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  • What trailsy ti 29er HT?
  • Premier Icon mattjg
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    Something a little lower, slacker at the front and shorter at the back than a Lynskey XC style frame.

    * Kinesis Maxlight Sync
    * the On One one (I forget what it’s called but there is a huge thread on it here) ah yes Fireline
    * Kona Raijin if you can get one

    what else?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    ooh didn’t know about those thx

    singlecrack
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    Canfield Nimble 9 Ti

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Oops, didn’t spot the Ti bit.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    didn’t know about the N9 either

    so these things are common as muck …

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    I’ve got a Raijin thank you please ! ๐Ÿ™„

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    You’re too old and farty to deserve a Raijin.

    Fireline FTW…

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Ruddy Nora! How much is a QH Ti?

    Actually, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    1600 euros (about the same as the Sync)

    Ha!

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Bargain! Usual deal? I’ll take it off your hands for a couple of hundred when yo’re done …

    Premier Icon Chipbutty
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    Cotic Solaris

    MadCowKev
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    Check out Travers Bikes in Facebook or google them – great custom titanium frames and parts and nice people to deal with

    lipseal
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    I’m getting one of these……Travers

    Santa Cruz Highball seems to get decent reviews. Choice of alloy or carbon.

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    Cheers Matt !

    Rorschach
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    Or a ti version of my Yelli with a couple of ‘tweaks’ :mrgreen:

    Lionheart
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    Now that looks great!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Bargain! Usual deal? I’ll take it off your hands for a couple of hundred when yo’re done …

    Not after you welched last time.

    Cotic Solaris

    Nah, ti. And anyway I had a Soul and didn’t see what was so special about it, so done the Cotic thing.

    Santa Cruz Highball seems to get decent reviews. Choice of alloy or carbon.

    Not ti then.

    RawSack seems to be at the right tree.

    rewski
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    Been out riding my Maxlight Sync all weekend, rides and looks amazing, pretty much perfect trail bike, for me anyway. The small is 650B though.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Can you describe the ride? (I mean, other than ‘good’). Is it flexi, stiff, springy etc etc. Does it ride like ti, a tad soft (or at least my ti roadie is), or a bit steelish, or …? Ta.

    Candodavid
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    mattjg..why ti?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Because pretty ti bikes make me swoon. (Currently have a Salsa Selma SS rocketship, scandium, and a Yelli Screamy, alu). The Yelli would go if I bought a ti trail bike. Big if though!

    singlecrack
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    Yelli won’t crack though ………………

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Every time i look at the Ti QH i have to keep reminding myself how many Ti frames i’ve cracked. ๐Ÿ˜

    Still looks f’ing nice though and it would be nice to drop a bit of weight from my steel QH.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Not unhappy with the Yelli actually, it’s a great ride tho it’s just a tad harsh in the back. I’ve been on the Selma the last couple of weeks, that’s a cracker with the boingy forks on it and it’s very superior to the Yelli in ride quality really (but different handling), they’re both great bikes and a nice contrast.

    I’m just doing N+1 speculation really … I was looking hard at 650b FSers but the reality is I would ride it a week a year, so backed off and looked sideways. Always fancied a nice ti HT, it’s a thought that keeps coming back. (Out damned spot!).

    singlecrack
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    it’s a great ride tho it’s just a tad harsh in the back.

    Remember the thudbuster on my Yelli …. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    rewski
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    Can you describe the ride?

    The Sync is fast, its very responsive when you put your foot down, really gets up to speed quickly, and it’s very stiff at the rear, due to the short chunky chain stays and the DT Swiss bolt-thru axle. I want to say that the overall ride is smooth, but that makes it sound like any Ti 29er, it’s smooth but really aggressive when you want to chuck it about, especially for a large 29er. I also went for the direct mount XTR rear mech which makes shifting super snappy, add a dropper post and there’s your perfect do-it-all trail bike, in my opinion of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @ mattjg – where are you based?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Thx, now go away and don’t darken this door with your “about to spend my daughter’s next 5 years pocket money” opinions again.

    martinh
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    Why is that only the small Sync have what I’d consider a sensible HA?

    Get yourself a steel trail bike Matt, more comfy than a Yelli and bigger choice than a Ti

    Happy to meet up in those Surrey Hills if you want to try one

    Why is that only the small Sync have what I’d consider a sensible HA?

    Because it has 27″ (aka 27.5/650b) not 28.5″ (aka 29) wheels like the bigger sizes.

    martinh
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    Ah, ok. So none of them have a HA I’d consider on a trail bike

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    Seems to be a big question mark over the future of 29 – a lot of money to put into a ti frame …

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    martin what do you ride?

    Seems to be a big question mark over the future of 29

    nahhhh, doesn’t concern me.

    martinh
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    I currently ride a Ti Jones and a Chromag Surface. I find the Surface a smoother ride than the Jones

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Very nice those Chromags, to be fair that’s on the list of “should trys” despite not being ti.

    As Rewski says the Sync is a really fast, responsive ride. The beefy chainstays make sure none of your effort is wasted in flex. But the seatstays aren’t such a big size, so there is an element of that Ti feel in there. I came from the FF29 aluminium version, which I loved, but found on a long day out was a bit harsh for my dodgy back. I’ve had Ti frames since ’94 and love the feel of them. If I’m honest the FF29 was only shed sitting till the Sync came out. I’m really happy with the ride of it ๐Ÿ™‚

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