What will be arriving for spring 2018 will hopefully be the final version of the Luck No5 Titanium MTB frame. The third version, each being slightly changed to improve feel and handling.
The first version was about the ride quality of titanium, and experimenting with a few geometry extremes, steep seat angle, longer chainstay, and how will tube selections effect the ride quality. The first version made a few things very apparent,,,,
Firstly, the seat angle was too steep for the longer chainstay, 30.9 seatpost made the bike very stiff and the headtube was too tall.
Enter in MK2. The 27.2 seat post greatly enhanced the rideability of the frame, highlighting more of what makes titanium so beautiful to ride. Chainstay length became adjustable, from 425 to 441, this also allows a 2.4 29r tire to fit in. Next was the front end.
The MK1 had a normal length headtube, 100mm. Designed around a 68.5 headangle and the toptube was within the "normal" range for hardtails. With the MK2 version I wanted to take the ChargeHard geometry idea I had and play it out.