This bike has me plotting what to sell and how to scrape up enough coin to swing buying one. The geometry looks just right and I have always wanted a titanium bike, especially for gravel riding and some bikepacking.
Component selection on the complete looks good functionally with only the Apex shift/brake levers and the generic Salsa hubs standing out as cheap. Maybe the BB7 brakes, too. But all of those could work well until upgraded.
Not really a fan of paint on Ti, but as long as it's not orange, I can live with it.
This currently the top contender to replace both my Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross and my Specialized Crux Elite EVO.
For that kind of money my frame would have to be fabricated in the USA
Personally as one whom fabed many years I would never buy a painted titanium frame
On vacation with extra time and near larger shops. I rode a steel Vaya yesterday along with a Fargo and AWOL again. Outside of sub culture gravel 99.9% see and note the Vaya as a road touring bike and that's what it felt like to me =vanilla
I like the AWOL - ok but prefer the Fargo bars. AWOL is between the road tour Vaya and the drop bar 29er ridgid mtb Fargo. Best thing, only unique about the Fargo is the bars