New Thomson Hooch Titanium Hardtail is named after North Georgia’s Chattahoochee
It’s been a hot minute since Thomson last released a bike frame, and this new titanium booze the hardtail will probably last longer than it takes them to design another one. The Georgia-based brand says, “The Hooch is a hardtail backwoods hucker, handcrafted from 3al 2.5v aircraft grade titanium, custom formed stays, Boost (148×12) thru axle , internal routing with extra line for your Thomson dropper, 30.9 seat tube diameter and clearance for 27.5 x 2.4 tires. We’re waiting for info on the bike’s optimal fork travel, and from the photo it looks like a 140mm 29er setup.
The angles between these airplane tubes are conservative, with a super slack 73.5° seat tube angle that will get steeper with sag and a 66.5° head tube angle. Reach numbers on the new bike are notably short, at 404, 423 and 455mm across all three sizes, and the chainstays are a consistent 430mm.
Hooch frames can be purchased with a complete Thomson component kit which includes their handlebars, stem, seatpost clamp, stem spacers and dropper post which all sell for between $3,295 and $3,345 depending on handlebar material.
Head to the Thomson website for more details.