BTR Ranger

BTR first appeared on the Dirt webber back in 2011, when we featured their super slack DH hardtail, the Belter, in our homemade bikes article. Since then things have been pretty busy for BTR in their south coast shed.

The two guys behind BTR, Paul “Burf” Burford and Tom “Tam” Hamilton have already added a kids specific hardtail, the Ripper and have also been tinkering with a full bouncer. Burf and Tam have now added a pedally hardtail to the list, the BTR Ranger.

BTR Fabrications launch the Ranger.

The new BTR Ranger gravity enduro hardtail frame is now available.

BTR Fabrications have just launched their gravity enduro hardtail offering, the Ranger. The frame has been designed specifically for gravity enduro racing, but is also ideal for trail centre riding and a blast around your local trails.

BTR Ranger
BTR Ranger

The Ranger is hand built right here in the UK by Burf and Tam, and we use a combination of seamless 4130 and Reynolds tubing. The top and down tubes are double butted for stiffness, strength and light weight. Tapered chain and seat stays reduce lateral flex while allowing for a forgiving ride.

The 'X' gusset
The ‘X’ gusset

The ‘X’ head and chainstay gussets maximise strength and stiffness whilst adding minimal weight. The result is a stable and forgiving frame which screams downhill and climbs with ease.

73mm bottom bracket
73mm bottom bracket

The Ranger features a 73mm bottom bracket and 135 x 12mm rear dropouts.

ZS44 head tube
ZS44 head tube

The ZS44 head tube opens up options for running 1 1/8″, tapered or 1.5″ forks, or even an offset headset. This means that no matter what steerer your forks have, it will fit. The geometry is ideally suited to a 120mm travel fork with an axle to crown height of 500mm.

135 x 12mm rear dropouts
135 x 12mm rear dropouts

Full-length gear cable routing helps keep the dirt out and your shifting sharp, while the optional integrated seat clamp keeps things neat and tidy, especially with a dropper seatpost.

The geometry on the medium.
The geometry on the medium.

Standard Features:

Gravity Enduro specific geometry
3 sizes
Reynolds & 4130 seamless tubing
Double butted down and top tubes
Tapered seatstays and chainstays
Sealed frame; No external breather holes
44mm ZS44 head tube
30.9mm seat tube
73mm BB shell
135 x 12 rear end
I.S. rear disc brake mount
ISCG05 chain device mount
Choice of colours
Hollow aluminium rear axle

Optional Features:

Integrated seat clamp
135 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
No chain device mount
Custom serial number
Custom geometry
2 year limited warranty, and crash replacement policy

£675 (includes standard features and free shipping to UK mainland)

If you like the look of this beauty or want to ask any questions then email Burf and Tam at:

info@btr-fabrications.com.

Also hit up www.btr-fabrications.com for more info.

  1. pierre

    Looks like a Trek.

    1. Hancock

      Now come along darling, that’s so two-thousand-and-eleven.

      1. pierre

        I always see your posts and think why add the ‘han’? You’re clearly just a cock.

  2. Ben Kilbee

    Looks great! I reckon you can’t have too many agressive, do-it-all, steel hardtails : )

    The only thing I’d like to see different is single-speed option on the dropouts…

  3. Hancock

    Geometry on that thing’s just like my current hardtail, maybe a little shorter in the reach. I thoroughly recommend it with those numbers!

    1. Me too

      what hardtail have you got then?

      1. Hancock

        http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/fix-the-spade/Bike/StoutFinished1.jpg
        I’ve got that one!
        .
        Custom from Stout bikes, 1 degree-ish steeper head angle than the BTR and a bit longer reach, but everything else is within a couple of mm of the large. Goes like a little green missile.
        .
        I can highly recommend Stout as well, Matt’s ace.

  4. Machete

    Well….erm…..it is, er…different

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