As you have eventually come to read on our recent Facebook news (or been informed via email or on the phone) our delay has sadly mainly been down to the paintings lately, but hopefully has been sorted now by our new professional painter so that everyone of the preorderers will get their frames very soon. The waiting time on new orders currently is 4-6 weeks.
To catch up on some of the most recent questions (please feel free to keep asking if anything was unclear or left unanswered):
- the BB bearings seats are moulded (and no carbon cups) which if the fitting is exact works very well. As one can easily see through the clearcoat the BB seats have specifically been reinforced with layers of carbon fiber cloth (the 3K elements on the UD tubes) in order to be able to withstand and better distribute the forces from the BB bearings (both in rgds to the initial installation as well as the stresses under load).
The big plus of this way of construction is not only the reduction in weight (ca. 25-35gms thanks to the omission of the nylon/plastic/alu cups) but in the first place especially an increase in bottom bracket stiffness as there is no softer plastic/nylon/alu sleeve in between the frames BB shell and crankset (which is not pictured in magazine tests)
- The afore mentioned fork weight from marcob (360g, s.o.) was for an uncut 3T fork. I've weighed all of the THM forks and they have been all around 290 to 310 gms incl. the preload adjuster. As a reference my personal THM Scapula CT, cut for a size S frame, weighs 255 gms (fully painted with an even thicker paint coat due to coming in our team paint scheme - pictures shortly, customers of course deserve their glory 1st! ).
- The stated weights of the frames are very accurate. Please note that - when shipped - the frames already include the bottom bracket bearings (47gms/pair), installed liners for the internal cable routing (the brake liner will only be needed for installation purposes) as well as also headset, seat post clamp, BB cable guide (moulded carbon as well), RD hanger, RD cable guide, bolted on downtube cable guides and braze-on FD hanger.
Without faking the stated weights, me personally I at least would not include either the BB bearings, headset, seat post clamp or rear brake liner into the quotation (BB cable guide and FD hanger are at times left out as well, but I think it is necessary to include them here as they are part of the frame).
Hope that helps!