You may notice that a few things have changed on the website. Here’s a summary. If you have any questions about any of this, please let me know.
*Gasp!* Price changes! Don’t worry, they’re not bad:
Stealth dropper routing: Across the board, none of the frames include stealth dropper routing in the base frame price anymore. For some to include it and some not was confusing people, including myself.
Wyvern: Base price is now 1299.00, instead of 1199.00, BUT the slider/rocker dropout upgrade is now only 100.00. So the base price has gone up, but if you wanted sliding dropouts, it’s the same.
Chimera: Base price is now 1299.00, down from 1399.00. The base price no longer includes stealth dropper routing, which makes more sense anyway. But it’s still an option for 100.00
Ok, that’s it for pricing, whew.
Wyvern & Chimera Geometry
I’ve updated the geometry on the XL Wyvern and Chimera to have a 145mm head tube. Every single person who’s on a bike that size needs a longer head tube, so we’re making it longer. Everything else is the same.
We are doing away with the elevated chainstay originally specced on the Talos frame. This decision was made for a few reasons, but the top one was: It restricted what dropouts we could build the Talos with, and no one wants that. Everyone (including myself) wanted sliding dropouts, so another way needed to be found. So, the Talos now comes standard with our new Loopstay chainstay yoke. It’s beautiful, strong, and solves all kinds of problems. The ONE downside is a few mm’s less of tire clearance. It is literally impossible to fit any more than we have with this yoke. It does still fit a 29×3.0 tire AND a 32t chainring. The 3 inch tire has about 5mm of room on each side, so if you’re a huge guy who flexes wheels a lot, you may want to run a 2.8 which is an awesome size tire anyway, or keep your wheels tensioned really well. Also, I finally put up a Talos Geometry chart, go check it out.
Powder Coated cages
Turnaround time on Black powder coated King Cages is now just a day or two. I am keeping them in stock pretty much all the time, so order away! I usually ship them pretty fast. Turnaround time on Custom colors is 1 to 2 weeks however. I am only powdercoating about once every 2 to 3 weeks these days. As usual, these are maximum times, it’s usually shorter.
Ok, that’s it. Nothing too huge, but all good stuff to know, now go ride your bike.