Yup...steel or ti was my mantra, no plastic for me! Until now
I have surprised myself with this latest purchase but the Scapin wasn't doing anything for me and after reading a review or two I thought I may try this frame. Honestly, I think the frame is a little fugly but the ride makes up for it.http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/categ ... nly-46377/
The build needs a little tweaking here and there but it is pretty much there...I have a carbon controltech matching conical spacer and seatpost clamp on the way, and a smaller rear rotor. Will change then hose colour too.
The ride? Well, nothing serious off road yet but it is amazing! Very stiff but comfortable, this thing flies and is really challenging my fitness (or lack of it). The balance and handling are sublime, just think where you want to go and the frame reacts. This has seriously changed all my views of frame materials, I can't think of any steel or ti frames that rides as well as this. I'm smiling when I ride again!
Better pictures to follow!
Frame: Velocite Flux monocoque carbon (raw carbon finish)
Fork: Fox F100RL
Wheels: Hope Evo Pro3 on Stans Crest running tubeless
Bars: Easton Havoc carbon
Shifters: Sram XO
Brakes: Magura FR
Seatpost: Velocite carbon
Saddle: SDG Bel Air (looking a little sad now)
Cranks; XT double
FM: XT double
RM: Sram XO
Cassette: XTR M970
For ever changing my mind and my cars