It uses the same Ti-3Al-2.5V aircraft grade Titanium tubing and is fabricated by the same welders that make all Vendetta frames.
The CNC tapered Ti head tube is one of the biggest costs on our frames, so by using a straight 44 head tube we have removed a huge manufacturing expense. The 44 head tube means you can still use tapered forks with an external cup lower headset.
The Vendetta X2 uses tab brake mounts instead of post mounts and the dropouts are rounded Breezer style with a replaceable rear hanger rather than our custom CNC Kingdom dropouts.
The Vendetta X2 has external cable routing rather than internal routing, although we still have stealth routing on the seat tube for a dropper post.
Lastly we removed the crown jewels. The top tube special Kingdom gusset, a purely visual touch that was inspired from our Hex and Switch frames.
The X2 is an off the shelf titanium frame, this means we are unable to offer any customisation, if you need geometry and frame specification changes then the other Vendettas are for you.
We're offering the X2 in one finish, raw. Our most popular finish is a cleaned raw titanium with exposed welds for that au-naturale look.
Additions to the Vendetta X2
We decided to re-introduce the ISCG05 mount, as a lot of our customers have asked us for this on their frames so we figured why not?
We redesigned the chainstay plate and added a lot more tyre clearance in the stays. This was mostly for the growing use of 27.5” x 2.8” tyres, but also for 29” x 2.35” tyres.
The Vendetta X2 can be anything you want: 27.5, 27.5+ or 29er!