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Cam was born and bred in Perth, Western Australia. As a young lad he grew up with a grandfather that had a number of Bike stores and was always tinkering. He originally graduated with a BSc from the University of Western Australia and went to work as a Chemist for a number of different Australian mining companies before getting bored and going traveling as all good Aussies do. Finding a job as a Consultant for PA Consulting Group in the UK lead him to work on a number emerging technologies before being transferred to bolster the US office…. Now, he divides his time between homebrewing, mountain biking, triathlons and raising two adorable daughters with wife Natasha and their Australian Cattle Dog, Blue. Cam likes black espresso, hates tofu, has an outrageous goatee and thinks alligators have nothing on salt-water crocs.
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Born and bred in Houston, Texas (the greatest state in the world), Evan grew up falling off of and crashing bicycles on a regular basis. This lead to a lengthy swimming career (free of crashes) but eventually steered back towards bicycles upon his discovery of triathlons in college. He currently spends his time between triathlon coaching, racing and bicycle building– spending most of what he makes on training trips. Loves bike grease, brunettes and home brew. Has a dog vicariously through Cam.
Built by bike riders, for bike riders.
Aussie Cycle Works was founded by Tony Bell, the Da Vinci of Australian cycling. After years of professional racing he moved to the states, becoming Houston’s preeminent bike mechanic. Years of racing and maintenance have given him an unparalleled insider perspective on the race bike market. He’s seen materials and fads come and go and noticed one constant: Titanium; no gimmicks, no marketing schemes, no flashy colors.
Flash forward to 2013– Aussie Cycle Works releases it’s Titanium Pro Series: aggressive shape, custom geometry, light weight, better ride quality– stiffer, smoother & more responsive. The Pro Series offers high end quality straight out of the box with no need for aftermarket upgrades at a mid-range price tag.
“[Titanium’s] reputation within the industry is excellent: light weight, super strength and fatigue life, a magical ride… The titanium that you find used in a majority of bicycle frames has an E of around 15 million pounds per square inch – approximately half that of steel. This means that steel and titanium are roughly comparable when it comes to the stiffness-to-weight ratio… Elongation numbers for titanium are often 20 to 30 percent.
The tensile strength of titanium is also excellent…The fatigue strength is another property where titanium performs beautifully… there is not a definitive measurement of fatigue strength that will tell us how the material will last in a bicycle frame. Bicycles are subjected to forces of varying amounts in a random, cyclic fashion. As long as these loads are kept below a certain level, titanium and steel both have thresholds below which they will never fail.”
“Titanium is an exceptionally hard, durable and corrosion proof material. When built properly, it is a lifetime frame material that puts up with abuse better than any other material. Another option is to consider a mixed material frame. The better mixed titanium/carbon bikes use high grade carbon in places where it can enhance the ride the most, while using titanium where it can enhance durability and sizing options most.”
“With a stiffer bike, particularly newer carbon bikes, the stiffness initially feels really good, but there’s no interaction.”… [Vandermark] points to ti’s nonlinear modulus as the source of the metal’s unique ride: That characteristic means the more force you apply, the harder it becomes to bend. “If you try to bend a piece it will at first give a little,” says Kellogg. “But the further you try to flex it, the more resistant it becomes.” On the road, that trait means you know exactly what’s going on at the intersection of your tire and the pavement—a sensation demanded by performance-oriented riders—but the initial flex means you’re not bothered by rough pavement. Bikes made from steel, aluminum, and carbon can also achieve that result, it’s just that titanium does so with a blend of ride sensations nothing else quite matches, kind of like the way any alcoholic beverage can get you inebriated but only a single-malt Scotch possesses its distinctive, refined combination of tastes.”