PYGA Launches their 160mm Slakline Enduro Bike in Europe

Nov 26, 2020
by PYGAmountainbikes  


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 Travel
Rear Shock: Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate 205×65 Metric Trunnion
Rear Axel: Rockshox Maxle 12x148mm
Seatpost Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat Clamp: DEED 39mm
Bottom Bracket: GXP 73mm Threaded
Headset Spec: ZS44/ZS56
Fork Travel: 170mm
Recommended Axle to Crown: 561mm
Wheel Size: 29″
Max Tire Width: 2.6″
Molded rubber downtube and chainstay protection included

Price for a frame with shock (Including maxle) £2299 – €2299

www.pygamountainbikes.com


24 Comments

  • 4 0
 Assembled in the Uk for European distribution? Anyone know the current/future state of play between Westminster and Brussels? f*cked if I do.
  • 2 0
 nessuno sa e fa niente, il regno unito e fuori dall'europa, ma questi non penso ne sappiano qualcosa di geopolitica, forse gli conviene perchè in alcuni paesi e facile fare evasione fiscale, sarà questa la causa di certi accordi

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nobody knows and does anything, the united kingdom is outside of europe, but I don't think they know anything about geopolitics, maybe it suits them because in some countries it is easy to do tax evasion, this will be the cause of certain agreements
  • 5 0
 we give a s#it. about what?
  • 1 0
 about 6.66
  • 3 0
 I am having a real blast on my Pyga Slakline. Damn nice bike !! Would be awesome if we can get Pinkbike to do a proper review of one...
  • 1 0
 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 -- thats a must-have sentence in new bikes discription
  • 4 1
 So. Who's bringing up the name to Stanton? ????
  • 1 0
 Came here to say the same thing. I wonder how good their lawyers are?
  • 2 0
 @danp63: they’re spelt slightly differently so maybe it’s all good
  • 4 0
 Slak is Dutch for snail.
  • 2 1
 This bike is no snail...

Hulle is fokken vinnig... Smile
  • 3 0
 2299 euros is 2050gbp. I'll buy one in Euros please.
  • 3 0
 What happened to Morewood?
  • 2 0
 Pigger? Pie-grr? Pyai-gah?
  • 2 0
 pie-gah! weird name i konw
  • 2 0
 Sick bike, no doubt ????????
  • 2 0
 Really Sick bike! No doubt!!!!
  • 3 1
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  • 1 0
 Will the Hyrax be available from UK as well?
  • 1 0
 Nvm, just found the new website...
  • 2 3
 WTF why GXP...
  • 1 0
 Surely that's a typo? Can't imagine this would come with a GXP BB, it's been years since anyone specced that on a bike, right?
  • 1 0
 You can thread in any BSA BB into that frame, and doubt it will come with a GXP BB installed, so likely just a typo.
  • 3 0
 BB is a normal BSA, no worries Smile

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