August 8, 2011

Al’s 36er, complete!

It almost looks like a trials bike with the in-line seatstays and toptube. Pretty neat looking bike, and hopefully it’ll be super fun to ride, too. Interestingly, because it’s pretty small (and I’ve figured some stuff out every time I build one to simplify things) I think this is the lightest 36er frame I’ve done – about 5.5 pounds (that’s mostly due to the fact that it was small enough that I was able to use a butted downtube, rather than straightgauge). Of course, once you add the ~20 pounds of wheels and tires, it’s not going to end up being a light bike, so the weight is pretty irrelevant, really.