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    Moots YBB vs Castellano Silk Ti

    Please...help me!!!

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    Owned them both

    While I loved them both, the Silk Ti wins. More travel with a rear shock design that offered some degree of damping.

    That being said, I sold them both for other titanium 29er hardtails.

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    Silk! All day long. I was in the same boat and made the right choice. Love the Moots, but the Castellano rear suspension has a leg up on the moots. Don't worry, the 4 month wait for the Silk goes fast. Castellano did a great job on the geometry and fit, Steve Potts did a hell of a job welding. The price of admission is high, but once you receive the frame you will feel like it was a bargain.

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    Everything else being the same, the damped rear end would be preferable. The Moots bikes and company are great though. I do wish there was an air version of the YBB or some sort of damping available.

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    Couple of interesting auctions right now for Ibis Bow ti here and also here. Don't see many of these, especially not for sale at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Couple of interesting auctions right now for Ibis Bow ti here and also here. Don't see many of these, especially not for sale at the same time.
    Yes very rare indeed. Everything I have ever heard is that they ride great, but man they are ugly!
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    Ah, the BowTi. Another one of my dream bikes. Too bad its not a little bigger and built for 29" wheels.

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    I couldnt find much info on the Silk ti on Castellano's website.

    Is it true they only do a 26? anyone heard of any plans for a 29er?

    Thanks
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    Oh, sure he does a 29. (from yesterday)
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    My bad, I actually thought so, but misread your post above about the BowTi.

    Sweet looking ride! - the bike and the trails, where is that?
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    Big Laguna Trail. About an hour east of San Diego. Perfect place to ride a softail.

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    John does BowTi in 29 too - it is very $$$ and very custom. Contact John directly.

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    I would be afraid to ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by poff
    it is very $$$ and very custom.

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    How much is the going rate now for a Silk??

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    $38-fitty. ($3,850)

    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp
    How much is the going rate now for a Silk??

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    Am I right in thinking the YBB has 1.25" of travel and the Silk has 1.75" of travel?

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