Where are the tube sets from?
At Jaegher we always go for the best. No compromise. For the Interceptor Flymaster, Interceptor Classic and Phantom Authentic, we use Columbus steel from Italy. It’s the world class standard. They were the best in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and even now they making their tubes lighter and stiffer. We use their Columbus Spirit for our tubesets. For the Flymaster, they are exclusively shaped for Jaegher.
Is it true that Columbus manufactures a tube set just for Jaegher?
If you name your road bike the Jaegher “Interceptor Flymaster”, you’d better make sure it’s the fastest road bike ever. Our specialists and Jaegher’s master welder and the Columbus engineers worked together in Milan to produce an exclusive and extreme stiff (and still comfortable) tube set. And that’s exactly what it is. Have a nice flight.
Do you make gravel bikes?
Both the Ascender and Interceptor -Classic and Flymaster- are available as gravel bikes. It usually means the bike is delivered with disc brakes. Most people go for 33mm tyres, but with the frame and fork we deliver you can go up to 38mm. Please point this out before your bicycle goes into production.
What is the difference between a gravel bike and a cyclocross bike?
A cyclocross has a higher bracket to handle the terrain and the geometry is more agile. A gravel bike has the same bracket as a road bike, and the same angle between head tube and seat tube. A gravel bike has bigger tyres.
Can I have disc brakes?
Our Flymaster only is available with disc brakes.
What about tire width?Can I have 25mm? 28mm? Or even more?
You can go with widths up to 28mm, though the most widely chosen is 25mm. Gravel usually goes up to 38mm.
Do you make also road bikesout of other materials? Carbon, aluminium or titanium? Wood?
We are true believers in steel, and we have been for many generations. Do we think carbon and aluminium are bad? No, of course not. There are some fabulous road bikes made of those materials, but we think the frames are too stiff. The big multinationals have had engineers working on that issue for decades now – without much success. So, we guess the answer is no and we’ll just keep on making steel frames. But thanks for asking.
Do all Jaegher frames have a replaceable derailleur hanger?
All Jaegher race cycles have a replaceable derailleur hanger, except from our Phantom Authentic.
Is the bottom bracket British or Italian threated?
At Jaegher we use BSA. So it’s British.
Is the front derailleur braze-on or band-clamp? And what is the clamp-size.
For the Phantom Authentic we use a braze-on clamp. The Interceptor Classic with its round tubes works best with a band clamp, 33mm. The Flymaster has an oval seat tube for greater stiffness and comfort. We have chosen an inox braze-on to avoid paint damage, and because we don’t trust oval band clamps.