Lone Bicycles Announces Parabellum Adjustable Frame

Feb 27, 2019
by Lone Bicycles  


PRESS RELEASE: Lone Bicycles

We are proud to announce the launch of our first frame model: PARABELLUM. The idea of this unique bike comes from an observation that many consumers are looking for a bike to do everything and that the proliferation of "standards" complicates the market. To address these issues, we offer a unique frame that is compatible with the three main wheel sizes 27.5 ", 27.5 PLUS or 29" and each adjustment is made without changing the geometry of the bike.

Lone Bicycles Parabellum bike

Our magic trick is possible thanks to our unique N.A.S.T (Nique All System Technology) system. An eccentric mechanism in the bottom bracket allows changing its height: a high position for 27.5 and a low position for 29. All that is necessary is to simply loosen two screws to release the system, turn the assembly by hand until it stops and tighten again. The bike is transformed without changing the geometry.

It is also possible to adjust the length of the chainstays 20 mm, and depending on the shock used (either standard or metric), the Parabellum develops 159 to 163 mm of travel.

Parabellum Detail
Imperial or metric shocks. Your choice
Standard or metric shocks, your choice.

The frame (with all accessories like saddle collar, axle etc.) is 3.6 kilos. We give you the choice of either internal or external cable and hose routing.

Lone Bicycles Parabellum details

Production has been launched and frames will be available in May, 2019. All the development, design and testing was done in France. The frame is handmade with high-quality production and specifications in the best factories in Taiwan.

Lone Bicycles Parabellum in action

Technical Information:

Frame: Aggressive AM/Enduro
Wheelsize: 27.5” (650B) , 27.5” Plus (650B Plus) and 29"
Frame material: Alloy 6013-T6 aluminum Hydroformed, links-7075 T6
CS adjustable to 20 mm 439/459 mm
NAST System
Seatpost: 30,9 mm
Travel: 163 mm shocks metric or 159 mm shocks standard
BB: BSA 73mm (ISCG 05 )
Dropouts: 148x12mm
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Suspension: Compatibility with 216x63mm or 230x65mm (Metric) shocks,
Wheels: 27.5” (650B), 27.5” Plus (650B Plus) and 29" and the option for single speed.
Forks: 27.5" - 160/170 mm Max, 27.5" plus / 29" - 150/160 mm Max

Parabellum NAST System Logo

Lone Bicycles Geometry Chart Schema
Parabellum Geometry Chart


LONE BICYCLES PARABELLUM V1

Frame: Lone Parabellum
Fork: DVO BERYL 160mm
Rear shock: DVO TOPAZ 230x60mm
Wheelsets: MAVIC XA BOOST in either 27.5in or 29in.
Tyres: SCHWALBE MAGIC MARY ET HANS DAMPF Evo SnakeSkin
Brakes: MAGURA trail 203/180mm
Shifters: BOX two
Rear Mech: BOX two
Chainset: HXR
Chainring: 30t
Cassette: BOX TWO 11/46
Chain: BOX two
Stem: Funnduro
Handle Bar: HXR 780 mm
Headset and spacer: HXR
Seat post: Funn Updown internal
Saddle: San Marco
Grips: Funn
Price: €3499

Lone Bicycles Parabellum in 27 5
Parabellum in 27.5in
LONE BICYCLES PARABELLUM V1

Frame: Lone Parabellum
Fork: DVO DIAMOND 160mm
Rear Shock: DVO TOPAZ 230x60mm
Wheelsets: MAVIC DEEMAX PRO BOOST in either 27.5in or 29in
Tyres: SCHWALBE MAGIC MARY ET HANS DAMPF Evo SuperGravity
Brakes: MAGURA MT7 203/180mm
Shifters: BOX ONE
Rear Mech: BOX ONE
Chainguide: HXR
Chainset: EASY SHIFT
Chainring: 30t
Cassette: BOX TWO 11/46
Chain: BOX ONE
Stem: HXR 50mm
Handle Bar: HXR 780mm
Headset and spacer: HXR
Seatpost: Funn Updown internal
Saddle: San Marco dirty ED
Grips: HXR
Price: €4899


Pre-orders are open:
The first 25 customers will be offered a HxR Components headset and a Lone Bicycles mudguard.
Choice of stickers colors: White / Black, Green DVO, Orange Fox and Yellow Mavic

1749 Euros Naked frame
1999 Euros Frame with damper DVO Topaz

Thank you for contacting us by email: contact@hxr-components.com
Website: https://lone-bicycles.fr/en/


MENTIONS: @LoneBicycles



156 Comments

  • + 72
 The guy in the photo looks hilarious. I hope that was the intention.
  • + 13
 Intentional goon riding, or inadvertent?
  • + 11
 Shoes that look like crocs
Helmet style that screams
“I am enduro bro”
And a stiff upper body that is more often use to make the people behind you laugh.

