AKA 27.5 BOX 9 Speed Gunpowder Black Flash

The hardcore hardtail’s 27.5″ Box Components Prime 9 Spec

RRP £1,799.99 (inc VAT)

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The AKA is the peak of what a hardcore hardtail is. A pedal up, pedal along, blitz down kind of affair with proven geometry. Take it to the flow trails at your local trail centre, go off-piste, or take it to your local BMX or Pump 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 were 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, a 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.

This is a performance-focused entry-level build for the Identiti AKA, with a Box Prime 9 Drivetrain, Shimano Brakes, 140mm RockShox Gold 35 fork, Halo Ridgeline 2 and a Gusset finishing kit. This is our entry-level spec with performance in mind.


  • 6000 Series alloy tube set
  • Geometry designed around sag
  • 3 sizes; small, medium and large
  • Available in various colour options
  • 27.5″ or 29″ wheel compatible
  • Max tyre size 2.6″ (65mm measured on 28 internal rim)
  • Triple bottle cage mount inside the front triangle for adjustable bottle placement or extra storage for longer adventures and 1 bottle cage mount under the downtube
  • Custom-designed ADS sliding dropouts with built-in hidden tensioner enabling single-speed use and wheelbase adjustment
  • 1x Only cable routing
  • 12 x 148 boost dropouts
  • Threaded bottom bracket with ISCG 05 tabs
  • Stealth dropper post routing




  • Frame: Identiti AKA
  • Fork: Rockshox Gold 35 27.5 140mm 37mm Offset
  • Headset: Gusset S2 ZS44/ZS56
  • Handlebar: Gusset S2 31.8mm clamp, 20mm rise
  • Stem: Gusset Magnum 31.8 50mm length
  • Grips: Gusset Single File lock on, Black
  • Saddle: Gusset R Series Black Jack
  • Seatpost: KS e30i 30.9, 150mm drop
  • Chain: Box Two Prime 9 Nickel
  • Crankset: Sunrace FCMX00 CRANK 175mm, 32t
  • Cassette: Box Two Prime 9,11-50T 9 Speed
  • Chain Guide: MRP 1x CS
  • Gear Lever: RH – Box Two prime 9, Multi shift
  • Rear Derailleur: Box Two Prime 9 X-Wide
  • Bottom Bracket: Sunrace
  • Brakes: Shimano MT 201 2-Pot, 180/180 Rotors
  • Wheels: Halo Ridgeline 2 27.5 Boost
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance
  • Colour: Gunpowder Black Flash

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