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“The CLAY is playful and easy to handle. The suspension feels much better than you would expect of a bike with this amount of travel.” This is what Jörg Heydt, co-owner of LAST – rider owned bike company from Germany – experienced while racing and road tripping with the 140 mm travel CLAY prototype all season long.

 

Fresh for this season the CLAY features an updated frame, our new Total Bearing Quality Technology and new specs for the complete bikes. 

 

Jörg Heydt - LAST CLAY

 

„With regard to Geometry, frame stiffness, reliability and durability we followed a no compromise approach. The 27,5 inch bike designed to suit our personal riding style: playful, often off the ground and with pleasure sideways.” Jochen Forstmann founder and co-owner of LAST.
 
 

 

CLAY Geometry CLAY Suspension CLAY Bearings

The CLAY features a Modern Geometry , providing precision and control and maintains pedal efficency.

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The Suspension System is sensible and offers mid stroke support, making playful riding easy.

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Total Bearing Quality combines best bearing quality with precision machining in Germany.

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CLAY Sizing CLAY Buildkits CLAY Frame Details

Four Frame Sizes with lower stand over, shorter seat tubes and longer top tubes for sizes L and XL.

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Four Build Kits, Frame Kit and Custom Build is what our Dortmund based assembly offers to suit your needs.

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The Frame Design is ergonomic and minimalistic. The COAL provides all modern standards and carries a bottle. 

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Choose your model

For 2019 we added a new complete bike model, the CLAY Race. Alle complete bikes are based on the proven CLAY (V2) frame and will be build according to the new 2019 specs.

 


 

 

CLAY SL  from 5599 €

CLAY Race  from 4399 €

Clay SL Clay Race

 

CLAY Trail from 3999 €

 

CLAY Ride from 3399 €

Clay Trail Clay Ride

 

CLAY Custom  from 3399 €

 

CLAY Frame  from 1599 €

Clay Custom Clay Frame

 

 

 

Geometry and Sizing

 


 

The CLAY geometry is characterized by the slack head angle of 65,3 degree, providing control and safety at the edge of grip. This comes combined with a steep seat angle of 75,3 degree for a great climbing position. The short 429 mm (16 7/8 inch) chain stay length makes manuals very easy. The top tube lengths are moderate, they contribute to make the CLAY very playful to ride. 

All four frame sizes, S to XL, feature low stand over heights. Size specific the actual seat angle varies, so that the efficient seat angle is correct at the respective seat post extension for all sizes. The seat tube is straight, making it possible to slam even long dropper posts.

 

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We recommend size Small for riders from 154 cm to 166 cm, Medium from 164 cm to 176 cm, Large from 174 cm to 186 cm and X-Large from 184 cm to 196 cm.

 

The new CLAY is provides better sizing consistency, shorter seat tubes for all sizes. The main updates are:

  • longer toptube: plus 5 mm reach for size L, plus 10 mm for size XL
  • shorter seattubes for all sizes: 370 mm, 380 mm, 414 mm and 482 mm. Allowing you to use the newest generation of dropper posts with extended travel
  • lower standover height, giving you more room to move and more safety riding on the edge
  • shorter head tube providing a lower stack for frame size S​

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Suspension and Metric Shocks

 


 

Responsible for the efficient suspension is the rocker actuated suspension system featuring in combination with metric shocks. The linkage allows to tune the force vs displacement curve independent of other aspects – for example the path of the rear axle. Mid travel the characteristic is linear with starting progression, which increases to a profound progression towards the end. The result is great feedback from the terrain, allowing you to use even small features to get airborne and push efficiently through berms.

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The shock is placed inside the front triangle, well protected against mud and stones by the seat tube and down tube. All adjusters are easy to reach. This makes switching the platform mode during the ride very easy. There is sufficient space to fit even larger shocks with piggy back and also coil shocks. On request we can fit the Rock Shox Superdeluxe to your bike, air shock and coil shock options are available.

 

Total Bearing Quality 

 


 

Our trademark Total Bearing Quality comprises everything needed to create a high quality and long lasting bearing solution. Besides the bearings it´s about the bedding quality, the parallelity of bearing axises, the assembly quality and the protection against debris.

 

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  • ​ Full complement stainless steel bearings provide a greater load carrying capacity, higher radial stiffness and they do not corrode. Made by Endurobearings.
  • The machining of all beddings is performed in Germany on a 5-axis CNC machine in one clamping.  This allows to control diamter-, shape- and positioning tolerances perfectly. The result is that the parts are not tensioned up when the frame is assembled.
  • All contacting faces, threads and the shock mount are machined in one clamping on the 5-axis CNC  machine as well.

 

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Frame Design and Details 

 

 


 

 

Material and Processing


The 6013 grade aluminum alloy is TIG welded by hand. After welding the frames go through T4 and T6 heat threatment processes to develop the superior fatigue strength of the 6013 alloy. To improve the fatigue strength, geometrical notches are reduced by using the smooth welding strategy.

The CLAY frame passes all test procedures that are necessary to qualify it for riding according to ASTM category 4, which is typical for enduro bikes. Due to it´s great strength the frame can be used for competitions and bike park riding, according to ASTM category 4.

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Through Axle and Rear Width


The CLAY frame is compatible with 148 mm Boost spacing. Using a different derailleur eye and a special spacer it can be converted to 142 mm hub spacing. Boost and non Boost cranks will fit alike. Q-Factor 168 is required. 

The X-12 compatible through axle operates with a nut that is threaded in the drop out. In case you strip the threads they can be replaced by changing this part. The frame is delivered with a DT Swiss RWS through axle. The lever is a plug-in type. If you don´t want to use the lever, pull it out and simply tighten the axle with an allen key.

