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Stanton Bikes: Slackline

The Slackline is a multipurpose Allmountain Hardcore hardtail frame with a strong 4X/Slalom influence to its design.

Dan Stanton from www.stantonbikes.com has just sent over a vid and info about his new hardtail, the Slackline, which looks like a peach of a machine.

We’ll be reviewing the Slackline in a future issue of Dirt, so stay tuned for that beauty, in the mean time read on:

It is designed to reward style while riding hard in all conditions. The tubing used to make the Slackline was chosen for its manipulative properties and excellent vibration damping. Directional flex control is key in the Slackline’s design as the frame utilises butting in specific places and carefully selected internal tubing diameters to offer a direct and controlled ride combined with mega strength. The snap, acceleration and berm hugging cornering comes from our low bottom bracket and short chain stays. Couple this with a tight, nimble geometry and slack angles; you have a versatile “bomb proof frame”.

The Slackline 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

Geometry:

Head angle 68 degrees
Seat angle 72 degrees
Seat tube length 16.5” and 18”
Top tube (AT) 22” on the 16.5” frame and 23 on the 18” frame
Chain stay length 16.3”
Bottom bracket height 12.4”
27.2 seat post
30.0 seat clamp
All measurements are taken with a 140mm travel fork at 25% sag

The Slackline is designed to fit a multitude of riding styles,

Hardtail D.H/Freeride (160mm fork)
4X/Slalom (120mm fork)
All mountain/single track, trail. (120mm-150mm fork)
The frame is designed to fit your chosen style via altering the placement of rider’s weight and the frame angles for each discipline. Meaning whatever your discipline, whatever your style, the Slackline is designed to flow through it with you.

For more info hit up www.stantonbikes.com

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