We’ve previously looked at the first Last Coal, a 160mm aluminium enduro bike which is also now the last Last Coal – as in previous, not as in final. Now they have an updated Last Coal, which is the second Last Coal (thanks for being confusing to everyone, English language!).
The headlines for the new one are: Longer toptubes (+5 mm reach for size L, +10 mm for size XL), shorter seat tubes increasing standover and making room for longer travel droppers, and shorter head tubes on the smaller sizes. The weight remains identical at 2.89Kg for the frame. Frame only options are €1599 without shock.
The main thing they’re stressing is the precision machining they do on all the bearing surfaces, with the aim of their bikes spending more time on the trail and less time in the workshop. They’ve also made the axle nut replaceable, so if you ham-fistedly strip the threads or something, you’ll be able to keep the frame running rather than replacing the entire rear triangle.
Last only sell direct, so if you want this, or just want to find out more, you should head over to them, but read on to see plenty of pictures of the new Coal. If you like nothing more than to watch a bit of high tech 5-axis milling though, this video is for you:
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“LAST is a rider-owned bike company from Germany based in the Ruhr area. Led by Jörg Heydt and Jochen Forstmann – both active mountain bikers with long-standing race experience – production and distribution of high-grade frames for mountain bikes started in 2000. The line-up ranges from hardtail and full suspension frames to complete bikes of di erent equipment options that can be individually customized. LAST is a house-to-house distributor and o ers their customers direct contact with the manufacturer so that there are outstanding possibilities for advice and prompt and competent direct service if need be. For years now, LAST has been present at all major biking events in Germany and successfully participates in national and interna- tional competitions with a racing team. In 2015 LAST team rider Aiko Göhler won the 4X-World Championships riding the TREMONIA frame. After a succesful Kickstarter campaign, LAST realized the FASTFORWARD enduro hard tail in 2016. In the same year the next generation enduro full suspension – the COAL – was introduced and com- plemented by the CLAY in 2017. Both got fantastic reviews and several test wins.”