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    My new ride, steel Thylacine hardtail

    Crosspost from the save some weight forum, but I figured you guys might be interested to see it too :-).

    My new frame, at the rather crazy weight of 1538gr


    The the full bike, at 9260gr


    Say hi if you see me out on the trails, and if you ask nicely I might even let you have a ride . The ride of this thing is amazing, it's livelier and smoother than aluminium, at the same time. I really can't put in into words, rutted out corners, railway sleepers, it's like they don't even exist. Steel is most definately real.

    Full parts list with weights can be seen at 9260gr steel race hardtail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Some Guy
    Steel is most definately real.
    You wont get many arguments here.

    Nice!

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    sexy

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    That is a sensational example of Thylacine steel goodness !~!

    Congratulations Some Guy

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    Very nice, yet another awesome Thylacine has been born!

    Congratulations on the new ride!

    Dave.

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    Thanks for posting and congratulations on an excellent looking bike.

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    Nice ride.... they just need to lower the cost then we all join in...

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    Blimey!

    Very nice.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Look in the Hot Deals section. Squeaky wheel gets the oil....if you don't ask you never know.....and all that.
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    Nice ride.... they just need to lower the cost then we all join in...
    So what would you say is a reasonable price for the lightest steel frame on the planet?
    Keep in mind that is custom and is build buy the best fabricators in the biz that won't work for $1 an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannabeRacer
    Nice ride.... they just need to lower the cost then we all join in...
    I think you've missed the point of custom in general and the Ethers in particular. These are one off frames, with the frame dimensions totally customised for every customer. We didn't pick the tubeset, or hardware, or finish on the basis of cost but instead purely on quality and weight. There are plenty of half decent steel frames around, have a look at Surly, OnOne, Jamis, Salsa. That's not what Thylacine is about though. Unfortunately the best doesn't come cheap.

    PS: I say we because the Ethers were designed to my brief, that being a kick arse race frame with a weight to match but without sacrificing on ride quality.
    www.yourtrails.net/weights/ - Kick ass weights listing
    racing.thylacinecycles.com - Racing silliness

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