Reeb Cycles Launches the USA-Made Sqweeb V4 With Three Travel Options

Jan 27, 2022 at 14:59
by Alicia Leggett  
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Reeb Cycles has updated the Sqweeb, a USA-made, aluminum 29er.

The Reeb Sqweeb V4 shaves a pound off the weight of the V3 and adds the option of a mullet configuration. The weight savings comes in part from the redesigned rocker link, but the frame itself has been redesigned, too, with updated geometry to yield a steeper seat tube angle, longer reach, and lower standover height than previous versions.

The Sqweeb is available in three configurations: a 130mm 29er, a 150mm 29er, and a 160mm mullet. Lower shock mounts for each of the three versions are available online for $60 USD, so users can swap between the configurations to save some garage space and money.

Reeb says the redesigned rocker link improves bearing life and serviceability while also reducing manufacturing waste. The rear end of the bike has also been stiffened compared with the previous version. Reeb offers a rear end update kit for $650 USD to anyone who owns a Sqweeb V3 and would like to replace the rocker link and seatstays with those of the V4.

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bigquotesREEB’s hands-on commitment to develop a reliable and progressive full suspension trail bike brought me here after mass produced frames didn't hold up to my riding. Over the past 4 years, we’ve continued to develop the SQWEEB into a versatile trail bike that will take anything you can throw at it.Adam Prosise, Reeb fabricator & racer

All of Reeb's frames are designed and manufactured in-house in Lyons, Colorado, USA. Learn more about Reeb and the Sqweeb V4 at reebcycles.com.

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  • 131 6
 Thanks for being US made.
  • 22 4
 I like the Russian backwards letters the most.
  • 16 1
 @pipm1: They should have put a Reeba fork on it.
  • 7 0
 And thanks for letting us pick the color of the frame and the decals. I think this is often overlooked.
  • 1 0
 Funny is they ended up with a total Astro look of the front triangle
  • 68 4
 hehe. Reeb. Beer spelled backwards.
  • 17 0
 Yup. Oskar Blues Brewery
  • 26 0
 Sqweeb is Beewqs spelled backwards, flipping crazy
  • 7 0
 Or is beer, Reeb spelt backwards?
  • 3 0
 My bike company is starting a side project brewing craft beer. It’s called ekib beer
  • 1 0
 @slayersxc17: Who is now owned by... Monster energy
  • 1 0
 @angelofverdun: welp, bummer. Didn’t know that
  • 1 0
 @slayersxc17 @angelofverdun: REEB has no affiliation with Monster Energy and is still locally owned and operated!!! We started from the same roots, but the OB brewing operation has been separate from REEB for quite some time. Come visit the fab shop anytime, doors are open!
  • 1 0
 @stevethespacecowboy: thanks for informing me. I live in Pisgah and see a few Reebs around, with a OB here too, figured that was why. But more likely, they are just awesome bikes.
  • 1 0
 @slayersxc17: Pisgah is awesome! Yeah we've got some shredders on REEBS out your way, we used to keep a demo fleet at the REEB Ranch before it sold to new owners.
  • 49 5
 Don't need a bike yet. When I do, REEB is on the shortlist. A ripping bike for actual mountain biking in the mountains built by actual mountain bikers who live in the mountains.
  • 29 129
flag generictrailrider (Jan 27, 2022 at 18:32) (Below Threshold)
 Cool story. I ride a Yeti and a Pivot and I’d say both companies fit your outlined requirements of a real mountain bike brand.
  • 54 10
 @generictrailrider: except the “built by mountain bikers” part
  • 14 3
 @generictrailrider: right over your head dude.
  • 27 3
 @generictrailrider: lol. Someone who rides a yeti and pivot would definitely think that. Really living up to your name there.
  • 9 69
flag Danzzz88 (Jan 28, 2022 at 5:29) (Below Threshold)
 @SangamonTaylor: I swear people only hate on Yeti because they can't afford them. Yeti's ride great...the only problem with them is the costly upkeep of proprietary bearings and the Switch link....which again comes under the same branch as being able to afford one. Their pedal performance relative to their plushness is the best out there....other bikes it's more one or the other... couch plush and pedals like crap or pedals well and is harsh...Yeti balance attributes of plushness, support and pedal performance better than anyone else....also now come with a lifetime warranty.

