Inside Stanton Bikes' Full Suspension UK Manufacturing

Dec 12, 2018 at 6:47
by Tristan Tinn  



Nestled away on the outskirts of Matlock in Derbyshire is a small unit, home of arguably Britain’s most progressive, geometry driven hardtails. Stanton Bikes - the originators of the long, low and slack steel hardtail frame have recently been making waves on the internet with the birth of their new-fangled dual-link full suspension offering.

Stanton Bikes was started by founder and owner Dan Stanton along with another party who no longer plays a role in the business. Stanton came to be, from Dan wanting to satisfy his desires for the perfect ‘cross discipline’ hardtail frame in 2010. The process led him on a quest down the manufacturing wormhole, resulting in the production of a prototype which would go on to be developed into the world-renowned Slackline 853 26". The Slackline 853 really came to light with its success in Dirt Magazine, followed by its award of ‘Best All-Round Hardtail’ in Dirt 100. The original Slackline has since been reborn as the Switchback, a 27.5” version based on exaggerating the aggressive aspects of the Slackline. This bike soon became a world-renowned hardtail ideal and has been a platform for the progression of hardtail geometry in the industry.

The full suspension bikes come in the form of the Switch9er FS (29er) and Switchback FS (650b). With the predecessor being the latter this piece will focus on the Switch9er FS. This bike is a 29” wheeled 140mm rear travel, 160mm front travel trail monster. As quoted by their website the aim ‘was to design and manufacture in-house the most well engineered, playful natured, confidence inspiring, aggressive 29” full-suspension frame.’

With the bike being manufactured in house, this Tech Insider takes a trip to Matlock to take a look inside the home of Stanton Bikes, meet founder Dan Stanton, his tight-knit seven-man team, and follow the process of manufacturing their new bike.

The writing is on the wall

Stantons tight knit seven man crew
Stantons tight-knit seven man crew.

Owner Dan Stanton grasping his first ever frame attempting to justify why it shouldn 39 t be hung on the wall
Dan proudly holds out the Slackline which was sent to Dirt being throned 39 Best Hardtail Frame 39 of the year
Dan critiques his first ever frame with painter Si (left) and proudly presents the first production Slackline 853 (right)

A close up of the first gen Slackline where it all began
The first ever 26" Slackline 853 production frame (red) which broke the brand into Dirt 100.

Off cuts from Switch9er FS production the tubing is cut ... where .. before being thermal drilled to provide bottle cage bosses
Off cuts from frame production, the Reynolds tubing is cut so it sits flush with the other components in the jig.

bigquotesAs all of these first 100 are custom we used the Belt Notcher, made up of a corse belt and rollers to the diameters of the tubes. Later we will use a multi-axis tube cutting machine called a Marchetti, shown below, this will greatly reduce the number of man hours required for the process. Custom tubing for both hardtails and FS bikes will still be produced on the belt notcher. Customers are able to customize reach, seat tube length and stack height to better fit a frame to their bodily proportions without sacrificing any of the much-loved ride characteristics of a Stanton.Dan Stanton, Founder

Stanton are currently tooling up for a UK frame production line of both their hardtail and full suspension frames. This includes the Marchetti SpA which automates the tubing cutting process with the ability to cut tubing on multiple planes.
Stanton are currently tooling up for a UK frame production line, of both their hardtail and full suspension frames. This includes the Marchetti which automates the tubing cutting process with the ability to cut tubing on multiple planes

A box of 39 eggs 39 for the first production run
A box of CNC-machined 'eggs' for the first production run.

The 39 egg 39 in cross section makes up the bottom bracket shell. The egg also provides the housing for the axle which secures both halves of the rear end together.
The 'egg' in cross section, makes up the bottom bracket shell. The egg also provides the housing for one of the axle assemblies, which braces both halves of the rear end.

Eggs ready to fire on all cylinders
Eggs ready to fire on all cylinders.

The CNCd components are produced by an anonymous friend of Dan 39 s in the UK
Top linkage mount - the CNC-machined components are produced by an anonymous friend of Dan's in the UK.

