I can’t say I’ve met a cyclist of any kind that wouldn’t want a titanium steed in their stable. Sure carbon is lighter and more shapely, but titanium seems to hold a special place in many riders hearts for its unique ride properties and the signature matte finish that catches the eyes of ‘those who know’.
This kind of quality doesn’t come cheap, but when companies like Minnesota’s Twin Six dangle special deals like this they just might turn a few window shoppers into buyers. To announce their new Standard Ti 29er, they’re shaving $200 off the eventual retail price for pre-ordered frames. Is now your time for titanium?
The Standard Ti 29er is a hardtail XC bike constructed from T6 Standard 3.25 Titanium tubing that boasts a clean and simple front triangle with a curvy rear end. Graphics are kept to an almost subliminal level with just a head tube badge, small logo on the top tube and a few polished panels on the seat mast. Aesthetically it bears a strong resemblance to the Twin Six Fat.
The frame is designed to accommodate a 100mm fork, and fits up to 2.35” tires between its wishbone seat stays. Upon ordering, customers will have a few options including the choice of a 135mm QR rear end or a 142×12/thru-axle. The frame features routing for full cable housings with low profile cable clips, and you can opt to have the cables routed specifically for 1x or 2x drivetrains.
The Standard Ti 29er is built around a 1.5” head tube, 31.8mm seat tube, and PF30 bottom bracket. Other details include low-mount ISO disc tabs that mount the rear caliper neatly between the chain and seat stays, T6 Standard dropout mounts and a silver-plated brass head tube badge.
If you’re tempted by the introductory price, you’ll have to act quickly. From now until May 6th the Standard Ti 29er frame can be pre-ordered for $1700 USD, after which that number will go up to $1900. Selecting thru-axle dropouts adds $50 to the frame price, and you can add a Twin Six carbon fork with QR or thru-axle options for another $300-350. Delivery is expected around mid-June.
Check out our hands on photos of this and the rest of their collection from Interbike, too.