04/06/2013 | 6 comments
We got an email a month or so ago from a guy called Scout Gregory and to cut a long story short he’s a 19 year old who’s recently moved with his parents to France from Gloucestershire and after a bit of previous bike wheeling and dealing he decided there was a gap in the market for sensibly priced titanium springs…and so being the entrepreneurial type that he is he decided to start up a business to fill that gap.
He gets the springs custom made from high quality grade 5 titanium and because he is getting them straight from the factory and selling them direct to you his prices are pretty much half of what we’ve come to expect. As he has only fairly recently started out he doesn’t have every single length and weight in stock, but he is offering a deal whereby if he doesn’t have what you want in stock you can pay £50 up front and then the same again upon delivery, which saves a tenner off the usual price. He reckons the longest you should have to wait is between 3-4 weeks so it’s not that long anyway.
With the springs being available in 25lb increments you should be able to get your suspension exactly the way you want it, plus as well as springs Scout is also selling spring bearings, Igus bushings, carbon headset spacers, and Marsh Guards. Everything is posted worldwide for free too!
So if you’ve currently got a coil shock on your bike and are running a steel spring then we really reckon you should think about upgrading to a Ti spring as there’s the potential to save a whole pile of weight (maybe even half a pound) without any drop in performance. In fact many argue that Ti springs actually work better than steel ones. You’ll find it hard, if not impossible, to make similar weight savings for this kind of money.