Firstflight bikes, a local shops, have been reproducing bikes under the Mountain Goat (a way back cool brand) brand for awhile now. I believe that this is the first titanium 29er they've had made (guess who made it?) Some info http://www.firstflightbikes.com/Route29.htm and a steel one for the heck of it. The steel ones are made by the scyip brothers. The FKR is made by Retrotec. I always thought it was cool that they have been upfront with exactly who made the bikes. Anyhoo... I definitely like the panels.