Only reasons to not buy a Yeti is you don't like the looks, can't afford one or want a wet noodle couch bike that has no support and feels like a sponge sapping your energy under every pedal stroke.
  • 2 0
 @savagelake: can’t argue with that. Never know.
  • 26 0
 @Danzzz88: narrowed it right down didn’t you. Either a yeti or a wet noodle couch bike.
  • 17 0
 @Danzzz88: what I think you meant to say is "suspension setup" makes all the difference with any bike, not the brand. And for what it's worth, my friends and I can afford Yeti, but we choose to avoid the excessive maintenance involved with proprietary bearings and that god awful switch infinity link. We prefer to be on our bikes riding them vs. fixing them.
  • 2 30
flag Danzzz88 (Jan 28, 2022 at 6:21) (Below Threshold)
 @ScreamingKnees: or harsh good pedalling non couch bike...

I'm not saying there isn't good bikes out there...but Yeti's ride like they cost...yet everyone seems to have a problem with them. Good look getting support from YT or Canyon when you snap your rear triangle...or maybe a Specialized Enduro cracking left right and centre....

Reed Boggs ripping freeride lines on an sb165 other companies are using DH bikes for. Let's see a Specialized Enduro not snap in half doing the same.
  • 7 1
 Available in RAW ALUMINUM!!!

Mullet frame with Kitsuma coil for $3400. US made.

Transition Patrol frame is $2200? Not US made. Not Raw Aluminum.
  • 15 33
flag Danzzz88 (Jan 28, 2022 at 6:59) (Below Threshold)
 @blowmyfuse: Nicolas G1 with EXT Storia £2500 made in Germany. Personally rather have made where they make BMW and Merc than where they make Chevrolet and Chrysler...
  • 6 5
 @Danzzz88: I’ve had superb after sales support from canyon for the four bikes I’ve purchased from them. Creaking forks were replaced quickly and so was the main triangle that had a paint problem.

I spend a large amount of my disposable income on leisure and recreation. In the last year I’ve bought two motorcycles and two MTB’s. I have a motorcycle and car on order, soon hopefully a new MTB. I’m happy to pay for quality, but I have a hard time stomaching the premium for boutique brands like Yeti and others that don’t offer tangible value for the price premium. The only guy I know with a SB locally has found the switch mechanism to be problematic and requiring a silly amount of maintenance. Which is a shame because by all accounts they’re a nice riding bike.
  • 9 2
 @Danzzz88: REEB is basically the American Nicolai these days. Crazy prototypes and open to making whatever customers want.
  • 1 0
 @Danzzz88: Cars aren't bikes, but OK.

And what is a Nicolas?
  • 5 0
 @Danzzz88: Man you are just full of opinions today aren't you.
  • 1 0
 @savagelake: not to support the generic-iconic, but remember the Tonkin Alpes

@wyorider: Auton salute
  • 10 0
 @Danzzz88: ummm, on this side of the pond, BMW and Mercedes don’t have a rep for reliability, whereas domestic USA vehicles are not only reliable, but less expensive to buy and less expensive to fix.

Now if you were taking Nazda, Toyota, Nissan, then yeah, good quality and reliable … but then that’s Asia.

Since you’re in the UK and you already got your high horse, shouldn’t you be riding a Starling or something made locally?
  • 6 4
 @Afterschoolsports: if you have that much disposable income, you ought to be buying locally, it’s just more socially responsible. But if you’re a cheap old man, then keep telling them kids to stay off your lawn.
  • 3 1
 @nurseben: I spend a fortune at my lbs. Last year it was one MTB and one BMX, a carbon wheel set, rims, hubs, spokes, nipples, two droppers, about twelve tyres, etc etc. The only reason I bought one of those Canyons last year was the LBS couldn’t get the bike I wanted for five months and canyon had stock.
  • 3 6
 @Danzzz88: I’ll agree with you that much of the Yeti hate comes from people jealous that they can’t afford them.

