Bike Check: Jordie Lunn's Titanium Cachet Henry III - Crankworx Roturua 2018

Mar 23, 2018
by Paul Aston  

Jordie Lunn is probably the only rider hitting the Pump Track Challenge, Dual Speed and Style, as well as the Slopestyle at CWX Rotorua on a titanium hardtail. The frame is from Canadian brand, Cachet Bikes and is named the Henry III. Cachet and Jordie are working on an alloy version which will be his signature model.


Jordie runs a downhill capable SRAM Code brake with a 160mm rotor.

No gyro here, just a meter or so of extra hydraulic hose.

Lunn uses an 80mm rise Deity bar, he says the added height makes the bike fit him better and is more comfortable.

I assume the stem and spacer set up is so he can still check sponsors during flips?


Jordie uses Vee Tire's XCV on the for the 26" rear wheel. Halo's heavy-duty Chaos wheelset is the weapon of choice for his rims.

A Sensus S4P kevlar saddle is combined with an SDG I-Beam seat post.

Deity complete the crankset with their 3-piece cranks, chainring and T-Mac pedals


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx



77 Comments

  • + 36
 Why wouldn't he be riding a YT Dirt Love?
  • + 65
 because it would break. The guy is rough AF
  • + 8
 He isn't actually sponsored (I pretty sure) they just help him out
  • + 4
 @calum676: ca.yt-industries.com/cat/index/sCategory/422

He's in the list with all the other sponsored athletes?
  • + 23
 @tobes44: the dirt bike is an exception as he already had a signature model with cachet bikes and yt didn't want to force him to step away from it Wink
  • + 6
 Loving every piece of that rig, probably the sickest TI frame I've ever seen.
  • + 27
 Beautiful!! Why make an aluminum frame your signature bike when you are riding a titanium one?? Just curious.
  • + 45
 No one can afford a titanium DJ bike. The market would be tiny.
  • + 4
 Not many people have $1000 to spend on a Ti frame
  • + 3
 @Mwmg15: So is the signature bike for the public then?
  • + 6
 Yeah, but I usually consider steel the alternative to titanium, not aluminium. That said, aluminium isn't the only alloy in existence. Honestly can't think of a non-alloy metal fit for anything with decent structural strength.
  • + 16
 @joehollindrake: Try $2000+ (Canadian)
  • + 5
 Because you will not sell many Titanium ones
  • + 3
 Many moons ago, when 24" was cool for DJ, Charge made a Ti version of their Iron Jump Bike

My mate still has his, but back then he spent £999 frame only!! I also dont think many sold then either.

they're the ultimate dream frame, but no one can really justify the price when you consider the small advantage
  • + 5
 @joehollindrake: yes they do 1000$
is cheap by today's standards
  • + 1
 @joehollindrake: more like 2000
  • + 1
 @hardcoredivision: Sick ride dude!
  • + 2
 www.vitalmtb.com/community/qblambda,44173/setup,34337
1500€ frame only, french engineering, asian made. 455mm cst tho, so much fun!
  • + 22
 not tmac pedals
  • + 5
 blackats!!
  • + 2
 LOL came here to say that!
  • + 11
 yikes, what a beasty bike. would be so stoked to ride a bike that this dude endorses. What a legend
..also, shoutout to that boi that put it down for OUR entertainment, Mr. big badass Paul Basagotia. Follow him on instagram, his life is lit up stoked! Hacked E-bikes are the future, boys and girls. Man was close to landing the biggest natural step-down jump ('15 Rampage) ever attempted on two wheels (20ft out, 45ft+ down) Guys a damm legend. Peace
  • + 12
 Bike chek on bike with titanium frame and nothing about the wight of the frame or the bike.........
  • + 9
 um...... i think you are all missing the point here regarding Ti bikes....... yes Ti is without a doubt the dream metal to have your bike made from......but it is so expensive to work with, that there has to be a good reason to make a bike out of it. there are 4 reasons to make a bike out of Ti.
1- rust free...... this applies to every bike as a plus point
2- its light for a given strength.... but well designed aluminium bikes can match this and beat it a given price point
3- fatigue resistance - this is an issue on super lightweight xc bikes on a DJ bike its not important for the following reason
4- ride feel - you buy a ti bike specifically for 1 reason..... its a hardtail with a lovely springy zingy feel..... the very last thing you want in a DJ bike. DJ bikes are built super stiff for immediate response and power. if your bike is built super stiff then why on earh do you have it made out of Titanium...... i'l tell you why..........

