Neko Mulally will be opening 100 build slots for his Frameworks DH frame as of tomorrow. This frame is the eighth iteration of his Frameworks downhill bike frame and includes everything he’s learned from the project.
A 6061 T6 alloy front triangle is Frank the Welder-made, mated to a carbon fibre rear triangle via the 7075 T6 linkages on a 4-bar platform. The bike is offered in MX (29″ front, 27.5″ rear) only. Much has been done to use well-known bearing sizes across the pivots and headset.
A flip chip adjusts progression of the shock but does not adjust geometry. Two sizes are available with a reach adjust headset, allowing 5 or 9mm changes either side of centre, allowing the two sizes to cover a broader reach range.
Four frame kits are available. A frame with no shock will set you back £3,263.00, frame with a Fox DHX Factory is £3,676, a Rockshox Super Deluxe Coil Ultimate at £3,634.00 and with an Ohlins TTX22 m2 £3,841.00. All prices are subject to import tax and VAT.
The Frameworks DH frame is available in M and L sizes. The reach adjust headsets on offer allow for a decent reach range between these two sizes.
Reach in the M is 455mm with seat tube lengths on both sizes of 400mm. Head angle is 63.3 degrees. Chainstays are 450mm with a wheelbase of 1272.4mm.
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