Vaaru Octane 6-4 review

Titanium bikes are becoming more and more popular. With this in mind we tested Vaaru's race focused Octane 6-4. Here are our thoughts

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Titanium bikes have retained their popularity. They all look nice but at the same time can be hard to distinguish. Riding the Octane 6-4 you can be confident that not only are you riding an impressive looking bike but also that the frame is made from the highest quality titanium, accompanied by components you don’t see every day. The geometry was not overly aggressive and allowed me to ride comfortably in a forward or more upright position. The Octane 6-4 is a genuine top quality all-rounder that is a pleasure to ride whether climbing peaks or cruising along country lanes. If you are happy to spend £6,000 on a bike that will make you stand out from the crowd, then of course you are spoiled for choice. But if it’s a titanium dream bike that you have your heart set on, then the Octane 6-4 is highly recommended.

Reasons to buy
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    Top quality titanium frame

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Reasons to avoid
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    One-piece carbon bars

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    No internal cabling option

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There is something about a bare titanium frame that appeals to many. Wherever I rode the Vaaru Octane 6-4 I received envious glares often accompanied by superlative-laden compliments.

When James Beresford set up Vaaru Cycles earlier this year he did so with a manifesto of using top quality design and production, without being held back by cost limitations, to create the best possible titanium bikes. First impressions suggest he succeeded.

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