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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

S M L
S
Stack
610 620 630
R
Reach
430 450 470
ETT
Effective Top Tube
617 640 657
HT
Head Tube Length
111 122 133
ST
Seat Tube Length
415 450 470
BBD
Bottom Bracket Drop
49 49 60
CS
Chain Stay Length
420-435 420-435 420-435
WB
Wheelbase
1166-1181 1190-1205 1215-1230
FC
Front Centre
749 773 798
HA
Head Tube Angle
64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
ESA
Effective Seat Tube Angle
73° 73° 73.5°
S M L
S
Stack
609 619 628
R
Reach
432 452 472
ETT
Effective Top Tube
616 639 657
HT
Head Tube Length
111 122 133
ST
Seat Tube Length
415 450 470
BBD
Bottom Bracket Drop
50 50 50
CS
Chain Stay Length
420-435 420-435 420-435
WB
Wheelbase
1169-1184 1194-1209 1219-1234
FC
Front Centre
752 777 802
HA
Head Tube Angle
64.7° 64.7° 64.7°
ESA
Effective Seat Tube Angle
73.2° 73.2° 73.7°

Specifications

Where to Buy

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. 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.
Headset ZS44 Upper, ZS56 Lower
Seat Post 30.9mm
Seat Clamp 34.9mm
BB Shell 73mm threaded
Wheelsize 27.5" or 29"
Max Tyre 27.5" - 2.6" or 65mm
29" - 2.35" or 60mm
Rear Axle 148 x 12mm
Min Rotor 140mm (IS)
Max Rotor 180mm (IS)
small size

5'5" - 5'9"

165 - 175

medium size

5'9" - 6'1"

175 - 185

large size

6'1" - 6'6"

185 - 198

We recommend you go and check out the bikes with one of our dealers to make sure you get the size right for you! Find dealers here.