Reeb Cycles Unveils Prototype Steel 'SST' Full Suspension Bike

Mar 2, 2022 at 8:21
by REEB Cycles  
March 2nd 2022 - REEB Cycles introduces the protype SST a high tech lightweight steel 120mm suspension platform that bridges the gap between the playful and capable hardtails and the Sqweeb full suspension bike.

PRESS RELEASE: Reeb Cycles

We are introducing the “SST”, a high tech lightweight steel 120mm suspension platform that bridges the gap between the playful and capable hardtails and the Sqweeb full suspension bike.

The SST trail bike blends the custom steel tubeset from Jeff Lenosky’s signature Redikyelous hardtail with the design, fabrication and abuse testing of Adam Prosise’s groundbreaking BREWser. Pairing the suspension technology design from the critically acclaimed Sqweeb and utilizing innovative aerospace-grade SLM 3D printed frame components, the SST embodies the rowdy and playful character of our proven steel hardtails while providing enough suspension to hit the big lines.

At the heart of the SST is a brand new, REEB exclusive 4-bar suspension system that combines the pedaling and braking performance of a Horst-link with the simplicity and low weight of a flex-stay. We uses custom formed steel stays, a hollow yoke and proprietary dropouts to precisely control suspension movement and increase lateral stiffness over a traditional steel frame. This design gives the SST incredible small bump sensitivity, supportive ramp throughout the travel, and a sublime balance of stiffness and compliance. Leverage ratio, kinematics and geometry are all tuned to create an ultra responsive chassis that jumps off the line, crushes climbs, slaps berms, launches gaps, and floats through chunder like a much bigger bike.

Essential to SST development was exploring the limits of manufacturing technology and applying it to build a light stiff and strong steel bike. The SST features SLM 3D printed Freaking Lasers hollow stainless steel chainstay yoke seatstay clevis and rear dropouts. The result is a stronger stiffer lighter and more elegant trail bike.

Essential to SST development was exploring the limits of manufacturing technology and applying it to build a light, stiff and strong steel bike. The SST features SLM 3D printed (Freaking Lasers!!!) hollow stainless steel chainstay yoke, seatstay clevis, and rear dropouts. The result is a stronger, stiffer, lighter, and more elegant trail bike.

bigquotesMetal additive manufacturing (3D Printing) has intrigued us for a while, but until recently it was not a cost effective or accessible technology. Over the last couple of years 3D printing has become much more mainstream so we jumped at the opportunity to make some parts.SST and Sqweeb design engineer Steve Ziegler

Adam Prosise, REEB Cycles fabricator and racer, created the BREWser as an absolute trail weapon that would slay anything in its path, but he also began exploring different frame construction techniques that would pay homage to our original REEB mentality.

bigquotesSteel is real! Sleek lines of oversized steel tubing (REEB ABT) that REEB helped design for the bike industry nearly nine years ago. Large diameter tubing that could hold up to the abuse of slack head angles and long reach, something that we pioneered since day one. We didn’t just hop on the train, we developed the railway to make sure the train arrived at its location.Adam Prosise

We have been able to develop the lightweight steel full suspension frame by leveraging Selective Laser Melting 3D printing to create thin wall parts with internal structure that would be impossible to manufacture on any subtractive CNC machining process. We leveraged the process to develop the steel dropouts, main pivot yokes and seatstay clevis bosses that are lighter, and stronger than machined aluminum parts. Their appearance is also sleek and matches the aesthetics of steel tubing.

Essential to SST development was exploring the limits of manufacturing technology and applying it to build a light stiff and strong steel bike. The SST features SLM 3D printed Freaking Lasers hollow stainless steel chainstay yoke seatstay clevis and rear dropouts. The result is a stronger stiffer lighter and more elegant trail bike.

Sqweeb aesthetics are visible via the in-house CNC machined rocker link, although with a reduced size and weight to match the SST’s intended use. All SST pivots have been extensively tested on the Sqweeb frame and paired with enduro bearings throughout.

Visit our booth at Sedona MTB Festival to see Sqweeb v4, the SST prototype and meet the team behind the bike.


