Skookum 29er R853
Skookum 29er R853
From: GBP 395.00
Gears, singlespeed or Alfine/Rohloff hubs – it’s your choice. It’s also Gates Carbon Drive ready!
|Sizes available: 16.0″, 18.0″ & 20.0″|
All angles are based on a 480mm (axle to crown) fork height or a 130mm travel suspension fork.
See geometry schematic at the bottom of the page for more information.
The frame is disc specific and is designed to take a 90-130 mm travel fork.
For the USA, this frame does not have the model name ‘Skookum’
|Overview||We’ve compromised nothing on this design and packed it full of features you’re going to love. We’ve designed this,to be the big-wheeled version of our award-winning Sirius. Sharing a number of features from it’s sibling,the Shookum has sliding dropouts and a new-for-2012 tapered head tube (HT). Sliding dropouts offer more than just the gears/no-gears choice – they allow you to change the length of the chainstays. Our variable CS length allows you to hit your ‘sweet spot’ and tune the wheelbase to your own requirements. But that’s not all,tucked back there at the drive-side dropout is a coupling for a belt-drive system offering you even more choice. Other notable features of the Skookum are the tubeset and HT. Reyolds DZB tubing has thicker tube ends which allows us to build an even stronger joint at the head tube (HT). This allows us to dispense with gussets. Furthermore,with the longer DT found on 29er frames,we’ve used a bigger guage tube and DZB tubing once again to balance strength,stiffness and ‘feel’. With many folks now realising the benefits of dropper seat posts,we’ve also specified a 30.9mm seat post diametre. Most folks will happily run this frame with a 80-100mm fork but by using a Reynolds 853 DZB tubeset for our main triangle,this frame has the strength (and geometry) to run a fork up to 120mm for you crazy folk. Finally,we’ve routed the cables under the BB this time so that a single-speed or internal gear hub set-up gives a clean look to the frame with no redundant stops obviously visible. And no,we’ve had no mud/shifting issues.|