Posted by: velocipedestrian
Posted by: rnayel
Posted by: olaa
Wow! That is a great build!
Posted by: Ddean
Congrats rnayel, what a beauty frame!!!!
I’m looking forward to photos of it built
I'll post photos when it's built. Since it's the same colour at my Titan, I'm going to post a family pic too.
Going for significantly different builds? There's a lot of overlap between those (in my mind).
You're right, there is some overlap. I have a preference for coil shocks and both bikes are running the CC Kitsuma coil. My titan has a 180mm Manitou Mezzer while the Prime will have a 150mm Helm coil (pretty excited for coil front and rear on that one). Zac of Smithtech has been good to me and kept my Mezzer running like butter.
So my Titan is 180 fork/155 rear, Prime will be 150 fork/135 rear and 1.5* steeper. Titan has DD maxxGrip Assegai tires while the prime will roll on exo+ maxxTerra DHF/DHRII.
The intention is to have the Prime as a climb friendly every day bike and the Titan for bigger trails and the WBP day bike. My go-to outing is to ride from home to the Fromme climb trail (from near Capilano rd.) and try to get in as many laps as I can before my wife gets fed up with parenting 3 kids and calls me to come home. I'm finding that climbing the Titan for multiple laps of Fromme gets pretty tiring and by the end of the second lap of the climb trail I'm just not motivated to ride any more. On the odd day that I take my Chromag, I get a much more enjoyable and speedy climb but since building up the Titan last summer, I love the descending so much more on the Banshee. Currently averaging 55 minutes to get up the climb trail on the Titan, while I'm sub 50 minute on the Chromag, I'm sure that lighter tires on the Titan would help.
Who knows, if there is too much overlap and I'm solely riding the Prime, I might sell either the Chromag or the Titan, but now that I have space (we moved last year), I'm happy to hold on to all the bikes.