Domahidy Designs Wraps Kickstarter, Starts Pre-Orders for New Hardtails
After passing the Kickstarter test, Steve Domahidy’s namesake new mountain bike brand has opened their online store to accept pre-orders from anyone else looking to get a steel or titanium hardtail from the former Niner designer.
Ti frames are $2,299 and steel $1,099 and uses Reynolds 853 DZB tubing. Both are available in either 27.5″ or 29″ wheel sizes. The frames feature A sliding dropout, allowing them to be run as a single speed or fully geared. Golden Bike Shop in Golden, CO, has become the first shop dealer for the new brand. If you’re not nearby, you can order online it’ll ship to your favorite bike shop until they’re able to set up a full dealer network. This keeps our LBS in the loop while expanding availability.
Check them out at DomahidyDesigns.com, more pics below…
The titanium frame uses triple butted 3/2.5 tubing with biovalized downtube to improve stiffness at both the headtube and BB. Claimed weight is 3.7lbs for a size medium frame. It also upgrades some frame hardware to titanium.
The steel frame gets oversized tubing to improve overall stiffness without giving up steel’s trademark ride quality. Claimed frame weight is 5.3lbs for medium. Both steel and ti frames get a tapered headtube. Singlespeed specific thru-axle dropouts are available for a clean look sans hanger.