can you explain the construction of this frame?
Think you know the contruction of the old X-frame's
) big spine tube for lots of stand-over clearance, 2 small triangles to create a very stiff BB area.... and overall good looks
This project is in fact a 2011 version of the X
the differences :
- titanium tubing
- Disc brakes
- Rohloff specific rear drop-outs (OEM 1)
- Belt drive (RH rear stay can be taken apart to slit the belt through)
- full internal cable guiding (enter at the headtube and exit at the LH stay)
This whole project started after I asked Rody for a lead to a classic X-frame...... he had none and wanted one himself too
After a while he offered to make 2 X-frames himself in 29er flavour ..... ofcourse I agreed, but as we all know Rody's crazy workschedules he didn't find the time to start these builds. He contacted Bill to see if he would like to do the build, Bill contacted me and offered to go for a Ti version
..... just imagine, Bill Grove himself offering to build me a titanium X-frame 29er
........ I couldn't say no. This project started almost 2 years ago as also Bill is a very busy man ..... now we're at this point Bill will do some modifications on the RH rear drop-out and after that Rody will do the paint (gave him free reign again as I love his work/style
).So yes, I feel very priviledged to be in this position.