I freaking love that picture !
  • + 4
 Screams 'Lone Vaper' to me...
  • + 12
 @davidpr2: he looks french
  • + 31
 Pinkbike: Please PLEASE stop just screenshotting the geo tables from the bike company's website. Make your own damn tables that are standardized enough that we can actually compare them.

This is just lazy journalism.
  • + 113
 Mate, just have a little gander on their own site. This is just lazy web browsing.
  • + 3
 Or they could make this site actually work on mobile.
  • + 9
 This site is a great tool for comparing geometry: geometrygeeks.bike
  • + 18
 You do understand the post is not written by PinkBike editors right? But by the company that made the bike?
  • + 15
 Is this the part where we get to make fun of the Americans for not being able to use the metric system?
  • + 6
 @mnorris122: no that part is 5cm down the page
  • + 1
 @labistour: not so great if they don't have your bike in their system..
  • + 6
 @labistour: hey thanks for the mention Smile

I've added the Parabellum... geometrygeeks.bike/bike/lone-bicycles-parabellum-2019

Bob from geometrygeeks
  • + 1
 @colincolin: true but anyone can add a bike to the geometrygeeks database. If the source data is in a nice table the site will import it nicely. If it's in an image someone still needs to be type it in though... @reindeln I fully support the call for manufacturers to use sensible tables!
  • + 27
 So wait, is it called the Beretta or the Parabellum? You keep writing Parabellum but the article calls it a Beretta and it says Beretta on the frame itself.

Also look out for lawsuits from the Beretta company.
  • + 5
 Doesn't matter. Reach is too short, same with wheel base. Ha is safe. Overall 5 year old Geo with extendable stays? Pass
  • + 15
 It's a poorly edited old press release recycled. I've been following Lone's development, and they were delayed because of the lawsuit for the use of the "Beretta" name, so they changed it to "Parabellum", a weapon from the defunct Luger company. I expect their next offering will be the "Tommy Gun", followed by the "Blunderbuss" ebike.
  • + 4
 Mmmmmhhh... MET had a Parabellum helmet...
  • - 29
flag rh00p (Feb 27, 2019 at 22:29) (Below Threshold)
 Europe hasn't invented anything since WW2. Their only contributions to this sport are rehashed four bar designs, and now rehashed names.
  • + 2
 Either name sucks really, should be named something much more catchy like "The NuclearMegaAdjusterCovert"
  • + 5
 @rh00p: I suggest you google Tim Berners-Lee, oh the irony
  • + 1
 @roterblitz: that's intetesting!
  • + 2
 @makripper: Important to note that the size names are essentially a step down from what is accepted now. The 435mm seat tube on the Large is definitely a conventional medium, so every rider could size up. They're just missing a larger reach XXL model for the usual XL bike riders.
  • + 4
 @Geochemistry: Apparently they aren’t familiar with the Microsoft Office feature called “Find and Replace”?
  • + 1
 @Geochemistry: Really ? There was a lawsuit ? Or just some sort of "cease & desist" letter ?

