Craig’s 650b+

We give you Craig’s “Mississippi Queen” (Well thats what we nick-named it, not sure if he is going to stick with that or not). Craig comes from the background of rigid single-speeds, and carbon cross-country bikes, so when he came to us with a project we wanted to keep that ‘FAST’ feeling alive, but give him more options and comfort in the long run.

-The frame features a 148×12 rear axle, T47 bottom bracket to allow for the use of an eccentric insert if you wanted to ride single-speed, a 44mm headtube, internal dropper post routing for future configurations, and a slightly curved seat tube that allows us to keep the chainstay length short and agile.

-Niner Bikes new RDO carbon fork with mid-mount bosses, 110mm spacing and a 490mm Axle-Crown which will allow for the use of a 120mm suspension fork without screwing up the handling or having to fiddle around with endcaps and re-dishing.

Industry Nine‘s Classic Mountain hub laced to Derby’s AM 27.5 rims and holding onto Onza Tires‘ Canis 2.85. The frame was designed with the idea of keeping these 27+ wheels on for everyday riding, but having the ability to swap them out for a 29 x 2.35 for longer/more efficient days in the saddle.

-The rest of the build is finished off with Shimano-MTB‘s XTR and XT components, Thomson Bike Products cockpit, ESI Grips, Brooks England’s new C13, and of course Chris King Precision Components’s headset.

If you’re curious about any other details or want to brainstorm your new build, feel free to send us a note: info@northernframeworks.com

-written by Parker

2017-12-12T00:00:48+00:00