The steel tubes are prepared for thermal drilling with a spray to allow accurate marking for the bottle bosses
The steel tubes are prepared for thermal drilling with a spray marker to allow accurate positioning for the down tube shock mount and top tube bottle bosses without irreversibly marking the tubing.

The drill is prepped with cutting fluid
The friction drill is prepped with cutting fluid.

Thermal drilling pushes the material back into the tube allowing threads to be tapped
It is a clean process producing very little waste

Jord keeping a close eye on the process
Thermal drilling pushes the material back into the tube, allowing threads to be tapped. It is a clean process, producing very little waste.

Cable routing is braized onto the top tube a process which creates a bond by melting a filler metal to create a bond
Cable routing is aligned using a metal rod before being brazed onto the top tube.

Gav getting busy with the brazing



The end product raw top tubes now with bottle bosses and cable routing
The end product: raw top tubes now with bottle bosses and cable routing.

A line of union jack darts awaits the next set of frame manifests in the pig pen
A line of union jack darts awaits the next set of frame manifests in the pig pen (welding bay).

Jord prepares the upper shock mounts ready for tack welding
Jord prepares the upper linkage axle mounts for tack welding in the jig.

Gav gets stuck in tack welding once the components have been positioned in the jig
Gav gets started tack welding once the components have been positioned in the jig.

Tack welding is a means of positioning all the components allowing the frame to be removed from the jig. This gives Gav better access to any tight spots otherwise inaccessible in the jig.
Tack welding is a means of positioning all the components, allowing the frame to be removed from the jig. This gives Gav better access to any tight spots otherwise inaccessible in the jig.


Owner Dan Stanton keeps a keen eye on the production of his masterpieces
Owner Dan Stanton keeps a keen eye on the production of his masterpieces

The seat tube - top tube junction is welded before the top linkage mount can be positioned.
The seat tube - top tube junction is welded before the top linkage mount can be positioned.

The frame is placed back in the jig to tack weld the top shock linkage in situ
The frame is placed back in the jig to tack weld the top shock linkage in situ.



Steel is a beautiful raw material especially the heat stains around the welds


Steel is a beautiful raw material, with the rainbow heat stains surrounding the welds

Bottle bosses ready to go
Bottle bosses ready to go

Fine detail around the egg
Fine detail around the egg

The pre-order front ends are racking up in a range of sizes. Due to the current small scale production Gav and Jord focus on doing a run of front triangles before following up with some rear triangles.
The pre-order front ends are racking up in a range of sizes. Gav and Jord focus on doing a run of front triangles before following up with some rear triangles.

The raw alloy tubing is cut to the correct dimensions using a pre-fabricated cutting guide
The raw aluminum tubing is cut to the correct dimensions using a pre-set cutting guide


The alloy CNC 39 d dog legs are cleaned prior to being tacked up
The alloy CNC-machined dog legs are cleaned prior to being tacked up

The tubing and CNC 39 d components are set in the jig
The tubing and machined components are set in the jig

The CNC 39 d drop out section including removable axle threads
The drop out section, including removable axle threads

The angles are checked before the assembly is clamped before being tack welded
Angles are checked before the assembly is clamped before being tack welded







Once tacked the rear end will need to be fully welded before proceeding to the next step.

The finished frames are then sent off in batches to be coated with rust protection
The finished frames are prepped before being sent off in batches to be ED coated for rust protection.

Finished frames await decals while Si works away
Once protected, frames are dealt with by Si in paint.

A small selection of the 39 standard 39 colours on offer
A selection of the 'standard' colours on offer.

The selection of Elite colors on offer
The selection of Elite colors.

Endless choices with the custom RAL colours
And endless choices of custom RAL colours.

Old tubing samples litter the shelves in an array of colours and decal variants

Powder coat before application
Powder coat before application.


Whats cookin Si
Whats cookin Si?

Si talks through his freshly baked goods
Si talks through his freshly baked goods'

Frames hot out of the oven are inspected by Si
Frames hot out of the oven are inspected by Si'

Iridescent lagoon frames hung to cool

Decals printed in house on Rolland are peeled
Decals printed in house are peeled.

