Denver-based Domahidy Designs has been trickling out teaser shots of gearboxes and belt-ready slider dropouts since at least the end of 2015, but now we finally get a complete look at their newest mountain bike. Adding to their ti and steel hardtails which both use frame size-specific wheel diameters, the new Titanium All-Mountain Pinion Hardtail goes all in with fatter tires on plus-sized 27.5″ wheels. At the same time the new bike delivers enough room to fit in 29er wheels if you so choose. The All-Mountain Hardtail is all about getting a bit more off the beaten track and tackling more technical trail riding. Industry vet Steve Domahidy likes to refer to it as their play bike, as it really is a go-anywhere hardtail. Drop past the fold for a closer look at the new bike, plus a frameset pre-order deal that gets you a free set of Industry Nine wheels if you act soon…
The All-Mountain frame is built from triple butted 3/2.5 titanium and gets shaped around that bottom bracket mounted gearbox. At the heart of the bike is the new P1.12, Pinion’s 12 speed gearbox that trims weight off of their previous 18 speed version. Then turning the rear wheel is a Gates belt drive with two giant Gates Centertrack cogs. While still about 800g heavier than an XX1 drivetrain, the Pinion setup offers a lot more durability and better weight balance, which makes it well suited to this type of trail-exploring hardtail. And between the Pinion gearbox and Gates setup the bike is essentially maintenance free.
The new frame itself is designed around a 120-140mm suspension fork to suit a range of trail riding styles. Then combined with its Boost 148 rear triangle, there is room for fat 3″ 27.5+ tires or more conventional width 29er tires, making the bike capable to handle any trail surface.
The frame uses the same hooded Paragon Machine thru-axle slider dropouts to tension the belt as found on Domahidy’s other mountain frames. The titanium frame gets some lovely machined bits to hand the German-made gearbox and to fit in those fat tires. It also gets modular external downtube cable routing both to manipulate the gear box, but also to route a stealth dropper seatpost through the bottom of the seattube, while rear brake routing is also external under the toptube and down the seatstay.
The Titanium All-Mountain Pinion Hardtail will sell for $5000 for the frameset when it is available later this year. That will include the frame, plus the complete drivetrain (gearbox, crank arms and the complete belt drive system).
For the new All-Mountain Hardtail’s launch, Domahidy has a special pre-order deal going on. From now until the end of March 31, if you are willing to pay up front for the mid-summer delivery of the bike, Domahidy will throw in a set of Industry Nine wheels for no extra cost. The wheels on offer are either I9’s new BackCountry 27.5+ wheels or new 29” Trail wheels, depending on how you want your bike to be built up. Either wheelset can also be built with Boost or 100mm front hubs depending on your fork choice, and spoke and hub color is completely up to you.
Domahidy says they decided to go the pre-order route vs. their previous successful Kickstarter campaigns, as they decided that they could put Kickstarter’s 10% cut into the wheel special that benefits the early buyers. As with all of the mountain bikes from Domahidy Designs, the new All-Mountain also comes with one year of IMBA membership, and a pair of IMBA socks, as Domahidy is committed to supporting trail advocacy.