Not the last coal, the Last COAL. Not confusing at all.
From the washed-out mountainscapes of Germany’s Ruhr region comes the next Last bike: COAL. A 160mm of 27.5in murdered-out enduro sleddery, the COAL sports a linkage-and-rocker-driven single pivot system. In keeping with current trends, top tubes run long, stems short, and seat tubes stubby for maximum dropperage.
428mm chainstays should boost the fun factor while a 65° head tube keeps the front wheel reassuringly far out in front. Five sizes will be offered and the 2.9kg/6.4lb (medium) aluminium frame should withstand both trail and uplift abuse better than carbon fibre. In a move that many more would do well to adopt, the COAL’s dropouts can be configured for either 12x142mm or 12x148mm (Boost) hubs. A threaded bottom bracket is always welcome, as is the versatility of a ISCG 05 chainguide tab set.
On release in February, models are slated for XS-XL riders. Preorders will open on 1st November, with pricing and build details released by that time. Last is a consumer-direct company registered in England and Wales.