Originally shown in February as the mouthful Domahidy Designs Titanium All-Mountain Pinion Hardtail has simply been renamed the Viral Skeptic, giving both brand and bike a rebadge.
Domahidy, who started out as a co-founder of Niner Bikes and went on to consult with Factor and others before launching his namesake brand in 2014. Now, he’s rebranded as Viral, and used the opportunity to tweak the geometry of the Skeptic a bit since he first showed it. The seat angle gets 1º steeper to improve the front-center measurement, and they’ve added an XL size to the pre-order options. Pre-order deadline has moved back to April 31 with delivery in late summer 2016. All pre-orders will still come with a free set of Industry Nine Backcountry 27.5+ or Trail 29er wheels in your choice of hub and spoke colors. Bikes will come painted in hot pink or metallic brown. And, like before, all of his bikes will come with a free year membership to IMBA and a pair of IMBA cycling socks…
The Skeptic is built with Boost 148mm rear spacing and is designed around a 120mm to 140mm fork. It’ll fit up to 27.5×3.0 tires, or run it with narrower 29er wheels and tires. Pre-order pricing with the wheels is $4,995.
To speed up the transition to the new brand name, all remaining Domahidy Designs inventory is being blown out at 40% off new frames and 50-60% off used demo bikes.