Around the outside Titanium expedition bike

multi-purpose titanium Pearson gravel bike

Adventure on a bike capable to support journeys across the world. Around The Outside is made using the highest quality hand-drawn titanium available to ensure strength and agility when riding.


The name is inspired by Malcom McLaren’s 1982 smash, whose square-dance style, instructed his 'Buffalo Gals' to "go around the outside". For English artists these days, breaking America is relatively common but back then, the eccentric McLaren was a true trailblazer. And you’ll be blazing trails too aboard our new gravel bike, designed for maximum cargo and riding comfort.

With geometry created using our proprietary Pearson House Design (Phd), it’s carefully balanced to provide the most sustainable riding position. The addition of multiple mounting bosses enables you to load up with supplies for as long as you need; weeks, months, even years. (Potentially even, around the world.)


  • The finest triple butted titanium.

    All Pearson’s titanium bikes are made using hand-drawn 3AL titanium for the main three tubes. The highest quality titanium available, it is triple butted to ensure strength and agility when riding. The expert knowledge required in its manufacture means that it’s lighter and more expensive to produce. However, the end result makes for significantly more exciting performance.

  • Multiple lugguage mounts

    The frame features bosses on the top tube and at the base of the down tube offering sturdy mounting points for bottles and bags. Triple bottle mounts on seat tube and down tube offer adaptability to accommodate luggage of varying capacity to suit trip requirements. Additional mounting points are available on the forks for extra carrying capacity.

  • Cast rear dropouts

    The expertly sculpted, cast-titanium rear wheel dropouts take their inspiration from the world of mountain biking, with craftsmanship that simply can’t be beaten on strength-to-weight ratio. The chain stay port can accommodate either a mechanical or electric rear mech, while direct disc mounts ensure the utmost braking power and 12mm through-axles minimise flex further, to ensure a robust ride.

  • Threaded oversized bottom bracket

    The bottom bracket has been designed to accommodate oversize sealed bearings to give maximum efficiency and durability. Coupled with threaded T47 cups to ensure low maintenance for the long haul.

  • Contoured downtube

    ATO’s curved down tube allows extra clearance for both the front wheel and additional mudguards, as well as larger tyre sizes (up to 700x 48 or 650 x 2.5).


To mark the launch of Pearson’s new Around The Outside (ATO) titanium gravel bike, we decided to do a bit of going ourselves. Specifically, to the South Downs Way, dispatching two riders, Kate and Alex, along with a pair of freshly minted ATOs. The 100-mile ancient road (now, technically, off-road) runs from Eastbourne to Winchester, wending its way through wheatfields and across chalk downland. Off-road headbangers like to complete the route in a day – and sometimes twice – but our riders, having kitted out their bikes... READ IN 1860 HUB.

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