This frame is handmade by Niall Gengler for Spooky and is made of ox-platinum and costs just shy of £1000. Related posts 2018 Devinci Spartan Unveiled by finlaytusting - August 10, 2017 5:35 pm Tequila Sunrise: The Intense Recluse by Wil Barrett - September 28, 2016 12:15 am Eurobike Trends: 2.6″ Wide Tyres by Wil Barrett - September 20, 2016 3:21 pm Bikes Review: Ritchey Timberwolf by Wil Barrett - September 13, 2016 8:00 am Eurobike 2016: Yeti Cycles New Plus Bike by Chipps - September 1, 2016 12:25 pm Bikes Review: Chromag Wideangle by Wil Barrett - August 30, 2016 8:00 am Comments (13) Rickos April 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm 650B wheels? Bit of a clue there though. I’ve been looking at these but more with an eye on chunky tyres and a 140mm fork. They look really nice and I quite like the name. JxL April 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm Looks nice, but £1000 for the frame? mmm.. no 🙂 In the end its a few metal tubes welded together… jim the saint April 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm How do you make a Chromag even more expensive? Put Spooky graphics on it of course! Nice bike though. Rickos April 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm $1000 as a US price should no way equate to £1000 as a UK price. That’s taking the p!ss. Unless the £ is a typo… DaveyBoyWonder April 24, 2009 at 8:51 am As a frame, thats stunningly beautiful. Worth twice as much as a Soul (if it were 26″)? Erm, possibly based on looks alone! shoefiti April 25, 2009 at 12:11 am Yup – not a good deal when you think of the talent in the UK for custom frames – at least equal in materials and qaulity for 30% less cash money! Just put your name on the waiting list for a Yates or a Mather. miketually April 25, 2009 at 10:21 am Love the skinny tubes and the brake mount stonemonkey April 26, 2009 at 12:26 am A beauty i used to have a metalhead that was a great bike this no doubt will be the same TPTcruiser April 27, 2009 at 10:19 am What is ox-platinum? Google: OX Platinum is a proprietary superthermophillic (heat-loving) alloy, developed in partnership with the US Steel Alliance. The composition of Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium with an unprecedented 217 ksi ultimate tensile strength makes this alloy actually gain strength through a metallurgical transformation in the heat-affected zone as a result of welding or brazing. OX Platinum is highly temper-resistant, resulting in an 11% increase in fatigue life and a 20% increase in impact strength over the competition. The increased mechanical properties of OX Platinum allow for incredibly strong, yet lightweight frame designs with that legendary feel of steel ride quality. So a steel company names its product after another metal? Base metal made into gold!!! mickey@spooky April 28, 2009 at 1:36 am Hey Folks, Thanks for the kind words. We love building and riding those bikes. If you are in the UK, there are two ways to get a Spooky… One is from the guys at Wight Mtn, and the other is directly from us here in Massachusetts; Some lucky Londoner (Hi Lee!)has set stuff up with Her Majesty to handle the import tarrifs etc, so if Wight Mtn doesn’t have things in stock, we will ship directly from our shop here in Mass to you (It’s like CRC in reverse!) What that means to you is that you get a bike about 3 days after we send it, for our US retail price + the 19% your government takes. Making bikes in the US out of materials made here in the US is not cheap. Not cheap at all. But we don’t have a bike company to have the cheapest/best bikes made. We have a bike company because we like making the best bikes, ourselves! The horror taxi is a semi-stock frame, Fully-stock frames are $800, custom tube selection on stock geo is $1,000 and fully-custom frames start at $1200, That’s in US dollars, and you pay it to US, Spooky, in the U.S. When the guys at Wight Mtn (who are our only dealer in the UK, on purpose!) sell you a frame, it will end up being right around the same price as buying one from Us here in the U.S., with the added benefit of having a semi-local stockist to check out the eye-candy and perhaps answer little questions… Mickey -Spooky stonemonkey May 8, 2009 at 3:41 pm I really want one of these AlexSimon September 18, 2009 at 10:22 am If I was in the market for another Hardtail, this would be it. Comments are closed.