Psalm 150 Ti Devo Frame
WANT TO MAKE THIS FRAME HAPPEN?
With its 3/2.5 titanium front triangle and CNC machined 3VO suspension system, the Psalm 150 Ti showed a lot of potential. My sample frame eats up big impacts and small vibrations really well, has a ton of traction, and climbs great. More than anything, I really like how responsive this bike is. Unfortunately, the second sample frame I made didn't pass lab testing. I put the Ti front triangle project on the shelf and put all my resources into working on aluminum frames.
Now the factory that made the front triangle has offered to make a new frame with a larger downtube (48mm OD vs 44.5mm OD) with thicker walls, redesign the head tube juncture based on DH frame gussets and better top tube and downtube spacing, and keep testing and refining the front triangle until it passes.
WHAT'S THE CATCH?
I have to pay for two titanium front triangles and ship them a suspension system to bolt onto their test front triangle, a significant expense I hadn't anticipated. With my main focus on aluminum now, my budget for Ti front triangles is basically zero. I really like riding this frame, though, and some of you seemed very interested in it, so I thought, "If even one person wants a Psalm 150 Ti frame for a crazy price that helps cover my expenses, I'll do it."
WAIT, $2,000 FOR A TI/CNC FRAME?
Yep. This would nearly cover my expenses on a frame and let me keep the Psalm 150 Ti project alive. You'd get a currently one-of-a-kind frame with a design that's been proven in lab testing. This price would include the frame, rear axle, and seatpost collar. Rear shock would be an additional charge, but you could select whatever shock (and any other components) you'd like, and I'd make your parts kit available at a package price with the frame.
WHEN WILL MY FRAME BE AVAILABLE?
Redesign, fabrication, and testing would realistically put us into March, with the finished frame expected to ship to the owner in April.
- Rear Travel: 150mm
- Recommended Fork: 160mm
- Wheel size: 29"
- Bottom Bracket: 73mm BSA Threaded
- Rear Hub Spacing: 12x148mm
- Headset: IS 41/52
- Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
- Seat Post Collar Size: 35mm
- Derailleur Hanger: SRAM UDH
- Minimum Rear Rotor Size: 180mm
- All Bearings: 8 x 6902 (28x15x7mm), 2 x 6900 (22x10x6mm)
- Recommended Fork Rake: 44mm
- Recommended Fork Axle to Crown: 571mm
- Shock Specifications: 205x60mm Trunnion
- Recommended Crank Arm Length: 160-170mm
The current sample frame design is based on a 475mm reach and a 630mm stack. Additional geo info is available in the chart.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY FRAME IS DELAYED AND WHAT'S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
This is essentially a custom frame, so there are no refunds. That said, if the project encounters delays that push delivery beyond May, 2024, a refund option will be made available.
SHIPPING AND PURCHASES OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Shipping outside the U.S. is available, but additional shipping and duty fees would apply.