- New Bike!! (29er Titanium Content)
I am very very happy with this bike, so just though I would show it off 🙂
Anyway, it is a custom titanium frame made by Porter at XACD. I used the Specialized S-Works 29er Geometry, exactly as it was on the website. The frame came in at 3.6lbs. Which i think is pretty wicked for a 29er.
Forks are RS Recons just for the moment, got some rebas on order, but waiting about a month for those. The Recons are a good fork, but not quite light enough for my weight weenie side 8)
Wheels are Hope ProII on DT Swiss X470 again built up really nice, bomb proof wheelset, but I am waiting for a pair of AM Classic 29er wheels, purely for the weight and bling element. And because i love the MTB 26’s I have on the normal mountain bike.
Then the groupset, its full XTR M980 with the race brakes. (Apart from the cassette which is Ultegra) So far very impressed with this, the shifting is perfect, and the brakes are great. Only downside i have found so far, is the levers are very small. Took some getting used to.
Anyway, a picture –
I will now let you all find things that are wrong with it 😛Posted 7 years ago
SpokesCycles – Member
How’s it work with the spacing being different on the Ultegra cassette to an MTB one?
It seems to work fine. No problems as yet anyway.
I haven’t ridden it in any really muddy conditions yet. So can’t tell for sure.
And i’m not sure on the SS, gears are just easier 😆Posted 7 years agopushbikeriderMember
Nice one, 29’ers seem to be very popular at the moment with people getting frames made by XACD – I’ve just featured someone else who had one done over on my blog: Spanner Bikes
I’d like to add your bike to the gallery too, can I drop you an email later in the week?
Andrew.Posted 7 years ago
Epicyclo – There is plenty of clearence. Works fine.
You weren’t tempted by their matching titanium ‘bars, stem and seat post then ?
Nahh, didnt think the bars and stems looked that good. I thought they might be abit on the flexy side.
PushBikeRider – Andrew, feel free to drop me an email. Just looked at your site, some interesting bits on there.
Kaiser – I dont mind saying at all. Frame with shipping to the UK came to around the £600 mark. I didnt pay import duty, so it could have been more.
Thanks for all the comments.Posted 7 years ago
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