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.
The Slackline 631 uses Reynolds 631 air hardened, double butted main tubes TIG welded to 525 seat and chainstays.
The slack in the Slackline could be the relaxed 67.5 head tube angle, based on running a 140mm fork. A welded down tube gusset beefs up the front end to accommodate the longer travel fork and the hard riding nature of the bike..
ISCG 05 tabs on the 12.4 high 73mm BB, and the chainstays are a short 16.3 inches.
CNCed top tube gusset with the Stanton logo.
A 1 1/8 headtube sports a classy pewter head badge.
Plenty of clearance to run big rubber out back.
Thick 7mm dropouts with generic replaceable hanger.
Fot the dirt jumpers there's a sweet 4130 cromo DJ frame looks super sharp in its raw/welded/clear coated finish.
Singlespeed specific horizontal dropouts with sliding brake mounts.
The CNCed headtube has a sweet cutout logo and plenty of gussetting.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org