Hot on the heels of the Dr. Jekkyl that was released a few weeks ago, Identiti bikes have just released two new hard-hitting hardtails. First seen at various trade shows earlier this year, the AKA is now available to buy. With a nod to their original early 2000’s trail bike – Mr Hyde – the second generation AKA is designed as a go anywhere, do anything, hard hitting trail bike. With aggressive geometry and plenty of build specs, it looks like a great option for UK trail riding. Available with both 29 and 27.5 wheels, and as a frame only, here’s what Identiti have to say about the new addition:
Press Release follows:
Hardtails run deep and rich our history and we couldn’t be more stoked to finally say that the new second generation AKA is now available, packed with class leading features and more versatile than a Swiss army knife.
The AKA is a descendant of our original Mr Hyde from the early 2000’s. One of the first hardcore hardtails designed to cover miles, rattle downhill runs and race dual slalom tracks – it’d take anything you could throw at it and come out laughing.
The new AKA is our unfiltered vision of a bike that will tear your face off and rip singletrack to pieces. It holds no prisoners with progressive geometry designed around sag and handling derived from our Mettle enduro bike. We make bikes we want to ride and the AKA slots right into the family.
So versatility… You can build the same frame with either 27.5’’ (140mm forks) or 29’’ (120mm forks) wheels and that’s made achievable with our newest iteration Adjustable Drop Out System or ADS for short. In 148mm spacing, you can run it geared or singlespeed and fit a 2.6’’ tyre with 27.5 and 2.35’’ tyre with 29’s. The brake caliper is attached to the drop out inner plate meaning the pads are always in-line with the rotor face regardless of how much you move the wheel.
There’s also a list of features neatly tucked into the package;
- ISCG 05 tabs for chain guides
- Threaded BB Triple bottle cage bosses inside the front triangle with another regular set underneath the downtube
- 2 rad colours
- 3 frame sizes.
There’s three complete builds available, the R, RC and RCX. All available in 27.5’’ or 29’’, and all models feature tubeless ready tyres, 150mm dropper posts and 1x drivetrains. Ready to hit the trail.
The 2019 Identiti range is now complete, with the Dr Jekyll for the pumptrack and dirt jumps, the AKA for a singletrack ride out, and the new priced Mettle for that all day-er out in the mountains.
AKA frame only £499.99, bikes from £1,699.99.
Available now from your local bike shop.
For full information, visit www.identitibikes.com