Stanton Bikes Slackline World Exclusive First Look

We’ve been following the development of Stanton’s ‘Slackline‘ frame for a couple of months now and we’re stoked that it’s finally coming together. Stanton are a two man operation from the UK and their mission is simply to make top quality hand made mountain bike frames.

They’re nice guys, one of them is based in Bristol and their new Slackline looks like a hell of a lot of fun … So … we’re all over it like fat kids on cake! The ‘official’ hype from their site on the Slackline says:

“The Slackline is a multipurpose frame that is designed to reward style while riding hard in all conditions. The snap, acceleration and berm hugging cornering comes from our low bottom bracket and short chain stays. Couple this with a tight, nimble geometry and slack angles; you have a versatile “bomb proof frame. Frame only price is £400”.

The Slackline features:

  1. Double butted, seamless, air hardening, heat treated Reynolds 853 main tubes
  2. Cold worked Reynolds 525 seat and chain stays
  3. Generic replaceable mech hanger
  4. Custom lazer cut 7mm thick dropouts
  5. I.S.C.G 05  mounts
  6. Gusseted down tube
  7. 73mm bottom bracket shell
  8. Pewter head badge
  9. Under lacquer graphics
  10. Stove enamelled paint


  • Head angle 68 degrees
  • Seat angle 72 degrees
  • Seat tube length 16.5” and 18”
  • Top tube 22” on the 16.5” frame and 23 on the 18” frame
  • Chain stay length 16.3”
  • Bottom bracket height 12.4”

All measurements are taken with a 140mm travel fork at 25% sag

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Stanton have literally just received their first drop of frames and these are the first shots to hit the interweb (with the exception of a Facebook snap by their resident photog Tom Gaffney!). They’ll have their online shop live this week and we’ll also have a promovid to show you in the next day or so. We’re also pretty excited to be bringing you guys the world exclusive test of the Slackline. Very happy with that one.  Lots more to come this week from Stanton so stay locked to Wideopen!

For now, check out their website at

And here’s a shot of UK pinner Mitch Ingley racing and testing a proto slackline at a Racer’s Guild event…

Thanks to Tom Gaffney for the photos!