Martin’s Titanium Do-It-All Bike:

I had some fun today looking around the shop for random parts that would fit onto Martin’s frame. He ordered the Frame/Fork/Seatmast Topper/Stem from me, but the other parts are from a 29er hardtail I’ll be assembling later. That and an old headset I shaved down for a slip fit to mock up forks.

I’m anxious to see what Martin has in store for his build. This type of bike is most commonly called a monster cross bike. It’s sort of a mix between a cyclocross bike and a 29er hardtail. Following current trends, I may have to call it Allroad+. It will be a flat bar setup with tires up to 45c for bombing fire roads and trails. And by clearance for 45c tires, I mean all the way around. The seatstays, but more uncommon, the chainstays will clear some big rubber. The fork will too. Martin will also be running 28-35c size tires for light duty touring or more pavement based rides.

Other options include, sliding dropouts, 44mm headtube, welded rack/fender/water bottle bosses, s bend chainstays, custom paint, and a seatmast.

s bends and seatmast

titanium stem by me and Thomson titanium handlebar

Paragon Sliding dropouts with 142mm axle

Lotta' titanium here!

custom blasted logos

stainless headbadge

Martin's flat bar monster crosser

2 responses to “Martin’s Titanium Do-It-All Bike”

  1. Brad says:

    What kind of fork is that? Carbon, 1-1/8″ steerer, post-mount disc is a rare combo.

    • Erik says:

      Hi Brad,

      The fork is a Whiskey Parts number 9 cross disc fork. It does have a tapered steer tube. I agree that the fork you are looking for is rare. It looks like Ritchey will have us covered by this winter though.