The nice peeps at Pipedream have sent news of two new frames in three frame materials. They’ve got a 29er in 853 and Ti flavour; the Skookum and a hardnut 160mm hardtail; the Moxie built with Reynolds 631
Here’s their words straight from the horse’s
Introducing the all new Pipedream Skookum 29er 853 and Ti and the Pipedream Moxie R631.
Pipedream Skookum R853 29er
Price: £395 (Frame)
Pipedream Skookum Ti
Price: £989 (Frame)
Introducing the Moxie – 160mm Hardnut HT.
It was conceived as a ‘garage project’ – experimental, a Sirius on steroids, a bike we could grab when we wanted to flirt with insanity, yet live to tell the tale.With no plans to build any more than a couple, we took it to the Cycle Show anyway and to our surprise found ourselves listening to the frequent song, “It’s exactly what I’m looking for. When is it available?” Only problem was, the tubing we needed to build the frame to our spec’ was not available – worse still, not even being made – until now.
It’s just as capable as our other frames for trail riding but ‘juiced up’ it’s a genuine alternative DH session bike for those days when the uplifts aren’t running. Yes, you can ride this bike uphill without bursting a blood vessel.
The test bike
In order to show off the Moxie’s versatility, we’ve built up a test bike dressed with 160mm travel Marzzochi 55s up front, some lovely Hope AM SP4 hoops (with super grippy Maxxis High Rollers) and finished off with a mix of FSA Gravity components (including a 1 x 9 Gravity MotoX chainset and bashring), it’s ready for insanity!
Using our favourite geometry calculator, the vital statistics read:
Head Tube Angle: 65.75°
Seat Tube Angle: 67.75°
Fork Axle-Crown: 545 mm (static/unsagged)
Top Tube Length (effective): 595 mm
Chainstay Length: 413 (+16mm, slider)
Seat Tube Collar: 34.9mm