A steel hardtail is the perfect tool for the mountains – efficient and light, but most of all durable. The fatigue life of steel far exceeds aluminum and it’s impact resistance is much better than carbon.  Mile after mile on rugged singletrack the steel bike doesn’t just survive, it excels. Remember the feel of your old steel hardtail? Capture this again with modern materials and better suspension and now choose between 29er or 650b wheels.

For those riders who prefer the roll-over, and technical prowess of the bigger wheel I have updated my 29er, designed around 100mm of fork travel.

  29er & 650b features include:

  • Curved top & down tube for improved standover & fork clearance
  • PARAGON oversized head tube (for tapered fork steerer)
  • PARAGON Poly Drops – The best dropout concept to date.
  • Double-Butted Chromoly tubing
  • Direct mount FD option (increases rear tire clearance and rigidity)
  • More tire clearance! – up to 2.4
  • Multi-stage powdercoat finish (pick from 6 stock colors)

New 650b

For those of you wondering what’s so great about 650b click here and read my blog post. In short, if you want more maneuverability and a lighter, quicker handling bike then the 650b may be for you. This frame is designed around 140mm fork travel.

Custom Mountain

You’ll see below I have standard sizes for both 29 and 650b but customization is always an option. I can curve a top tube to lower standover. I can adjust your top or seat tube length for a specific fit and I can adjust the head tube for a specific fork or travel designation. A typical design change like this is a $150 upcharge.

  Other options include but no limited to –

  • Single-Speed (w Paragon rocker dropouts), no charge
  • Rohloff rear hub, $150
  • Rack or fender mounts, $40
  • Internal cable routing, ask for quote
  • wet paint with buried decals,  $350

Click here for rigid mountain forks.

TubingTIGFIllet Brazed or Lugged
Columbus Zona$1200$1600
Nova 4130$1075$1375
Frame Size*Top TubeST AngleHT AngleChainstayBB DropWheelbase