Geometry governs how the bike interfaces with the rider and the ground. It’s the single most important area of bike design. Period.
If you follow BTR on social media, you’ve probably seen hints of some new developments in the works recently. The 2017 Ranger gets a new geometry, more travel on the 29er, optional internal cable routing, and updated sizing. This update is the culmination of a lot of development work, including refining our build process and listening to customer
The epic tale of the inaugural Hack Bike Derby, and the birth of the monster I built to race. The 2016 Hack Bike Derby is an invitational race weekend for frame builders to let off steam and race shonky bikes which would otherwise have no place in their workshop. Organised by Andrew Denham of The
‘Does that take 160mm forks?’ ‘Is that 160mm travel?’ ‘Can I fit 160mm forks?’ These are questions that we hear/read at BTR almost daily, and you know what? No; no it doesn’t/no it isn’t/no you can’t. Let me expand. I am frustrated by these questions, but I’m not bitter or angry about them- they’re valid
A hardtail with a sixty one degree head angle?? Thats crazy! This is something we hear fairly often about the Belter‘s geometry, but it isn’t really crazy, and here’s why: It’s standard fare nowadays for full suspension downhill bikes to have 63° head angles- they’ve settled on this number to achieve a balance of neutral