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    Ti Lynskey Ridgeline 29er or custom steel hardtail SyCip 29er

    Can't decide which one to go with. Please help what my pros and cons are with each. Planning on using it as a SS with ENO rear disc wheel.

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    Custom SyCip Ti.
    Best of both worlds. You know you can afford it!

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    Ti Lynskey Ridgeline 29er or custom steel hardtail SyCip 29er

    Not really. Custom Ti SyCip is around $3K. $2k is my limit.

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    I like my ss ridgeline a lot, 1500+ miles and going strong. Climbs like a goat, good on the downhill, can be a little flexy compared to steel. I find that Ti does not react to subtle moments as well as steel does. This is a minimal gripe. I have a karate monkey and had a nimble 9, steel is the shiznit, custom tubing steel is business. In my experience, steel "numbs" the trail more than Ti, better small bump compliance but the KM frame weighs almost 2 lbs more than the ridge. I ride my KM rigid and the ridgeline with a fork. The ridge is my race day / A-game weekend ride, KM is my trainer and off season go too, in winter she sports 2.4 tires, I can cram a 2.2 into the ridge but that's it. If I could afford another race-esk frame it would be custom OX steel and I'd probably get all particular over tube diameter and thickness to get it into the low 4lbs (read English Bikes). But I digress, to answer your question if I was choosing between the two for myself I'd go ridge.

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