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    Thomson branded 650b Ti hardtail

    They are going to be making a limited run Titanium hardtail line using frames sourced from Lynskey. Future single speed and 29er are coming as well. Along with Thomson made drivetrain parts(this has my attention).

    Basic specs are:

    • 73mm Threaded BB
    • MRP Fork
    • Cane Creek 110 Press-In Headset
    • DT Swiss Wheels
    • Full XTR
    • 120-140mm fork
    • Thomson Covert Dropper, Carbon Riser Bar, Stem and Top Cap, Seatpost Collar
    • Oury Grips
    • WTB Saddle and Tires
    • Stainless Headbadge

    First Look! Thomson Unveils US-Made Titanium Mountain Bikes, Drivetrain Coming!

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    Hell to the yes. Love the southeast theme. Add some Knox rims to the mix and that 650AM HT would be spot on.

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    It's certainly a beautiful bike, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by the idea of selling a stock rebranded Lynskey with a Thomson head badge. It actually makes less sense to me than bikes like the Kona Explosiv ti or Cove Hummer HT 650. In those, cases the manufacturers contracted Lynskey to make a ti version of a bike that they designed. Good idea because ti is a specialized weld and Lynskey is really good at it. But all other aspects of those bikes are clearly Kona and Cove.

    In Thomson's case, it looks like they are just simply selling a rebranded Ridgeline 650. What exactly makes it a Thomson other than the head badge?

    But the drivetrain is something new and a great possibility.

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    It looks like a great bike but $6799 for a hardtail??? I love Thomson quality as they are practically local but that is a lot of change.

    Sweet bike though.

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    I keep wanting a ti frame, but 3.9lbs!!! My first real mtb frame in 1997 didn't weight that much.

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    That looks like a nice set-up but, DAM, that price!
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Overpriced RUBBISH!!!

    you are paying for the name and welder to make it....$$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal-man View Post
    Overpriced RUBBISH!!!

    you are paying for the name and welder to make it....$$$$$$

    Just curious. What do you consider rubbish?

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    The cream-all-over-yourself welds and names sells to a certain market. Used to be that such money just went up your nose.
    I don't rattle.

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