Enduro hard tail frame for 29" and 650B Plus wheels made of 4130 CrMo steel.
The new version of the FASTFORWARD keeps the current features like the exceptional geometry (slack head angle and short chain stay), the elegant steel frame and the option to run either 29 inch or 650B Plus wheels.
The improvements are in the details: The tolerance for the seat tubes diameter has been altered, doing this more frames will be closer to the desired value. This is realised by using a different shape of the raw tube and a changed machining tool in combination with increased inspection. If necessary the seat tube is reamed again in our work shop before delivery. Forthermore the ISCG-tabs are 1 mm thicker now. New is also the integration of the chain tensioner on the drive side with the washer for the axle. This design creates a safe lock for the wheel and avoids slipping in the same way the derailler eye does it on the drive side.
All stickers are applied above the powder coating, which means they are easy to change.
Scope of delivery:
Frame, disc brake adapter PM 180, cable guides, chain tensioner system incl. derailleur eye and axle
- Order the matching head set and a spare derailleur eye with your frame.
The second production of the FASTFORWARD is a limited edition. After the run for the first batch - which we increased to a pretty big number of frames for our small business - we decided to limit the second batch. This way it will be easier to make sure the quality is top notch and that we can handle the orders properly.
The first decision was how many frames we produce per size. It is based on our experience. A little later in the production process we will have to decide how many frames will be black and how many frames will be transparent and clear coated. The transparent colors an clear frames require polishing of the tubes before the welding happens. On July 31st we will have to decide about the final quantities per frame color. The best chance to get your frame and the desired colorway will be to order early. Orders received after this date will be fullfilled - if possible - from the remaining frames and with fixed the colors.
Complete bikes and build kits:
We will assemble the build kits free of charge, which means you receive a complete bike. Additionally we offer smaller build kits with forks or fork and wheel set. The total of the build kit price and the frame price will always be identical with the complete bike price. This means there is no financial disavantage if you order them seperately.
Information on the powder coating:
The resistance of the coating for transparent colors and clear coated frames may be lower compared to matt black powder coated finish because the frames can not be prepared in the same way. The frames are coated as welded to preserve the original look. This can include small imperfections under and within the coating. For theses colors there is a higher risc that they develop rust on the surface under the coating, especially for clear coated frames. The warranty does not cover before mentioned aspects of the coating.