I commute daily, rain or shine, on some of the worst roads in the city. Rocks, gravel, glass, sidewalks and rarely tarmac. After riding carbon bikes for a while and feeling like my back was getting pounded with a meat cleaver, I made the move to titanium. Now I can honestly say that I get out of bed at zero dark thirty and step into 35 degree driving rain with a smile on my face as I climb a 12% hill on my way to work. The ride is sublime and makes me wonder what I was thinking all the years before. The massive tire clearance gives me the option to use fenders and various tire sizes. Pictured here with custom fenders and 32mm gators for the glass. made a few mods to protect the frame from the daily U-locks and bike racks by zip tying cut up old innertubes to the frame.