Mike DeSalvo Custom Ti Frame XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • semi-custom or full custom
  • Available in 6 regular or 4 women’s specific semi-custom sizes
  • Built from the finest U.S. titanium
  • TIG welded construction
  • Available with 26 or 29er wheels
  • Hand-brushed finish

  • Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

    Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Portland

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2008

    Strengths:    Mike himself; beautiful welds; experience; relatively short wait time for custom.

    Weaknesses:    There are never weaknesses with Mike's bikes unless you make a mistake in the specification.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my third DeSalvo. It shows the measure of trust I have in Mike that I went with a titanium singlespeed. I'd worried that a custom MTB wouldn't be as exciting as a custom road or cross bike, but this bike proves otherwise. It feels smaller, tighter, lighter, faster than my other MTBs and Mike's evaluation of fit and his experience with MTB geometry resulted in the total package and the best in a long series of really nice custom bikes I've been lucky enough to own. More than that, the good experience of dealing with Mike himself adds one of the most important aspects -- interaction between customer and builder -- to the custom process. I am really happy with the whole thing, start to finish.

    Expand full review >>

    Favorite Trail:   White Salmon

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   Direct

    Similar Products Used:   Fisher Rig; Kona Unit 2-9

    Bike Setup:   Thomson post, stem. King headset, ENO crank, Phil BB, Avid Mechanical Disks, Maxxis Ignitors on Bontrager Race Light wheels and a DeSalvo rigid fork -- the bike is a singlespeed 2-9er with a 1x9 option.

    Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

    Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating