frame design

29+ and full suspension – BRAAP

Yes, correct saddle height. I’m a freak. A few days ago I posted a quick picture of the bike I’m calling “BRAAP”. I’ll let you decide if that’s an acronym, and if so, what it stands for (Big Rowdy Alces Alces Proletarian?) But I can say that taken as a whole, it stands for super, […]

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Brian’s frame class bike – complete!

I did nothing but stand by and advise/run my mouth. Brian built this sucker from the ground up about a month ago – 150mm travel 27.5 hardtail with slack angles, super short stays, and all the modern bells and whistles. Nice work! Edit: frame class details here. A couple spots still open for fall this year! […]

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If I ran the circus: Plus Bikes, Chainline, and Short Chainstays

As the world of mountain bikes gets more and more diverse, things get… more interesting for a framebuilder. I’ve got a big drawer of obsolete tools and parts that are only 5 years old (need a jig to install an ISCG mount or direct mount front derailleur, anyone? 150×12 through axle dummy? 1 1/8″ head […]

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What you’ve all been waiting for… 2015 build kits: Smart Money

Hey, 2015 is… more than half over. And I finally got around to doing a new set of build kits. Here’s this year’s “Smart” money kit. Notes: no pedals or saddle, shipping not included. GX cranks may be unappealing to some, but you’re better off spending that money elsewhere IMO. Front derailleurs are still dead. […]

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