The Spitfire: Roost Nero Ti Aggressive Hardtail Wrapped in Ohlins Yellow
This is a super sexy build we did to pair raw Ti with a classic Ohlins fork colourway: Silver Titanium with Yellow and Black. We think she turned out incredibly!
Yellow is not the most popular colour on bikes. Pairing silver and yellow makes us think of the legendary Spitfire planes of WW2 (although they were mostly grey and green). We stayed true to the yellow accents as much as possible and it was just enough to make it pop. The slack angles of this frame make it look like a Spitfire about to take off.
Roost Nero Ti Aggressive Hardtail 2022 model in medium.
13.4 kg with pedals.
Running Roost Titanium 30mm riser handlebars cut to 780mm with a Roost Dominator 35mm stem in titanium. Sram GX AXS shifter, Magura MT7 brake levers. Ergon GE1 EVO Lock On Grips – Yellow. Wolf Tooth Components dropper remote with a single clamp setup.
Running Gear and Brakes
SRAM GX AXS derailleur, cassette, chain. Wolf Tooth Components 34t oval chainring mounted to 5Dev 175mm cranks in raw aluminium spinning in a Nukeproof 73mm BSA bottom bracket. Magura MT7 brakes with Storm HC rotors running 203mm front and 180mm rear.
Ohlins RFX36 m.2 Air with 150mm travel fitted with a Marsh Guard in yellow.
Roost Nero Enduro Carbon rims in 29″ with 31mm ID. Specialized Butcher 2.6″ on the front with T9 compound and an Eliminator 2.6″ T7/T9 on the rear. The rear is also sporting a Tannus Armour tyre insert. Both wheels are rolling on Roost Boost Hubs with 114 teeth, 6 Pawls and 5.2 degree engagement.
Pedals, Dropper, Saddle
Fox Transfer 175mm dropper with remote and a Nukeproof Vector AM comp saddle in yellow. Black Roost Nero flat pedals keeping the riders feet where they need to be.
Cane Creek headset and VHS slapper tape to protect the frame. We also used spiral cable wrap to keep the front end tidy and foam cable tubing to stop the dropper and brake cables rattling around inside the Ti tubes. The result is a super quiet bike apart from the buzzing hornet rear hub and the brraaap of the tyres on dirt!
Comments from the Owner
We think it’s sick! But we’re biased – we built this up as a demo and an excuse to use some incredible components from our friends at 5Dev, Ohlins and Magura. It rails corners like a beast and the Ohlins fork is super planted.