Around The Outside
Titanium Expedition Gravel Frameset

£3,450
An expedition gravel machine designed to take you (and your breath) away. Created for maximum cargo, ATO combines ingenious bike-packing options with impeccable craftsmanship. Frameset only. More info
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Around The Outside
Titanium Expedition Gravel Frameset
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OVERVIEW

The original version of Around the Outside (ATO) was inspired by a line from Buffalo Girls, the ’80s hit by the quirky pop outlier Malcolm McLaren. A true pioneer, McLaren was the perfect inspiration for the first ATO; an elegant, stylish gravel bike designed for maximum cargo. A bike created to conquer pastures new, thanks to intelligent design and exceptional craftsmanship – the updated ATO offers all that and more. We often ask ourselves which Pearson bike we’d save if we could only save one and the new ATO is a strong contender. Engineered to take you anywhere you want to go, from short spins to long-haul adventures in unrivalled riding comfort. With geometry created using Pearson House Design (PhD), it’s guaranteed to provide the most sustainable riding position. Lively and agile on rocky routes, it also offers stable descending on loose terrain. An overall ride, in fact, that Pearson lead designer Scott Decker calls “buttery smooth”. 

 

The sleek road bike aesthetic is deceptive because ATO is every bit as capable as a modern mountain bike, a machine you can rely on even when you doubt yourself. Created to cover all types of riding, every detail has been carefully considered. From the single-front gearing (42t max) preferred by modern bike-packers, to internal cable routing that keeps lines clean. We’ve added more mounting bosses, too, so you can load your panniers and frame packs for bigger, bolder adventures. 
 

As with its predecessor, high-spec titanium provides the shock absorption of steel but with a lightweight comparable to carbon. The stiffness of the material also ensures excellent power transfer. Pearson’s titanium bikes are made using the highest quality 3AL 2.5V (Grade 9) hand-drawn tubes available to ensure strength and agility when riding. Though more expensive to produce, the end result offers both a lighter weight and superior performance. Created for longevity, titanium won’t rust or corrode and is more resistant to heavy impacts. (Lower quality, single-gauge titanium can be prone to cracking.)
 

ATO’s curved down tube allows extra clearance for both the front wheel and luggage, as well as larger tyre sizes; there’s clearance for 29x2.2” or 27.5x2.3” (650x60). The frame features multiple bottle mounts (eg. on seat tube and down tube), again to better accommodate frame luggage. The expertly sculpted, cast-titanium rear wheel dropouts take their inspiration from contemporary mountain bikes, with craftsmanship that provides a class-leading strength-to-weight ratio.
 

And speaking of which, the ATO is also available with a short travel 40mm Fox suspension fork and flat handlebar options, who said that 1980s off-road bikes weren’t back in fashion? Extra features include routing sports for a dropper post and dynamo lighting, and routing to a USB top cap port. The full carbon fork option features adaptable cage mounting points, plus interchangeable dropouts for 50 or 58mm offset, adapting the trail for different riding styles, tyre sizes, or front-load carrying. Mudguard and front light mounting points make for maximum functionality.
 

A dropped chain stay port provides additional clearance and can accommodate either a mechanical or electric rear mech, while direct disc mounts and flat-mount brakes ensure exceptional stopping power. Twelve-millimetre thru axles minimise flex to ensure a robust ride.

FEATURES

  • 3Al-2.5V titanium handmade frame
  • Comfortable all-day geometry
  • Curved downtube for increased mud clearance and improved luggage carrying capabilities
  • Cast rear dropout for increased strength
  • Compatible with both mechanical and electronic gearing
  • Expedition bottle bosses on fork, top tube and underside of downtube
  • Ability to run 29x2” (700x50c), or 27.5x2.3” (650x60) tyres
  • Dynamo routing and rear light mount
  • 1x specific gearing

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • 3Al-2.5V butted Pearson titanium frame
  • Flat mount disc brakes
  • Full carbon fork with additional expedition mounts (suspension fork available on request)
  • Compatible with both mechanical and electronic gearing
  • 1x only
  • T47 bottom bracket
  • Ability to run 29x2” (700x50c), or 27.5x2.3” (650x60) tyres

The original version of Around the Outside (ATO) was inspired by a line from Buffalo Girls, the ’80s hit by the quirky pop outlier Malcolm McLaren. A true pioneer, McLaren was the perfect inspiration for the first ATO; an elegant, stylish gravel bike designed for maximum cargo. A bike created to conquer pastures new, thanks to intelligent design and exceptional craftsmanship – the updated ATO offers all that and more. We often ask ourselves which Pearson bike we’d save if we could only save one and the new ATO is a strong contender. Engineered to take you anywhere you want to go, from short spins to long-haul adventures in unrivalled riding comfort. With geometry created using Pearson House Design (PhD), it’s guaranteed to provide the most sustainable riding position. Lively and agile on rocky routes, it also offers stable descending on loose terrain. An overall ride, in fact, that Pearson lead designer Scott Decker calls “buttery smooth”. 