148 Comments

  • 87 3
 FUPA
  • 4 1
 i don't get it. . .
  • 3 0
 @gtill9000: Take another peek at the welding photo.
  • 10 0
 furickcup.com

Those who know, know. Mike is the shit
  • 54 0
 That’s one of the cleanest, sexiest looking bikes I’ve seen in a long time.
  • 22 2
 If only there was a proper picture of it.
  • 3 0
 @TimoEngland: Not better pictures, just more (which is better I guess).
  • 1 0
 @Muckal: where's the bike ?
  • 3 0
 depending on how light 'light weight' actually is.... I may jump on this. it is dead sexy imho
  • 3 1
 @TimoEngland: why not take a picture with a neutral background, like a wall that is not black?
  • 15 0
 @Muckal:
Because we don’t have a studio.
We have a machine shop where we make bikes.
  • 2 1
 @prosauce: nevermind.
  • 5 1
 @prosauce: You have an 'outside' your machine shop though...
  • 2 1
 @Muckal: Maybe the photographer has a BMX background.
  • 2 2
 @prosauce: it's not hard to hang some fabric or paper temporarily. literally can't see the bike.
  • 48 0
 Wow. This is huge news. The first bike that claims to have every single suspension buzz-word characteristic built into its kinematics. This is revolutionary. But really... This looks sick.
  • 35 0
 I'm so proud of the Reeb crew for getting this bike going and I can't wait to throw a leg over it! I'm constantly having to choose between my Redikyelous and my Sqweeb, now I might not have to! :-)
  • 9 0
 SO DAMN CLEAN!! That is gorgeous. The combination of real steel and the Prosise welds is a match made in Front Range heaven. Please, please PLEASE run this beauty with a clear coat option!
  • 12 0
 Looks clean AF!
  • 12 5
 Until they slap that big ol funky REEB logo on it... Smile

Also funny how they mention how light it is over and over and over and then don't mention how much the frame actually weighs...?

BUT... got to say I LOVE the way this bike looks... and a short travel steel bike is in my future... be interesting to see the geo and weight and tire clearance...

NICE!
  • 7 0
 @stiingya: Chances are that if you gotta say something is...well...then it ain't. This thing would have to weigh a sh!t ton for me to not consider forking out some cash for it. It's a work of art...
  • 2 1
 @thebigschott: Agreed. I've looked at similar steel frames about 7lbs without shock, so not too much heavier then what my alloy 120 frame weighs. And light for steel at least. I'm rooting for them to have found a way to create an even lighter steel frame with those 3D parts!! Smile
  • 18 0
 @stiingya: we aren’t posting weight because these are still in development, and numbers aren’t final hence (prototype) But this one is just over 7lbs and we can likely get more weight out of it. The black SST featured is 30lbs
  • 3 1
 @prosauce: swap that coil shock for an air shock and drop a couple pounds...
  • 2 1
 @prosauce: maybe you can answer a question for me, how do you get away with a flex chainstay, and not have some sort of seatstay bridge at the rocker link, or bridge on the rocker?
Looks like a great bike, and I’m in the market for a short travel, aggressive geo ripper.
  • 1 1
 @prosauce: this bike is a real stunner,
Got any low down on potential geo numbers?
Possibility to run MX wheels?
Was hoping to go to the Sedona bike fest, but work had other plans, this might have been a highlight, that and getting to test ride a Spire before mine arrives…
  • 4 0
 @onawalk:
65.5 degree HT and 76.5 ST with 130mm fork
Medium 460mm reach
Large 482mm reach
XL 515mm reach

Numbers aren’t final, but are feeling dialed.
  • 1 0
 @prosauce: great to hear about the 460 reach on the M. Can you touch on rear shock dimensions?
  • 1 0
 @prosauce: very good
So would we be talking 65ish with a 140 fork?
Any possibility of an MX flip chip or link, im assuming it’s a 29er

Cheers
  • 1 0
 @prosauce: excellent
  • 1 0
 @GreenLineSlayer:
We are currently testing all stroke combinations in 185mm eye to eye trunnion mount.
  • 3 0
 @onawalk:
That is correct. We design our frames to be over forked, so you can even run a 160mm travel fork on this bike for a 64.5 degree head angle.
  • 1 0
 @prosauce: well now,
This might be just what I’m looking for.
Any ideas on when orders would be taken/fulfilled?
  • 4 0
 @onawalk:
Head to our website reebcycles.com and sign up for our newsletter (Should be a pop up when you land on the site) We will be sending out more details on the frame this week via Newsletter.

