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Perry Habu re-thinks the Path Bike with Single-Pivot Titanium Body


Chris Perry of Perry Titanium rocked as much as Lee Valley Velodrome final week to point out his prototype Habu 130mm Titanium Path Bike at Bespoked 2022. The 130mm journey mountain bike runs a fundamental single-pivot suspension platform, a hard and fast titanium seat publish and a multi-hand place consolation handlebar additionally fabricated from titanium. 

Perry Titanium Habu

perry titanium habu prototype 130 trail bike

Chris Perry’s prototype Titanium Habu 130 Path Bike weighs a claimed 3.5 kg for the body and shock – the Ti seat publish weighs 220g

Chris Perry made his first titanium mountain bike again in 1987, and has remained trustworthy to the so-called “magic steel” ever since. He says that first bike was nearly as good as any titanium XC bike out there available on the market on the time, placing it by way of its paces racing a number of cross-country occasions.

Thirty-five years later, Chris remains to be fabricating elements from titanium – not only for the biking business, although. Whereas he additionally makes his personal seat publish and handlebar, Chris has additionally been within the enterprise of creating Ti elements for Caterham 7s. The Habu 130mm Path Bike is his most up-to-date creation.

“I don’t fear about tendencies and I experience what I wish to” – Chris Perry. Kudos for that! For Chris, plainly if different individuals wish to experience his elements and bikes, too… effectively, that’s merely a bonus. He says that, on his web site, you can find solely reliable merchandise that he has made for himself and enjoys using with. 

titanium 130 trail bike perry haby single pivot mtb

With that in thoughts, the Habu isn’t precisely what you would possibly anticipate from a Path Bike by immediately’s requirements. It’s lacking a what-now-seems ubiquitous dropper seat publish, and it’s residence to a “consolation” titanium bar providing a number of hand positions. Additionally it is devoted to 27.5″ wheels solely. Chris based mostly the Titanium Habu on a 2:1 leverage ratio, largely as a result of he had very a lot loved using bikes with an analogous ratio prior to now, and wished to breed that right here.

Chris’s Habu prototype has a Enhance rear-end, and is designed to run 120mm or 130mm of rear wheel journey, however the prototype we noticed at Bespoked was a 130mm. It may be designed to take a 120mm, 130mm or 140mm fork with a head angle of the client’s selecting. The advisable seat tube angle is 74 or 75 levels, whereas attain and thus wheelbase might be specified by the client. Chris’s body has a 440mm chainstay size providing clearance for a 27.5″ x 2.6″ rear tire. The BB top is ready at 335mm static, assuming a 720mm tire outdoors diameter.

perry titanium habu 130 trail bike tubeset grade 9

All tubes are non-butted however a butted Reynolds prime tube shall be out there on request

The body consists of a Grade 9 Titanium tubeset, tig-welded, with water-jet lower Grade 5 titanium plates. The entire machining is completed on guide, non-cnc machines. Chris will get all of the welding completed by the exact same he similar Lloyds Registered coded welders and fabricators who welded his first bike body again in 1987 – an organization with over 45 years expertise working with titanium.

The Titanium Habu body remains to be within the ultimate levels of design and testing and isn’t presently out there to buy. Nevertheless, when prepared, every body shall be made to order to the client’s requirement and a dimensioned working drawing shall be produced for sign-off by the shopper previous to manufacture. The usual specification is as follows:

  • 44mm straight inside diameter headtube for tapered steerer tubes
  • 41mm inside diameter x 92mm huge press match backside bracket shell
  • 148mm x 12mm
  • 230mm eye-to-eye shock size
  • 1x drivetrains solely with most 38T chainring
  • 30.9mm diameter seat publish diameter
  • Exterior cable routing
  • ISCG-05 Mount
  • ISCG plate sort rear disk brake mount
perry titanium haby mtb 130 trail bike comfort multi-position bar

The Perry Titanium Consolation Handlebar weighs a claimed 550g

Chris units up his Habu prototype with a consolation handlebar of his personal making. He designed the bar such that, on the widest level you could have an efficient shorter stem for if you find yourself going by way of singletrack or down steep hills and chutes. Then, on the flat, you may come ahead on the bars for a greater place for powering alongside. In case you are going alongside a street or a fireplace street into head wind, you may come onto the extensions and get extra aero. He says his bars aren’t only for mountain bikes, however gravel bikes too.

For extra info on Perry Titanium, head to the web site.

perrytitanium.co.uk

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