BTR Ranger – British-made enduro hardtail awesomeness!
I don’t need one of these but first heard about their new frame a few weeks ago and it looks proper rad gnarcore!
Posted 5 years ago
They practice what they preach- saw one up at the Dudes enduro. I was unhappy about having to use an unfamiliar tyre that I’d never ridden on before, he’d just finished welding his frame together. Fab. And being ridden fast on trails that were making some folks on big full sussers very unhappy!Posted 5 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Those gussets don’t look as if they’re doing an awful lot of work, other than adding cost and somewhere to trap mud. Don’t get me wrong, they probably do increase the structural integerity of the frame. But not much.
The ‘X’ head and chainstay gussets maximise strength and stiffness whilst adding minimal weight
Rubbish. They’d be better as a large plate, with a hole cutout, so there’s a decent length of weld along the tubes. If they can’t get that right, what else is wrong?Posted 5 years agodavidtaylforthMember
The downhill one looks like it would be good as a downhill hardtail, I like the rad looking gussets everywhere. It reminds me of some badly constructed frames from years ago.
That enduro one looks a bit pointless. To start with, the seat tube isnt long enough on the large frame.
And you’d be better off on a 100mm travel bike for the riding in that video.Posted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Curtis at CRC were a batch they made in the uk that were sold at full price and them knocked out for nowt to clear them – they weren’t £200 frames to start with.
Having bought one I’d say that the quality of build and ride exceed any other steel hard tail I’ve owned (and I’ve had a fair few).
If these guys can build something in the uk that people will buy and enjoy riding then more power to their elbowsPosted 5 years agosam42Member
They do look quite nice, geometry wise. Shame the execution is a little agricultural, hate the gussets, they have more than a hint of 90’s planet x about them, now if it was fillet brazed in 853 with prettier or even no gussets, then I’d be creaming my knickers…Posted 5 years ago
Oh and it is made in a shed.thepodgeMember
Take a closer look at the full suspension on their website, there are a few screw heads that have flats cut out of them, this gives me two thoughts, 1, they are using second hand screws on a custom £2000 frame, 2, something somewhere didn’t fit so they had to mod it very crudely
Oh and the full suspension is the customer’s design, not theirs. They only built it
I want to like the company but can’tPosted 5 years ago
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