Still, this is one of the things in this world that baffle me, how you can trademark a name that is probably a family name originally. (well IMO Lone shouldn't bother with weapon related names on their bikes).
Just like adidas and its army of lawyers ready to sue anyone who draws a logo with 2, 3, 4, 5 stripes. As if they were first to ever draw stripes since the dawn of humanity.
  • + 2
 @brigand: I did ride one , strange feeling but really crazy how the longer and shorter chainstays feels.
  • + 9
 @makripper: Not everyone wants a big ass frame that only makes sense when youre going warp speed. And many people dont have steep and fast trails at home- so why buy a ultra long Bike? Just to be hip?
  • + 3
 @Will-narayan: basically, Beretta just didn't allow Lone to use the name for the frame, so they switched. No lawsuit, no threats or such as far as I know, more something along the lines of a cease & desist letter as you mentionned.
  • + 1
 @makripper: yep, was going to write the same, oldschool geo. Do I need trippleX large to have proper reach?
  • + 1
 @bobj: That's a trend I am seeing more and more bikes come with shorter seat tubes nowadays and being a taller guy it's making it hard to find a bike that fits properly. Do they make 300mm droppers? lol
  • + 2
 The name of the frame is PARABELLUM as written in the article and the title of this article.
@Ploutre is right about the explanation of the confusion.
  • + 1
 @bobj: yah fair point but come on lol
  • + 1
 @NotNamed: just to have bike that will have your back when you need it most and not be limiting in any way when you don´t.
  • + 23
 Why is there the silhouette a revolver (6 shooter) cylinder on the top tube, but you name the bike (Beretta) after a company synonomous with semi automatic pistols?
Thats like calling it an F-16 and having a silhouette of a biplane on it.
  • - 1
 The most important question is can we get this bike with the great product that is Enve wheels?
  • + 2
 The eccentric piece in the bottom bracket looks like a cylinder. That is why the logo of the NAST system looks like it. The name of the bike is PARABELLUM though.
  • + 1
 @LoneBicycles: Thanks for the explanation, I was referencing a picture that no longer appears within this article.
  • + 19
 squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky squeaky
  • + 18
 Mushroom Mushroom!!
  • + 17
 Yeah I wouldn't want to add any more "screws" to anything. I just like a solid bike that is what it is. Too much adjustability is for people who can not make a decision to save their life.
  • + 20
 more screws=more creaks
  • + 6
 @nug12182: Erector Set Bike......
  • - 1
 @Jason475 exactly what I was thinking
  • + 5
 Can't be any worse than the zillion bolts on an Evil bike.
  • + 2
 @Svinyard: Exactly! last Evil my buddy had was the creakiest bike I have ever heard.
  • + 15
 Single speed full suspension sounds awesome until I remember how out of shape I am.
  • + 34
 Round is a shape
  • + 7
 It will get you in shape
  • + 12
 Eccentric BB the "Highlight" of the bike but has zero close up photos of BB or system....
  • + 1
 commencal has prove that system; common on slopestyle bikes for runiing ss without tension; 0% antisquat the worse pedal eficiency
  • + 9
 Advertises how geometry doesn't change with different wheel sizes and then proceeds to provide a geometry chart with different geometry for different wheel sizes.
  • + 1
 How is it even possible that the seat time length changes with the wheel size??
  • + 1
 Seat tube even
  • + 2
 @sam264: The wheel size change includes turning the eccentric BB from high to low, so BB centre to seat-tube top goes up.
  • + 4
 @azureblue:
damn, guess I should have read the article better.
  • + 7
 Finally!! This to me is just common sense for building bikes in the future. Every new bike should be able to run both wheel sizes. Bike company’s wouldn’t have to build two different bikes and it’s easier for the consumer to
Decided what bike they want and what wheel size they want to run and if you want to try something different you don’t have to buy a whole new bike.

Thank you Lone bicycles
  • + 8
 That's actually a very hot topic, and not only in the mtb world.

Looking at phones, there is Android vs iOS. One is very versatile, any manufacturer ( Customer) can tweak it, while the other is much more rigid.

The question that needs to be answered is " how much performance is lost in order to get that flexibility?" And it's not an easy one to answer; it will hugely depend on the individual.

Windows must run well using Nvidia gpu, as well as AMD. Macs will all have the exact same gpu/processor etc... making it possible to taylor software for this precise hardware and therefore have something more optimised ( although I can't tell if better in the end).

To me the debate over the customer choosing his own geometry is very similar. Either there is a lot of flexibility allowed and the bike, by essence, has to be a sort of " Jake of all trades, master of none" in order to content any user; or the company enforces it own vision of the bike and can therefore better spec/ geometrize ( new word right there) the bike. Many manufacturers went as far as integrating the rear shock in the frame design.

Two schools, none is better than the other imo. Of course, the best would be to have a bike specifically designed for you.. but costs will be different.
  • + 16
 @polarproton: In this comparison, parabellum is windows, specialized is apple, and bamboo bikes are linux
  • + 3
 You adjust the bb, its going to change the kinematics of the suspension. Lowering the bb without changing the main pivot will increase chain growth and antisquat in the 29er mode.
  • + 4
 I had android phones for ten years and my sheila got me an iPhone for Christmas. I love the phone, hate the software. Hate it. Totally confusing and not user friendly at all. The keyboards are all shite. The back button is in a different place and with a different name on every page/app. I feel like I'm using someone else's phone.
Can't wait to go back to Android!
  • + 8
 @hamncheez: The kinematics are beyond hope. I maintain a database of trail, all-mountain, and enduro bikes from 2014- present, with over 40,000 points, including kinematic parameters. The lowest anti-squat (for the gearing and centre of mass I've chosen) is 63% ... and this is 15%.

