HILITE Titanium 29+ Plus MTB
At Eurobike, I was able to test ride a bike from the 29+ category for the first time (the Surly Krampus) and was already convinced of grip, comfort, and the good rolling characteristics after just a few laps. At that time there were still relatively few models on the market and of course none made of titanium. So I was all the more pleased when an order from an employee of Shimano Germany came in and I was able to build exactly such a bike. The employee was quite tall, wanted to put very wide tires on his hardtail, and remain flexible in the future with regard to the use of different gears and drives, as well as a rigid fork. His 29+ mountain bike was initially built with a suspension fork and Shimano XTR Di2, but in the future, it would be possible to change to hub gear and Gates belt without any problems because the bike was planned directly with sliding dropouts and frame splinters. The wide fork made it easy to ensure the necessary tire clearance at the front, and at the rear, we did it with an elegant monostay.