I build basically any type of full suspension mountain bike (in any wheel size from 24″ to 29+) for everything from XC racing to fatbiking to full-on DH riding.
I use a custom steel front triangle mated to a custom single pivot (“faux bar”) swingarm and seatstays OR Ventana rear end. FS bikes can be built for anything from cross country to freeride/DH, can be configured for 26″, 27.5/27.5+, 29/29+, or fatbike (up to 5″ tire) wheels, and typically weigh (for an average XC rider) about 6.5-7 pounds for frame and shock. This is a single-pivot design which drives the shock via a triangular rocker – it is a rising rate suspension system that is very plush but can easily be set up to pedal well with a propedal shock.
FS frames are available configured for 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″, or 7″ rear travel, and any amount of fork travel you want. They are fully custom, including chainstay length, bottom bracket height, etc. FS frames cost $2500, and include a seat collar, all shock mounting hardware, and a Fox CTD, RS Monarch, or Cane Creek DBinline rear shock. Other shocks are also available.
-Lifetime warranty applies to FS frames, for the original owner only. The Ventana rear end version carries a 2 year warranty on the swingarm and seatstays.
-Full parts kits are available as well, please check the pricing page for details.
-Wait time is the same as for any other frame – check the waitlist for wait time details.
-Still want more info? Feel free to drop me a line.