We are getting deep into #TiTuesdays here and it to be honest, I’m more than a little surprised that this is the first Raijin we have featured. The Raijin, is one of our more popular Ti frame sets, it’s made in the USA by Lynskey Performance Designs and like the Honzo, it features a sliding replaceable dropout system that can be single speeded. Plus it’s just plain sexy. If you are after an incredibly strong, yet very light and smooth ride to line up on at your local XC race then this bike is it. Amanda’s super classy and functional XC race build is designed for dual duty though, part head turning trail bike, part pure breed race whippet.
Race Face’s Turbine cranks provide a solid, light and very cool looking peddling platform, while the gold KMC chain chanels some winning podium vibes to the solid and reliable XO1 rear derailleur. Not super fancy, but über functional.I can’t get enough of the gold chain with all that black. All you need is one of those world cup racer only gold SRAM cassettes and you will be winning races before they even start.
If you live in a colder climate there is nothing like the touch of an always warm carbon lever (well might not be warm but it’s never cold), and the classic Avid XO brakes, although not the latest and greatest are light and reliable. The brakes and fork lock out are all mounted up on RaceFace Next 20mm rise carbon bars and a 35mm Turbine stem. You will never go wrong with ESI silicon grips.
You want sliding dropouts? The Raijin has ’em. There is also an optional 135×10 single speed set of dropouts if you have one gear and no idea.
Rock Shox SID XX’s with lockout keep things tracking precisely up front.
Fast rolling Maxxis Ikon’s mounted on Stans ZTR Crest wheels. Can’t go wrong there.
Mmmm… Raw titanium….
Built to go (real) fast!