluminium, 4% vanadium, 0.25% iron, 0.2% oxygen, and the remainder titanium

Frame weight from 1.4kg.

Double Butted Tubing

Tapered headtube

3D formed chainstays

3D formed seatstays

English threaded Bottom Bracket

Full Build Options

Platinum Full Build Specification

Frame Octane 6-4 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Shimano DuraAce 9000
Wheels Edco Prosport Pillon 35mm Carbon
Tyres Continental GP4000S
Fork Vaaru F:1 Full Carbon Black
Handlebar Pro Stealth Evo full carbon integrated
Seatpost Vaaru V:TS full Titanium
Stem Integrated with bars
Saddle Fizik Antares or to spec
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £6,499

Gold Full Build Specification

Frame Octane 6-4 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Shimano Ultegra 6800
Wheels Edco Prosport Pillon 35mm Carbon
Tyres Continental GP4000S
Fork Vaaru F:1 Full Carbon Black
Handlebar Pro Stealth Evo full carbon integrated
Seatpost Vaaru V:TS full Titanium
Stem Integrated with bars
Saddle Fizik Antares or to spec
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £5,650

Silver Full Build Specification

Frame Octane 6-4 brushed with standard graphics
Groupset Shimano 105 5800
Wheels Edco Optima Roche
Tyres Continental Grand Prix GT
Fork Vaaru F:1 Full Carbon Black
Handlebar Pro PLT Ergo
Seatpost Pro PLT 10deg 100mm
Stem Pro PLT 31.6 Alloy
Saddle Pro Falcon hollow rails
Seatclamp Vaaru Black Anodised with logo
Headset Cane Creek internal 40 series
RRP: £4,099

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