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    Russian Born Sierra Nevada Destroyer!

    Nearly one year in the making...

    From the bowels of Russia....

    Constructed from radio-active titanium that will surely turn me into a mountain biking Super Hero...

    I present:
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    Non replaceable rear derailleur hanger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin+M View Post
    Non replaceable rear derailleur hanger?
    A lot of ti bikes have this, kind of like the steel frames back in the day. I don't think replacable hangers became all the rage till aluminum frames did. I'm no bike historian though. Aluminum doesn't bend like ti and steel.

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    Cool, a bike frame.

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    The BB welds on the last picture don't look like the BB welds on the 4th and 6th picture. Are they the same frame? I see some color in the welds in that last pic.

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    I wonder if a typical suspension fork will clear the down tube, even with an external headset.

    I'm also curious how well a normal clamp-on derailleur will fit with those short stays. I'm suprised that they didn't go with a direct mount front derailleur.
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    No disk brake brace on the rear triangle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Troll View Post
    No disk brake brace on the rear triangle?
    Some will argue that when the brake mounts are incorporated into the dropouts, the brace isn't needed.

    Besides, I think the right dropout would break first. Although it wouldn't have an affect on strength, it looks odd that the right dropout is rotated too much, which makes it look odd that it doesn't line up with the tubes.

    But, the OP did say this came from the bowels of Russia, so what should we really expect?
    May the air be filled with tires!

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    Seat tube looks wonky, but may be the polish and the photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKahuna View Post
    Seat tube looks wonky, but may be the polish and the photo.
    Seat tube is curved for tire clearance.

    Almost went with a direct mount FD, but they hadn't done one and would have to create the plate per spec. I think it will fit, but if not, I have no problems with 1x10.

    The stays are pretty beefy, so I'm not worried about a brace.

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    Nice Triton

    Nice looking LARGE Trition! How tall are you?

    I have had my Triton for just over a year now. Posted my initial review on this 29er forum. I run mine as a 1x9, but did have it set up a short time as a 2x9. My CS are 6mm longer than yours, but I still think you could work with a front derailleur.

    I have had ZERO issues with my frame and expect to have a more years of no issues. Dmitry does great work.

    Only disappointment I have for this thread is no pictures of the complete build! What fork are you planning to run on it? I am looking forward to more pictures.
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    Seat stays in drawing line up with top tube, but not on frame. Did D. say why they made that change ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    Nice looking LARGE Trition! How tall are you?

    I have had my Triton for just over a year now. Posted my initial review on this 29er forum. I run mine as a 1x9, but did have it set up a short time as a 2x9. My CS are 6mm longer than yours, but I still think you could work with a front derailleur.

    I have had ZERO issues with my frame and expect to have a more years of no issues. Dmitry does great work.

    Only disappointment I have for this thread is no pictures of the complete build! What fork are you planning to run on it? I am looking forward to more pictures.
    Thanks! I found out about Triton from your original post. I'm 6'6", so yes its a big frame, but 4.5 lbs is quite respectable for a frame of this size and intent. Its about 1/3 lighter than my Honzo and SlimJim!

    Will post build pics when I get there, planning on running a Martz at 120 or 140.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfdog93 View Post
    Seat stays in drawing line up with top tube, but not on frame. Did D. say why they made that change ?
    I guess that wasn't quite the final drawing. D thought that the seat tube extention above the TT needed the extra support from the SS. I've seen it done like on the drawing, but on steel frames.

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    Beautiful Wormanship!

    Hank

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    Sweet frame

    Does it REALLY glow in the dark
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood ! View Post
    Sweet frame

    Does it REALLY glow in the dark
    I am, of course, kidding. However, if my hair falls out or I get super powers, I'll let y'all know!

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