• Riders Rides: No 3 - The Ice Queen cometh

March 14, 2018

The third in our Vendetta Owners' riders rides, where we take a nerdy look at the build specs and rider feedback.
We have a chilling encounter with Gonzalo's beautiful Vendetta X2 in Large.
If you own a Vendetta and want your bike featured send us an email with pictures and your build spec, like this and we'll publish your build.

Gonzalo's build spec:

Kingdom Vendetta X2 Large

RockShox Pike RCT3, 150mm travel, Boost with Slik Graphics Stealth decals

Kingdom Headset

Thomson Elite 40 mm / 0 degrees & Uberbike Titanium bolts

Enve Riser Carbon Bar, 760mm x 23mm Rise

DMR Deathgrip lock on grips

BikeYoke Revive 160mm dropper postKingdom Titanium seatcollar

Charge Spoon stealth edition saddle

Hope BB

Shimano XT M8000 brakes front and rear
with Shimano Ice-Tech rotors, 180mm front and rear with Uberbike Titanium bolts 

Shimano XT M8000 175 Boost Crankset, with AbsoluteBlack 32T oval chainring and AbsoluteBlack chain guide

Shimano XT M8000 rear mech
Shimano XT 11-42 cassette

KMC X11 EL BlackTech chain

Sixth Element Race carbon 40mm external on black Hope Pro4 boost hubs and Peaty’s Push-Ons
Maxxis High Roller 2 rear with Schwalbe Magic Mary front

Burgtec Penthouse pedals

First ride

Riding Ti is very special and like nothing else. I’m a lucky owner of the awesome Hex LS but I’ve always loved the clean look of hardtails, and especially the original hardcore ti hardtail with the coolest name in the industry… the Vendetta!

Following the release of the more affordable X2 version and a quick test-ride, I got immediately hooked and decided to build a perfect N+1 low maintenance winter bike that I can use around the UK. The bike is very versatile, has loads of clearance and super capable. It’s a lot of fun to ride and almost makes you forget you don’t have a rear shock.

Kingdom bikes are developed and tested with real prototypes so you always get a bike that is sorted, that really works and is not just a numbers or CAD exercise. Not only you get the best titanium bikes in the world but also the best customer service. Well done…again!

If you own a Vendetta and want to be featured send us an email with pictures and a spec like below and we'll publish your build.