Frames are masked for custom painted decals an option for a small additional premium
Frames are masked for custom painted decals, an option for a small additional premium.

Si builds layers on a custom silver painted heritage decal
Si builds layers on a custom silver painted heritage decal.
Silver powder coat being layed on
Silver powder coat being laid on.

The Stanton seal of approval is added to the top tube
The Stanton seal of approval is added to the top tube.

The finished result painted silver decals
The finished result, painted silver decals.

Sheets of Reynolds logos await their rightful tubes
Sheets of Reynolds logos await their rightful tubes.

Once painted the FS frames are lacquered and sent for assembly
Once painted the FS frames are lacquered and sent for assembly.

Various components are laid out before being pressed together
An array of taps to place any required threads

Dan sets to work assembling the moving parts of a rear Switch9er FS
Dan sets to work assembling the rear assembly moving parts of a rear Switch9er FS.



The final rear end assembly minus the frames tubing. The frame uses a dual link design with both sides of the rear end braced by two 15mm axles.
The final rear end assembly minus the frames tubing. The frame uses a dual link design that is laterally stiffened by 3x15mm axles, a 12mm axle and two solid T6 alloy, CNC-machined 'Dog-Legs' and two machined steel link pivots. These aspects eliminate bottom bracket waver and stiffen up the drive.

Dan Stanton 39 s dreambuild Switch9er FS
Dan Stanton's dreambuild Switch9er FS.


Detail of the black anodised top shock mount this angulation of the shock dissipates forces along the length of the down tube
Detail of the black anodized top shock mount, this angulation of the shock dissipates forces along the length of the down tube.


The iridescent black lava finish works well with kashima and a simple wite decal
The iridescent black lava finish works well with Kashima and a simple white decal.


Dan and his latest creation
Dan and his latest creation.

The original Switchback frame which helped bring the brand to the public eye in the Dirt 100 and the newly produced Switchback FS a 650b version of the Switch9er FS available with 140mm or 160mm rear travel.
The original award winning Slackline 853 frame, that hit the public eye in the 'Dirt 100' 2012, and the newly produced Switchback FS, a 27.5” dual-link Trail/Bike Park ripper available in 140mm and 160mm travel.

A built up second gen Switchback hardtail head to head with the Switchback FS
A built up second-gen Switchback hardtail head to head with the Switchback FS.

Learn more at stantonbikes.com


143 Comments

  • + 84
 Tempted to Switch my current bike for one of these! Respect for doing it in-house. Nothing against Taiwanese made product, but knowing the bike is made locally by the same guys that designed it gives it extra appeal.
  • + 48
 Ill finish your job for you Pinkbike here's a link to the website www.stantonbikes.com
  • + 31
 Should I add it to the cart? WTF am I going to tell my wife? Oh god please yes add it to the cart then checkout and get the hell out of here like I just robbed the place and hopefully nobody (wife) finds out. I mean the credit card bill doesnt come in the mail for three more weeks. I have until then to craft a master story that sells to the wife. But then again she always checks our e-banking. DAMNIT!! Abort, plan ruined. Back to the "how to buy this chalkboard".
  • + 17
 @Boardlife69: The whole point of a Swiss bank account is that it's secret you idiot!

If you do think of a way of blagging this, be sure to let me know though. Cheers.

Very absorbing article and pics. Thanks Tristan!
  • + 4
 @BenPea: It's secret to everyone except The Swiss, so he's well buggered.
  • + 6
 @Boardlife69:
Easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Not sure how easy it is to sign divorce papers. One more bike and I might be there.
  • + 2
 I'm in the US and I buy Standard Bykes for BMX for the same reasons. I know I can get a hardtail from them, but if I could get a full squish, I probably would.
  • + 2
 Truly a PHOTO EPIC!
  • - 2
 Ops, some is Made in Taiwan

Stanton Bikes - Taiwan Trip (video)
vimeo.com/166978905
  • + 10
 @NallePu: Posted 2 years ago. @StantonBikesUK have now moved manufacturing in house for the new full suspension bikes. They are in the process of tooling up to also manufacture all hardtail and full suspension frames in Matlock UK. They have had the last batch of taiwanese hardtail frames, once this stock is sold they will all be UK manufactured.
  • + 3
 @NallePu: I've never seen another bike brand highlight the Taiwanese manufacturer's production facility that actually manufactures the bikes they sell, this is very cool. Pays due respect to the skilled craftspeople and the state of the art facilities that high end bikes are actually manufactured in. The reality is, the overwhelming majority of the bicycle industry's high end products originate from this island nation.

