Whats new? Very little it's hard to improve on perfection, but we tried:
New sizes: The X3 is now in two tyre size specific version a 275 with a shorter and high BB and a 29 with a much lower BB.
New geometry: For the X3 we have made a slight geometry update, with a steeper seat angle, a shorter chainstay on the 27.5 (max tyre 2.5 brand depending) and a much lower BB on the 29.
New spec:Both versions of the X3 now have full stealth routing for a dropper through a new 'easy route' alloy entry (brake and gear external), our new slimline sexy rear dropout and hanger, a curved top tube support and a top tube gusset.
New sexy shape:For large and xl versions of the frame, we have made the standover lower to retain a nicer shape and with the top tube aligning better with the seat stays.
All the usual Vendetta X-series features that make this undoubtedly the best ti hardtail on the market:
Headtube The CNC tapered Ti head tube is one of the biggest costs on our frames, so by using a straight 44 head tube we have removed a huge manufacturing expense. The 44 head tube means you can still use tapered forks with an external cup lower headset.
Routing The Vendetta X2 LE has external top tube cable routing for brake and gears, the routing for a dropper post is now full stealth running in the down tube and into the seat tube via a small connecting hole above the BB.
ISCG We have removed the ISCG mounting on the X3 and its isn't available as an extra.
Finish We're offering the Vendetta X3 in one finish, raw. Our most popular finish is a cleaned raw titanium with exposed welds for that au-naturale look.
Wheel sizing The Vendetta X3 is available in two wheel specific options: 27.5 or 29, with the 29 featuring a much lower BB. Note the 27.5 will no longer run 29" wheels/tyres.