EXCLUSIVE: Stanton Bikes Switchback

We had a good chat with Dan at The Bike Place show a few weeks ago and checked out the Sherpa 853. At the same time Dan let us in on his new frame, the Switchback. Designed to nail black runs at trail centres, race gravity enduros and even a mini DH if that takes your fancy this really is a bike for all occasions.

Whilst the 27.5″ wheels are new it shares the double butted Reynolds 631 main tube set and Reynolds 525 seat/chain stays as the popular Slackline, albeit with tweaks for the wheelsize. It also shares a similar geometry to retain that feel that Stanton Bikes are famous for.. however with one slight difference – a super slack 64˚ static (65.75˚ in the sag) with a 140mm fork this frame will eat up steep trails.

Features

* Double butted, seamless, air hardened Reynolds 631 main tubes
* Reynolds 631 44mm head tube
* Cold worked Reynolds 525 seat and chain stays
* 30.9 dropper compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp)
* Custom CNC’d logo top tube brace
* Gusseted down tube
* I.S.C.G 05 mounts
* Custom CNC’d interchangeable dropouts (12×142, 10×135, horizontal)
* Full length gear outer cable
* 73mm BB shell
* Pewter head badge
* Under lacquer graphics
* Stove enamelled paint

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Leatt DBX 4.0 helmet

GEOMETRY

* Head angle 65.75 degrees
* Seat angle 72.5 degrees
* Head tube 44mm
* Head tube length 110mm on the 16.5″ and 120mm on the 18″
* Seat tube length 16.5” and 18″
* Seat tube internal diameter 30.9mm and 34.9 seat clamp
* Actual top tube 22.5” on the 16.5” frame, 23.3 on the 18” frame
* Virtual top tube 23.62” on the 16.5” frame, 24.42″ on the 19” frame
* Chain stay length Actual 415mm
* Bottom bracket height 315mm
* Frame weight, 16.5″ Switchback is 5lbs 5oz
All measurements are taken with a 140mm travel fork at 25% sag

RRP is £550
The frames are available for pre-order there’s only 50 being made in the first batch, roughly 12 of each colour and size. To secure a frame it’s 50% of the RRP, the rest on delivery – please contact Dan at contact@stantonbikes.com If you fancy owning one.

www.stantonbikes.com