August 5, 2007

Shots of Tony’s frame, brief race report

I thought this frame came out looking really nice, though the photos don’t look as good as real life. It’s a custom front triangle mated to a slightly tweaked Ventana rear end – built for 4″ front/4″ rear travel, 71.5 head angle, 455mm chainstays, and 13.4″ BB height (without sag). I was surprised to see that the frame (without the shock) weighed exactly 2900 grams – that’s really not too bad, especially considering that I wasn’t particularly aiming to make it light. With a fancy shock, you could easily end up with a