Monthly ArchivesOctober 2008

DETAILS standard

Clearance for 2.5+ tires, 16.75″ stays and an additional 2″ of top tube clearance from the previous version..Welds are starting to come together. Not happy with the heat effected zones here-but as Ted Jokes “It’ll be ah-right.. It’s just your frame.” Still have to add the jewelry and disk mount as well as shorten the top of the seatpost/slot it. But you get the idea here. Lots of stand over clearance, fairly active and compliant rear triangle and lots of tire clearance. This one was a challenge to put together that is for sure. But, that’s what makes things interesting. I’d like to make the bends in the seat stays a little more gradual/sweeping but tooling on hand did not ...

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29er V2 standard

So after close to a year of riding the 1st prototype 29er… I’ve gathered sufficient feedback to feel confident to put that to good use in a second revised version. Revisions include a slightly tightened head angle, lower bottom bracket height, longer tt to increase the cockpit just a bit, shorter chainstays, custom formed chainstays with room to spare for 2.5 tires, more stand over (approximately 2 more inches..), shortened the seattube length by an inch, headtube grew by about .125″ and bottom bracket is now 73mm. New drops allow you to run single/gear setup. To achieve the16.75″ chainstay length, (yes 16.75 with 29″ with 29″ wheels and a 2.5″ tire..) the seat tube needed a radius. A few trial ...

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