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Disc Brake Mount


The disc brake mount is postmount 180 type. The brake bolts use the threads provided in the dropout to save weight. In case you strip them, which is very unlikely, we provide barrel nuts that fit in the prepared pockets of the dropout. They provide a safe way to mount your disc brake. 

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Bottom Bracket and ISCG Mount


The bottom bracket is a classic threaded BSA type 73 mm wide. Chain guides may be attached to the ISCG 05 tabs. They are strong enough to support a crash plate as well.

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Headtube


The head tube is fully CNC machined. It will fit with zerostack headsets: top ZS44 and bottom ZS56.

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Cable Routing


No sharp turns and good protection against thrown up rocks. Our cables are routed on top of the downtube. The brake cable is fully exterior to allow a quick brake swap. The derailleur cable runs through a CNC part, just above the main pivot, and is hidden under protective tape on the chainstay. The cable guides can be replaced by triple guides in case a third position is needed for the remote control cable for the shock.

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Colors and Frame Decals


The COAL is available in black anodised, red and blue. The transparent colors red and blue are applied to the polished frame and create a shiny apperance in the light. Red and blue are powder coatings.

The frame decals are available in various colors. For full customization the vector file is available for download allowing you to create your personal decal set. Click here to download the file.

 

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Frame Specification


 

 

Frame LAST CLAY (V02)
Travel 140 mm
Colors black anodized, transpearent red powder coated, transparent blue powder coated
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Rider Sizes 154-166 cm, 164-176 cm, 174-186 cm, 184-196 cm
Materials Aluminum 6013 T6 frame and 7075 T6 milled parts
Head Tube ZS44, ZS56
Max. Fork Travel 180 mm
Bottom Bracket BSA, 73 mm
Q-Factor Q-168 is required
Chain Guide Tabs ISCG05
Seat Tube 31,6 mm
Seat Clamp 34,9 mm
Shock Size 210 x 55 mm
compatible shocks Rock Shox Deluxe and Superdeluxe, Cane Creek DB IL
other shocks Every other shock must be test assembled and checked for free running and to be collision free by a skilled technician
Hardware top 30,0 x 8,0 mm
Hardware bottom 22,2 x 8,0 mm
Bearings full complement, stainless steel, sealed deep groove ball bearings, dimension 28x15x7 mm
Bottle Cage yes, but for size S you will need to use a shock without piggy back
Rear Width 148 mm, with adapters and a different drop out 142 mm is possible
Disc Mount Postmount 180, max. 203 mm discs
Front Derailleur not possible, only one by drive trains
Tires 27,5" up to 2,6" width (depends on tire/rim combination)
   
Weight 2,89 kg

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CLAY - Frame Set

The new CLAY is the perfect base to built a custom trailbike. The handling is playful thanks to the geometry and the carefully designed suspension system. The frame is designed for tough conditions, which means that you will ride lot´s of trails before a service becomes necessary. 

from 1,599.00 *
In stock or availibility at a certain date.
Can be shipped within 14 days

CLAY CUSTOM - Complete Bike - 2019

The CLAY CUSTOM is a full custom build bike. You can choose between all components that we carry in our portfolio to build the SL, TRAIL, RIDE and RACE bikes and some additional componets like coil sprung shocks and Rock Shox Lyrik forks.

9,999.00 *

CLAY RIDE - Complete Bike - 2019

The 2019 CLAY RIDE sticks to SRAM´s 12 speed GX Eagle drivetrain including the proper 10-50T cassette providing 500% range. New is the Divine dropper post by Bikeyoke with up to 185 mm travel. It´s bigger brother, the Revive seat post has proven to be very reliable. The Pike RC comes in the new Debonair version with the shorter offset of 37 mm. The metric Rock Shox Deluxe comes in the RT3 version and also Debonair air chamber. The DT Swiss M1900 has seen some major refreshments for 2019 and comes with 30 mm internal width.

3,399.00 *
In stock or availibility at a certain date.
Can be shipped within 14 days

CLAY TRAIL - Complete Bike - 2019

The TRAIL version of the CLAY focuses on quality and functionality. The XO1 drivetrain offers 500% range. The DT Swiss M 1700 Spline wheels featuring the star ratchet freewheel system contributes to long livety. The Bikeyoke Devine dropper post is very reliable and offers up to 185 mm travel. The rear is controlled by the metric Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 and matched up front with the new Pike RCT3.

3,999.00 *
In stock or availibility at a certain date.
Can be shipped within 14 days

CLAY RACE - complete bike - 2019

The CLAY RACE is a new variant for 2019. It adresses not only racers, but everyone looking for quality and perfect function and low weight. According to our experience the XO1 drivetrain is more durable and offers a lower weight. Suspensionwise the RACE features Rock Shox 2019 models with updated air chambers (Debonair), shock with upgraded damping cirquit and the Pike RCT3 comes in the 37 mm offset version. The XM 1501 Spline One wheelset is DT Swiss´s top of the line aluminum offer. If you´re looking for an enduro rated wheelset we can swap it to the EX version. Tires are Maxxis´s new 2,6" wide DHR II.

4,399.00 *
In stock or availibility at a certain date.
Can be shipped within 14 days

CLAY SL - Complete Bike - 2019

The CLAY SL is our lightest and most agile trailbike. The high quality Sram X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, the DT Swiss XMC 1200 Carbon wheels and the Renthal Carbon bar in combination with the 77designz stem push the weight down noticeably. 

5,999.00 *
In stock or availibility at a certain date.
Can be shipped within 14 days
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