Where we part ways is your assertion that Yeti has the best ride and is the only real option out there.
  • 6 1
 @Danzzz88: @Danzzz88: "the only problem is the costly upkeep of proprietary bearings and the switch link" highly specific and hard to get parts are quite honestly the next worst thing for a bike company after shitty rider support IMO.
Yetis are sweet bikes you're right about that, but they are definitely the BMW of the bike world in that they've unwillingly become the bike that snobby rich a*sholes ride, and often not very well.
  • 3 2
 @blowmyfuse: Available in RAW ALUMINUM!!!

Mullet frame with Kitsuma coil for $3400. US made.

Transition Patrol frame is $2200? Not US made. Not Raw Aluminum.


...US made Guerilla Gravity Smash (Carbon/Alloy) with DB Air $2745
  • 1 0
 @chrsei: ..and you can get one in raw aluminum too: www.pinkbike.com/buysell/list/?location=194-*-*&q=guerrilla&category=6

No I'm not selling one. I just have two 2018 megatrails and recommend them highly.
  • 2 2
 @Coldspringer: www.pinkbike.com/buysell/3196708. I rode a carb/al Megatrail for a minute lately just to check sizing; rear wheel is offset significantly from front; bike didn't quite want to go in a straight line. Not sure what the deal is--chainline/swingarm layout?--but hope yours aren't like that
  • 2 1
 @chrsei: My intent for next year is to buy a Guerrilla Gravity because they are independently made instead of ordered from Asia.

Can't solve all problems but I'll try one.

But dude ..US made raw alloy? That's one heck of a man-panty drop if ever there was one
  • 1 0
 @wyorider Sounds cool until you realize that they are owned by Monster energy now haha.
  • 1 0
 Actually?
  • 1 0
 @dualsuspensiondave: Oscar blues is. Reeb is not.
  • 1 0
 @nurseben: he should definitely be on an Orange.
  • 2 0
 @Danzzz88: ah yes because yetis aren’t known for cracking at all
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: ah haha. Yes the rear triangle is offset 3mm. You gotta dish the rim 3mm to non-drive side. More even spoke tension. Admittedly a headache for most ppl.
  • 19 0
 "The Reeb Sqweeb V4 shaves a pound off the weight of the V3..." Excellent, so what's the actual weight?!
  • 6 0
 Would be nice to know, always hate it when frame/bike weight's aren't listed... I mean somebody somewhere is gonna weight it and post it eventually.
  • 1 0
 Same. I'd consider this frame but need to know where it sits on the scale.
  • 3 0
 My med. V3 was 9lbs w/ no shock.
  • 2 0
 @DBoogieC: Thanks. That's probably a bridge too far for the bike I'm hoping to build. Watched a bunch of videos since this posted, looks like a cool platform just looking for something different.
  • 4 0
 It's heavy and super durable but that's the point. These bikes are made to smash though harsh, rocky trails at high speed and survive crashes. In this case I don't think they are trying to be sneaky about the weight but I think they just honestly don't care that much. I've spent a little time with some guys from Lyons that ride these bikes and their bikes were 35-37lbs.
  • 4 1
 @Paceline: my complete build is definitely in that 37 pound range. coil front and rear, dh brakes, proper tires. It adds up but worth it for the durability. and it slays
  • 1 0
 My med V3 complete with cushcore was 38.5.
  • 3 0
 @CarlMega: Just so you are aware, a Specialized Enduro Carbon is in the 8 lb range with no shock.
  • 15 0
 Coming off a V3, with the V4 ordered. Reeb figured it out.
  • 38 2
 Thanks! Adam, Steve and the crew work hard to make the best bikes possible.
  • 1 0
 Selling the v3? Is it a large?
  • 1 0
 @Doogster: Medium
  • 6 1
 @jeff-lenosky: the legend himself is on pinkbike :O
Love your videos on YouTube!
  • 3 0
 @jeff-lenosky: This thing would rip Fort Hill with a 170mm fork and 27.5 front wheel!
  • 18 6
 I love everything Reeb stands for, but Christ on a cracker they have the *ugliest* branding. I know I shouldn't care, but I can't help it.
  • 6 4
 This! Unlike Fezzari the name Reeb is cool IMO. Just that font and the way it's used could be... better?