This disaster addresses one problem that may not even be a problem - how many people switch wheels or shocks after buying a frame? - and introduces numerous problems. Big problems.

Bikes that can accommodate every component only make sense on the assumption that consumers want THAT bike - no other will do - and insist on either installing existing components or switching components during the life of the bike. In reality, consumers will choose a bike that fits their needs and is better optimized to one scenario, rather than trying to cover all scenarios.

Lone, if you read this, drop me a line if you want a product manager ... because you need one!
  • + 3
 @R-M-R: some one call the fire department
There was a burn!
  • + 2
 @R-M-R: I can see a few, unique use cases, and its mostly around selling used bikes. You can sell to a wider audience if your bike can be set up for both wheel sizes, and if you're buying a used bike and the bike that best fits your price point happens to be a 650b when you want a 29er, you have the option of selling/swapping the wheels and front fork. Like I said, a very limited use case.

The other reason for this is I imagine it decreases manufacturing costs to limit the number of frame variations/sizes, especially once go go carbon.
  • + 1
 @R-M-R: Whats the antisquat on the Specialized Demo and the Pole Rinne Ylä?
  • + 2
 @hamncheez: Used bikes are barely worth anything. If the depreciation is 80%, then you might as well start a little cheaper and end a little cheaper. Paying more in the hope of improved resale value almost never works out.

Molds certainly are expensive and it does make sense to reduce the number of molds required. Still, there's no sense reducing capital costs just to produce a compromised product. And when a product requires so many additional parts to accommodate the adjustability - especially something like a BB mounted in an eccentric housing - the capital savings are partially eroded. Nothing justifies poor kinematics, though.

Speaking of kinematics, I'm hesitant to give out exact numbers too frequently because they depend on the sprocket combination and the rider's centre of mass. Another engineer could come up with a different number and we could both be correct. I'll simply say the Demo has less anti-squat than trail bikes around the sag point and the value rapidly decreases, becoming negative around 60% travel. Specialized appears to have prioritized reduction of pedal kickback and smooth pedaling over crisp acceleration, which seems reasonable for a downhill bike, though a more rearward axle path would improve compliance.

I haven't analyzed the Rinne Ylä, so let's assume it's similar to the Evolink. Anti-squat is one of the lowest on the market, comparable to Airdrop, Ellsworth, Knolly, Kona (previous generation), Propain, Scott (previous generation), and Whyte. Interestingly, Pole made dramatic changes with the Machine and Stamina, which share nearly identical kinematics and have anti-squat values well above average.
  • + 5
 "And, to sweeten the stoke, the first 115 customers to place an order will also receive a case of 124 NATO-spec 9mm ammo!"

Silly name. "Para bellum", from the latin meaning, "Prepare for war". Dunno about you, but when I go ride a friggin' bike, "preparing for war" is the farthest thing from my mind.
  • + 5
 Since when did 26 stop being "one of the main wheel sizes" and 27.5 plus become one?
  • + 1
 Wanted to say the same thing, but I think that ship has sailed.
  • + 1
 Since I can't get tires for that size who I like. Michelin and Onza as a example. If you bought a new frame it makes no sense to buy 26" for enduro.
  • + 1
 I don't like it when they make a Large frame and call it an XL. Ibis did this all day with the Ripley and marketed it as a feature - "Playful". It's dumb and someone needs to call them out for it. Something tells me no one is buying this anyways tho. Maybe I'm wrong.
  • + 1
 You’ll sell five frames, maybe ten, and the sales you get will be to the odd bird who wants all that adjustability but doesn’t really know what to do with it BECAUSE the geometry of the frame is neither novel nor contemporary.

Seriously, adjustable chainstay that goes from long to longer, why bother? Some wierd arse B.B. that’ll squeak to high heaven, just more than anyone wants. Sometimes an idea that sounds good over a few beers should be left with the empty’s.

