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    Ti All Mountain Hardtail suggestions?

    I'm thinking of building up a Ti All Mountain Hardtail. I'm thinking slack head angle, ability to take up to a 160mm fork, ISCG tabs. I've looked at One-One and Ragley so far. Anybody riding one of these and/or a different Ti AM HT? What do you like if you don't have one but would like one?
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    Call up Carver and have him make you one for less money

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    Carver?

    Quote Originally Posted by DFYFZX
    Call up Carver and have him make you one for less money
    Carver? I'm not familiar with this outfit.

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    got to be ragley ti,it is the best bike ive ridden,it does everything well,ive never had a hardtail that climbs this good with a 50mm stem

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    +1 on Ragley Ti

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    another ragley ti.....


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    I have a pre-order in for an On-One 456 Ti. It originally was designed by Brant (Ragley) but the new version has some interesting mods like tapered headtube, replacable dropouts (horizontal ones too), and 31.6 seat tube.

    It's 680 vs the Ragley at 1299.

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOTI45...e-ti-456-frame

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    lock71 and Accutrax, how much do your bikes weigh? Any details on general ride quality and handling?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by presslab
    I have a pre-order in for an On-One 456 Ti. It originally was designed by Brant (Ragley) but the new version has some interesting mods like tapered headtube, replacable dropouts (horizontal ones too), and 31.6 seat tube.

    It's 680 vs the Ragley at 1299.

    http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FROOTI45...e-ti-456-frame
    This bike looks like a dandy! It may be just the ticket.

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    drew502, not weighed it but ive got a 29lb full suss and a 23 lb race hardtail ,its close to the hardtail ,at a guess 26 lb,.

    im really impressed with ride quality,ive had a cove stiffee,orange p7,whyte 19 ali and a s works hardtail and it is better than all of them,ive built mine ready to handle the rough stuff and it does,

    on its 1st ride i went down a really steep tricky bit of trail and felt very comfortable and stable straight away,the geometry is different to most bikes ive ridden and u do notice it at 1st,not in a bad way but u just ride the bike differant,

    u feel like u have really large tyres on cause its so comfy at the rear for a hardtail,i like to ride up stuff aswell,like techy rooty or rocky stuff and this bike is the best hardtail ive ever ridden up things like this,its not a stand up and grind bike ,u just stay seated and go

    ive gone out on jumpy rides,fast xc rides and techy xc stuff and the bike handles it all,

    ive got 5 mtbs and if i had to sell them and keep one the ragley would be the one,i really think the ti makes the differance,im so glad i went for it

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    the new 0n-one 456 Ti is heavy at 1925g (18 inch) with drop out
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    I wish they made the ragley ti in 1.5 head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck
    I wish they made the ragley ti in 1.5 head tube.
    I'm sure the next version Ti will get all the Pig updates including 1.5 headtube. Question is when.

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    Soon i hope so i can buy one.

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    drew...also not weighed it as complete bike...but the frame is very ! light..1660 gr with salsa seat clamp..(18 inch frame)...
    geo is unusual as lock71 said....it took me quite a while until i got used to...
    seated climbing of techy steep trails is fantastic....flowy fast singletrack is also "big grin"..just on some steep , rocky, rooty singletracks i feel sometimes a bit "weight forwarded" ...and would prefer a lower toptube..as now on bagger and troof...

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    How about Lynskey Ridgeline 26 LT?

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    Thanks for the responses so far! I would switching my parts from a SC Chameleon. I like the SC but it is really stiff and pretty brutal for longer rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew502
    Thanks for the responses so far! I would switching my parts from a SC Chameleon. I like the SC but it is really stiff and pretty brutal for longer rides.
    Ever try steel?

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    Not yet . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by dumbaSS
    Ever try steel?
    I have not tried steel yet. I am considering steel also, but I was concerned about the weight penalty and I have heard about Ti as being the "holy grail" for hardtails. From a cost perspective I like the idea of steel a lot. Anyone care to comment on the ride quality of Ti vs Steel and whether the cost of Ti is justified?

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    Ti and steel ride similarly, with the amount of "give" dependant upon the design.

    I prefer ti, as it will never rust and I don't have to worry about paint.
    Steel, you have to keep up on the maintenance so rust never starts inside your tubes. Not much of an issue at all, but something I never have to worry about.

    I was looking for the same thing as you, and didn't really see anything I liked.
    So... I designed/built my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilostmypassword
    That is the coolest bike iv seen in a while. Iv owned a cove shocker before and loved the quality. Cove is an awesome company to deal with also. Sounds like a win to me.
    "If Liberace was alive, he'd be proud to ride that mofo."

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