At least you can pick the decal color and make it less obvious!! Smile
  • 12 3
 I don't like the name reeb
  • 8 6
 @markymarkindenver What, constitutes "beautiful" branding to you?
Most logo placements on bikes and big and simple. What is REEB doing differently that gets sand in your ovaries?
  • 8 1
 @sonuvagun: My first reaction to seeing the bike was that it looked like it was designed in the 90's and I think that's purely because of the logo font. It's petty but even if i liked other aspects of the bike I wouldn't want something I didn't like the look of
  • 3 5
 @lacuna: Purely because of the font? I'm not trying to criticize, although that really seems like a psychology trumping logic kind of thing. Oh well, it's an honest answer and that's worth something.
  • 2 4
 @stiingya: I see nothing wrong with the name "Fezzari". More original then spelling the word beer backwords, and it's better then "stiingya"
  • 9 0
 @lacuna: I think it's also because of the shaping of that downtube which is very old skool.
  • 4 0
 @landscapeben: Yes! Brands that bend that tube need to figure something out. Besides the wonky, exaggeratd lengths and angles of the Geometron they have the some of best looking tubes. All all straight and modern.
  • 7 4
 @stiingya: how is the name Reeb cool? It's beer backwards. It's like a 16 year boy decided on the name.
  • 4 1
 @sonuvagun: In this case I'm not really into the bike as a whole but the branding makes it worse. It's like someone tried to copy a '99 Stab Dee Lux in their shed but just had a tin of black paint and a stencil to finish it. I'm sure its a fine bike but I wouldn't give it a second look
  • 2 0
 Reminds me of Wrangler Jeans
  • 3 0
 Good thing the downtube branding are stickers that you can remove. Close your eyes and ride, it's a great riding bike.
  • 4 0
 @Thirty3: I think it would look better with a curved top tube, but then cost would increase and this bike looks to me like good value. They would need to add an extra step to the top tube prep and design a gusset or a more complex weld near the head tube. Maybe if they scale it could be easier to absorb the extra cost. Easier said than done.
  • 4 0
 @tbubier: Because it came out of a bike shop brewery. There is a reason behind it. Sure maybe it's all marketing BS and they only put in the brews at the bike shop so they could come out with reverse beer brand bikes someday? IDK. But it's a solid concept ruined by the font choice and the way it's used on the down tube.
  • 2 0
 @H2o1199: Wranglers are decent enough work jeans if you're on a farm.
  • 2 4
 @stiingya: Fezzari meaning in Italian "be in the moment" Reeb meaning "it's beer spelled backwards" ya Reeb is sooo cool compared to Fezzeri. Stupid American...
  • 1 0
 You're missing the point. It's supposed to be ugly, we prefer it this way
  • 1 1
 @markymarkindenver Good thing the branding is actually removable decals! Peel them off if it isn’t your style
  • 1 0
 @tbubier: ha! It’s exactly like that…but the 16 yo boy had a few Dales and got his bike stolen!
  • 5 0
 @mhoshal: I'm going to guess you read that on Fezzari's website and came here and posted? Cause maybe you should show the world what a Smart Canadian you are by finding a source for that "Italian translation" of the word spelled "fezzari" that exists anywhere outside of Utah...
  • 8 0
 It would be cool if you got a few vouchers to Oskar Blues with the purchase of this!!! Enjoy your bike, have some fish n chips and a cold ale after your first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, etc etc ride.
  • 2 0
 I can tell you from experience, if you're local to Lyons/Denver area, and buy a REEB, just go to the weld shop!
  • 4 0
 With our exchange rate, I'm surprised these kind of operations haven't happened more in Canada as we could probably offer the same quality etc. but at a cheaper price and I think buying North American would be a more appealing offer to those that wanna buy american than buying off-continent. Maybe Canada is more expensive to do business in? (that wouldn't shock me).
  • 2 0
 Isn't there still a 13% tariff for bikes imported into Canada?
  • 2 0
 @iliveonnitro: Yes, but I think Jessie is talking about the opposite: production in Canada with our cheap peso, and selling to US.

