2022 Vendetta X3 Titanium Hardtail

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X3 Description

The Vendetta is the original rowdy titanium hardtail, originally designed and built some 14 years ago, one of the OG hardcore hardtails. Whilst we have tweaked the geometry over the years the Vendetta’s core genetics have remained the same, 'go fast', maximum stability and no weight compromises. Think fine wine, or a good malt! The X3 is the latest and greatest so far!

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. Not only it is hard to scratch, it cleans in the rain (mostly) and can be buffed up to a beautiful finish without much work. We are also offering the frames with a choice of decal colours, so you can customise you frame as much as you wish. The classic headbadge stays.

Size and Fit:

We have managed to retain the classic Vendetta look for the X3, giving it the individual silhouette that we know and love! For large and XL versions of the frame, we have made the stand-over lower to retain the iconic shape of the top tube aligning with the seat stays. Along with the development of larger drop seatposts we believe that we have nailed the stand-over on the X3 for the taller dude and dudettes. Long gone are the days of bikes getting taller for taller riders and good riddance.

Cables:

The X3 now has full stealth routing for a dropper through a new 'easy route' alloy entry, though, for now brake and gear routing is still external.

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. We are offering Hope and Cane Creek Hellbenders as fitted options so the frame arrived to you that bit closer to ready!

Bottom Bracket:

We decided upon the threaded BSA standard for the BB, as the Vendetta has proven itself to handle the worst of the british winters year in year out, bottom brackets get the worst of it. As close to the most common standard is what it had to be! We also offer Hope bottom bracket options as we have such faith in them!

Bottle Mounts:

We doubled down on bottle mounts

Rear Burgtec Axle included.

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X3 Features

Fully loaded with all the features you need from a hardtail

- Handmade from certified aerospace grade Ti3AL2.5V
- Raw finish only
- Weight: frame: 1.8kgs+, complete bike: 11kgs+
- Compatible forks: 29"- 120-140mm 27.5"- 130-150mm
- Dropout: Slimline Breezer style dropouts
- Brake and gear cable routing: C-clip external routing
- Dropper routing: External or optional full internal
- Dropouts: Replaceable alloy 7075T5 derailleur hangers
- Rear brake mounts: IS tabs
- Rear OLD: 148x12 rear (axle included with frame)
- Bottom bracket: 73mm width, threaded BSA
- Chainguide: ISCG05 mount
- Seat post: 31.6, clamp 34.9 post
- Alloy seat clamp included
- Two water bottle mounts on downtube
- Max rear tyre: 29 x 2.5*
- Limited lifetime warranty (original owner)
- Crash/repair warranty

*Tyre specific, some brands tyres may fit, others may not.

Import taxes and charges will apply if shipping outside of the UK.

In purchasing from this site you are accepting our Terms and Conditions of sale.

27.5 Geometry

S M L XL

Effective top tube

600

620

640

660

Head angle

64.5

64.5

64.5

64.5

Seat angle

76.5

76.5

76.5

76.5

Wheelbase

1190

1220

1240

1263

Chainstay length

420

420

420

420

Head tube length

105

120

128

135

Seat tube length (dia 31.6)

370

410

442

470

Axle to crown*

555

555

555

555

BB drop

36

36

36

36

BB width (T47)

73

73

73

73

Fork offset

44

44

44

44

Reach

446

470

487

507

29 Geometry

S M L XL

Effective top tube

600

620

640

660

Head angle

65

65

65

65

Seat angle

76.5

76.5

76.5

76.5

Wheelbase

1188

1213

1235

1256

Chainstay length

428

428

428

428

Head tube length

105

120

128

135

Seat tube length (dia 31.6)

370

410

442

470

Axle to crown*

555

555

555

555

BB drop

55

55

55

55

BB width (T47)

73

73

73

73

Fork offset

44

44

44

44

Reach

443

461

480

498