Born in fire!
Phoenix is Blacksnow’s1st frameset with heat-treated process.
As you may have heard the heat treatment process among high-end steel framesets, which can raise the ultimate tensile strength significantly. As a result, this process makes the tubes stronger and more resistant to cracking. Also, heat-treated tubes are more resistant to denting and the frame's resilience is greatly enhanced.
Because heat treatment is such an expensive process, the steel tubes used in most framests are not heat treated. Unless a frame says that it’s “heat treated”, or has a decal from a tubeset, which is known to be heat treated - e.g. Reynolds 725 and Reynolds 853. Now Blacksnow brings our latest in-house built heat-treated double buttered seamless tubes for this new 2021 model, just like a Phoenix born in fire.
To catch up the trend of gravel in 2021, Phoenix is now having the fashion elements such as wide 650b/700c tire clearance, front & rear thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes and even a taped carbon fork.
In general, Phoenix satisfies all your fantasies about a premium gravel bike.