2018 Philly Bike Expo: 44 Bikes Single Speed Super Boosted Ti Marauder MTB

2017 Philly Bike Expo: 44 Bikes Titanium Marauder SSMTB
Photos by Jarrod Bunk, words by John Watson

Last year, we saw Kris from 44 Bikes‘ first super-boosted Ti Marauder SSMTB from our Philly Bike Expo coverage. This year, Kris brought a new Marauder to display, with some geometry tweaks, different components, and a slightly longer and slacker stance. The big difference this year is he used a super boost hub with a standard 73mm T47 bottom bracket mated with a custom 170mm i9 fatbike hub, built with a standard axle, wheras last year, he used a wider q-factor with a DH BB. Kris machined the bits needed to make this happen and the whole package results in a stiffer rear wheel.

Traditionally, single speed mountain bikes are heralded for their simplicity, yet this one has a lot going on!

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  • Ryan

    Those matchy sliding inserts, nice touch.

    • Thank you. Matched courtesy of my fine friends at Industry 9.

    • Alex Hillis

      Agreed! I was like Keanu – “woah”

      • Gus

        like Owen Wilson – “wow”

  • White Mike

    V Nice.

  • One of my favorite bikes of the show!

  • AaronBenjamin

    As much as I like purple ano, that is a lot of purple ano. That being said, this bike looks like a lot of fun.

  • Definitely a fan of this bike, thoughtful details and superb craftsmanship. Kris rocks!

  • Michael

    Geeeezzzzz that thing is nice. Glad it got pro photos done for it, it deserves it. Nice work Kris and nice photos John.

    • Jarrod @HopeCyclery shot these!

      • Michael

        Well great job Jarrod @hopecyclery:disqus!

  • benreed

    This bike makes me feel kind of funny. Like when we used to climb the rope in gym class.

  • Piet Sawvel

    Beautiful craftsmanship, Kristofer.

  • George Parton

    I always thought stealth drop was the only way to go. This external dropper is clean AF. And way less hassle. Hmmmmmm

    • I’ll do stealth routing on request and have one of my own bikes which has it but typically, I change set ups often which makes Fox’s Transfer the best choice. I really like the simplicity of their mount.