........coz its freaking cool. and for no other reason than its "freaking cool" would i love to have a Ti. dirtjump bike.
  • + 2
 5- It doesn't lose it's value. You could sell that frame in 10 years for 80% of the original price.
  • + 2
 @bvd453: only if it wasn't a titanium DJ bike.
  • + 0
 @bvd453: only if it wasn't Jordie Lunn's . . .
  • + 12
 Can we get a pants check?
  • + 8
 A glove check, new dual sport gloves ready to hit the links right after speed and style?
  • + 1
 @tobes44: I swear those are golf gloves. I guess Jordi likes faux leather.
  • + 2
 @MortifiedPenguin: Foot Joy golf gloves.Mine are very comfy.
  • - 3
 major fashion crime with those pants. acid wash was lame a.f. in the 80's and i tell ya it ain't got any cooler just cause 30 years have gone by. brutal.
  • + 1
 @stacykohut: you sound mad?
  • + 0
 @stacykohut: agreed...some things are better left in the past incl acid wash ????
  • + 6
 beautiful welds. hats off to the guys who put it together.... orange take note......
  • + 6
 Is the stem upside down? If it’s to lower the bar then why such a rise on the bar?
  • + 4
 Those aren't tmac pedals though...
  • + 2
 they are the black cat pedals
  • + 3
 Rocking 2 Footjoy golf gloves!! As a guy that rides in a footjoy base layer I won in a company golf tournament I approve.
  • + 1
 Law firm I assume?
  • + 3
 @gonecoastal: I work at a small bitcoin mining company that has found away to mine crypto with child labour in the Congo.
  • + 2
 @employee7: Nice. Children leave a smaller environmental footprint.
  • + 3
 @gonecoastal: we all have to do our part.
  • + 2
 Interesting, thought he would be riding a YT Dirt Love since he's a YT rider now... isn't he?
  • + 1
 He may not be fully sponsored by YT
  • + 1
 listen to the last bit of the hkt podcast he did
  • + 1
 "The Downhill Capable Codes" - I feel like that's language that's used here when they say an enduro bikes almost rides like a dh bike?
  • + 1
 my favourite rider since i started way back in 2001. So cool that he gets some coverage totally derserves it in my opinion hes rough AF
  • + 1
 titanium makes a lot of sense for dirt biking: super strong and superlight. too bad it would cost me both my kidneys to buy such frame
  • + 2
 Are you sure those are T-Macs... looks like Black Kats to me? #freshblood
  • + 1
 During flips he still wouldn't be able to read his sponsors in the correct orientation, but yeh... cool!
  • + 2
 The bike check I've been waiting for!
  • + 2
 No dust cap on the headset...interesting Smile
  • + 2
 Id drop yt for that ride! Go Jordie!
  • + 1
 Reminds me of my Solid Killing Machine with those stout chainstays and clean lines. good stuff.
  • + 3
 10/10 Would Ride
  • + 1
 That is a raging dumpster fire of a bike...
  • + 1
 whoa, jordie is in the slopestyle event this year???
  • + 1
 That is one mean lookin' mofe.
  • + 1
 Titanium Frame, very light...puts on steel cranks!
  • + 1
 beautiful beautiful frame
  • + 2
 Wow. Amazing frame.
  • - 1
 Looks flexy!! #rotorua
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