The Ti 420 is our all-purpose trail frame, capitalizing on short chainstays and designed with more versatility than any other similar frame. Ti softens the blows and drops the weight, while 420mm chainstays ensure snappy handling. Paragon Machine Works sliding dropout inserts allow for any combination of brake mounts, axle types and gearing you can think of, from black anodized 12x142mm thru axle with 74mm post mounts to silver Rohloff-specific with 51mm disc tabs.
Want to try 650B? No problem! The 420 has a slightly higher-than-average bottom bracket height, allowing it to handle 650B wheels without bringing the bottom bracket height too low. Certain 27.5+ combinations work as well, although trial-and-error is the name of the game.
Normally, chainstays this short force a bend in the seattube, eliminating the ability to use a clamp-on front derailleur. They also reduce crank and tire clearance, a big no-no for all-mountain riding. With the use of a CNC’d plate on the chainstay, the 420 can afford the crank clearance for a triple crank, and the frame will accept a direct mount front derailleur.