The long-awaited Lurcher has caused more breathless anticipation than anything we've launched in the last couple of years. It's been delayed for various reasons, too dull to detail (but documented on several forums around the internet), but at last it's finally coming.
Effectively, our Scandal in carbon fibre, an all-round trail-tough, yet carbon-lightweight 29er, the Lurcher has the same geometry and Swap-Outs as the Scandal, but with the forgiving ride and weight-saving of carbon. Mixer Taper head tube and Shimano Press Fit bottom bracket make for a fat, stiff down tube for tight handling.
Smoothie Mixer standard means you can throw in a Slackset to kick the headset out to a more relaxed angle. The 31.6mm seat tube is dropper post compatible. The rear tyre clearance is huge. The chain stays are dialled for maximum tyre, chainring and weight distribution. This bike just hammers.
Frame Material - Mitsubishi High Modulus Carbon
Approx. Frame Weight (g) - 1550
Seatpost Size (mm) - 31.6mm
Seat Clamp Size (mm) - 34.9mm
Font Mech Clamp Size (mm) -High Direct Mount
Wheels - 29" x 2.4 tyres will fit, but we recommend 2.0 - 2.3" for best performance
Mudguard mounts - No
Rack Mounts - No
Bottle Cage Bosses - 2 sets
Fork Travel - 100mm MAX
Dropout - Swapout (vertical supplied with frame, horizontal available)
Bottom Bracket shell - Pressfit92
Headset - Smoothie Mixer standard (44mm upper, 49.6mm lower)
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1536 gr (size 21")|
|Bottom Bracket Shell||92mm Pressfit|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31.6|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34.9|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 set on all sizes|
|A||Head Angle (°)||71||72||72||72|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||105||110||115||120|
|C||Effective Top Horizontal (inches)||23||23.7||24.4||25.2|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||73||73||73||73|
|E||Seat Tube Centre to Top (mm)||406.4||457.2||495.3||533.4|
|F||Chainstay Length (mm)||444||444||444||444|
|G||BB Drop (mm)||58||58||58||58|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5'2"- 5'6" (157 - 167cm)||X-Small (50)|
|5'5" - 5'8" (165 - 173cm)||Small (52)|
|5′8″ to 6'0″ (173 -183cm)||Medium (54)|
|5′11″ to 6′2″ (180 - 188cm)||Large (56)|
|6′1″ to 6′5″ (185cm- 196cm)||X-Large (58)|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.