Ranger Plus Frame

Ranger Plus Frame

From: £1700.00

When it came to developing a 27.5+ hardtail, we could have just added tyre clearance to a 29″ Ranger, leaving the geometry and construction unaltered…and unoptimised. But we didn’t; that’s not the BTR way! The Ranger Plus shares a lot with its sibling, but everything has been considered and tweaked where necessary. The result is a bike which handles like a Ranger, but has another dimension of outright grip. Regardless of what terrain your ride can throw at you, the Ranger Plus will truck on through!

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N.B. Frame only, not full build as pictured! Pictures show the prototype Ranger Plus; a special build for Grinduro Scotland 2018. The production version of the frame uses subtly different tubing from the prototype, as well as a straight 44mm head tube and BSA/threaded BB.  Read more about the Grinduro Ranger Plus >

The Ranger Plus borrows some of its geometry and construction from the Ranger, but is tweaked to fit and extract the best from big tyres. This shifts the focus from outright speed up and down hill, to pace over longer distances in comfort…while keeping much of the Ranger’s handling intact.

The Ranger Plus is a little lighter, a little less stiff, and a little less strong than the Ranger, but we don’t expect you to throw it down an EWS stage like you might a Ranger. The Ranger Plus keeps the 120mm of fork travel from the Ranger though, since this still gives a great balance of performance up and down hill.

If the Ranger is an ‘enduro’ bike, the Ranger Plus is probably an ‘all-mountain’ bike.

  • Suits 650B+/27.5″+ tyres, up to 2.8″ (3.0″ with low clearance)
  • Available in 5 sizes
  • Reynolds 853 & 631 front end, Dedacciai stays
  • 120mm fork travel
  • Dropper post cable routing as standard
  • Approx. 2.4kg (Size M, all axles, bolts etc)

BTR can supply any components you need with your frame, or even a complete bike!

Need to know anything else? Check the support pages, or Contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

BTR Ranger Plus Geometry Key

Extra Large480657.57455656.1964.254301256.1264751401453151
XX Large500662.55455677.5360.254351285.5164751501453151

Internal Cable Routing

The cables are routed through thin stainless steel guide tubes, which run the full length of each internal portion. Rear brake and derailleur cables run internally through the down tube, then externally below the chain stays for the remaining distance. Stealth dropper post cable routing runs internally through the down tube, and directly into the base of the seat tube. The front ends of the cables are sealed to the stainless guide tubes, so that water and dirt cannot enter the frame.

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Integrated Seat Clamp

An integrated seat clamp keeps the bike as simple and secure as possible, and complements a dropper seatpost nicely. The clamp requires a 5mm allen key to release and tighten.

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Custom Head Badge Text

Custom head badge text allows you to add a line of text to the head tube badge on your frame. Add your own name, your preferred beverage, a short message about Strava or carbon fibre, or even your favourite film, to personalise your bike. Maximum of 11 characters; A-Z, 0-9.

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Chain Device Mount

If you want to run a chain device, you need to have an ISCG05 mount. The mount can support a bash guard, or only an upper chain guide, or a full chain device with integrated bash. NB: The Ranger Plus requires a chain device with an open backplate (eg MRP AMg or e*thirteen TRS Plus), due to the chain stay position at the BB.

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Bottle Cage Mounts

BTR bottle cage bosses are stainless steel, and ‘blind’ (no through-hole). This means that they not only work flawlessly as mounts, but also ensure that the frame isn’t compromised by their existence – even if you leave them open. Each pair (for one bottle cage) costs £20.

Bottle Cage Locations:

  • First cage – top side of down tube
  • Second cage – front side of seat tube
  • Third cage – underside of down tube

If you need to relocate a bottle cage, please contact us before placing your order.

Front Derailleur Cable Routing

If you need more than 500% gear range, we can still equip your frame with cable guides for a front derailleur. Note that these guides are always external, even if all other cables are internally routed. The cable will be routed on the underside of the top tube, and to a fixed stop on the back of the seat tube above the derailleur.

Standard Frame Colours

Standard frame colours are included in the price of a frame. Please refer to the Frame Colour Chart. Please note that the clearcoat (raw) frame finish is no longer available, as of December 1st 2018.

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Special Frame Colours

Special frame colours may incur a surcharge above the £60 included, due to multi-coats and powder costs; this can be up to another £60 (£120 total). We’ll inform before commencing work on your order if there is any additional charge to be paid.

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Custom Decal Colours

Custom decal orders will receive a spare set of decals. Please refer to the Custom Decal Colour Chart.

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  • 44mm head tube (requires external lower headset cup) More Information
  • 31.6mm seat tube (34.9mm clamp)
  • 148 x 12mm dropouts, axle included
  • Post rear brake mount (160 – 205mm disc)
  • 73mm threaded (BSA) BB
  • Max. rear tyre size: 2.8″ (3.0″ with low clearance)
  • Max. chainring: 32t

BTR can supply any components you need with your frame, or even a complete bike!

The following size recommendations are a guideline only- contact us and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your needs!

Frame SizeMin. Rider HeightMax. Rider Height
Custom-156cm (5' 1.5")
XX Small152cm (5' 0")162cm (5' 4")
Extra Small158cm (5' 2")168cm (5' 6")
Small164cm (5' 4.5")174cm (5' 8.5")
Medium170cm (5' 7")180cm (5' 11")
Large176cm (5' 9.5")186cm (6' 1")
Extra Large182cm (5' 11.5")192cm (6' 3.5")
XX Large188cm (6' 2")198cm (6' 6")
Custom194cm (6' 4.5")-

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