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    Dear Salsa

    Please make a variation of the Cutthroat with a threaded bottom bracket, alternator dropouts, and a Boost rear end with clearance for 29x3.25 front and rear.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buell View Post
    Please make a variation of the Cutthroat with a threaded bottom bracket, alternator dropouts, and a Boost rear end with clearance for 29x3.25 front and rear.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
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    Would be baller for sure, but a 3.25 would take some real magic with the chainstay to have chainring clearance and remain reasonably short. I'd strongly consider one, though as alternators would allow the possibility of a Rohloff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogdude222 View Post
    Would be baller for sure, but a 3.25 would take some real magic with the chainstay to have chainring clearance and remain reasonably short. I'd strongly consider one, though as alternators would allow the possibility of a Rohloff.
    You're not wrong. Personally, I am comfortable with long chainstays.

    While they're at it, please also design it around a non suspension corrected fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by buell View Post
    Please make a variation of the Cutthroat with a threaded bottom bracket, alternator dropouts, and a Boost rear end with clearance for 29x3.25 front and rear.
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    While they're at it, please also design it around a non suspension corrected fork
    why not ask for a Unicorn being ridden by a leprechaun while your at it?

    seriously, that's what custom frame builders are for.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    why not ask for a Unicorn being ridden by a leprechaun while your at it?

    seriously, that's what custom frame builders are for.
    Custom builders probably can't even make Unicorns, what you need is a bunch of Skittles, glitter, sexy music, a narwhal (not the Jones one), and at least 2 horses.

    I'm with buell though, let's make it happen. I'm currently as close as I can get with an ECR running Duro Crux up front and a threaded bb. 3.25 fits but rubs in the rear. I'd happily take Alternator dropouts, and boost if necessary. Lighter would be cool too!

    3.25 tires are awesome and I'm now of the opinion that new 29+ bikes should fit them.

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    And while we're at it, please offer a Ti frame version, and please don't paint it, thank you very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    And while we're at it, please offer a Ti frame version, and please don't paint it, thank you very much.
    (clears throat) Ahem. custom. (clears throat) grumble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    (clears throat) Ahem. custom. (clears throat) grumble.
    I know, I know...just playing along.
    "The only way we can truly control the outcome of a ride is not going on it, which is a choice I'm unwilling to make." -K.B.

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    do people make custom carbon fiber frames and forks?

    in general, i'd prefer the long[er] term support provided by a larger manufacturer than would be provided from a custom builder.
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    yeah, there's custom carbon frame builders. you just need to rob a bank before going down that road.

    I can't speak for custom frame builders, but i would think their long term support is quite good. besides, before you go shopping for a custom frame you need to go shopping for a custom frame builder. don't drop a dime till your satisfied that they will take care of you down the road should something go wrong. if they offer some crappy warranty or hide behind some BS policy, I'd pass. there are lots of builders out there with good reputations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    yeah, there's custom carbon frame builders. you just need to rob a bank before going down that road.
    In that case, I can wait for Salsa to do it. They're already expensive enough as regular production frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buell View Post
    do people make custom carbon fiber frames and forks?

    in general, i'd prefer the long[er] term support provided by a larger manufacturer than would be provided from a custom builder.
    And with the 2-3 people that would buy that frame you want, it's not worth them providing that support.
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