Sherpa Ti Frame Is Almost Here, Pre Orders Next Week!


Well The Day Has Come. The Sherpa Ti Passed CEN Testing, With One Frame Passing All Five Tests!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the CEN process you’re allowed to enter three frames for the five tests. As with all our frames we submit one frame, and if this fails at any point in the process I redesign the frame.

The Sherpa Ti has gone through quite a few processes. Its first incarnation was 26”, however due to the rise of 29er frames and the rapid expansion of this wheel size into the XC trail market we never brought it into production.

I then played about with the idea of belt drive on a 29” Wheeled Ti Sherpa, different styles of swop-outs also came into the equation, internal dropper routing, and last but by no means least this new wheel and tyre size versatility people are wanting on 29er frames.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1224″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1226″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Years of testing, prototyping and designing has gone into this model. I’ve now reached a point where I’m totally satisfied with the frame and I’m happy to bring it to production!

The new Sherpa Ti’s key features over the Reynolds 853 version are …

– Increased chain stay spacing using a our own custom design CNC’d drive-side Yoke allowing the frame to fit 2.4” tyres on 29” wheels or 3” tyres on 650b+

– Custom tripple butted 3AL 2.5V Titanium tubing to increase comfort and the all day ride feel of the frame

– Internal Seat tube dropper cable routing

– Swop-outs allowing the frame to run 12×142, standard QR or 10×135 single speed

– Same all-day trail smashing Sherpa geometry[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The sample pictures you’re seeing here are slightly different from the production model as we’ve used these prototypes to learn a few things. For one, the finish looks brilliant (Sand Blasted with Scotch Bright graphics) but in terms of wear you’re not able to replenish your finish back to that ’new look’ like you can with the finish and graphics the other way around.

Due to this we’re making the production models in Scotch-Bright finish and sand blasted graphics. However one instant success we did have over the graphics and finish was that Josh’s graphics style and sizing looks bang on!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1229″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1227″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The other difference on the production model over the sample is the seat post cable routing holes. With the style we went for on the samples it’s impossible to sound proof the cable if you experience any rattling, and as our routing feeds out the back of the seat tube, under the BB and back into the down tube, this was a potential problem.

This wasn’t the only issue, we found that because these pieces are Cast some of them had very tiny hair line cracks that would mean an inconsistency in the quality of production. On the production models we’re going for a style that uses a CNC’d Titanium insert that then has an aluminium insert that you feed over your cable and screw into place. This means we eliminate the possibility of product inconsistencies and you can place foam or other material around your cable to stop ’tinging’ if you were to experience it![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1230″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1228″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Pre orders are to start next week on the Sherpa Ti. We’re all really excited about getting this frame out there, so keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news and updates coming very soon.

Thanks for taking the time to read this

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