But I’m sure they put in a lot of time on the project.
  • + 0
 Those starting prices are kinda high IMO considering the builds aren't Shimano/SRAM based and these are aluminum frames. That said, it's good to see these other companies being specced on new builds. Not the first adaptable bike, but I like the idea of using the concentric BB so that the geo can remain static across the different configurations.
  • - 1
 It's not like DVO is any cheaper than Sram or Shimano.
  • + 4
 @KxPop: dvo makes suspension. The others make brakes and drivetrains...
  • + 3
 @lognar: thats harsh, sram suspension is generally well regarded
  • + 3
 @lognar: huh. Not sure how my brain jumped automatically to suspension. I guess my brain was thinking about DVO while i was reading the article.
  • + 4
 Looks like guerilla gravity with shittier geomet
  • + 2
 Looks like the GG bikes before their carbon release last month, but with much less progressive geo. Reach on a Large is 449, that’s pretty short for today’s trends.
  • + 3
 Maybe I'm missing something but how does the seat tube grow 20mm in length depending on wheel size?
  • + 7
 I was thinking the same thing but then I realized with the eccentric BB when it is rotated it is changing by 20mm from the low to high setting.
  • + 6
 @n8dawg82: Good call - I am dumb
  • - 2
 It's prob 20mm overall taller with bigger wheels
  • + 3
 @draggingbrake: not a measurement from the ground
  • + 3
 They really uglied-up a good looking frame with those horrid green highlights everywhere.
  • + 2
 seat angle is slack(sub 75) and bike seems to run short.
seems sick other than that. in sure ot rips, but just comparing to recent trends that are seemingly popular.
  • + 2
 Call it the mullet, long in the back short in the front. Or maybe the dullet, cause I'm not sure there's a party on either side.
  • + 3
 I could be wrong, but doesn't a single pivot concentric with the bottom bracket means 0% anti-squat?
  • + 3
 In this case the anti squat has a negative value, with the pivot that low the chain pulls the swingarm up.
  • + 5
 negative anti-squat. Same thing as squat. The platform lever on the rear shock is going to get a lot of use on this thing.
  • + 3
 Finally a bike with longer chain stays. It is way faster and something regular bikes are missing
  • + 2
 Very interesting and beautiful project also the bike. Very questionable the name of a gun in the tube .. the references "macho" on a mountainbike make me sick ..
  • + 1
 How does the Beryl fork compare to a Pike, Marzochhi Bomber Z1, and a Revelation? I';m seriously considering the Beryl because of the price point and it matches my color way.
  • + 4
 I like how they spec Box and Magura. Nice change from the other two
  • + 2
 Oh I see we're somehow back in 2004? Who doesn't love a million unnecessary frame adjustments that never actually get used?
  • + 2
 Concentric bb pivot, Axle and brake mounted to chain stays, Shock yoke, Pos divo baby body shok, Yep Gross.
  • + 3
 Does the NAST also adjust from 2, 1, or no water bottle mounts?
  • + 2
 Not worth the “benefit” of being able to change between wheel sizes if the kinematics are ... well not great
  • + 5
 And those kenimatics probs aren't great. Bb pivots = really rearward axle path and terriblly low anti squat. 4 bar = yuge antirise. And the geo looks a little off trend. It's 31 flavors of junk kinematics. If you want to see a properly executed modular design, look at the GG line up.
  • + 1
 @freestyIAM: Yeah this thing must have crazy amounts of pedal bob, but I think you meant BB Pivots = really forward axle path, right?
  • + 1
 @leeatard: Yes, forwards not rearward.
  • + 3
 I wonder how this bike looks in Whyte?
  • + 2
 clever
  • + 3
 You can hear the creaking already.
  • + 1
 Cool to see components being spec'd from manufacturers like Box and DVO. That saddle looks about as comfortable as 2x4 though, only the pine ponies will like that.
  • + 2
 FYI: NIQUE**all system technology
**translates by f*ck

Oh frenchies You are tooo good at Zee marketing!

From a French Lad
  • - 2
 Nobody cares
  • + 1
 Translation of the NA in NAST is basically "dog's bollocks". More of that sort of parody marketing BS please. Bande de niqués.
  • + 1
 NA? Can you explain?
  • + 2
 @audric: Nique is french for f*ck, it comes from the verb niquer -to f*ck- if you prefer.
  • + 1
 You didn't realize they're going for NASTY. N.A.S....T. Get it as I bash my head into my desk.
  • + 2
 @Euskafreez: I thought "enculer" was French for f*ck?
  • + 1
 @seraph: nah 'enculer' is french for (to) a*s f*ck. But the noun 'enculé' is french for a b*stard or f*cker.

