Grammo recently announced that they will be offering a Titanium version of their Toa 29er hardtail, but it will be limited. How limited? Just 50 framesets will be made, and will become available in August around the same time that their Toa Carbon 29er will become available as well. What’s really interesting, is that all of the Titanium Toas will be made by none other than Lynskey Performance out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Throw that into the mix, and all of a sudden the $1695 retail for frame only seems like a bargain.
The Ti Toa will offer similar lines to their carbon bike with a tapered head tube, and slots in a 3.5 pounds for a medium frame.
Check out the full press release along with the Carbon Toa, after the break!
Central Point, Oregon-July 1, 2011-Grammo Bikes have announced their limited edition Titanium hard tail 29. There will only be 50 made. MSRP is $1695 for frame only and will available in August.
Grammo are also set to receive their first product run of their new carbon hard tail 29 next month which will sell for $999 for frame
“The ti frame is based off the geometry of our carbon hard tail. We wanted to give our customers the option of the two high end materials out there,” said Ben Webster, Grammo’s marketing manager. “Having worked in the titanium frame business for a while there is a lot of demand for ti 29ers. Titanium offers a ride quality that only ti can deliver.”
Other frame details include a tapered head tube, cnc’d dropouts with Grammo logo, coming in at 3.5 lbs for medium. The manufacturing is being done by Lynskey in Chatanooga. Will also be available with Sram build kits.
Grammo Bikes are a New Zealand based brand that have specialized in carbon wheels and frames for 5 years. The exclusive U.S. distribution is done by Zedsport out of Central Point, Oregon. Grammo just announced their new disc carbon cross frame last month.
Orders for the titanium Toa are being taken starting July 5, 2011. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to purchase.
Carbon Toa Specs:
Material: Full carbon construction Toray T700S
Fork: Matching carbon fork available
Designed for a 100mm suspension fork
Headset: Tapered 1.125-1.5 headtube(42mm top bearing)
Bottom Bracket: BB30 bottom bracket shell
Seat post: 31.6
Front derailleur: 34.9 Top mount/Top pull
Weight: 1270 grams (small)
Internal cable routing
Reinforced brake strut
Replaceable derailleur hanger