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  • Ti Stooge build on a budget
  • Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Built this up for a mate, after looking around for a while couldn’t find much that would suit. Cost about £1150 all in – Ti Stooge frame, Toseek carbon fork, Alfine/Pro 2 wheels, XT brakes and Cranks. Quite pleased with it, didn’t actually want to hand it over 🙁

    Premier Icon bonzodog
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    £1150 with a ti frame. Bargain!

    Premier Icon tall_martin
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    Build me a bike Mr!

    Premier Icon Anna-B
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    looks like you had a little go on it before you handed it over. hope you cleaned those tyres off. Let me guess……. no 😉

    Premier Icon YoKaiser
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    I do like a Stooge……but does that look a bit steep? I’m used to seeing them with quite a bit of offset in the fork. Slightly longer than trendy stem and inline post isn’t helping. Could just be the pic though.

    Premier Icon davros
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    Toeverlap. Agree it looks odd without the mega offset fork.

    Premier Icon ajantom
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    Toeverlap. Agree it looks odd without the mega offset fork.

    Isn’t that only on the Mk4?
    Thought 1-3 had straight forks?

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Yep, personally would have preferred more offset and a slightly longer fork, but beggars can’t be choosers and forks were less than £90. Rider lives in Essex so build brief was XC biased. It’s a 75mm stem so not massively long. Original plan was for it to be SS and in at under £1k, but the Alfine came up and we agreed that gearing for him to get to his local trails would come in handy.

    Anna, I have ridden it briefly but wasn’t ready in time for a proper ride 🙁 Probably a good thing, I’d no doubt have binned it and destroyed something.

    Premier Icon RichPenny
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    Not sure on the offset, think this was designed around 42 and those forks are 39. I think it’s a 2016 or 2017 frame.

    Premier Icon davros
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    Apologies, I’m no stooge expert! Just remember the crazy forks. Bet it rides nice. I’ve run my ti 29er with a carbon fork and it was great. So light and zippy.

    Premier Icon tazzymtb
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    stooges 1-3 are 55mm offset. mk4 is 80mm. with a 38mm offset fork the handling may be a bit “quirky”

    Premier Icon legometeorology
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    Looks very cool, I guess that’s the Ti frame I was tempted to buy from ebay not so long ago.

    I agree about the forks though. If the handling does happen to be weird, some One On Bootzipper forks could work, cheap as, 55mm offset, a bit shorter than the 470 a-c the frame is designed for (Bootzipper are 440), but the Bootzipper forks are tapered so an external bottom headset cup would add 13mm or so and mitigate that.

    (Stealth ad: I’ll actually have some Bootzipper for sale by next weekend and would happily let them go for £40)

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