Hmmmmmm titanium! After last weeks preview of Stanton’s new Switchback Ti frame, we now have the full edit, pictures and specs of the complete build options in all of their titanium glory. Time to go and check the bank balance!

After a couple of years of designing and testing, we’ve finally finished our benchmark frame, the Switchback Ti. To celebrate we took our resident pinner, Dan Bateson (world cup 4X pro elite rider) to ride the ultimate version of our complete bike (Ti complete with the carbon-king upgrade) to the last stage of the Afan Enduro and the new(ish) Afan bike park, with Joe and Matt from Capta Media.

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It was the absolute definition of living in a cloud, continually grey and wet with absolutely no letup. We had two water damaged cameras (one of them being an FS700!) and even with waterproofs on we were wet and cold to the core. Although the conditions were demoralising, this didn’t stop Dan performing to a seriously high level and every time we huddled around Joe and Matts camera to look at the footage our sprits were instantly lifted! I want to say thank you to everyone involved in producing this video and I hope you guys enjoy the final cut.

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STANDARD BUILD LIST:

Wheels: E13-TRS
Forks: BOS Deville 140mm
Tyres: Onza Ibeck 2.25r & 2.4f
Headset: CaneCreak 40series
Stem: Raceface Turbine 50mm
Bars: Raceface Turbine 760mm x 10mm
Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb 5” drop
Saddle: SDG Duster
Grips: ODI Lock-on
SeatClamp: Hope
BottomBracket: Raceface BSA30
CrankSet: Raceface Turbine 34T
Chain: Sram XX1
Mech: Sram XO1
Shifter: Sram XO1
Cassette: Sram XO1
Brakes: Shimano XT IceTec rotors

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BUILD LIST WITH CARBON-KING UPGRADES:

Wheels: Enve 70/30 Rims on Chris King iso Hubs
Forks: BOS Deville 140mm
Tyres: Onza Ibeck 2.25r & 2.4f
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Raceface Turbine 50mm
Bars: Raceface Next carbon 760mm x 10mm
Seat Post: Rockshox Reverb 5” drop
Saddle: SDG Duster
Grips: ODI Lock-on
SeatClamp: Hope
BottomBracket: Raceface BSA30
CrankSet: Raceface Next carbon 34T
Chain: Sram XX1
Mech: Sram XO1
Shifter: Sram XO1
Cassette: Sram XO1
Brakes: Hope E4

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FRAME FEATURES

*Tripple butted 3AL2.5V titanium top and down tubes
*Custom drawn triple butted 3AL2.5V titanium seat tube
*3AL2.5V titanium P.G. seat and chain stays
*31.6 dropper compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp)
*Custom CNC’d logo top seat stay bridge
*Gusseted down tube
*I.S.C.G 05 mounts
*Custom CNC’d interchangeable dropouts (12×142, 10×135, horizontal)
*Full length gear outer cable
*73mm BB shell
*Pewter head badge
*Brushed ti finish and bead blasted graphics
*Advised max tyre size 2.3

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FRAME GEOMETRY

*Head angle 65.75 degrees
*Seat angle 72.5 degrees
*Head tube 44mm
*Headtube lengh 110mm on the 16.5″ and 120mm on the 18″
*Seat tube length 16.5” and 18″
*Seat tube internal diameter 30.9mm and 34.9 seat clamp
*Actual top tube 22.25” on the 16.5” frame, 23″ on the 18” frame
*Virtual top tube 23.25” on the 16.5” frame, 24″ on the 18” frame
*Chain stay length actual 415mm
*Bottom bracket height 315mm
*Frame weight, 16.5″ Switchback is 3lbs 8oz
All measurements are taken with a 140mm travel fork at 25% sag

Fri 7th Nov, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

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