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.
|Fork||Rock Shox Revelation RC 120mm|
|Handlebar||Gusset S2 20mm / 800mm|
|Stem||Gusset S2 40mm|
|Seatpost||KS E30i 150mm|
|Chain Guide||MRP 1x CS|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed|
|Gear Levers||SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle DUB 170mm 34t|
|Cassette||SRAM NX Eagle 11-50t|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB|
|Brakes||SRAM Level TL|
|Wheels||Halo Vapour 35|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35|