The bike that defined a new category, it achieved high praise and was enjoyed by many. The original AKA was developed from our first Mr Hyde frame, designed for trail riding but keeping the aggressive riding characteristics for the dirt jumper wanting to go further. Precursor to a multitude of wannabees it defined the hardcore hardtail for a generation.

For 2019 it is back and the new, second generation AKA is packed full of class defining features including long/slack geometry a 64.5º head angle equating to 66º on the trail with sag factored in. Retaining the adjustable dropouts but using a new ADS system with 15mm of adjustment and hidden tensioner. Perfect for either geared or single speed use. Big volume tyre capacity - 2.6’’ max letting the rider explore the limits of grip and traction. 2 sets of bottle bosses to carry enough for a big day out exploring trails. Proven threaded BB not fashion led alternatives. 148 boost rear axle, 1x cable routing and internal dropper post routing and designed around a 140mm fork in 27.5’’ or 120mm with 29’’ wheels in the same frame this bike is built to shred everything in its path.

Features

  • 6000 Series alloy tube set
  • Geometry designed around sag
  • 3 Sizes, small, medium and large
  • 2 Colours; Satin Red or Gloss Blue
  • Max tyre size 2.35 (60mm measured on 28 internal rim)
  • Triple bottle cage mount inside front triangle for adjustable bottle placement or extra storage for longer adventures and 1 bottle cage mount under the downtube.
  • Custom designed ADS sliding drop outs with built in hidden tensioner for single speed use
  • 1x Only cable routing
  • 12 x 148 boost drop outs
  • Threaded Bottom bracket with ISCG 05 tabs
  • Stealth dropper post routing

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Specifications

FrameIdentiti AKA
ForkRock Shox Revelation RC 120mm
HeadsetGusset S2
HandlebarGusset S2 20mm / 800mm
StemGusset S2 40mm
GripsGusset Singlefile
SaddleGusset R-Series
SeatpostKS E30i 150mm
Chain GuideMRP 1x CS
Rear DerailleurSRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
Gear LeversSRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed
ChainSRAM
CranksetSRAM NX Eagle DUB 170mm 34t
CassetteSRAM NX Eagle 11-50t
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB
BrakesSRAM Level TL
WheelsHalo Vapour 35
TyresSchwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35

Part numbers

Part No Colour Size RRP
5IT9AK921B Blue Sm £2199.99
5IT9AK921K Black Sm £2199.99
5IT9AK921R Red Sm £2199.99
5IT9AK921V Light Blue Sm £2199.99
5IT9AK922B Blue Med £2199.99
5IT9AK922K Black Med £2199.99
5IT9AK922R Red Med £2199.99
5IT9AK922V Light Blue Med £2199.99
5IT9AK923B Blue Large £2199.99
5IT9AK923K Black Large £2199.99
5IT9AK923R Red Large £2199.99
5IT9AK923V Light Blue Large £2199.99