We met up with Stuart from Pipedream Cycles at yesterday’s Bristol Oktoberfest race.
Alongside leaving us with an 853 Sirius hardtail he also showed us this 160mm hardcore Moxie hardtail – designed for thrashing trails that a ‘normal’ hardtail can’t cope with.
Stu told us “This is a new hardtail that we’ve just added to our collection. It’s got 160mm fork capability. It was born out of my desire to build a bike that can be ridden back uphill after you’ve ridden downhill and one that’s capable of being thrashed on a downhill track or round one of the man-made trails.
It’s got a 66.5 degree head angle meaning it’s nice and slack. It’s got a chain guide and ISCG tabs. The production version will have Reynolds 631 tubing and a 30.9 seat tube to give it dropper post capability. It’s also got sliding drop outs – you could fit a 650B wheel in there if you wanted to. It’s a great bike for trails and downhill – I ride it at Cwm Carn and Forest of Dean a lot”.
- Head Tube Angle: 65.75 deg
- Seat Tube Angle: 67.75deg
- Fork Axle-Crown: 545 mm (static/unsagged)
- Top Tube Length (effective): 595 mm
- Wheelbase: 1088mm
- Chainstay Length: 413 (+16mm, slider)
- Seatpost: 30.9mm
- Seat Tube Collar: 34.9mm
There’s a good piece on the Pipedream blog about the Moxie here.