New Thomson Hooch Titanium Hardtail is Named after North Georgia’s Chattahoochee

The Thomson Hooch is a new titanium hardtail rolling on 27.5" wheels.

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 73.5° 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.

Buyers can cover the frame in Thomson bars, stem, seat-collar clamp, and dropper. Make it extra local with a set of Industry Nine wheels and a Cane Creek fork and headset from North Carolina?

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.

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