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Greatest New Hardtail Mountain Bikes of Bespoked 2022

Bespoked 2022 delivered some improbable handmade bicycles, most of which we’d by no means need to truly experience for fear of chipping their lovely paint work. Right here we check out a number of the greatest hardtail mountain bikes that have been on show; from price-upon asking titanium gearbox bikes, to alchemy-inspired hardcore metal frames, and a 36er for people over 2 meters tall, Bespoked had one thing for everybody. Feast your eyes (and say goodbye to your financial institution steadiness).

Salitter Saturnum

Sarah Salitter Cycles Saturnum Hardtail MTB Bespoked 2022 SRAM Inclusivity Award

Sarah hand-built the Saturnum by hand in Newbury, Berkshire – she realized the artwork of body constructing at The Bicycle Academy

Sarah Salitter, recipient of the SRAM Inclusivity Scholarship Award, made her debut at Bespoked this weekend with the Saturnum hardtail mountain bike, completed with certainly one of my favourite paint jobs of the present. The design is impressed by Lucienne Day, a British textile designer identified for the textile “Calyx” paintings seen throughout this body.

salitter cycles headtube badge

The Salitter emblem is an alchemical mixture of symbols; air, earth, hearth and water. And it makes an “S” form – S for Salitter.

As a beneficiary of the award, Sarah has been capable of full the body with a SRAM AXS Group Set in addition to a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper seat publish. There aren’t many cables to see right here, nor would there be even when one determined to run a daily mechanical group set; the body affords inner routing for cables and the brake hose by the entrance triangle, totally guided with using metal tubes inside the tubes themselves.

salitter saturnum hardtail mtb seat tube top tube joins

All the spider net and flower particulars on this body are painted on by hand – completely beautiful!

The body is fabricated from a Reynolds 853 tubeset, fillet brazed with bronze with tremendous clean welds. Sarah has gone for a protracted, low and slack geometry for the Saturnum. It was proven at Bespoked with a 140mm journey fork, giving it a 63° head angle.

saliter saturnum paragon machine works dropouts

Sarah selected Paragon Machine Works dropouts for the Salitter Saturnum

The Salitter Saturnum body alone will set you again round £2,300. Sizing is customized, to be specified by the shopper in accordance their proportions and using type. Sarah can even provide an Endurance Highway Body, a lighter Path Bike, and a Gravel Bike with a metal fork.

salitter saturnum paint finish hardtail mtb bespoked 2022

Why the Saturnum? It’s the identify for one of many phases essential to create the Thinker’s Stone. All of Sarah’s frames are named after the phases; she additionally has the Black Raven, White Swan, Crimson Daybreak and the Purple Earth.

quintessential customs workshop painted salitter saturnum bespoked

Quintessential Customs Workshop are chargeable for the gorgeous paint work, the emblem of which will be seen on the within of the chainstay. Sarah works with their painter on each body to ship a singular search for each buyer.

Prova Titanium Hardtail with Pinion Gearbox

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The Ripido Social gathering Hardtail proven right here has a attain of 510mm. For the Bespoked Present, Mark and Kelly constructed the bike up with a sophisticated 140mm Intend Flash fork.

Prova proprietors, Mark and Kelly Hester, made the journey to London from Melbourne, Australia, to point out their newest and best titanium creations at Bespoked. Prova are maybe higher identified for his or her highway bikes that includes a carbon seat tube married to titanium tubing. They do, nevertheless, additionally provide full titanium gravel and hardtail mountain bike framesets. All of Prova’s framesets are made to order, and costs are given upon asking. I believe meaning I can’t afford one!

prova ti hardtail mtb headbadge

Prova has quite a lot of clients in very humid international locations in South East Asia. Due to this, Mark says the corrosion resistance properties of Titanium made it a horny choice for constructing bicycles

At Bespoked, the Prova Ripido Half Hardtail was a spotlight. It’s fabricated totally in home; they fabricate the tubesets themselves beginning with plain gauge tubes that arrive in lengthy lengths; they do all of the butting, slicing and shaping at their workshop in Melbourne.

prova decals

All the small elements and dropouts are distinctive to Prova frames. Mark tells us that Prova have been one of many first builders on the planet to make use of printed metallic elements on their frames; for the final 5 or 6 years all of their frames have benefited from 3D Printed Titanium dropouts.

prova ripido party hardtail mtb ti dropouts 3d printed

Prova can also be making quite a few elements in home, too, all from titanium in fact. They make seat posts and handlebars, together with the 25mm attain built-in bar-stem combo seen on the Ripido Social gathering Hardtail. Mark has not but determined whether or not Prova will promote this aftermarket, or whether or not it can solely be out there on a customized construct.

prova ripido party hardtail custom 25mm stem handlebar combo

Mosaic MT-2 Titanium Hardtail

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That is an XL Mosaic MT-2 with a attain of 490mm, with a stack of 644mm; the medium has a attain of 445mm, and the stack is 616mm. The BB peak is 318mm (60mm drop).

