Spoke Magazine

Stanton Bikes: From the UK to NZ

Posted by Brett S Kennedy on Friday December 6 2013

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Stanton Bikes have been doing the rounds in the UK for a little while, and now they are hitting our shores. If you caught the 26 Ain’t Dead video and thought that a super-tight steel hardtail frame with all mountain geometry might be in your future, then Stanton should be on your radar.

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The Slackline 631 uses Reynolds 631 air hardened, double butted main tubes TIG welded to 525 seat and chainstays.

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The slack in the Slackline could be the relaxed 67.5 head tube angle, based on running a 140mm fork. A welded down tube gussetĀ beefs up the front end to accommodate the longer travel fork and the hard riding nature of the bike..

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ISCG 05 tabs on the 12.4 high 73mm BB, and the chainstays are a short 16.3 inches.

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CNCed top tube gusset with the Stanton logo.

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A 1 1/8 headtube sports a classy pewter head badge.

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Plenty of clearance to run big rubber out back.

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Thick 7mm dropouts with generic replaceable hanger.

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Fot the dirt jumpers there’s a sweet 4130 cromo DJ frame looks super sharp in its raw/welded/clear coated finish.

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Singlespeed specific horizontal dropouts with sliding brake mounts.

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The CNCed headtube has a sweet cutout logo and plenty of gussetting.

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More reinforcing at the seat tube junction and behind the BB.

We’ll be bringing you a bit of a tale on how it is riding a hardtail after many years of dual sus abuse in our February issue.

If you’re keen to pick up a frame or want more info and prices flick Jason an email atĀ jason@viciouscycle.co.nz

Categories: Exclusives, New products

  • Doug Hamilton

    As I’m waiting for a new Meta SX frame to arrive, over the past few weeks I have been riding my faithful Cove Hummer, circa 2001. Sure it’s set up a bit differently these days, but man a good 26″ hardtail can rail the corners and accelerate up climbs like nothing else. You should have one in your quiver for sure.