Devinci still does some manufacturing in Chicoutimi, and We Are One of course. Not sure what else is currently welded/molded in Canada.
  • 1 1
 Hard to argue that Canada is more expensive to do business in when their hardtail frame goes for $3023 CAD, yet a Canadian made Chromag is $2000CAD.
  • 7 0
 I have the V3, it's a sick bike that I've put through some punishment and never had one issue with it. Geometry is spot on.
  • 4 0
 Got to demo a Reeb at Sedona a couple years back (right when the pandemic was just starting actually). Out of all the bikes I demo'd that weekend it was my favorite. Awesome ride, pedaled great and felt like it had more travel than it did. My buddies all rotated bikes and they loved it too. The guys at the booth were super cool as well.

Will definitely be on my list when it's time to replace my current ride!
  • 5 0
 Awesome manufacturing process....now just make a gearbox version for the rest of us (maybe not the full sauce version Adam has) but a nice 160/150 version. It would be mint!
  • 3 0
 Cue in Futurama's "Shut up and take my money!" meme!
  • 3 0
 Question Pinkbikers? Direct to consumers made in USA or imported from your local bike shop? I personally care alot more where something is made than how it is sold. I’d much rather pay more for labor inputs in USA than product imported. It would be nice if components Manufacturer’s would start offering USA line drivetrain groups and brakes.
  • 2 0
 We need stop caring where or how things are sold, but where they are made. I think also knowing full supply chain for inputs materials be huge step forward.
  • 6 1
 Honestly, their geo is spot on. Seems like an honest bike that would work in a lot of places.
  • 7 0
 Looks like a Turner...
  • 6 0
 TURNER BIKES!
  • 2 0
 More like an Iron Horse 6.6....
  • 2 0
 Shouldn't they have option names for these options as in the snifter, the usual suspect, and the pounder? Oh and if you want the DH edition, you get the KEG or Crowler (since some other company had the indecency to use Tallboy... SANTA CRUZ ...COUGH).
  • 1 0
 ..not sure, but I think the SC Tallboy was named after one of the big bombs.
  • 1 0
 @jason475: fat man and little boy.
  • 5 0
 Reeb is a cool company and Adam is one of the most talented riders I've ever seen in person.
  • 9 5
 So when they were sitting around a table. Sqweeb was the best name they could come up with...?!
  • 4 1
 Better than Dweeb.
  • 19 0
 It's a squishy REEB, duh.
  • 1 1
 So is the hardtail a HEEB?
  • 1 0
 Yeah looks like the Burner but no 44 head tube and that lower shock mount. About that mount, seems it is fastened with screws at the seat tube and bb and not squared up to the shock. Guess if it can hold up to Lonosky. Reeb should advertise it as the Turner you can’t get anymore.
  • 4 0
 Mine is aligned great with the design of the BB / ST cluster, better than a lot of other bikes I've seen. One thing I love compared to some other bikes is that the shock threads into these mounts rather than a nonreplaceable frame mount. If you strip something out, you can pull the mounts off the bike and replace them instead of smoking your entire frame.
  • 1 0
 Loved my Burner! Was super bummed when Turner stopped having them made domestically.
  • 3 0
 The lower shock mount is machined into the bottom bracket cluster and machined again after the two halves are welded together. They are as perfectly aligned as possible, and probably better than 95% of bikes out there due to the extra step.
  • 4 1
 I love aluminum bikes. Looks like Reeb has it figured out because their bikes are beautiful.
  • 3 1
 If you put a front derailleur on that bike with a 2x. It would look straight out a Walmart catalog. Ugly as F. But who am I to judge, I own two Orange bikes. Nevermind.
  • 1 0
 Glad to see Reeb giving this platform more development. While I really miss the straighter and more square V1’s downtube, theyve really dialed in the rear of these.
  • 2 0
 Do they publish the leverage curve or is it on special request? I'm inquiring for custom shock tune specifications.
  • 3 0
 Happy to share it! Shoot us an email: reebme@reebcycles.com
  • 3 0
 Sqweeb sounds like something I do when casing a jump.
  • 1 0
 Is there a reason Pinkbike isn't doing any long term reviews? Are new bikes backed up so bad they don't even have anything currently in the pipeline? It's been months
  • 2 0
 Let's not forget...hand made in the USA and you can pick up the phone and talk to the guy who welded it!
  • 1 0
 I love the look of their bikes, the hardtails look amazing too. And it's a beer company. I wish I lived in the states, I would love to have a job at that company.
  • 2 0
 ....but have you ever ridden one?
  • 11 1
 You'll be riding yours soon enough!
  • 1 0
 There was talk about a big travel bruiser is some podcasts a while ago, any word on a greater than 150mm option?
  • 2 0
 GX and XT Builds are on point!
  • 2 0
 No kidding! Those TRPs are probably my next brakes once I need to change the OEM ones on my bike. I9 wheels too and the price seems good compared to other brands. Basically all my "attainable" dream parts. Not build related, but you can actually repair 7005 alu and it would tie you over until a new frame if you load it a bit less.
  • 2 0
 I might anticipate the topic of Jeff Lenosky's next video
  • 1 0
 The name sounds like Kryten trying to say "smeg head"

