J.Guillem zags when others zig. We like the surprise of the new and take comfort in different. We celebrate inspiration, aspiration and the joy in perspiration. J.Guillem believes there is a special place we can all go to that is unique to each of us. A journey that begins each time you step off life’s treadmill and on to a bike. A place with just one signpost…
It encourages you to touch it. And here is the second surprise: for even in quite cold conditions it has a warmth to the feel. But whilst it is truly lovely to hold and behold, it is its inherent characteristics that you will ultimately fall in love with.Titanium is strong. Much stronger than aluminium or carbon. Yet it is also light. Considerably lighter than Steel. These two qualities alone have made it the structural material of choice for the Aerospace industry.Titanium does not rust; another plus-point for aircraft manufacturers. But even more important if you’re a watchmaker whose customers need a timekeeping tool they can rely on hundreds of meters under water.A J.Guillem Titanium frame does not bend or break; it is a gift that keeps giving; and a friend for life. Endorsed by the fact that we guarantee every one of ours for 100 years. But don’t take our word for it. Take one of our bikes for a test ride.
Certainly each one starts out as an idea, or something that has simply been imagined. (The initial exploratory illustrations even have a dreamlike quality.) That said the J.Guillem team doesn’t set out to make something beautiful. They seek perfection, of course, but only because they want their frames to be perfectly fit for purpose.They are Titanium craftsmen, certainly; completely at ease with their remarkable medium.They understand precisely how far this element can be pushed, shaped and formed. They absolutely understand how to use geometry to create the perfect riding position for different riding styles.And through a rigorous application of physics, they know how different lengths and widths of tubing create optimised stiffness and strength, for the efficient and effective transfer of energy.At each stage of each new frame’s development the frame builders create a prototype, which is tested, refined and sent back with improvements to the design. Jan personally checks every single J.Guillem frame before it can be sold. Anything less than 100% perfection and back it goes. Anything he passes he guarantees for 100 years.Only by being this obsessive with their craft can Jan and his team ensure the bikes that bear his name are worthy of his signature. (Not unlike masters of other grand works in the past?)