The SLAKLINE was designed to descend like a downhill bike but pedal like a short-travel trail bike and it does so in every possible way…. After spending 18 months testing alloy prototypes based around the old shock mount standards, we went back to the drawing board on this bike and designed a completely new frame, ground up, based on the new metric shock standard. Everything changed: geometry, linkage and layout.
We took advantage of the use of the 4 bar horst link suspension, better suited to long travel bikes and optimised the pedaling anti-squat around a 32/34 tooth single chainring, providing an optimum pedaling platform with exceptional traction under acceleration and braking providing what we believe to be the most balanced feeling bike.
Without getting too carried away, the SLAKLINE has a long reach and slack head angle, where we feel the sweet spot between speed and maneuverability lies.
Frameset: 6066 T6 Alloy – 160mm Travel
Rear Shock: DVO Topaz
Rear Axel: Rockshox Maxle 12x148mm
Seatpost Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat Clamp: DEED 39mm
Bottom Bracket: GXP 73mm Threaded
Headset Spec: ZS44/ZS56
Fork Travel: 170mm
Recommended Axle to Crown: 561mm
Wheel Size: 29″
Max Tire Width: 2.6″