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27.5″ or 29″ Wheels | 140 or 120mm fork | Alloy

We Hardtails.

The AKA is a proper mountain bike. A pedal up, pedal along, blitz down kind of affair with familiar geometry inspired by the big hitting Mettle. Take it to the flow trails at your local trail centre, go off piste, or take it to your local bmx track – it’ll put a smile on your face.

You’d think making a hardtail was as simple as picking a few decent geometry numbers, throw it together and away you go… if only it was that easy. In fact, hardtails get steeper at sag, so we put a package together that ticks all the boxes with that in mind. A slack head angle, and comfortable seat tube angle, and a low bottom bracket put you ‘in’ the bike and in the thick of it. The AKA is the culmination of years of design experience, tweaking, and adapting the design until we were happy.

Chuck a set of 27.5″ wheels in it with a 140mm fork, or some 29″ wheels with a 120mm fork. The same frame can handle both without sacrifice allowing for unlimited potential. With tyre clearance up to 2.6″ and multiple water bottle mounts, and an adjustable drop out for running it singlespeed…

Hold on, what’s that?

Our ADS sliding drop outs on the AKA and Dr Jekyll were actually designed and in our vaults for a couple of years prior to working on the new hardtails. We wanted to make something new and tidy for with a built-in tensioner that offers 15mm of adjustment. It gives you the choice to run the bike with gears, or without, or in a long or short chain stay, the brake caliper also moves with the axle, so no matter what, it always stays aligned with the rotor, win.

It also comes in two colours; Gloss Dark Alley Black or Satin Summer Sky Blue.

Features

Geometry

SML
S
Stack
610620630
R
Reach
430450470
ETT
Effective Top Tube
617640657
HT
Head Tube Length
111122133
ST
Seat Tube Length
415450470
BBD
Bottom Bracket Drop
494960
CS
Chain Stay Length
420-435420-435420-435
WB
Wheelbase
1166-11811190-12051215-1230
FC
Front Centre
749773798
HA
Head Tube Angle
64.5°64.5°64.5°
ESA
Effective Seat Tube Angle
73°73°73.5°
SML
S
Stack
609619628
R
Reach
432452472
ETT
Effective Top Tube
616639657
HT
Head Tube Length
111122133
ST
Seat Tube Length
415450470
BBD
Bottom Bracket Drop
505050
CS
Chain Stay Length
420-435420-435420-435
WB
Wheelbase
1169-11841194-12091219-1234
FC
Front Centre
752777802
HA
Head Tube Angle
64.7°64.7°64.7°
ESA
Effective Seat Tube Angle
73.2°73.2°73.7°

Specifications

Technical Information

A. 6061 T6 Alloy

A. S.H.I.S. Zero stack 44mm Upper, and Zero Stack 56mm Lower

A. Our bikes come with boost chainline cranks as standard, but as long as they’re compatible with a 73mm bb, you can run traditional cranks, although the chain line will need to be adjusted.

A. All our bikes are 1x only.

A. The AKA is compatible with 140-150mm 27.5" forks, and 120-130mm 29" forks.

A. For 27.5" wheels you can fit up to a 2.6" or 65mm tyre. For 29" wheels you can fit 2.35" with 60mm tyre.

A. You can fit up to a 2.6" or 65mm tyre

A. The brake mount is International Standard, so you can go as small as 140mm if you want, although we'd recommend at least a 160mm rotor.

A. The decals are under the factory laquer finish. Unfortunately we don’t offer replacements at this time.

A. Rear Axle: 20Nm, Mech Hanger Bolt: 10Nm. Please grease the bolts before assembling.
HeadsetZS44 Upper, ZS56 Lower
Seat Post30.9mm
Seat Clamp34.9mm
BB Shell73mm threaded
Wheelsize27.5" or 29"
Max Tyre27.5" - 2.6" or 65mm
29" - 2.35" or 60mm
Rear Axle148 x 12mm
Min Rotor140mm (IS)
Max Rotor180mm (IS)
Rider sizing chart