Titanium Audax/Commuter Recommendations
Looking (aspirationally) at possibly replacing the Niner with something in the next year.
I’d like titanium, disc, internal routing, brakes and Di2, possibly an EBB, guard and rack mounts and clearance for 42mm tyres.
Enigma and PX Hurricane seem to come close (no EBB and externally routed), but what else is out there that you’ve seen?Posted 5 months ago
The likes of Seven and Firefly are a world apart from Planet X and Kinesis
Are they? I mean really? When it comes down to ride quality, is it more of the 80:20 rule? I can certainly understand paying for custom work and fine detailing, but concerning the ride quality, are they worlds apart?Posted 5 months agoTiRedMember
Are they? I mean really?
Yes. And you will communicate with the person building your frame, not assembling your bike.
There are few Ti builders in the UK. Plenty of box shippers, and some with better hands-on designing (e.g., Burls), but not many actual welders of Ti.
Seven and Moots 8) (as the current owner of a Charge Ti frame of who knows what provenance, but I did have a Merlin)Posted 5 months agoIvanDobskiMember
Seven seem to be one of those brands which are incapable of making a nice looking bike, I’m sure they’re very good but they just look wrong somehow. (IMHO etc obvz)
On the other hand having just built up a custom chitanium frame into a gravel bike I can genuinely recommend you don’t do the same. Not even remotely worth the cash savings. (Again, imho etc)Posted 5 months ago
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