Even more impressive is that Stanton has taken production into it's own hands. These guys are all about producing quality product and doing it right. Not just a marketing machine.

There's been at least one Stanton on the hooks in my garage for the last 6 years,
  • + 2
 Stanton or Starling FS? Can't decide
  • + 1
 @dro-cfr: The Stanton FS seems stiffer than the Starling due to its alloy rear linkage. The Starling must probably be a bit too flex in my opinion... but both are wonderful, I agree Smile
  • + 0
 @Boardlife69:

Divorce that dragon and marry Fata - the muslim girl....
  • + 1
 Thanks man. That is some valuable insight as that is one of the things I'm most concerned about. I'm a bigger rider than most and need something that can handle my monster truck style @Franzzz:
  • + 2
 @dro-cfr: I had a month testing the Starling for a review over on www.theloamwolf.com

At 95kg I feel my findings may be able to offer you some insight in to how the bike will perform. Check it out tup
  • + 2
 @bobj: thanks for turning me on to that. I sadly haven't seen the Loam Wolf page and regret saying it. Awesome site and content
  • + 1
 @dro-cfr: My pleasure! I just write the occasional article for them as a passion project kinda thing, it's nice to contribute to such an awesome site ran by great dudes.
  • + 1
 @Franzzz: no unwanted flex in my Starling Swoop even when pushing hard uphill
  • + 25
 what a fantastic article from Pinkbike and cheers to Stanton for letting us see in such detail the whole process.Radness! oh and oooooh Elite colours!
  • + 1
 Absolutely beautiful process and bikes! Thanks for sharing.
  • + 20
 I don't care how it rides... It is beautiful!!
  • + 14
 Welding porn! Loving the look of the new bike. The Slackline rides so damn well I'm super interested to see how the FS rides.
  • + 3
 Yeah, welding porn photo epic resulted in a little fabgasm just then.
  • + 3
 @number44: Haha fabgasm, love that. Gotta add that one to the manufacturing dictionary of terms.
Beautiful work done here. Would buy and rub.
  • - 8
flag WAKIdesigns (Jan 11, 2019 at 12:50) (Below Threshold)
 you should be negpropped because Ancilotti supporters are so many on this site. And a child can see that welds on Ancilotti look like piece of crap. But it doesn’t matter. In fact anything made of any metal that is super long gets support on this site. Even if it missed the top tube. Long/slack and metal - recipe for PB sympathy
  • + 1
 Ehhh adequate welds but by no means porn.
  • + 6
 @WAKIdesigns: What are you on about bud? They CNC nice parts, they weld their bikes. They fab in-house and don't outsource it to Taiwan. All great things. So what if they're not dropping perfect dimes? I'd rather have someone lay a good bead that may not be perfect but doesn't have a large HAZ then someone spending too much time on their weld so it looks pretty but increases that zone. I'd proudly own one of these bikes.
Go try your hand at TIG welding then come back and eat your words.

Tools, not jewels. Bikes (like other things) are meant to be used, not just looked at.
  • + 1
 @krashDH85: Some of the pics show inconsistent haz, bead width and undercutting. Nothing that "looks" fail to me but not something I would take a closeup of and post to the interwebs. Someone that tigs high end parts for a living should be doing it a bit "prettier".
  • + 1
 @drunknride: inconsistent "looking" haz doesn't completely rely on the welder. Geometry, purge pockets, heat transfer determine that outcome.

Bead width and undercutting yes.

