Mountain Bike Shenanigans

Ti Deluxe: Photoshoot
November 27th, 2016

It’s late autumn rolling into winter setting the backdrop for the updated bike.

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Ti Deluxe: Updated
November 27th, 2016

So after hammering it around over the summer, I decided that it was time to invest some love in the Titanium Deluxe. This bike still ticks boxes, but the game has moved on and it was due some upgrades.

Back in the day the Magura Marta SL Gold editions were an awesome set of brakes, but Hope have in my view set the modern standard with their new race-spec brakes. So it was time to get some of those on with appropriate Ti fasteners.

The Fox floats had started leaking out of the compression adjuster at the bottom of the leg. They need a service and will find a new home on the Rockhopper, but I wanted the security of the QR15 setup that makes so much sense so upgraded to some new forks, had the tapered steerer replaced with a straight 1 1/8th and bought the bits to convert the Chris King hub.

Took a while to get all the bits ordered and the work complete, but it’s all done now ready to ride!

Old cockpit
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Rear end before upgrade
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Chris King Disc Hub
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Chris Rowe’s paintwork still looking good…
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Insanely expensive new bits for the hub
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

New brakes
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

Anti-rattle measures
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

New callipers and pinstripe tape
Independent Fabrication Titanium Deluxe

IMBA: Long Live Long Rides