June 21, 2013

Eric – 99% done

I’ve spent too much time riding this week and kinda dug myself a hole, so I’m probably not going to reassemble this frame for pictures until it’s back from powder. ISCG mount yet to go on, seat tube needs slotting… otherwise, she’s done.

Now, for the geometry nerds:
-140mm travel in the rear (Eric can go up to 155mm with a rocker swap) and 140mm in front (or 150mm will work fine too). Squishy.
-67 HTA, 71cm front center, 63.2cm ETT, 104mm trail. Well into freeride territory, maybe even DH.
-43cm chainstays.
-13.6″ (unsprung) BB height. Low (at least for this amount of travel) and aggro.
-True Temper Supertherm pipes throughout. Frame weight is about 7.5# with the shock (when I add the ISCG tab that’ll add a little more weight).

This should be a killer bike on rough terrain, and capable enough to be pedaled up as well (though it won’t be especially quick on the climbs). Fun times. Now if I can just get *my* freeride bike put back together…