On One at Sea Otter 2014. © Clifford Lee
On-One is one of the brands of the off-beat British bike retailer Planet-X, and is designed and assembled in-house in Sheffield, England. The On-One brand already has the Dirty Disco carbon disc cyclocross bike that we reviewed in Issue 19 last year as an affordable carbon disc cyclocross bike.
Even more upscale, On-One brought the titanium Pickenflick to Sea Otter to show off, and it is an eye-catcher with its beautifully tapered headtube blending into the carbon fork.
Tapered headtube and carbon fork on the On One at Sea Otter 2014. © Clifford Lee
The titanium Pickenflick is not simply a titanium version of the Dirty Disco. Some geometry changes were requested by On-One sponsored riders to address the wide variety of riding the Pickenflick would be put through, including ’cross racing.
Geometry includes clearance for up to a 44C tire, with 43cm chainstays that are flared. The consequence of the clearance is that chainring choice is limited, and though the bike on display had a Shimano Ultegra 6800 crank with a 46/36 combination, it was just about as big a ring you could go and still clear the stays.
Internal routing on the On One at Sea Otter 2014. © Clifford Lee
On-One designed actually the bike around a mountain bike crank with 42/28 chainrings, so maximum tire clearance could be had with minimal ovalizing or lengthening of the chainstays. The bottom bracket drop of 67mm is 3mm higher than the Dirty Disco’s, but the headtube angle remains neutral (72 degrees for the M-sized frame). Both the fork and left seatstay have disc brake caliper post mounts, with the latter reinforced by a frame truss. No eyelets are present, though double bottle mounts are, indicating the race orientation of the design.
Ultegra 6870 Di2 shifting on the Pickenflick by On-One at Sea Otter 2014. © Clifford Lee
The Pickenflick at Sea Otter was equipped with Ultegra 6870 Di2 with the frame drilled for internal wiring. The frame does not come like this, but can be drilled by customer request. The Pickenflick is available as a limited edition from On-One as a frame and fork fork for $1324 USD.
More info: on-one.co.uk
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Clifford Lee geeks out on all things cyclocross, and is one of the primary testers for CXM Labs. When he's not testing or racing cyclocross, he's tinkering with bikes in the basement, being a dad, or helping people see better.
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