 

The sleek road bike aesthetic is deceptive because ATO is every bit as capable as a modern mountain bike, a machine you can rely on even when you doubt yourself. Created to cover all types of riding, every detail has been carefully considered. From the single-front gearing (42t max) preferred by modern bike-packers, to internal cable routing that keeps lines clean. We’ve added more mounting bosses, too, so you can load your panniers and frame packs for bigger, bolder adventures. 
 

As with its predecessor, high-spec titanium provides the shock absorption of steel but with a lightweight comparable to carbon. The stiffness of the material also ensures excellent power transfer. Pearson’s titanium bikes are made using the highest quality 3AL 2.5V (Grade 9) hand-drawn tubes available to ensure strength and agility when riding. Though more expensive to produce, the end result offers both a lighter weight and superior performance. Created for longevity, titanium won’t rust or corrode and is more resistant to heavy impacts. (Lower quality, single-gauge titanium can be prone to cracking.)
 

ATO’s curved down tube allows extra clearance for both the front wheel and luggage, as well as larger tyre sizes; there’s clearance for 29x2.2” or 27.5x2.3” (650x60). The frame features multiple bottle mounts (eg. on seat tube and down tube), again to better accommodate frame luggage. The expertly sculpted, cast-titanium rear wheel dropouts take their inspiration from contemporary mountain bikes, with craftsmanship that provides a class-leading strength-to-weight ratio.
 

And speaking of which, the ATO is also available with a short travel 40mm Fox suspension fork and flat handlebar options, who said that 1980s off-road bikes weren’t back in fashion? Extra features include routing sports for a dropper post and dynamo lighting, and routing to a USB top cap port. The full carbon fork option features adaptable cage mounting points, plus interchangeable dropouts for 50 or 58mm offset, adapting the trail for different riding styles, tyre sizes, or front-load carrying. Mudguard and front light mounting points make for maximum functionality.
 

A dropped chain stay port provides additional clearance and can accommodate either a mechanical or electric rear mech, while direct disc mounts and flat-mount brakes ensure exceptional stopping power. Twelve-millimetre thru axles minimise flex to ensure a robust ride.

  • 3Al-2.5V butted Pearson titanium frame
  • Flat mount disc brakes
  • Full carbon fork with additional expedition mounts (suspension fork available on request)
  • Compatible with both mechanical and electronic gearing
  • 1x only
  • T47 bottom bracket
  • Ability to run 29x2” (700x50c), or 27.5x2.3” (650x60) tyres

    XS S M L XL
A Top Tube Length 510 520 535 547 564
B Seat Tube Length 470 495 520 540 564
C Head Tube Length 112 137 158 179 211
D Chainstay Length 435 435 445 445 445
E BB Drop 70.5 70.5 68.0 68.0 68.0
F Wheelbase 1005 1013 1041 1039 1052
Seat Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0°
Head Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Stack 555 578 595 615 645
J Reach   355 375  390  397  400 
K Fork Offset   50/58mm  50/58mm   50/58mm 50/58mm  50/58mm 

Size Guide

All Pearson bikes are carefully built to your unique size and specification starting from the frame up. Book an in-store Pearson Bike Sizing Fit or a Pearson Virtual Consultation to provide the information we need when purchasing a new bike. This will ensure any chosen bike is built exactly to your optimal setup. 

    XS S M L XL
A Top Tube Length 510 520 535 547 564
B Seat Tube Length 470 495 520 540 564
C Head Tube Length 112 137 158 179 211
D Chainstay Length 435 435 445 445 445
E BB Drop 70.5 70.5 68.0 68.0 68.0
F Wheelbase 1005 1013 1041 1039 1052
Seat Angle 74.5° 74.5° 74.0° 74.0° 74.0°
Head Angle 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5° 70.5°
Stack 555 578 595 615 645
J Reach   355 375  390  397  400 
K Fork Offset   50/58mm  50/58mm   50/58mm 50/58mm  50/58mm