Just shy of 400W
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Saint Louis
Bikes: Cannondale System 6, Klein Palomino
In all honestly, I think almost any quality brand hardtail will hold up to normal usage for you. Get some wider tires to add some compliance, but I would be very surprised if you were able to destroy a Ti hardtail.
However... how hardcore a rider are you? If you plan on doing serious drops, well... then maybe call the manufacturers. If you are going Ti, are you going custom? Seven Cycles makes some awesome Ti bikes. My buddy has a duo, FS mountain, and it is fantastic.
2008 Cannondale System Six
2003 Klein Palomino MTB
60% of the time, it works everytime.