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    I have noticed you have made multiple prototypes (titanium bikes in this case), and I understand you are iterating to improve the overall design, but my question is what is the lifecycle of a prototype like for a framebuilder? For example, how long do you use a prototype before moving on to another and what happens with older prototypes as you move on to better designs (i.e. do you cut them up to see the efficacy of your welds (in this case) and to see if anything was stressed more than other parts or do they become part of the shop decor as pieces of history)? As always, the frames look amazing.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by murphy View Post
    I have noticed you have made multiple prototypes (titanium bikes in this case), and I understand you are iterating to improve the overall design, but my question is what is the lifecycle of a prototype like for a framebuilder? For example, how long do you use a prototype before moving on to another and what happens with older prototypes as you move on to better designs (i.e. do you cut them up to see the efficacy of your welds (in this case) and to see if anything was stressed more than other parts or do they become part of the shop decor as pieces of history)? As always, the frames look amazing.
    With the titanium prototypes, I'm mostly looking to build process / methodology first and ride characteristics second as I had never ridden titanium previously. I know how I like my steel bikes to ride, but how does that same geo and set up translate when built in a different material? The only way to do that for me is to make a handful of bikes. Ride and test them in all the typical terrain and then make any adjustments based on that feedback. Most of what I found is really subtle and geo is interchangeable for the most part.

    Some early steel prototypes were dissected while others were shelved after use as a record of sorts. Some have been passed along to friends for further testing. I typically ride my own bikes for 1-3 seasons depending on the build and what I was after in terms of feedback. I keep detailed photographic records of all my work as reference points for myself in build technique and process. So season to season it varies what I'm looking to improve upon. The window of changes and tweaks has become very narrow. Mostly it has been material and process / approach oriented.

    Hope that helps!
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    The simple things in life: Knowing exactly where a bend starts AND stops. First seat stays coming off the new bender...

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    Default Marauder SLX M7000 1x11

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    I amazed that there is so much technology on that bike yet it looks so classic. This is so special.


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    Quote Originally Posted by joosttx View Post
    I amazed that there is so much technology on that bike yet it looks so classic. This is so special.
    Thanks Houston. Very much appreciate that comment. That's the goal with these builds. Classic lines but with modern design twists.
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