- Pact Bikes. Over there in the news >>>
I got the impression he was looking for a purpose for a bike rather than a set of dimensions.
I want something I can ride cross country for an hour, fling round the local woods at silly speeds for another hour and then ride to the cake shop.
there seems to be a fair number of bikes around that allows that and, for me, my Liteville has come closest to delivering my ideal. There are things I’d change though.
I can see of brant can get someone to articulate their ‘ideal’ in a way he can design a bike for and it’s sufficiently popular to justify a small production run to sell to people who have a similar requirement then that’s job done.
It might be a lightweight cargo bike, some sort of xc/playing in the woods uber-bike or the perfect bike packing frame or maybe all of them. Something that takes his fancy and that he can work with someone to design, test and deliver (and sell).
I think it’s an interesting venture and wish him every luck with it.Posted 5 years agoscotroutesMemberbrant wrote:
It’s as much about
the person, their ability to work withme, me with them, as about the bikeme?.
Sorry, had to be done.
Unless you’ve got an additioanl 50% on top of production Ti or high end Steel money, custom isn’t an option.
Not true. My Burls cost me less than the trade price of a Salsa.Posted 5 years agobrantSubscriber
MidlandTrailquestsGraham – Member
One month on and it’s all gone quiet…
POSTED 17 MINUTES AGO # REPORT-POST
Having been through various methods of news leakage and in-public-eye development processes we decided to keep our gobs largely shut until we had something to sell.
However, if you were to lurk on Market Street in Hebden Bridge in the next half hour you might see something emerge for a test ride.
There’s also a ti model of some description just headed to factory for final drawing alts.
And we are also consultants to a wonderful carbon factory in Xiamen, China too, which explores the word Pact in another direction.
More news when we have something of substance.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
thisisnotaspoon – Member
Anyway, a 650b+ aluminum hardtail, 120mm forks with room for normal (well, 2.4″) 29er tyres, and a bent seatube to keep the chainstays as short as possible within those requirements. And a tapered 44mm lower, normal upper headtube (because I like the look of bling headsets).
Seems I wasn’t unique enough, well, depending on the details anyway.Posted 5 years ago
If Brant’s previous attention to QA/QC is anything to go by, then expect whatever you buy to have a flaw somewhere.
I’ve just bought a size large PlanetX merino top. It states upto 44 chest. I’m 42″ and it fits like a compression suit across the chest. I shudder to think what would happen if you then washed it.Posted 5 years agoscotroutesMember
Brant was responsible for the Planet X merino tops? I assumed that somewhere in the vast conglomerate that is PX/OO they’d have someone else doing that sort of stuff. I know he was very much the public face of PX/OO over here but I don’t think it’s fair to lay all their woes at his feet.Posted 5 years ago
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