UK-style hardtail, designed for Japan by Andorran upstarts
Production Privee, the young Andorran brand founded by a pair of ex-Commencal developers, have just announced a rather British-looking hardtail.
Said to have been originally intended as a Japanese-market special, the OKA is a 4130 steel frame designed for all-day all-mountain riders. To that end, it’s 150g lighter than the harder-hitting Shan (2,490g in medium) with a steeper (73.5º), more pedaling-friendly seat tube and 10mm longer top tube. This pedal-y-ness is balanced by a confidence-inspiring 66-67º head tube angle and low bottom bracket.
Intended to be built with either a 120mm or 140mm fork and 27.5 wheels, an optional dropout kit allows for 26in fitment (with a 140-150mm fork). The OKA accepts a tapered headset, 92mm press-fit bottom bracket, and ISCG chain guide. The frame comes set up for 12x142mm thru axles as stock, and 135mm QR dropout kits are available aftermarket.
According to Production Privee, “the Oka is perfect for the trail/all mountain rider loving to pedal as much as descending. The rider who doesn’t live in big mountain like us in Andorra but who still likes to charge.” A bike for that sort of riding sure sounds like it would be right at home in the UK.
Shipping in December, the OKA is available for pre-order for €600/£500. UK distribution is handled by D&D Cycles.