Press Release: Pyga
Rippers in Europe can now get their hands on the 160mm Pyga Slakline!
Founded in 2012 by Patrick Morewood, PYGA Industries are famed for their quality design and handmade production, which is the result of his lifetime dedicated to riding, racing, designing and manufacturing frames. The frames are still hand-built in South Africa by Pat, but they're now powder coated and assembled in Nottingham, England especially for European riders!
The Slakline is on sale in Europe now and if an enduro, mini-dh or bike-park bike is what you’re looking for, then look no further. This handcrafted machine is the monster for you.
It's the frame for those riders looking to be seen on podium steps as it's been specifically designed to provide maximum traction, perfectly optimised anti-squat and brake-squat. Ultimately the Slakline squeezes out every ounce of fun and speed of a ride, be that going up or down!It's all about the details of the handcrafted 6066 T6 alloy frame.
USA Director, Howie Zink, grabbing some air-time on his Slakline
The Slakline was designed to descend like a downhill bike but pedals like a short-travel trail bike, and it does so on every level. After a long testing process on alloy prototypes based on the old shock mount standards, PYGA went back to the drawing board and designed a completely new frame from the ground up, based on the new metric shock standard. As a result, everything changed; geometry, linkage and layout.
PYGA took advantage of the 4-bar horst link suspension better suited to long travel bikes and optimised the pedalling anti-squat around a 32/34 tooth single chainring, providing an optimum pedalling platform with exceptional traction under acceleration and braking. PYGA believes the result to be the most balanced feeling bike.
Without getting too carried away, the Slakline has a long reach and slack head angle, where PYGA feel the sweet spot between speed and manoeuvrability lies.
All alloy PYGA frames including the new Slakline are coated and assembled to order in England, and there are options within the stock builds for riders to choose from including frames, frame-fork combos, 15 frame colours and 11 decal colours. All options are available to reserve now, with the first UK frames and bikes delivered before Christmas (subject to demand).Frameset:
6066 T6 Alloy – 160mm TravelRear Shock:
Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate 205×65 Metric TrunnionRear Axel:
Rockshox Maxle 12x148mmSeatpost Diameter:
DEED 39mmBottom Bracket:
GXP 73mm ThreadedHeadset Spec:
170mmRecommended Axle to Crown:
29″Max Tire Width:
Molded rubber downtube and chainstay protection included
Price for a frame with shock (Including maxle) £2299 – €2299