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.

Checkout www.StantonBikes.com for more info.

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Photo:Ben Winder

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GEOMETRY

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"

FEATURES

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

Checkout www.StantonBikes.com for more info.