Shown here is the latest version mated to an Engine Labs 120mm rear end, which is an updated version of the NRS design used on older Giant mountain bikes. The new front end replaces the alloy triangle with cold worked, double butted 3/2.5 titanium. All machined parts are 6/4 ti, and it’s made to exactly imitate the geometry and even the look of the original in this case.
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Cable mounts are very svelte, remaining unobtrusive if not in use, and the curve of the tubes is quite pretty. We saw more of their bikes at Roc d’Azur and have become pretty enamored with his bikes.
This customer wanted PressFit BB30 and direct mount front derailleur tabs. He can do any type of bottom bracket you want.
Price will vary based on what suspension design he’s working around, but they’ll start around €3,300 (w/ VAT). No, it’s not cheap. But if you’ve got a bike you love that just needs some new life breathed into it, it’s an option.
The seat tube relief saves weight and adds style points.
His next project? A full suspension 29er tandem with a Niner rear end!
This is the original Engine Lab front end.