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    Titanium Hardtails Anyone

    Does anyone have an interest in purchasing U.S. made CHUMBA titanium hardtails? Let me know your thoughts.

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    what type of bike, 5" fork, slack and tough or racy?

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    Yes, to replace my HX2.

    I'd like the same qualities (rigidity and geometry) with a less weight and more durability.

    Perhaps without EBB, compatible with 2 or 3 chainrings crankset (looks chain line and Q factor) and 430 mm wheelbase (with a curve seat tube for example).

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    5" fork yes - neutral geometry - can use a 4 inch fork also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbow
    Yes, to replace my HX2.

    I'd like the same qualities (rigidity and geometry) with a less weight and more durability.

    Perhaps without EBB, compatible with 2 or 3 chainrings crankset (looks chain line and Q factor) and 430 mm wheelbase (with a curve seat tube for example).

    That's all
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    Do u guys have any plans to make a 4x/dirt jump type hard tail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-boner
    Do u guys have any plans to make a 4x/dirt jump type hard tail?
    Hello there,

    Right now, we are using the XS HX1 for that purpose.

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    Interest yes - fundage no. And my marriage is still recovering from the XCL I bought two summers ago.
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    Yes!

    How about paragon sliders for an easy ss option?

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    Something with 5" travel, and moderatly slack geo would be great. not too racy, and not too laid back. I'd buy one.

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    I get a feeling that everybody is now getting Lynskey to build them titanium HTs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowrider
    How about paragon sliders for an easy ss option?
    Yes, Paragon sliders are always a nice option.
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    why not Lynskey

    if you were going to get ti frame why not use one of the first masters in ti manufacturing

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    How about a titanium VF2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justjack
    why not Lynskey
    Because Lynskey does not offer a stock frame with the features I'd like to have. And custom bikes have custom prices. There are some, using Lynskey as subcontractor, that come pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    How about a titanium VF2?
    You build a VF2 or a XCL in Titanium I might need another bike next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCETRY
    You build a VF2 or a XCL in Titanium I might need another bike next year.
    Is titanium VF2 or titanum XCL more desireable?

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    Please don't use Litespeed to make them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Is titanium VF2 or titanum XCL more desireable?

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    It would depend on how light the frame would be. But a bare titanium frame that was heated from one end to give that nice looking colors like that of a titanium exhaust would be sick.

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    I personally would prefer steel...but, I'm a cheap son-of-a-B. I like the idea of titanium, but I would find it difficult to spend much on a hardtail frame.

    For example, I just purchased a brand new steel hardtail frame for 235 bucks...shipped!. Will it last forever like Titanium? Who gives a $hit? It was $235. I could buy 10 of these frames for the price of one Ti frame.
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    ti is overrated! superco has it dialed with the supertherm steel frames. If you built an all mountain steel frame from the same steel that superco uses you would have an excellent affordable bike. ti is not that much lighter for the price and steel is og as it gets.

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    It's sure that a ti frame are most expensive than a steel frame, but a brand like On One sells their hardtrail ti frame (456 and 29er) at a good price (about $ 1700) for the quality. Lynskey makes their ti frames too.

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    ti is cool, I'll never spend that kind of money though. You should def. jump on the steel hardtail bandwagon.. everyone's doing it, your behind Chumba

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    knock 1000 off that price and you have a great frame that more than just doctors can afford

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    Quote Originally Posted by sly_foxx
    You should def. jump on the steel hardtail bandwagon.. everyone's doing it,

    I just noted that "everybody" is doing "affordable" titanium now. I have a feeling that there's going to be stiff competition there. More so than a year or two ago.

    If you go there, better make it something that gets noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Is titanium VF2 or titanum XCL more desireable?

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    Hum, interesting one. I would like to think Ti is for glorious riders, mostly hardtail, so VF2 alike would be more "suitable" (hard to find the correct word), although the Ti-VF2 would be fighting against carbon frames.

    Having said this, a Ti-XCL sounds more exciting, and there are not many frame manufacturers in that arena...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Is titanium VF2 or titanum XCL more desireable?

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    I dont think either is that appealing - I think the advantages of Ti are marginalized on a full suspension bike. Ti looks great but no real advantage on a FS bike. Ti F/S frames is also a really small market. I would rather see steel hardtails - 29 SS

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    Yes.....a Ti 29er version is much appriciated!!!!!1
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Is titanium VF2 or titanum XCL more desireable?

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    Not really....titanium in my opinion isn't best or is a wast for FS bikes.

    On the other hand a full carbon VF2 in 29er flavor would be the shiat!
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