- Saracen Kili Flyer Ti?
Better value at that price than £3k.
Genesis Latitude Ti might be worth a look too.Posted 7 years agoclubberMember
Just looking to have something a bit racier for
going relatively fast on 12 hr solos. Don’t want
full sus tho.
I’ll apologise in advance for giving sensible advice. save that £2k+ and stick with your current bike. Then spend 500-1k of it on a proper training camp and coaching. if you must, spend a bit of the remainder lightening anything particularly heavy or even just get an on one whippet frame for £400ish
That’ll actually make you faster.
or sod it and spend money instead of effort 😉Posted 7 years ago
IvanDobski – Member
£500 on a £1600 all-mountain ti frame.
If a designer had put some time and effort in on my new frame, I would expect to lose some of my deposit; but I wouldn’t like to comment on how much I’d expect to pay.
I wonder if they get folks making an intial order just to get their correct sizing worked out and then cancelling?
I reckon a bikefit for example must be between £100 to £150.Posted 7 years ago
Oh yeah I see why it’s none refundable, especially as I was about to pull the trigger on getting xacd to build it first but bottled it for a British option for peace of mind.
My gripe is that the excitement of getting the ti frame I’ve wanted for years is taking a nosedive on the back of glacier-like responses, an inability to provide a straight answer to a straight question and no idea of timescale other than “it’ll be ready when it’s ready”.Posted 7 years ago
Hi clubber appreciate some sensible advice but I’m 4 weeks into a 12 week training programme with specific race goals. Did a fair bit of base before Xmas as well. If I want to do ok I’ll need both man and machine working in perfect harmony. 🙂
Hijacking my own thread I just want a hardtaul rocket that is comfy enough for doing 12 hr solos. Cost about 2k…..Posted 7 years ago
I know it’s no excuse, but I was chatting to Jim a few days ago and they did seem to be really busy.
I asked what the turnaround was on their frames and he reckoned around 8 weeks.
They’re only a small outfit and I’m not too sure how many builders they have. I was under the impression they just had Mark building frames, but I might have that completely wrong.Posted 7 years ago
wonny j – Member
Hi clubber appreciate some sensible advice but I’m 4 weeks into a 12 week training programme with specific race goals. Did a fair bit of base before Xmas as well. If I want to do ok I’ll need both man and machine working in perfect harmony.
Hijacking my own thread I just want a hardtaul rocket that is comfy enough for doing 12 hr solos. Cost about 2k…..
How about a discounted 2011 Cannondale Flash or Giant carbon hardtail.
There must be a few cheap deals on 2011 models now.Posted 7 years ago
OP – sorry to highjack your thread but I at least made a suggestion!
I don’t mind a waiting list, it’s par for the course for a custom frame. I do mind when they consistently miss their own self-imposed deadlines, take days/weeks to acknowledge updates and when they do they miss a lot of the points you raise.
Custom ti is built in the UK, not sure how many framebuilders they’ve got though. Having said that there have been some responses to some questions I’ve asked which have made me wonder if they are built in the UK or whether part of the delay is due to them contacting some factory overseas to check something is or isn’t possible.Posted 7 years ago
I would look at buying a frame and building up a bike yourself. There are so many deals on groupsets and forks now, I wonder if an off the peg bike is any better value.
You also get the benefit of having a bike spec’d just for yourself and I think it’s fun working out the spec and colours 8)Posted 7 years agovertical climberMember
was at enigma 2 weeks ago, they are doin me a 140mm ergo steel special. mark top bloke but really flat out yet still spent well over an hour with me talking through stuff. has quoted 8-10 weeks build. I knoe from prev discussions 2 years ago with them that to do a long travel ti frame is much more difficult then steel so could be why. personnally never rush a crafstman, the end result will be what you want even if a little late.Posted 7 years ago
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