“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 2020 we added a new CLAY custom. All complete bikes are based on the proven CLAY (V2) frame and will be build according to the new 2020 specs.




CLAY SL  was 5599 € now 4999 €

CLAY Race  from 4699 €

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CLAY Trail from 3699 €


CLAY Ride from 3349 €

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CLAY Custom  from 3349 €


CLAY Frame  from 1599 €

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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.




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​




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.



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.



  • ​ 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.





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.




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. 




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.





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




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