Launched a couple of weeks again, Mosaic Cycles of Boulder, Colorado, have been exhibiting the brand new MT-2 hardtail, the second titanium bike to make it into our roundup. It’s fabricated from a straight gauge titanium tubeset right into a body with a contemporary cross-country geometry and Enhance spacing, entrance and rear. It’s proven right here with a 120mm Fox 34 Step Solid fork delivering a 67° head tube angle and a 75° seat tube angle. Founder, Aaron Barcheck, describes it as “a extremely succesful, well-rounded hardtail mountain bike”. It’s also accredited to be used with a 140mm fork in the event you wished a slacker setup.

mosaic mt-2 ti hardtail 29 x 2.6" rear tire clearance

It’s a full 29er, and has clearance out again for a 2.6″ tire. Aaron truly raced the Leadville 100 on this bike, with 2.2″ tires for a faster-rolling setup.

mosaic mt-2 frame details

Mosaic do all of their manufacturing and paintwork in home; they’ve 25 normal colours to select from, and one other 150 prolonged line colours. They will do color-matching to your parts, too. This one is the Moto-Inexperienced colorway.

A frameset begins at $4,200 USD. Customized builds can be found too, so dream huge. This one was decked out with a Shimano XTR Group, Chris King Hubset, Enve elements, a Fox Switch SL dropper.

Customized Selwyn made in Samoens

selwyn custom steel hardtail tmb made in samoen bespoked 2022

The Selwyn Hardtail on present is constructed with a 130mm journey fork giving it a 64° head angle, 76° seat tube angle, and a attain of 480mm.

Selwyn Bicycles is a customized body fabrication workshop based mostly in Samoens, France, a vacation spot well-known for its steep and pure hand-cut enduro trails. Proprietor, Alexander Plaisted, customized builds frames whereas working with a physiotherapist in close by Chamonix to search out one of the best bike match for his clients. All Selwyn frames, together with the hardtail on present at Bespoked, are produced from Reynolds 853 metal tubing that’s fillet brazed.

selwyn bicycles steel hardtail mtb frame paint

Tony Artwork Customized who lives close by is chargeable for the ending of all Selwyn Bicycles

Whereas the entrance triangle is constructed with Reynolds 853 tubing, the stays are produced from Deda tubes. The body runs a 73mm threaded BB, and cable routing is inner with sealed, stainless sleeves.

selwyn bicycles custom hardtail mtb hand-cut seatstay bridge

The hand-cut seatstay bridge represents the view from Alexander’s workshop.

selwyn steel hardtail mtb paragon machine works polydrop

Alexander opted for Paragon Machine Works Polydrop dropouts on this tradition hardtail

All Selwyn Bicycles are utterly customized, so the value is upon-asking solely. In the intervening time, Alexander is engaged on a lead time of round 6 months from the purpose of order to him constructing the body. 

Dawley Hardtail Mountain Bike

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Along with the mid-pivot Activist MTB, Thom Dawley was additionally displaying his Eopnym Hardtail, an entire 29er fabricated from Deda tubing on the rear, with a Reynolds 853 entrance triangle. He has designed this one round a 140mm fork, however it’s proven right here with a 150mm.

Thom units the geometry of the rear triangle to provide the bike a sure character, after which permits the shopper to specify geometry for the entrance triangle in keeping with their dimensions; customized attain, head angle, head tube size, seat tube angle. Thom affords 27.5″ model too which us similar to the Eponym.

Dawley is promoting the Eponym 29″ hardtail for £900 for the body solely, plus VAT within the UK.