101 french grammar and urban dictionary with the help of Lone Bicycles.
  • + 1
 @seraph: synonyms
  • + 1
 @seraph: also euculer is better tranlated as buggering
  • + 1
 I'd rather go with C.o.c.k. And B.a.l.l.s or T.i.t.s. technology.
  • + 1
 ????????????
  • + 1
 @audric: ça nique tout = it kicks ass. Tout = all. So "nique all". Should have been "everything", but that's harder to fit on a frame and the French tend to treat the English language with a degree of contempt anyway. Maybe they were trying to say f*ck All Suspension Technology, but it's doubtful. Strange in any case.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: Its technique of screwing with all sizes but 26" is unique. Place yr balls on N.A.S.T. and fvck 'em all.
Revolverlution.
  • + 1
 @ceecee: I thought you liked f#ck-all suspension technology.
  • - 1
 Most people doesn't need adjustability. They need a great frame with great geometry. It all narrows down to making a best pick from the market. I'm a no client on this one and this is why: i'm 6ft tall, thus I need nothing else than modern 29er. Actually people less than 6 ft can easily ride 29" and only few would ever benefit from smaller wheel size. It's a matter of time when market will eventually settle on 29ers, with little share of 27.5. Few brands already make universal frames, such as Scott and many should follow this scheme. The travel amount? Shock compatibility? The first can be controlled via lockouts, damping tune etc. The latter is the aftermath of old times and in the future we will have three or four shock standards and that would be enough.

I've been writing from 2035, pardon me, if you feel offended or awkward with my post.
  • + 1
 Thank you for being gentle from the future
  • + 4
 Alloy Guerrilla Gravity?
  • + 1
 I have one of those in my profile if you really wanted one!
  • + 2
 Not to be "that guy" but that bike really looks like an old Transition Covert.
  • + 2
 Reminds me of a Nukeproof Mega (other than the linkage)
  • + 1
 it doesn't have a screw to keep in positon the hanger. Four M5 screws to keep the rear wheel firm. Is it enough?
  • + 2
 27.5, and 27.5 plus are different size wheels? Damn you new standard!
  • + 1
 Cool idea but I don’t see the practicality of it. There is no good ‘one bike to rule them all’
  • + 1
 I trust my abilities and my bike, because the geo and setup doesn't change.
  • + 1
 30.9mm seat tube?? Whack.
  • + 3
 Wackier is a non-adjustable seat tube diameter!
  • + 1
 WHAT ABOUT 26"? #26AINTDEAD!
  • + 3
 This bike has adaptable geometry to suit different wheelsizes. I can imagine some people riding 29" and 27.5" would like to swap between the two every now and then. I'm not going into the why and all that because marketing people already filled the library on that one. But my experience is that 26" people simply don't buy into the hype and just ride the bike as it is. At least I do. Both my BTR hardtail from May last year as well as my Cannondale Prophet (fully) from 2007 run 26" wheels. I may try a 27.5" front wheel at some point but that doesn't require any modifications to the frame. In fact modern reduced offset suspension forks are just perfect for 26" wheels too so you wouldn't even have to swap forks.

My neighbour rides a Liteville 301. He could actually modify it to run 27.5" should he ever want to. Instead he just bought some new 26" wheels, excited that they have become so cheap Wink .

So yeah 26" is very well alive. I just think that the crowd that may be interested in switching between rear wheel sizes are only interested in the bigger wheel sizes. They could make the effort to make it compatible with 26" wheels too but no one would give a damn.

Please keep an eye on the CAPS LOCK key.
  • + 1
 Changeable geo but stuck with stupid boost hubs eh?
  • + 1
 hmmm. Geo is kinda modern.
  • + 1
 Any other brands which offer DVO with their frames?
  • + 1
 Oem dvo spec and multiple wheel size options? This bike has it right
  • + 2
 That riding picture.
  • + 2
 That's the Full Derp Bar Hump Dead Sailor Whip
  • + 2
 Intentional goon riding, or inadvertent?
  • + 1
 @DirtGuru2: I hope it`s intentional gooning.
  • + 1
 NASTy, to say the least.
  • + 1
 sick table hahahhaha
  • + 1
 Wow ! Lone-proof!
  • + 1
 I don’t love it
  • + 1
 Silly acronym alert!
  • + 1
 Looks MEGA
  • + 1
 G.A.W - gash angle whip.
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