The Van Nicholas Yukon has long been a popular option with UK cyclists wanting a titanium touring bike capable of turning its hand to commuting, training, touring or Audax.
The Yukon was given a disc brake option back in 2017 and for 2019 it receives further updates aimed at modernising its. It’s still a titanium frame built to be a super light touring bike but the Dutch company focused on improving the appearance, ergonomics and performance.
Internal cable routing provides a more modern and sleek appearance and even optional dynamo wires can be internally routed. The rack and mudguard mounts have been revised, and it has flat mount callipers and thru-axles.
There’s clearance for up to 35mm wide tyres and a sleek carbon fibre fork. To provide extra comfort the seatstays are skinny and bow out to a lower position on the seat tube. The dropouts are 3D cast and look just lovely, and there’s a tapered head tube to increase overall frame stiffness.
The Yukon Disc frameset costs €2,099 and complete bikes start from €3,499 with sizes from XS to XL. More info at www.vannicholas.com
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.