We have been overwhelmed by the response, and want to get our supply chain dialed before we open up pre-orders in a month or two.
  • 2 1
 @prosauce: done and done
Any chance you’ve considered a mullet wheel option as well?
  • 3 0
 @stiingya: In the video on the main page, they say "28 lbs as pictured". Full build, not frame weight, but that seems pretty damn reasonable.
  • 1 0
 @misledyouth21: Maybe if the full build was priced so I didn't have to go and try and figure out what it's built with and how much that cost? I mean if it's 28lbs with a 5 grand build that's amazing. But if it's 28lbs at 10 grand I don't really care cause I wouldn't' put that much money into a bike. AND again, if your going to make a big deal about how light it is it makes sense to say what the frame weight is. And even if it has to be, "the prototype weighs X and were not sure what the final production frame weight will be" Which they did in the comments. So good on them.

Unfortunately with the economy heading the way it is I'm less in the mindset to buy another new frame in the short term. Sucks...
  • 10 3
 Butiful. But why enduro bearings? For the same price you can use SKF; NTN, NSK or any big manufacture they forgot the knowledge enduro never learned.
It is a shame to produce such a nice frame and equip it with low quality bearings. But the cycling industry generally doing the same mistake for unknown reason.
  • 5 1
 Same reason why people buy the generic tools from Park Tool Smile
  • 4 1
 @luriaguy It's marketing, as @letsgethurt already pointed out, people are paying a premium for Park Tools, when you can get much better generic tools for less esewhere.
Saying you have Enduro bearings, is a marketing tactic, as it's a name most people in cycling will recognize, while most have never heard of SKF or NTN, despite them producing bearings of much higher quality.
  • 4 0
 Enduro bearings is a really interesting company, just because a bearing is from a major industrial manufacturer doesn't mean its better for bike application. Focusing on bikes allows them to put features in the product for bikes that offer an advantage where a big company isn't going to put resources to developing an extremely small market like bike pivots. They have their niche and do a great job.
  • 7 0
 @Renaud296: What kind of features does Enduro have compared to normal bearings?
  • 12 0
 @ryan77777: It says clearly: EN-DU-RO. Bro.
  • 2 0
 Maybe it is because riders associate with that word. "must be good for ENDURO"
  • 5 0
 Bicycle pivots don't see a lot of rotation, and the enduro bearings generally used for this are cageless bearings packed completely with balls. They're better at resisting damage from impacts while they're not rotating. I'm sure other brands have similar offerings, they can't be the only brand doing cageless, but the enduro pivot bearings are designed specifically for bikes and this type of use. All bearings wear out, regardless of how much you pay for them or where they come from. Personally I like the hellbender ones from Cane Creek - that sealing technology on the full pack enduro bearings would be crazy durable!
  • 1 0
 Where do I buy full pack SKFs
  • 1 1
 @CobyCobie: Auto parts store
  • 1 0
 @ryan77777: You sure? I haven't been able to find any full pack bearings at all that aren't marketed at mtbs
  • 3 0
 @aharms: yes full complement bearings with GOOD SEALS are where its at for pivots. Other brands sell them but Enduro has a mostly full selection of typical bike sizes available at reasonable prices. Also their name has been "Enduro" bearings long before the word became the marketing buzz word it is today.
  • 1 0
 @DGWW: my gravel bike needed new front wheel bearings a month ago. The replacements were Enduro.

So is it still a gravel bike?!
  • 2 0
 @knutspeed: GRAVURO
  • 8 0
 That things hot, I sure hope it comes with a “FREAKING LASERS” decal on the chainstay

The bike industry needs to cool it though, I’ve got student loans to pay off
  • 8 0
 If it ain’t 27.5, it playful, right pivot? In all seriousness, though, plz more steel full suspension bikes
  • 7 0
 Can you get it without paint and just raw looking? I bet it would make for a great looking bike.
  • 7 0
 Sure, if you prefer 'Rust' color.
  • 3 0
 It's been asked, they won't do it. A clearcoat option over that would be super nice though.
  • 4 1
 BTR still offers raw/clear finish, but quit covering it under their warranties as apparently it isn't as durable. From their website:

"
N.B. The clearcoat/raw finish which was standard between 2015 and 2018 has been discontinued as of 1st December 2018. We can still provide this finish, but it will not be covered under the BTR Fabrications warranty.
"

I like raw too because it has a bit of a no-nonsense/industrial vibe to it. But apparently it is just the polar opposite of form over function. If you really like the looks of it then by all means go for it. But if you want to ride much and care little, powdercoat or something would be better. I recall something similar goes for aluminium. They still need to do a lot of finishing before it looks the way a customer would like it. People claiming they like raw often don't actually like the dull look of the natural oxide covering the tubes. Most sense for raw would probably be titanium. These rarely get a coat because technically they really don't need it.

