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  • Premier Icon Leku
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    very happy…

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    Rich
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    How does it ride compared to the Cromo?

    Looks nice, as does the Cromo.

    scruff
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    What is it ?

    Premier Icon Leku
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    Certainly is faster. Frame is about 600g lighter.

    Sorry I’m not great at putting what I felt into words. I was climbing in a higher gears. Flat bit were faster and front end pops up easier. When stomping on pedals there seems to be a more direct response.

    Not certain how much of that is just ‘shiny bike’ syndrome..

    Premier Icon dallas95
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    Looks good that does. I would get some black grips though to complete the Ti and black look. Is it 1 x 9 or 1 x 10?

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    will you stop mentioning these, at £399 they are a steal.

    and the 15″ is perfect size for me, how’s it compare to the soul?

    Nice build BTW 😉

    Premier Icon Leku
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    1 x10. The grips are a nod to my previous frame (see classified!).

    The 853 Kili was very similar to the Soul and had nicer detailing. This is better.

    The £399 ones look sold out. 15″ are back up to £550.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Is it a really small bike or does your wall have HUGE bricks…

    Premier Icon wonny j
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    I have one of each – a Soul and a Saracen Kili Ti.

    The Saracen has a slightly steeper head tube – so handling is a bit twitchier, or the Soul is a bit more stable downhill. The Kili Ti can be built into a great trail bike and at that price is an absolutely fantastic buy.

    Both frames can take a hammering downhill but the Saracen is a lot lighter and more sprightly / lively especially when you stand up and pedal. Also Saracen is more comfortable on longer rides.

    I’ve got my Kili Ti built up as XC endurance machine – light wheels, long stem, KCNC finishing kit – really light and not a bit of carbon on it.

    Rich
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    What headset are you guys using with the Kili Ti?

    Premier Icon Leku
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    Mine came with a cheap FSA one (FSA No.11N Headset).

    I’ll upgrade to a Hope one later (semi-integrated).

    racefaceec90
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    seriously £400 for that titanium frame.that’s a bloody bargain 😯 unfortunately cannot afford one though,as paying off my new road bike.

    Premier Icon sparkyrhino
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    HAPPY NEW BIKE :-)now rag it

    Rich
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    Mine came with a cheap FSA one (FSA No.11N Headset).

    I’ll upgrade to a Hope one later (semi-integrated).

    My frame arrived today with an FSA 36 x 36 headset. No cups included.
    Does that sound like the wrong type?
    :/

    andyl
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    the bearings are the ‘cups’ on that headset I believe.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    My Soda cost less than that- and what’s more it came with some free cracks. You don’t get that sort of uniqueness from Sarcin!

    Rich
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    I have got the wrong type, being sent the right one.
    🙂

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Any idea who actually makes the Ti frames for Saracen?

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Looks nice anyway

    Premier Icon bratty
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    I had a look at the Saracen site and the 15″ has a 575mm top tube – anyone know if that is horizontal or actual ?

    Ta

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