Why Ottrott: The Ottrott (say Oh-troh) takes the best features of carbon and titanium and combines them in one model. The Ottrott has a uniqueness to its ride that simply doesn’t exist in any other bicycle, like each one is injected with some special magic.
If you look at the small details, right away you’ll notice that an Ottrott is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. The two materials are stunning side by side and the craftsman in us can’t help but show them off. But we didn’t build it to be pretty. We took everything we’ve learned about carbon and titanium and used each material to its fullest potential to create the ultimate ride.
The Ottrott is exhilaratingly responsive yet so smooth it is almost soothing. Born of the mountains, you will never ride a bike that hugs corners at high speed with as much confidence then urges you to hammer on in the straight section before the next hairpin.
Ottrott vs. the Competition: Other companies build bicycles with titanium and carbon because they can. We begin where others leave off by utilizing our design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities to make the most of each material – and tune the performance to you in ways that only Serotta can. With more than 100 potential tube selection combinations, we have an unrivaled ability to tune the ride to each individual cyclist. Custom geometry, personalized tubes and a hand-selected Serotta fork make your Ottrott perform like no other.
Experience Matters: Creating the perfect bicycle is a delicate balance of managing power transfer, compliance, road feedback, vibration, stability, body position, endurance, durability and safety while fine-tuning it all to best match your size, strength and riding style.
The Ottrott is alchemy perfected.
The Ottrott is the most versatile frame and fork that we build. It’s the best handling at high speeds, has the best vibration damping and the best vertical compliance.
The Ottrott incorporates Serotta’s uniquely engineered Colorado Concept carbon and ti tubing. Its top tube, down tube and seat stay are made from Serotta’s proprietary carbon fiber. Its head tube, seat tube, chain stay, bottom bracket and lugs are all titanium.
The ti tubes are tapered on the outside (swaged) and double-, triple- and even quadruple-butted on the inside to meet your desired performance characteristics. The proprietary, highly tunable Torsion Control carbon tubes give the Ottrott a lightweight feel and explosive out-of-the-saddle acceleration. This combination of material and engineering delivers the smoothest ride found anywhere.
Beyond the highly engineered carbon and titanium tubing, the Ottrott has all the under-the-hood details designed, engineered and built into each Serotta, a process Ben Serotta began more than 40 years ago. They include:
Colorado Concept Tubing
Torsion Control Carbon Tubing
Multi Modulus Composites
Serotta Composites F3 Fork
Power S-Bend Chain Stay
Carbon Pivot Suspension Technology
Art, Science & Experience
Designed, Built & Tested in the USA
|Frame Type||Competitive Road|
|How Custom||Fully Bespoke|
|Cockpit Fit||Designed to Order|
|In a Few Words||Extraordinary Depth of Performance|
|Dominant Material||Serotta Composites Carbon Fiber and Titanium|
|Typical Use||Road Racing, Fast Sport Riding, Training|
|Tubing||Serotta Colorado Concept multi-ply, multi-directional Serotta Composites carbon fiber with abrasion-resistant 3K outer weave. Serotta Colorado Concept 3Al-2.5V seamless titanium, butted and swaged to meet the rider’s desired performance characteristics. Both the carbon and ti tubes are produced in numerous sizes and stiffness ranges, allowing us to precisely tune the ride for each individual cyclist.|
|Fork||Serotta Composites F3 Carbon Fork with 6Al-4V titanium dropouts. Stiffness and rake are adjusted to each cyclist.|
|Rear Dropouts||Serotta 3D Micro Dropouts, CNC machined from 6Al-4V titanium plate.|
|Tires||25mm maximum recommended size|
|Seat Post Size||27.2|
|Bottom Bracket||68mm BSC threaded titanium BB|
As a fully custom bike, the geometry of your Ottrott will be exactly right for you. Your Serotta Factory Professional will provide us with detailed personalized fit data. We then use our decades of experience to interpret this data and to design and build your Ottrott.
Your Ottrott can be finished in a wide variety of ways, from simple and understated to bold and bright – or anywhere in between. Choose from our standard finish schemes and colors, or develop your own completely personalized finish scheme. A Serotta Factory Professional is the ideal resource for finish ideas as they have experience, expertise, and sample paint colors on hand.
The retail price of each Legend SE includes two finish options in our standard finish schemes. This means you can opt for any of the following at no extra charge:
- clear carbon with bare titanium (polished, brushed, or matte)
- clear carbon with painted titanium
- painted carbon with bare titanium (polished, brushed, or matte)
- two paint colors
- two paint colors plus decals
A few of our standard finish schemes will require additional finish charges; please confer with your SFP for details.
We offer four bare titanium finish options:
- Polished: Makes ti shine like brilliant sterling silver.
- Brushed: Looks a little more industrial, like stainless steel.
- Matte: Which, as the name implies, has a flat, industrial look.
- Super High Polished: For the ultimate chrome-like luster.
Each Ottrott SE is meticulously finished by hand in our automotive-type downdraft paint booths at our Saratoga Springs factory. Bare titanium sections of your frame are finished entirely by hand. We apply three coats of fine clear over each frame’s carbon and/or painted sections for a deep and durable 3D appearance.
Shown below in the Reveal paint scheme with three colors/finishes.