Huhn Jersey Big 36er MTB

huhn jersey giant 36er

One for the extremely tall individuals out there’s the Huhn Jersey Big, an adventure-ready metal 36er. Tim Ahnsorge from BASF Ahead AM is the recipient of this one, and he stands at 206cm tall (6’9″). His bike has a attain of 500mm, a seat tube size of 620mm and a 550mm rear-center size. Tim additionally had a hand in its creation, having made the chrome steel lugs through additive manufacturing for Huhn Cycles proprietor and fabricator, Ralf Holeis.

huhn jersey giant 36er oversized dropouts filament printed stainless steel lugs

Filament printed chrome steel lugs made by Tim Ahnsorge for Huhn Cycles

In true Huhn Cycles vogue, their 36er is known as after the biggest rooster to roam planet earth; the Jersey Big. The metal tubing is fillet brazed to the chrome steel lugs by Ralf himself on the Huhn Cycles HQ in Bischofsgrün, Germany. Clearly, Tim has his bike ready for journey using and long-distance bikepacking, kitted out with Wit Slingers full repertoire of body luggage.

huhn jersey giant 36er wit slingers top tube bag

Body luggage to match the colorway!

hhn jersey giant 36er mtb oversized dropouts

Wild rear brake line routing to machined dropout inserts and bolt-on brake mount apparently made by Simon Metzner of Actofive.

Sturdy Tara Titanium Hardtail

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Sturdy Cycles, a customized titanium body producer, had a big show of gorgeous customized bicycles together with the Tara Hardtail proven right here. The body is fabricated by proprietor, Tom Sturdy, at his workshop in Frome, Somerset. It’s residence to a mess of 3D Printed Titanium elements which are produced by Additive Manufacturing specialists, RAM 3D, in New Zealand.

sturdy cycles tara ti hardtail crankset chainring rotor lock ring hanger

The CNC’d chainring, 3D-Printed crank arms, axle, center-cap and nut, backside bracket axle, hanger and rotor lock ring are all titanium. The one elements that aren’t 3D-Printed are the highest tube, down tube, seat tube and seat stays. All of the lugs and even the chainstays are actually 3D Printed all the best way alongside.

sturdy tara ti hardtail mtb

All Sturdy frames are made-to-order in customized sizing decided by the shopper with the assistance of a motorcycle becoming knowledgeable. A customized frameset will set you again £6,500/£7,000; that features just about all the pieces that’s titanium seen on this construct right here. Claimed weight for the Tara proven right here is 1.6-1.7 kg for the naked body – this one has a 490mm attain.

Highway riders ought to completely take a look at the Sturdy Fiadh we wrote about final 12 months!

Coal Pony

coal pony hardtail black cat custom paintwork bespoked 2022

The Pony has clearance for a 29″ x 2.6″ rear tire and a 180mm rear brake rotor

Coal Bike had a lovely iteration of its Pony Hardtail on present at Bespoked, completed with a cracker of a paint job from Black Cat Customized Paint. “A rad little bike”, is how its fabricator, Gavin White describes it. This 29er is constructed for 130-150mm forks, however will fortunately settle for a 160mm fork if you wish to go slacker.

coal pony hardtail mtb steel frame

It’s produced from a Reynolds 853 tubeset and is obtainable in sizes Medium and Massive. The rear-center size is constant at 425mm, whereas the attain figures are 450mm and 490mm, respectively. Constructed with a 150mm fork, the Pony has a 64.5° and a seat tube angle of 76.5°.

coal pony steel hardtail mtb reynolds 853

The Coal Pony’s CNC chainstay yoke is produced from excessive grade aerospace 4130 for additional stiffness

Choose up a Pony for £900 in Black or White. Customized body paint will be organized with a surcharge. The common lead time is 6-8 weeks, however could also be longer with customized paint and decals.

Feather Cycles Customized Hardtail

feather cycles custom hardtail mtb wild paint job

Feather Cycles have been exhibiting a drop-dead beautiful hardtail mountain bike with a uniquely curved prime tube, constructed up with a 130mm journey USD fork from Intend. Ricky Feather is the fabricator of all of the frames; he fabricates all his bikes in York, England, and likewise bends many of the tubing together with the highest tube seen right here. It’s hand-rolled with a set of mandrels. Ricky tells us it took him about an hour to get the precise bend he wished for this body.

feather cycles custom hardtail curved top tube

Feather typically solely provide full bikes. The bikes he had on present at Bespoked assorted in worth from round £7,000 proper as much as £14,000; the most costly one was certainly this hardtail. The paintwork is on prime of that, costing as a lot as £2,000 per body.

feather cycles hardtail mtb

feather cycles hardtail frame paint bespoked 2022

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