The DURO is the perfect bike for marathons or multi-day trekking adventures in which you do not want to worry about maintenance or wear parts. The Pilot Duro is a very comfortable bike where efficiency remains important. Small shocks and sharp edges will efficiently be filtered and absorbed by the titanium frame. Yet you will feel the urge to move forward on this bike.
The stiffness, both around the bottom bracket and around head tube, is completely on point. Push on the pedals and the DURO reacts and gets fast at speed. The steering behavior is quick and tight without becoming nervous. Because the Pinion gearbox is positioned centrally and low therefore the weight distribution is sublime. In contrast to, for example, a Rohloff that has its weight mainly in the rear wheel. You will notice during even the steepest climbs that there is a lot of pressure on the front so that your front wheel does not immediately prance.
Downhill the Duro will give you a lot of confidence. It is a stable bike that is not easily disturbed.
“The Pilot Duro has been our loyal companion during the past (winter) months. We have not complained for even a second. We rode with the Pilot Duro through more mud and junk than we liked. This is where the maintenance-free gearbox in a titanium bike came in handy. We hosed down the Duro and it was ready to go again. No hassle with chains, no fear of possible corrosion, no derailleur wheels that you have to pick mud from. “
Ronny from Belgium about the DURO
“I have just picked up my new PILOT DURO and so far I am very satisfied”
STANDARD BUILD KIT
Ritchey Comp flat
Ritchey Comp 4 axis
Ritchey Comp 2-bolt
Brushed with blasted logos
FOX 32 Step Cast GRIP 100mm
ESI Racers edge
Selle Italia SLR
Schwalbe Racing Ralph ADDIX speed 29" x 2.25"
Schwalbe Racing Ray Addix Speed Grip 29x2.25
Pilot ZS44/56 Sealed
Pinion P1.18 (blue, silver, black)
Pilot Titanium riserbar
Pilot Titanium Stem
Pilot Titanium straight
FOX 32 Step Cast factory Kashima 100mm
1 X Pilot Titanium bottle cage
Chris King Inset I2
- Aerospace grade 5 and grade 9 db titanium
- Hydro formed tubing
- Tapered head tube
- 142 x 12 thru axle cnc drop outs
- Internal cables
- Postmount brake on dropout
- Tire size max 2.3”
- Hand-brushed finish
- Titanium Pinion bracket
- Fat chainstays
CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR WISHES
At Pilot Cycles we are convinced that the rider has to decide how their ride has to be built up. So therefore you can select your build up in our very user-friendly online bike configurator. And if the component which you would like to see mounted on your bike isn’t in our bike configurator please let us know and we’ll do our very best to get it for you. After all you decide what your dream bike looks like!