My steel frame just got a powdercoat in my favorite color (RAL6001M, John Deere green) and I still am not bored. It's the fashionable pinstripe/"colorways" stuff that quickly looks dated. A plain single color never goes out of style.
  • 1 0
 @SmashiusJones: They did it early on in their history, if you go back and look at early Dikyelous models, clearcoat was an option. When I ordered my first Dikyelous around the same time, I tried to get it in clearcoat, but they had stopped offering it due to durability issues with the finish. They didn't elaborate, but my feeling (which could be wrong) is that it would be too brittle over time and crack with the frame flexing, exposing the steel underneath to rust. It could also just rub off faster? I'm not 100% sure what the issue was, but they stopped offering it for the same reasons the post above mentions.

Their other finishes are super nice though, the photos never do them justice. I've had a few of their frames and the finishes in person always have a sort of sparkle to them you don't get from the photos.
  • 2 0
 @shinook:
Thanks for the kind words, capturing good photos of our powdercoat with LED lighting never gives the color depth!!
  • 5 1
 Sweet looking bike but the article is light on details for something they are clearly trying to advertise for the best future
  • 3 0
 The official 'launch' isn't until this weekend at the Sedona MTB Festival, so they may not have official launch details to share yet. This is more of a teaser.
  • 1 0
 @ratedgg13: This looks rad, what's the time frame for getting this thing flying, ie next (first) bathch?

Also, how would this do with an idler and single speed, I'm curious how much chain growth this frame has vs a frame with pivots out back.
  • 1 0
 @nurseben:
We are looking to get them going as soon as possible, but with the shortages in 4130 Chromoly right now, we are not confirming any timelines until we can be confident in our supply chain.

Sign up for our newsletter at reebcycles.com, that will be the first place for information on pre-orders opening up.
  • 6 0
 Gorgeous, I'd ride the shit out of that!
  • 6 0
 Looks like a proper front range ripper!
  • 7 1
 So its a steel Spur?
(this is not a dig. That sounds f**king awesome)
  • 6 0
 A raw steel USA spur is exactly what I’ve been waiting on.
  • 1 0
 Starling should really make a Spur copy which isn't their Spur monster truck.
  • 3 0
 This is similar to a Swarf Contour tho.
  • 3 0
 @fartymarty: Please, leave Starling out of this. Other steel brands deserve a bit of spotlight too.
  • 1 0
 @Scout290: sorry I'm biased as a Starling owner
  • 1 0
 @fartymarty: As a fellow steel-enthousiast, I can relate - it's just that Starling has been featured here relatively often the last months Wink
  • 3 0
 @Scout290: For a small brand they get a lot of media.
  • 6 0
 Looks fantastic! Nice work Prosauce and crew!
  • 5 0
 Thanks dudes. Let’s play bikes this weekend!!
  • 1 0
 Please show us how those 3d printed dropouts and stay fittings are fabricated. The skeptic in me still can’t believe that they won’t crumble. Their shape is space age swoopy like carbon, where the rocker and frame bits are machine age. This is cool.
  • 1 0
 Is that inline coil some new RockShox? @prosauce

I've been fiddling away with my own version of flex pivot on the chainstay for a few months. Glad to see you guys go with this.

Who is making the Reeb steel tubing after True Temper stopped? Velospec?
  • 1 0
 This is the new DB in line from Cane Creek.

Vari-wall copied our downtube spec from True Temper part #REEBDT1… VeloSpec picked up the reigns when Vari-Wall went dark.
  • 4 1
 How exactly is this a 'REEB exclusive 4-bar suspension system' with no pivot at the rear axle?
  • 5 2
 It has a chainstay flex point. Other flexstay bikes utilize seatstay flex, like a faux bar.
  • 4 1
 @hevi: so like a 2002 Cannondale Scalpel Wink
  • 4 2
 @hevi: If there is no pivot at/near the rear axle, it cannot be a true 4-bar by definition.
  • 3 1
 @wake-n-rake: basically, yes.
  • 1 3
 @shoreboy1866: Not "true", rather "exclusive" as in unique take on.
  • 1 0
 The flattened sections of the chainstays are designed to be where it flexes and are functional replacements for the pivots in a true 4-bar.
  • 3 0
 Oh my gosh..... *twitches, gibbers a little bit too.