Could debate all day. It's a bike I would have no problem riding. Hell, I don't know the last time I looked at the welds on one of my bikes anyway.
  • + 9
 Great article PB and really good to see Stanton pushing to manufacture on home soil.

Oh, I thought it was public knowledge that Superstar CNC Stanton’s frame parts though and not an ‘anonymous friend’
  • + 3
 Linkages aren’t done by superstar anymore, haven’t been for a while mate.
  • + 3
 @patriot-si: I stand corrected, I made the assumption from the superstar / stanton videos that had been made showing them machining the links / parts for the swingarm etc, looked like a fair bit of work for a small run of parts in that case.

Either way, nice work on the frames.
  • + 10
 Is this the start of Britains great industrial revolution ? #britishbeef #steelisreal
  • + 9
 As Raleigh bikes sent production manufacture over to the Far East from Nottingham, we’re bringing production manufacture back 20 minuets down the road.
  • + 1
 @StantonBikesUK: the uk bit is a massive plus, by the way love my switchback, i ride it more tham both my squishers combined. Keep up the good work
  • + 10
 Dan Stanton DJing Stanton Warriors tunes on Stanton decks in St.Anton
  • + 1
 There shop is near Stanton moor
  • + 5
 My hardtail Switch9er is arriving today so this article made me spritz. Stu at Stanton has been great with his communication and I think this build is going to be mental. I’ll post some final build pics on the Stanton forum section on PB when done. Way to go Dan and crew....this is the way the bike industry should work. Keep a tight crew, build a quality product for riders who understand what that means and provide great service. Pure awesomeness.
  • + 5
 I wanted to be snarky-to slam these guys for doing steel f/s bikes. But....the suspension design looks slick (and likely rides really well).

Most "boutique" brands (Yeti, Transition, Santa Cruz, Evil....the list goes on) source out their framebuilding, so you pay a boutique price for an Asian-built bike with QC that's not as good as Giant or Merida. Nice to see that a small outfit is willing and able to do modern, dual link (and hardtail) frames in-house.

If you're gonna pay extra for a "boutique" brand, might as well get one made by the guys who own/operate their brand.
  • + 3
 Sort of- SC,Evil,Yeti, many of them have their frames produced in the same factories. That being said, it’s a question of how often they have a production manager on the floor in the factory.

Domestic production is rad, I fully support it! For us Merikans, REEB,GG and Alchemy seem to be doing a great job at keeping prices reasonable considering their made in the US origins.
  • + 2
 Agreed. My beef with most boutique brands is that their input in manufacturing is just a QC guy in Asia. Woohoo-another Topkey (or whatever) frame with a massive markup.....

Next bike will be either another Giant (they are massively vertically integrated) or a GG. Hoping I have the funds for the GG.
  • + 4
 Had my switchback for about 6 months now,

Favorite trail bike ! full suss had stayed inside for most of last year and made me find the love again !

Need to come down to derby and give the FS a rip/look at the workshop/buy a beenie Smile

Keep up the good work gents !

PS. whens the next stanton saturday/demo ride ?
  • + 5
 Next week buddy! Stanton Saturday! Come see how we make em for yourself and we have built demo bikes if you fancy taking one out Wink
  • + 8
 Awesome to see bike manufacturing like this in the UK - Nice work lads!
  • + 6
 I'd love to see one decked out with Hope parts
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: Hell yeah!
  • + 3
 @nojzilla: not a Hope build, but Dan building his dream bike is pretty cool: youtu.be/Qyuv7JL7xpA
  • + 7
 WE WANT MATLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 3
 You really don’t mate trust
  • + 1
 Easy Gramps
  • + 2
 Hopefully ordering my second Switchback this week. So many options make this time around more difficult. My MK1 Switchback has been my favorite bike that I’ve owned. Good to see the article about
these guys. Top notch bikes and fellas.
  • + 2
 I love my switchback. It might be a mk1 and it might be a bit tight on the rear tyre (since rectified) but it is my all time favourite bike. Got it paired with some 150 revelations and its spot on. I ride it more than any other bike I have. I thought about a new one recently then slapped myself. I need a new chain and cassette on it. Last night I had to ride something carbon. Damn it was annoying. Stanton you still owe me a T shirt from when I bought the frame and you lost my rear axle! - and the axle as well....but actually I dont care its just so fun to ride.
  • + 2
 Drop me a note to contact@stantonbikes.com and I'll sort you out!
  • + 2
 This is the exact reason why I love metal frames especially steel ones. These frames are put together by highly skilled individuals with love and affection. They ride great and will last a lifetime. Give me one of these over any carbon frame. Sticking bits of floppy carbon cloth in a mould doesn't even come close to this!
  • + 2
 Nice article PB, just love in house built frames.

