THE BOW TI
With the success of the Henderson we were asked if we had plans to make a carbon frame for those looking to race, or simply have a superlight speed machine.
Fortunately we are not fans of carbon for several reasons, one being we want to make frames that will last and offer you many many years of great riding.
Our favoured material is titanium, which has so many benefits over the black plastic, firstly comfort, titanium is super comfy and also light. It's also a material that if made correctly will last you a life time.
MORE THAN ONE BIKE
Not only is the Bow Ti light, fast and comfy but like the Henderson can take other wheel sizes.
29er wheels fit perfectly should you wish to have the option.
Of course the best setup is in Fat mode. When ordering your frame you can choose 2 rear axle widths, 4 inch tyre 177 and up to 5 inch 197mm.
The things you need to know.
Material: - Titanium grade 9 (3Al/2.5V)
Headset Size: - Top cup = IS 42 , Lower cup = IS 52
Rear Axle: - 12 x 177mm or 12 x 197mm (Bolt through axle included)
Seat Post Size: - 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Size: - 34.9mm (Included)
Dropper Post: - Internal Stealth cable routing
Sizes: - Small, Medium, Large, X-Large (Special sizing is available)
The Vital Numbers
This is our standard Bow Ti geometry chart and has proved to be perfect as a trail bike setup. Geometry designed around 120mm fork.
What fits what
We are a great believer in keeping things simple, try and use standards that exist and components that you can get in most bike shops.
BOTTOM BRACKET TYPE
We use a proper british threaded bottom bracket suitable for all type of crank. The width is 100mm. You can fit 24mm, 30mm and the new DUB axle size cranks with the suitable threaded bottom bracket.
Integrated headset size IS42 top and IS52 lower. This type of headset does not require cups to be pressed into the frame as the bearings sit directly into the frame.
REAR HUB TYPE
The Henderson frame has a rear axle spacing of 12mm bolt though axle and the hub width needs to be 177mm.
Like hubs Fatbikes require different cranks to a regular mountain bike.
There are 2 types of fatbike crank.
These are determined by the rear axle width, either 177mm requires a 100mm rank or 197mm requires a 120mm crank, which comes with spacers to go outboard of the bottom bracket.
The Bow Ti can be ordered in both rear axle widths to suit your tyre width choice.
The seat post size is 31.6mm and the frame can take an internal dropper post, the cable routing exits the frame just above the bottom bracket then has external guides un the down tube, making it super-easy to maintain and fit.
Here is a wheel/Tyre size guide.
Rear axle width 177 x 12mm
26 x 4"
27.5 x 4"
Rear axle width 197 x 12mm
26 x 4" to 5"
27.5 x 4 to 5"
Note: This is a guide and some tyre manufacturers sizing can be different to the stated size. If in doubt please contact us.
HOW TO BUY
- Visit us in Store at Slam69.
We recommend getting perfectly sized up, before purchasing your Smokestone Frame or Build.
You’re welcome to visit us anytime; demo bikes are available for car park tests or hire them out for a day.
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