Davis’ singlespeed 29er

Davis came to visit and hopped on the size cycle for a fitting for a new mountain bike. He wanted a lightweight hardtail, singlespeed belt drive, with the option to run as a 1x chain drive in the future if required. With his measurements in hand I designed around a 100mm Rockshox SID fork, and a 39×24 gear. The frame uses Paragon rocker dropouts for tensioning the belt, in 12×142 thru-axle format. The toptube is ovalised and gently curved to flow into the similarly curved seatstays. This arrangement also allows for the internal cable/hose routing to bypass the seattube.

Lots of clearance for 2.25″ tires, in this case Racing Ralphs mounted on Industry 9 wheels. The finish is a super tough double powder coat by Custom Powderworks, with painted graphics under the clear coat. Final weight is 20lbs.

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