Full Custom hardtail, 27.5+/29

I recently finished this build of a full custom hardtail frame, and it was a really awesome build. Michael contacted me and showed me what he had in mind, and I immediately hoped he’d go through with this build. He decided to, and we entered into the build process. Some clients pay very little attention to geometry, and instead describe to me how they want the bike to handle, or the kind of stuff they ride, and I decide on the final geometry. Other customers, like Michael, have a very good grasp of geometry and have a pretty solid idea of what they want going into it. I like working with both types of clients, and it was enjoyable to discuss frame geometry at length with someone who thinks about it as much as I do (maybe more). We discussed quite a few points and went back and forth on a couple frame designs, but by the time we’d finalized the drawing, I think we really came up with an awesome design. Something I would definitely build for myself. This is the direction mountain bikes are going, and it was fun to build something so modern.

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The build went very smoothly, and I got to use my signature loopstay yoke, as well as coned stays, both of which I love. We also settled on a powder coat color that I will be adding to the lineup this year. It may be one of my new favorite colors.

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Michael also decided to get a Bedrock frame bag with his frame, so I contacted Joey and sent him the necessary information to get the bag started. The team at Bedrock were able to get the bag done at the same time as the frame, so I was able to send it all off together. Not before getting a couple good pics.

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Michael also sent me some pictures of it fully built. I must say he chose some awesome components to go on it.

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All in all, a great bike and fun to build. I hope I get to build more like it in the future.

A New Partnership: Bedrock Bags

bedrock hexagon logoI’m very excited to announce that Myth has officially partnered up with Bedrock Bags! I’ve actually known Andrew and Joey for years, and watched their company grow from a tiny startup to an industry-leading manufacturer of sewn bikepacking bags. The best part is that they’re another Durango company, based just across town from us. It just made a lot of sense to offer their excellent products with our bikes.

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There’s complete info about our partnership at the new Bedrock Bags page. Please feel free to send me any and all questions, and start thinking about adding a frame bag to your Myth!

Wyvern, M, Iris Burgundy

I just shipped out this Wyvern, size Medium, with Rocker dropouts and the Iris Burgundy powdercoat. This might be one of my favorite colors right now, it’s so incredible. I suspect it might become a very popular color in the future. The rocker dropouts really rounded this build out, and I hope I get to see it fully built up someday.

 

A few important updates

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.


Price changes

*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.


Talos Chainstays

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. _MG_3167 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.


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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.

 

 

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Talos, M, Fancy Mustard

I recently finished this Talos, in Medium, with Slider dropouts, and the Fancy Mustard powdercoat color. This frame had a few new touches that I’m really excited about, and you’ll be seeing more of in the future. One is the cones at the seatstay/dropout tab junction. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, and I finally perfected the process to make them. I’ll do a blog post about them soon, until then just check out the finished product:

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In this case, there are cones on both the seat and chain stays to meet the dropout tabs. This bike also featured the yoke that is now standard on the Talos, and any of my custom bikes that have super short chainstays and big tires. I call it the Loopstay.

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Overall, a badass bike. I can’t wait to see it all built up by it’s new owner!