The bike v666ern is asking about is a 26″ bike. It’s based heavily on the Rocket, but we’re putting some Soul tubes in there to lighten it up and the front end geometry is a little steeper than the rocket and designed to work around 120-140mm forks, not 140-160mm. The final variant of the first prototype had a 67.5deg head angle with 140mm forks (vs 66.9 for 140mm forks on a Rocket), which drops to 68.5deg with 120mm forks. Rear travel is 125mm, and the swingarm is off the Rocket so 142 X-12 bolt thru rear.
We’re playing with some 29er stuff too on the FS side of things, but again, it’ll be summertime before we have anything certain.
No pics, as unless it’s production ready I don’t like putting them up. Plus, we tried out a colour which wasn’t very nice!
Twang – it’s not the KP24. This whole project became public because we had what we call the KP25 prototypes which are aluminimum 100mm travel Soul geom frames, and then this shorter travel Rocket. Paul liked the KP25, I liked the shorter Rocket. They were both good, but we couldn’t decided so we asked the question on the newsletter a couple of months back. The overwhelming majority of people asked for the 5″ travel steel based frame, so that’s where we’re going.