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New Bike: Stanton Switchback Titanium Mark 2

Hardtail mountain bike ain't dead. Popular brands now are very massive to build new full suspension mountain bike is a fact, but there is still a space in mountain biking activity for hardtail mountain bike. Anti-mainstream brands are still producing hardtail, even some companies are making their hardtail as an artwork. Stanton Bikes is one of them. Again they release a new hardtail bike, which is a titanium hardtail named Switchback Titanium Mark 2.
Some said that hardtail is the real bike, it gives the rider a step closer to the nature. Stanton Bikes is a company which creates many hardtail bikes. For now, Stanton is again releasing a new hardtail mountain bike frame. Made of titanium, the bike called Switchback Titanium Mark 2 or can be shortened as Mk 2 Ti.

Stanton Switchback Titanium Mark 2 Details
1. 3AL-2.5V titanium 44mm head tube, gusseted down tube and our super-sweet alloy head badge.
2. ISCG 05 mounts and 73mm BB shell, Custom designed CNC’d Yoke that accommodates standard 27.5” or 27.5+ 2.8 tyre set-up.
3. Super-short chainstays (415mm) made from 3AL-2.5V aerospace-grade titanium tubing.
4. Custom CNC’d Swapout dropouts (12 x 142, 10 x 135 or horizontal). Comes supplied with 12 x 142 as standard unless you specify different dropouts with your order.
5. Triple-butted 3AL-2.5V aerospace-grade titanium tubing with custom seat tube. Full internal routing takes full-length gear outer for consistent, weather-proof shifting.
6. 31.6 stealth routing dropper-compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp) with custom tubing.

The Switchback Mk 2 Ti is a hardtail but this is really beautiful bike, one of the most beautiful hardtail on the market today. The bike will accept fork from 120-160mm travel. It has two versions, the 27.5 and 27.5+ which is start to be popular now. With only 1.9 kg, the bike comes in four different size option. The frame only Switchback Ti will be priced about  £1,649. Switchback Mk 2 Ti is now ready for pre-order if the fans want to get the bike sooner. (pic: dirmountainbike.com)


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