Its always great to get feedback (on RUSSTi) from customers. Max kindly allowed me to share his email.
"Just to let you know I did my first xc race of the year last week.
I have ridden the bike a few times but not as aggressive as in a race!
I have also been fine tuning the position on the bike as I was getting a few aches in the neck as i think I was over stretching.
Finally settled on a 70mm stem which seemed way too short for xc!
Well I was wrong it handles beautifully with the short stem and has added confidence and comfort.
Just adapting to the different feel!
I also noticed after the race my friend was saying how beaten up his body was.
I felt like my body had worked hard but somehow I felt more refreshed than usual and not my joints knocked out my sockets!
I know my forks are smoother but there is something else going on here!
The frame doesn't feel flexible when stomping on the pedals but there is some dampening going on!
Certainly there is some magic in those titanium tubes!
Thank you, you have done a great job with the frame!
It can only get better!
I have got some plus wheels waiting
HAND BUILT TITANIUM FRAMES.