Geo is pretty progressive except for the long 445mm chainstays, not my cup o’ tea, but a really nice looking bike overall.

So PB, how about an article like this on a hometown brand like Guerilla Gravity?
  • + 2
 Having owned 2 stanton hardtails, I’ve always been a fan.
But seeing this step by step makes you appreciate the work that fors into it even more.... amazing.

I want a switchFS
  • + 5
 Well done Dan. Good work for setting up UK manufacture!
  • + 4
 Clearcoated steel frame would be a nice option. Otherwise the paint jobs are marvellous.
  • + 8
 We can do it mate ???? we can do any finish and we have 5 ‘raw’ frames going out the door next week
  • + 3
 ???? Replaced my smiley face Smile
  • + 2
 @StantonBikesUK: sick- hot contender if I need a new frame Smile
  • + 1
 Thank goodness we learn that these bikes are "progressive" in the first sentence!

Sadly, no go for me. I would need a "pro" color. Standard and Elite colors would not cut it.

J/K, these look amazing! Looking forward to reviews.
  • + 2
 Lovely bikes. Looking forward to that suspension action slow-mo. Interesting cable routing though - I'm not sure why they bothered internally routing only a small section on the rear triangle?
  • + 3
 You don’t have to have it Smile we have 7 going out next week with external cabling on the seat stays.
  • + 5
 Lovely bike, but internal routing for that distance looks more hassle than it's worth. (Especially for rear brake hose)
Those generic rubber grommets never seem to work particularly well, or sit very flush.
  • + 2
 @StantonBikesUK - Do you do post weld heat treat / aging on the aluminum fabrications in house too? Awesome to see how the bikes go together!
  • + 5
 We send the rear ends up the country to a heat treatment specialist in Manchester and the front ends go to Wales for rust proofing Smile
  • + 1
 @StantonBikesUK: Thanks for the reply - Cheers ;-)
  • + 2
 So the rear triangle is 2 piece then?No welded cross brace,just the 2 pivots and axle holding it together.Can't think of another bike like that.
  • + 2
 love it, it´s like a fairy tail and the bikes looks so nice, but who the hell would put 0,5kg water bottle into this place???
  • + 1
 Really stunning bikes,but the tyre clearance on the full sus,is very very tight near the lower linkage.Saw one at this years bike show and the slightest bit of mud it would clog up down there.Maybe a nice summer bike?
  • + 3
 Might be able to read the name on the toptube if someone didn't forget a ziptie. Did anyone else notice this?
  • + 2
 I was scrolling through the comments wondering...Beautiful bike though and I love that colour.
  • + 4
 Bikes are beautiful,works of art imho. Now, if just afford one..
  • + 3
 Awesome article guys. Well done Dan! Inspiring stuff...
  • + 1
 Item 1 on the BOM isn't balooned on the exploded view Smile

Maybe exclude it from the BOM

Item 22 & 23 have arrows rather than a dot.
  • + 3
 Any idea of the weight of that fs? Great looking rigs
  • + 2
 A ton lol
  • + 4
 I checked the website, no mention of weight on the frames which means: If you have to ask, you cant afford it.
  • + 1
 If you are concerned about weight, it's not for you......yet. Eventually you will see the light.
  • + 1
 What color is the frame on the photo labeled "Frames hot out of the oven are inspected by Si"? It's on a few more shots too and it's awesome.
  • + 2
 Iridescent lagoon
  • + 1
 @tris400d: So much want! Thanks!
  • + 0
 A proud owner of a HT Switchback, got lucky buying it just when the Brits shocked with world with their Brexit ref. Waiting for another turmoil to get its next incarnation SwitchFS Smile
  • + 1
 So nice too see nice steel frames made in UK, Found the write up a bit strangely worded though, is it a spell check issue or what?
  • + 1
 Some amazingly beautiful paint choices there.

