This XC 29er was designed and built for a customer who wanted to make local trails interesting again. After a good few years of ploughing through obstacles on a full sus trail bike, there was a desire to return to the simplicity of a fully rigid bike and rediscover the skill of picking lines through the Peak. The first ride report was ‘fully rigid makes you pay attention!’
At the heart of the bike is a fast and zingy steel frame paired with a tapered full carbon fork. The simplicity of a fully rigid bike gives you direct and precise handling and the result is a compact, light and nimble XC bike.
The frame is fillet brazed with a Reynolds 853 front triangle, 44 mm i.d head tube. The Deddiccaiccai 9er Sero Uno chain stays with their new, more bendy shape, provide more clearance and work beautifully alongside custom bent Columbus Life seatstays. Stainless steel paragon machine works dropouts and a fillet brazed stem bring the frame together.
We went for a matte clear coat, making the frameset colours super saturated and vibrant on even the dullest of Yorkshire days.