Building Our Test Bike | Stanton Switch9er FS – Full Suspension British Steel

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Any new bike day is pretty exciting, even if it is a test bike that you’re going to have to bid adieu to in due course. This one, however, is a little more exciting than some – it’s not every day you get to have a hand in making your test bike. Hannah spent a day with Stanton checking out how its bikes are built and having a go at ‘helping’ out with a few bits. Over to Hannah to have a look at the birth of finished product… Stanton makes both full suspension and hardtail bikes. Manufacturing of the full suspension bikes is done exclusively in house at their mini-factory in Matlock, Derbyshire. Steel hardtails have previously been built abroad, but owner Dan Stanton is in the process of bringing this back in house too. You can check out his explanation for how that will work, and why he’s making that move, in this interview. Stanton HQ might have the look of a big shed from the outside, but this is no shed builder....

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