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First up is John’s titanium 27.5″. John went with my XX1 kit and sub’ed in Enve M60’s with DT hubs. A 100mm Sid and KS Lev dropper complete the package.




I also built a dirt road training bike for Josh Berry. He rides for team Smart Stop, which just had a strong showing at the tour of Utah. Nice job Josh! When he’s not required to ride the team bike, Josh will be logging some serious training miles on this new frame.

I used Columbus Max for the front triangle for extra torsional stiffness on rough roads. The bike was designed around an Enve cross fork with a traditional 1 1/8th headtube. The rear triangle uses a stout pair of chainstays and some house curved s bend seatstays. Clearance for 40mm tires all around. Paul Mini-Moto brakes provide the stopping power.

This titanium full suspension bike also snuck out the door without many pictures of it. I’ll track down some more photos of it in the wild. Here it is on the scale at a hair over 26.5 lbs. X01ish build, Pike, Stan’s wheels, Hans Dampf’s, Hope Race x2 with 203/180 rotors, 125mm dropper, 785mm bar. 130mm rear/150mm front for partying on the downhills, but still making it up without suffering like a dog.

Russ’s bike features a double butted tubeset and Paragon toggle dropouts. He will run the bike with both 700c or 650b wheels depending on how much tire volume he needs. He will also switch between Shimano Ui2 11 speed and a Gates belt drive setup. The bike is wired internally for the Ui2 components and has the new integrated hydro brake/shift levers.

Mose was down and out with no bike, so I assembled the raw frame to get him back out on the trails. I will send the frame to paint after the fall. It’s a steel 27.5″ with rocker dropouts. Mose will run it as a single speed or with a 1x drivetrain. It’s designed around a 130mm pike and has slack and low geometry with short chainstays.

Last up is Reed’s 29er full suspension. It’s got 100mm of travel out back and 120mm up front. Sram XX1, Enve XC wheels, Hope brakes, a KS Lev dropper, and a Rockshox pike keep this bike lightweight for it’s capability. Reed rode this bike as part of the bike patrol for the BC bike race. Here are some photos Reed sent of his bike out on a foggy Santa Cruz rip. There is also a picture taken by Todd Weselake from the BC bike race.


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