This week’s Ti Tuesday comes all the way from Oslo, Norway, it’s proof that taste knows no bounds.
Kjetil wanted to build a playful bike, his friends told him he should be looking at a full suspension, but he knew better. After an exhaustive hour-long online search he knew he’d found his new bike. The Ti Honzo hit him like “Lightning from the clear sky. I would have to have it”!
“This is probably the most fun bike I’ve ever had, it’s extremely playful. I wanted a hardtail that behaved like a full suspension bike, I’ve always been a hardtail boy. I love the geometry and appearance.”
He first built the bike in October 2016 with the orange Hope parts as a starting point. In addition, there was the SRAM XO1 11 speed drivetrain, a Rock Shox Pike up front, Rock Shox seat post, Race Face handlebar and Easton ARC 30 wheels. The ARC’s morphed into the carbon Nexties after a little accident.
Kjetil also didn’t think the orange on the Honzo matched his parts so he set about making custom decals and removed all the orange from the frame, he even made a new custom steerer tube logo. The last upgrade was choosing the Maxxis skin wall tires. Now he’s just waiting for the snow to melt!
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Race Face Atlas 800mm 35mm rise
Fabric lock on grips
Hope am/freeride stem
Extralite top cap
Hope Tech 3 v4 brakes
Rock Shox pike rct3 140mm
Rock Shox Reverb stealth dropper post
WTB Volt seat
Hope seat clamp
Hope crank with spiderless chainring
KMC x11 SL DLC black chain
Spank Spike pedals
Hope Pro 4 hubs
Hope 200mm Disc rotor front
Hope 180mm Disc rotor back
Nextie carbon premium rims (36mm width)
DT Swiss competition spokes
DT Swiss brass nipels
Sram XO1 11 speed drivetrain