Strong Racing Frames Pipestone Peak Ti XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2200.00

Product Description

  • S-bent seat and chain stays for more heel and tire clearance
  • Tubing diameters specific to each frame size
  • Immaculately TIG welded by Carl Strong
  • Breezer style drop outs
  • Cast Pewter head badge

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sean Davis a Cross Country Rider from Tucson AZ. U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2006

Strengths:    Full custom layout with a lot of thought and "how could this bike ride better" planning. The frame is from a master craftsman and Carl Strong welds the frames himself. Total perfection, exactly what I wanted in a ti hardtail.

Weaknesses:    Well if I had to pick one it would be cost, but you get what you pay for.

Bottom Line:   
If you have the means.... THis is the ultimate realization of what I wanted in a bike, it straight kills it. Thanks Carl, and seriously, the thing performs. If you want a bike that is built to ride the exact type of style you want, this is it. If you want to know that there is one bike like this built by the guy who puts magic in each creation, one at a time, this is it. If you want a WU TANG style headbadge, this is it. Expensive? Well sure. Worth every red cent, yes as you can't ride a red cent.

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Favorite Trail:   Amasa Back or Hermosa Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Frame direct from Strong. The rest of the bike was from Arizona Bicycle Experts

Similar Products Used:   Sandvik ti hardtail from 96 ridden for the last decade.

Bike Setup:   Continental Survival Pro in the back and a Vertical Protection in the front. Mavic 719 rims with Chris King ISO disc hubs (red) laced up with DT Swiss Super Comp Spokes. Maxxis rim strip with Stan's keeps the flats away. Fox F100 RLT on a Chris King pink headset. Titec TI stem with Moots Ti bars. Oury lock on grips with Sram XO twist shifters. The brakes are Avid Juicy 7's. THe cranks are shimano XTR M960 style, a Sram XO rear derailluer with the blackbox cage spinning a Sram cogset, it is the best one, I can't remember what the technical name is. The front derailluer is a Paul's from 1996, still works perfectly. Nokon cables for the gears, a Selle Italia Flite Genuine Gel on Moots Layback ti post. The pedals are Time Atac Carbon and the headbadge is 24K gold plated.

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