That's absolutely stunning, well done Reeb.
  • 3 2
 I love that they mention the low weight of the flex stay rear on a steel coil-sprung (in some pics) bike. It's also not that exclusive of a design since Cannondale uses the same thing on the Scalpel.
  • 1 0
 Half the XC full sus bikes out there use flexstays. I know my Scott Spark does, for instance.
  • 1 0
 @olly76: But most of them use seatstay flex instead of chainstay flex like these guys and Cannondale.
  • 3 0
 That is one gorgeous bike.
Also,can Vittoria make those logos bigger? WTF!
  • 2 0
 I am really interested in trying out those Syerra tires, but the red hot patch has kept me from placing an order.
  • 3 0
 Would be crazy cool if the tubes were stainless too
  • 1 0
 sounds expensive.
  • 1 0
 give us the geo numbers!! Ireally wanted to like my squeeb v3, but it just slaps all my weight on the bars and not in the pedals.
  • 1 0
 I'm sad but only because I used to live in Longmont CO across the street from where their Cyclhops and Cantina is now. Should have been there 10 years ago.
  • 1 0
 This is a beautiful bike. Makes me feel like getting one in white, just like my first bike that was also white and made of steel.
  • 2 0
 That's a real beauty. I'm interested. Such a tease REEB!
  • 2 0
 Would be sweet raw with a clear coat. Perty
  • 1 0
 Really curious about the geo and raw paint option. Hoping it’s not awfully heavy.
  • 2 0
 so sick, stoked to see something like this
  • 1 0
 SST was a model of Robinson BMX frames in the 90's. It was a full build that where not very expensive.
  • 2 0
 greg romero
  • 1 0
 "Team SST" is also the model name for my Dekerf hardtail. SST in that case refered to SizeSpecificTubing.

Still trying to sort out which of the plethora of descriptive terms in this press release SST stands for.
  • 1 0
 @Quinn-39:
Super Sonic Transport
  • 3 0
 @prosauce: Secret Sauce Trailbike
  • 1 0
 Also a decent rekkid label backing the day. Some of my fav albums are from SST.
  • 1 0
 #Amtrack
  • 3 0
 Dam that’s nice
  • 2 0
 The Project12 Victor got some competition...
  • 2 0
 This bike gives me an eggplant emoji
  • 2 0
 Sweet. I'll make sure to swing by at the festival and check it out.
  • 2 0
 Why no good pics of the chainstay yoke??
  • 1 0
 >We uses custom formed steel stays

We uses custom formed steel stays, gollum, to control suspensssssion movementssss,
  • 2 0
 @prosauce Super looking bike! I would definitely buy one
  • 1 0
 This is the kind of bike that I'll buy and have for as long as I can go biking.
  • 1 0
 Any chance this will be in a future field test? Would love to see an in depth review before it gets released! @prosauce
  • 2 0
 Rutrack bike
  • 2 0
 I want this. Very much.
  • 1 0
 Wow, she's a real looker, very nice work.
  • 1 0
 this is the exact bike ive been looking for
  • 1 0
 Any word on potential pricing?
  • 1 0
 That's a good looking bike. I'd buy one.
  • 1 0
 Excellent use of a ring spanner.
  • 1 0
 Lightweight steel frame Requires Heavyweight Wallet
  • 1 0
 I want and I need one in large please.
  • 1 0
 Website is empty
  • 1 0
 So dreamy!
  • 1 0
 Looks fun.
  • 1 0
 Modern IH hollowpoint
  • 1 0
 Iron horse mkIII
  • 1 0
 Geometry?
  • 1 0
 Fat Upper Pivot Area!
  • 1 1
 Please make a RAW and take our money.
  • 1 0
 HAWT!
  • 1 0
 DAMN!!!!
  • 1 3
 I wish somewhere on either the article here or on the actual website it would say what wheel size it uses. Blank Stare
  • 4 1
 It's a 24/26" mullet
  • 1 0
 @thegoodflow: you joke, but we rode 24/26 combinations back in the early 2000s way before the whole "mullet" thing came around.
  • 1 0
 @seraph: Wow! Were e-bikes invented yet or did you actually have to pedal them?
  • 1 0
 @thegoodflow: There were no ebikes back in 2001, no.
  • 1 0
 @seraph: wow! Were there light bulbs?
  • 1 3
 Turner rip
  • 2 5
 Heavy and flexy! Wow, where do I sign up.
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