It’s been a hot minute since Thomson last released a bike frame, and this new titanium Hooch hardtail will likely last longer than it takes them to design another one. The Georgia-based brand says “The Hooch is a backwoods hardtail hucker, handcrafted from 3al 2.5v aircraft grade Titanium, custom formed stays, Boost (148×12) through axle, internal routing with an 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.
Angles between those aircraft tubes are on the conservative side, with a super slack 63.5° seat tube angle that will grow 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 the three sizes, and the chainstays are a consistent 430mm.
Hooch frames can be purchased with a full Thomson component kit that includes their handlebars, stem, seat-post collar, stem spacers, and dropper post that all retails between $3,295 and $3,345 depending on handlebar material.
Head over to the Thomson site for further details.