Identiti AKA

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.

Frame only - £499.99

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 2.6 (65mm 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

Specifications

AKA R 27.5
AKA R 29
AKA RC 27.5
AKA RC 29
AKA RCX 27.5
AKA RCX 29
Specs same as 27.5 unless noted below
Fork Rock Shox Recon 140mm Rock Shox Recon RL 120mm Rock Shox Revelation RC 140mm Rock Shox Revelation RC 120mm MRP Ribbon 140mm MRP Ribbon 120mm
Brakes SRAM Level SRAM Level TL Shimano MT520
Brake Rotors SRAM Centreline 180mm SRAM Centreline 180mm Shimano RT-66
Chain SRAM PC110 SRAM Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed
Chain Device MRP 1x CS GUIDE IS-05 MRP 1x CS GUIDE IS-05 38T BLK MRP 1x CS GUIDE IS-05 38T BLK
Crankset SRAM NX 11 Speed 32t SRAM NX Eagle DUB 12 Speed 34t Shimano XT M8000 170mm 34t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP SRAM DUB Shimano XT M8000
Cassette Freewheel SRAM PG1130 11-42t SRAM NX Eagle 11-50t Shimano XT M8000 11-46t
Rear Mech SRAM NX 11 Speed SRAM NX Eagle Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed
Rear Gear Cable Fibrax Fibrax Fibrax
RH Shifter SRAM NX 11 Speed SRAM NX Eagle 12 Speed Shimano XT M8000 11 Speed
Stem Gusset Magnum Gusset S2 35 40mm Gusset S2 35 40mm
Handlebars Gusset Slade Low Rise Gusset S2 35 19mm Gusset S2 35 19mm
Headset Upper Gusset S2 Gusset S2 Gusset S2
Headset Lower Gusset S2 Gusset S2 Gusset S2
Grips Gusset Singlefile lock on Black Gusset Singlefile lock on Black Gusset Singlefile lock on Black
Saddle Gusset R-Series Black Jack Gusset R-Series Black Jack Gusset R-Series Black Jack
Seatpost KS e30i 150mm KS e30i 150mm KS e30i 150mm
Seat Clamp Gusset Clench Gusset Clench Gusset Clench
Inner Tubes Impac Impac Impac
Front Tyre Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35 Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35 Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35
Rear Tyre Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35 Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35 Schwalbe Nobby Nic Addix Soft Snake Skin 2.35
Front Wheel Halo Ridgeline 27.5 Halo Vapour 35 29 Halo Vapour 35 Halo Vapour 35 Supadrive
Rear Wheel Halo Ridgeline 27.5 Halo Vapour 35 29 Supadrive Halo Vapour 35 Halo Vapour 35 Supadrive HG
Price £1699.99 £1799.99 £2199.99 £2499.99

Geometry

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AKA 27.5

Small Medium Large
Static 25% Sag Static 25% Sag Static 25% Sag
Stack (S) 610 598 620 608 630 617
Reach (R) 430 447 450 467 470 486
Effective Top Tube (ETT) 617 612 640 635 657 652
Head Tube Length (HT) 111 111 122 122 133 133
Seat Tube Length (ST) 415 415 450 450 470 470
Bottom Bracket Drop (BBD) 49 49 49 60 60 60
Chain Stay Length (CS) 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435
Wheelbase (WB) 1166-1181 1151-1166 1190-1205 1176-1191 1215-1230 1201-1216
Front Centre (FC) 749 735 773 760 798 785
Head Tube Angle (HA) 64.5° 66° 64.5° 66° 64.5° 66°
Effective Seat Tube Angle (ESA) 73° 74.5° 73° 74.5° 73.5° 75°

All measurement taken with 532.5mm axle to crown fork length with 46mm offset

AKA 29 @ Static

Small Medium Large
Static 25% Sag Static 25% Sag Static 25% Sag
Stack (S) 609 598 619 608 628 618
Reach (R) 432 446 452 466 472 486
Effective Top Tube (ETT) 616 612 639 635 656 652
Head Tube Length (HT) 111 111 122 122 133 133
Seat Tube Length (ST) 415 415 450 450 470 470
Bottom Bracket Drop (BBD) 50 60 50 60 50 60
Chain Stay Length (CS) 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435 420-435
Wheelbase (WB) 1169-1184 1157-1172 1194-1209 1182-1197 1219-1234 1206-1221
Front Centre (FC) 752 741 777 767 802 791
Head Tube Angle (HA) 64.7° 66° 64.7° 66° 64.7° 66°
Effective Seat Tube Angle (ESA) 73.2° 74.5° 73.2° 74.5° 73.7° 75°

All measurement taken with 531mm axle to crown fork length with 51mm offset