If you know, you know
  • 2 0
 Finally very good looking bike !
  • 2 0
 Really? Looks boring
  • 2 0
 Would love to hear how the 130 pedals.
  • 2 0
 i would like to test ride one of those,
  • 1 1
 Would really be interested in one of these but, will stick with my Commencal for close to 2k less for pretty much as nice of build kit.
  • 1 0
 Little peek behind the curtain on Reeb production: www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-q3fh6-ee396e2
  • 1 0
 Looks very very familar to me, no wait. Been done a thousand times before!!
  • 5 4
 At least their hardtail looks great! Right?
  • 1 2
 The price is steep for a steel hardtail. $2300, ouch. It does look good though.
  • 1 0
 That's frame only, not complete
  • 6 5
 Did they loose a bar bet when it came to naming things?
  • 8 0
 They're owned by the owner of Oskar Blues... so it kind of makes sense.
  • 5 0
 it's better than Feeuq Bikes...
  • 1 0
 Reeb Sqweeb with Zeb and Dub It caught its paw in a rusty trap
  • 1 0
 downtime reminds me of Kona
  • 2 1
 Mmmm.... Pineville. Naughty trails up in that area.
  • 1 0
 Modern-day Turner 5 Spot/RFX FTW!
  • 1 0
 "reeb sqweeb" is a very fine name
  • 1 0
 Holy crap! You can get it in any color you want.
  • 1 0
 Bikes look reel nice . I prefer the 29er .
  • 2 0
 Good looking bike
  • 1 0
 Looks like an Ellsworth with that rocker link. Which is a good thing.
  • 1 0
 His Majesty the Disgust..
  • 1 0
 I REEB-ly like it
  • 2 1
 uhmerika!
  • 1 0
 REEBS I KNIRD MEHT
  • 2 3
 Hear me out, if you're on "V4" it's probably time to just name it something new.
  • 5 0
 Like the Ripley V4 or all the iterations of the SC Bronson, Tallboy, etc? It makes much more sense to keep the model name since the changes are just small updates from version to version.
  • 1 0
 Reeb Dweebs are hyped.
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