Ti Stooge build on a budget
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 🙁
Posted 8 months ago
£1150 with a ti frame. Bargain!Posted 8 months ago
Build me a bike Mr!Posted 8 months ago
looks like you had a little go on it before you handed it over. hope you cleaned those tyres off. Let me guess……. no 😉Posted 8 months ago
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.Posted 8 months ago
Toeverlap. Agree it looks odd without the mega offset fork.Posted 8 months ago
Toeverlap. Agree it looks odd without the mega offset fork.
Isn’t that only on the Mk4?Posted 8 months ago
Thought 1-3 had straight forks?
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.Posted 8 months ago
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.Posted 8 months ago
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.Posted 8 months ago
stooges 1-3 are 55mm offset. mk4 is 80mm. with a 38mm offset fork the handling may be a bit “quirky”Posted 8 months ago
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)Posted 8 months ago
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