I have no doubt the new FAT Ti frames are absolute top quality. Chris Chance always has been an OCD perfectionist. I had a good look at pics of the welds. The few reviews I have seen on FB have been singing their praises. Carbon does nothing for me and wont last the test of time either. These FATs are more akin to limited edition Ferraris and should be appreciated as such imo. Its not all about the fastest 1/4 mile.A few of points about new Ti frames:
- If you can't produce something as good as Moots it will probably not work out for you.
- High quality titanium is becoming increasing hard to source so the cost will be high and production low.
- Higher quality carbon has filled this spot fairly well in recent years at a lower price point.
would be interested to know. There's been no updates for a while now?What's the story on the TI frames? Are they going to be produced?
I've been looking at Ti hardtails for a few months and woudl love to see what Chris has to offer. Currently I've not seen a production frame that checks all of my boxes and the only option that I really see is custom. Lynskey has the only production frame that has the geometry that I've looking at but does not accept a front derailleur (bad) and is spaced for boost (not horrible, but I'd prefer non-boost). The Yo geometry has a steeper HTA and slacker STA than I'd want. Curious of Chris is changing the geometry at all for the Ti bikes or the Yo 3.0.