It came from Russia – new 29er content
Just had my maiden trip on the new Ti 29er and very nice it is too. Designed by steel frame maker Justin Burls, he and I agreed on the geometry, all his titanium frames are made in Russia by the guys that used to make Colnago’s Ti bikes.
Think this is going to be my do it all bike now, am racing XC and all day events mostly. New frame, Reba RLT and American Classic Race Tubeless wheels (also from Justin), the XTR/Formula R1 groupset and cockpit I already had.
23lb as seen, same weight as my old 26 Ti bike.
Posted 5 years ago
Frame cost £1050 which I think is tremendous value for bespoke geometry. Will take some closer snaps later. Was looking at Lynskey and a few other Ti frames but I either couldnt get excited by them or they were just stupid money.
Yes the Canyon has gone though pretty much everything on the Burls less the frame, fork and wheels came from the Lux MR. I was holding out for a Canyon carbon 29er hardtail which come later this year but I’d have been long a whole bunch of parts so it made more sense to buy the bits I needed. Great thing about Canyon is the quality of the groupset you get for the money. Going to get a road bike from them next year.Posted 5 years ago
Does look wonky in that picture, in the flesh it’s all straight and even. Seat post just has some scuffs from the Canyon it came off. I’m 6’3, is a big bike, couldn’t get it much lighter.
Getting used to giving the bars a bit extra in the corners, otherwise it’s just super comfortable…….and fast. Broke my pb on my surrey hills loop in the wet on Friday.Posted 5 years agopete68Member
How are you finding this now you’ve had it a few weeks. Any problems or anything you’d change? I’m beginning to consider a move from FS to hard tail as my main bike as I’m getting fed up with the maintenance and cost of riding it this “summer”,for want of a better word. I already have a Solaris, but something lighter for racing on that’s still comfy would be good. The price of this seems good value compared to off the peg ti frames.Posted 5 years ago
Pete68……it’s turned out pretty much as I’d hoped. Wanted a set up for southern England XC racing/ all day events but also the odd big day in the hills. Did a big loop around and over Mount Keen in the Highlands yesterday, never really felt underbiked apart from on a really fast descent at the end when I could have done with more than 100mm forks.
I’d highly recommend. Am faster on all my old routes and it’s a whole lot more comfortable to ride than my Ti456……more than comfortable, it’s relaxing to ride.
Only thing I would change would be to ask for a little more mud clearance at the back, have a 2.25″ Rocket Ron on there and it only has a few mm room. Will likely switch to 2.0″ Mud-x for the winter so should be fine but a bit tight nonetheless.Posted 5 years ago
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