I would have kind of expected to see v-notches for the welds where two pieces of aluminium are joint?
  • + 3
 Look like Gav does most of the work Smile
  • + 1
 I couldn't even make it through the article, the grammar is so bad. I think I need to write in to Pinkbike and find out if they need an editor.
  • + 2
 I also do love my Slackline. Rides like a dream. Only thing i can't stand is the rear axle...
  • + 2
 Nothing is "CNC'd"... CNC machined, please.
  • + 1
 the SWITCH9ER TI Hardtail frame is still the frame of my dreams, one day Im gonna build one up with the finest parts.
  • + 2
 Make you dreams come true! Mine's got a 5 year old pro e evo hub on the front end, a 785 crankset with a sram 10-42
cassette and a m8000 derailleur and a 4 year old 140mm pike with at least 500 hours on it (i've rebuilt the damper twice), it's Frankenstein's bride and she's beautiful. My go to rig for mud, snow, rain, and the quick after work rip, can't beat it
  • + 2
 Great pics. Love seeing works in progress
  • + 1
 Those beautiful heat signatures from those sexy welds . Boing. I need some privacy now.
  • + 1
 Looks like proper handmade bikes! Would love to see the Switchback FS as a 29er with around 150mm of travel!
  • + 2
 Great feature, simple as that
  • + 1
 Awesome seeing how it all put tighter and actually seeing the painting processes
  • + 1
 Genuinely would have ordered one if it wasn't for the horrendously high bb on the 29'er fs
  • + 1
 For real? It’s not an issue or even high chief. Trust me. It works.
  • + 2
 Great story, great bikes!
  • + 2
 Lovely looking Bikes boys fair play!
  • + 1
 Bike's pretty badass, Company's a solid crew But a bottle on a top tube Boo hoo
  • + 3
 It’s ok... you don’t have to have it. We make it for you so pick n choose brother Wink
  • + 2
 @StantonBikesUK: ugly bottle would just mess with the lines anyway.
  • + 1
 Yes, I’m chubbing up. Everyone needs a carbon, an aluminum and a real deal steel. Very nice bike.
  • + 1
 The rear triangle is steel as well? or alu? not sure, with the Production Privée Shan n5 I think it was a mix of both.
  • + 1
 The rear is alloy. On the Shan no5 the rear is steel. just to shock yoke is alloy.
  • + 1
 WHY CANT ALL PB ARTICLES BE LIKE THIS
  • + 1
 When are we going to see a test for one of these new bikes??
  • + 1
 What's wrong with you Pinkbike? Please mark this kind of articles as NSFW.
  • + 1
 I wonder if they build custom titanium for their FS bike
  • + 1
 This is really cool! More articles like this please PB!
  • + 1
 Looks pretty sick from here
  • + 1
 Steel is Real, but that's also a real small water bottle.
  • + 2
 Bigger bikes fit bigger water bottles, this has the15” frames stack and seat tube so limited room but holds enough water for me Smile
  • + 2
 Sick ass bikes!
  • + 1
 This is a vpp design. Way cooler than the ht, though.
  • + 2
 Beautiful!
  • + 1
 Loving the look of the full sus.
  • + 2
 Pure bike porn !
  • + 1
 I love the look of all of these bikes. Nice work Stanton.
  • + 1
 Torching, welding and grinding in a room made of presswood ???
  • + 6
 It's England,everything's piss wet and damp all the time.
  • + 2
 im fully erect
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 fudge yeah!
  • + 2
 I just came.
  • + 1
 bonerville!
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 john stanton.
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 boner anyone?
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 No thanks,I'm good.
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 @nozes: that's not what she said Wink
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 Very nice
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 Gimme!
  • + 1
 That's how it's done!
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 looks like a Cotic
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