The folks at Dean Bicycles are titanium evangelists. The Colorado-based manufacturer has been building titanium frames for the last 25 years.
In order to bring their love of titanium to the masses, Dean is now offering a frame handmade overseas in Asia for the budget-conscious, the Antero Cross, starting at $1200.
Cyclocross Magazine was able to get an early look at the new Dean Antero Cross. See more photos and details in the slideshow below.
Dean still creates all its custom titanium frames in Colorado, but the stock Antero model is made in Asia. Looking at the welds, you’d be hard pressed to see signs that the craftsmanship isn’t from Dean’s Colorado shop.
Anyone who has dealt with creaky BB30 or PF30 bottom brackets will be pleased to see the Antero is based on a threaded BSA bottom bracket.