The bike features a titanium frame and carbon fiber fork with with tapered steerer tube.
Q. What made you choose the Foundry Overland Ti?
A. I had been saving up a bunch of high-end parts to use on a gravel/winter bike. I was planning to put all the parts on another Raleigh frame (my main road bike is a Raleigh), but was waiting for it to become available. In the meantime, I test-rode the Foundry Overland Ti at Biketoberfest [the QBP open-house]. The one I test-rode was a small frame, which was actually a little too big for me. The QBP rep happened to mention, "Well, we do have ONE extra-small frameset still available." They were able to make me a good deal on it, so I snagged it.
Q. What components did you use when putting it together?
A. Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain, with matching shifters, derailers, crankset, and road hydraulic disc brakes, Stan's NoTubes Grail wheelset - set up with Hutchinson Intensive road tubeless tires.
Q. What kinds of rides do you take it on?
A. Technically, it's a gravel bike--taller and less aggressive geometry compared to a cyclocross bike, but it would be no slouch on a cyclocross course. I'm using it as a gravel bike/any-road bike/bad-weather bike/winter bike. So, I take it out on long training rides when I never know what the road or the weather is going to throw at me.
Q. How does it ride?
A. It rides exactly like you'd expect a titanium bike to ride, which to me is a good thing. Not quite as smooth as carbon, but more quiet and sure-footed. A "point-and-shoot" kind of feel--it's going to go where you want it to go with no surprises.
Q. Any other thoughts on the bike?
A. The bike is a mechanic's dream--no cables to adjust; ride,wash, lube, and repeat. In fact, I just got back from the new trail up at Hampton Hills Metro Park on it. Have not found anything yet I can't point it at and ride.