We teased you a with just one shot at the Mega Alpe d'Huez a couple of weeks ago. Here's the main course.
Caminade is a French bespoke bike manufacturer from Ille sur Têt, close to Perpignan in the South of France and next to an outstanding test field for a bike company like the Pyrenees. Caminade manufactures all of their frames in house and they only use steel and titanium tubes. They offer custom frames for road, gravel, xc, enduro and anything in between. They even build tandems.
The Chill Easy is their trail/enduro model, which they have been testing since February. It has been built around a 160mm travel fork, although they say it works perfectly at 170mm. The rear travel for the first unit is 140mm, but travel and geometry can be easily tuned to customer preferences.
Caminade says customer will be able to choose, among other details, stack, reach, head angle and suspension travel. They say the frame can also feature a water bottle holder, so don't panic.
This bike here is the personal rig of Caminade engineer Geoffrey Buisan.
Being made from titanium, we'd expect some comfort and compliance due to the material, but Caminade says the large chainstay tubes and the BB joint help the bike feel stiff in cornering.
Geoffrey's bike geometry numbers are a 528mm stack, 470mm reach, 65.5° headtube angle, and a 1245mm wheelbase. Geoffrey is a tall guy at 187cm (just under 6'2"). The Ohlins fork he chooses sports 160mm travel and a 51mm offset.
We focused mostly on the frame design and details because, in the end, that's what makes this bike unique.
For more details, you can visit Caminade's website
More photos of the Chill Easy here