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Is it possible to go too far with a DJ build? 7

Sage Titanium has partnered with the Northwest Trail Alliance to raffle off this custom one-off DJ with proceeds being donated to advocate for mountain biking within the greater Portland area.

This is your chance to win a brand new/ dream build/ custom one-off Dirt Jumper bike. We have partnered with the Northwest Trail Alliance to raffle off this bike to anyone who purchases a raffle ticket which will be drawn at random. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Northwest Trail Alliance to continue to advocate for new trails, to protect, improve, and build sustainable mountain bike trails, and to create recreation opportunities for mountain biking within the greater Portland area.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER RAFFLE PAGE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS BIKE 

For the 2022 Enve Builder show, 25 of the top framebuilders from around the world were invited to build and display a custom bike showcasing Enve components. As a proud partner of Enve, we were invited to attend the show for the fourth consecutive year. We wanted to do something that would break the mold of typical show bikes and highlight Enve in a unique way that was not typically associated with the brand. What better way to get outside of the box than to simply jump over that box with our very own Dirt Jumper bike.

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Pulling the parts together for this bike was an interesting task. Enve had just released their new 50mm rise DH bar and we thought this would be the perfect application as it is stiff and designed to take some serious abuse, while holding that bar in place is an Enve alloy stem for added strength and durability. On a typical DJ, a rider does not sit on the saddle except when they are waiting their turn to drop into the run. Thus, a seatpost is not really a critical component. Still, the purpose of this bike was to go full out, so a carbon Enve seatpost was the name of the game here with a Sage Beccus saddle to keep things nice and tight in the cockpit region. Keeping with the carbon theme, we selected Truvativ Descendent carbon cranks from their collaboration with Troy Lee. These cranks are DH level cranks and match the carbon theme we have going on here. Rounding out the build is a Chris King Inset 7 headset and matching T47 Bottom bracket, with a Marzocchi Bomber DJ fork to make the landings as smooth as possible.

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As if those parts were not over the top enough, it’s the wheels that really blow this parts spec wide open. Back at the 2021Sea Otter Classic (October show), we unveiled our first DJ as a custom one-off bike. It was painted as a tribute to our all-time favorite guitarist who had recently passed away. The attention it got in the media and on social media from the show really was overwhelming. People understood the story and liked the reason for the bike. We brought the bike again to the 2022 April Sea Otter Classic show as a repeat performance for people to check out. While at the show, one of our good friends from Enve stopped by the booth to check out the bikes we had on display. When we mentioned we were building a custom DJ bike for the show and that we intended to raise money for a good cause, the wheels were set in motion (pun intended). A few weeks later, we received a set of one-off prototype DJ carbon rims from Enve. They don’t have a model name and they technically don’t exist. They were handmade in the R&D department and they are the only set that we are aware of in existence. These rims are not a pre-existing MTB mold that was re-used for this project. These are DJ specific rims designed for this type of bike only.

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So now we have one-off rims, so what hubs do you lace into them? How about some Onyx Vesper DJ hubs as well! In this particular case, Onyx went above and beyond and created a custom matte turquoise finish for us on these hubs so that they matched our Chris King parts and the blue in our frame. Just like the rims, these are one-off hubs that just don’t exist in this colorway anywhere else.

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To round out the beauty of this build, our wonderful friends at Titanium Finishing completely outdid themselves with this custom finish. The bars, stem, and seatpost are all custom cerakoted, while the frame is also custom cerakoted, it does get a bead blast fade finish that transitions to raw titanium. It is a sight to behold for sure. Stunning does not do it justice whatsoever. There are even some hidden Enve logos within the design. See if you can find them.

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Even though only one person can win the bike, we will all be helping a little bit to create better riding opportunities for scores of people and in the end, getting more people on bikes and on trails is what we are all about.

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  • Build Spec:
    • Frame: Sage Titanium MAWJ Frame w/ Custom Cerakote and Bead Blast Finish
    • Fork: Marzocchi Bomber DJ with Custom Stealth Black Decals
    • Headset: Chris King Inset 7, Matte Turquoise
    • Bars: Enve M7 DH Bars, 50mm Rise, Custom Cerakote Finish
    • Stem: Enve Alloy Stem, 35mm, Custom Cerakote Finish
    • Grips: Lizard Skins Macaskill Grips
    • Seatpost: Enve Carbon post, 0mm Setback, Custom Cerakote Finish
    • Saddle: Sage Beccus Saddle
    • Cranks: Troy Lee Descendent Carbon Cranks, 170mm, 32T
    • Bottom Bracket: Chris King T47 30X, Matte Turquoise
    • Cog: Chris King Single Speed Cog: 17T
    • Tires: Maxxis Ikon 26×2.2, Wire Bead
    • Wheels: Custom Enve DJ Prototype Rims laced to Onyx Vesper DJ hubs in Matte Turquoise Finish
         CLICK HERE TO ENTER RAFFLE PAGE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN THIS BIKE                                 



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