First peek: Stanton Slackline 853

Dan Stanton, the man behind Stanton Bikes popped into Dirt HQ the other day to show us the Stanton Slackline 853 hardtail.

The Slackline is billed as a All Mountain bike with a strong hint of 4x/dual slalom so you could call it a perfect all rounder. Low BB (12.4), short back end (415mm) and slack head angle make this a super fun bike to ride.

I had a spin round the local woods on her and it brought back the happy, heady carefree days when all I used to ride was bikes with no bounce at the back, my bones aren’t what they used to be so we’ll be handing this beauty over to someone who can get the most out of her.

£400 quid for the 853 frame only or £2,250 for the full XT build like we have here.

Keep your eyes peeled for a test in the mag soon.

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Stanton slackline

Photo:Ben Winder

The main man, Dan Stanton


Head angle 68 degrees
Seat angle 72 degrees
Seat tube length 16.5” and 18”
Top tube 22” on the 16.5” frame and 23 on the 18” frame
Chain stay length 16.3”
Bottom bracket height 12.4”


Double butted, seamless, air hardening, heat treated Reynolds 853 main tubes
Cold worked Reynolds 525 seat and chain stays
Generic replaceable mech hanger
Custom lazer cut 7mm thick dropouts
I.S.C.G 05 mounts
Gusseted down tube
73mm bottom bracket shell
Pewter head badge
Under lacquer graphics
Stove enamelled paint

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