May 16, 2012

Mark’s 29er

Mark was worried that nothing about his frame was cool enough for the blog, but never fear, there are all kinds of cool features here!

Geometry:
-HT at 71 degrees, ready for a tapered steerer fork
-ST at 73 degrees (offset on the BB shell for tire clearance)
-BB at 12.8″ for lots of ground clearance in Pisgah
-Effective 62.5cm/24.6″ toptube
-42.5cm/16.75″ chainstays (42cm/16.5″ effective)
-Paragon sliders, s-bends, all the usual fun stuff, plenty of room for a 2.3 or so with the wheel slammed

In other words, a bike for handling the twisties, roots, and rocks, which will hopefully fit and ride just the way Mark wants – IMO those are the things that make a bike “cool”, not gimmicky junk or weirdness just for the sake of being weird.