B'Stard Frame (Coming soon)
B'Stard Frame (Coming soon)
The B’Stard is our tough, do-it-all 26+/650b/27.5” trail hardtail. Spawned from a need for a versatile bike that would put up with everything from tough off road adventure rides through to a day at the downhill bike park. Ride it all day and ride it hard, whether it’s your local trails, bushwacking an overgrown trail or a multi day exploration high in the mountains - wherever you ride – just ride the B’Stard.
We moved through the first handful of frames super quickly, but instead of just ordering more of the same we updated the frame with some cool new features like better tire clearance and a new stronger seat tube. If you're interested click the pre-order button to be placed on the pre-order list.
Built with our custom butted Japanese chromoly tubin and designed to take a 120/140mm suspension fork. It has a relaxed but playful geometry, that is comfortable pedaling uphill or down, loaded with bags for a few days away, or just out for an afternoon trail ride.
We designed a frame that balances strength, stiffness and comfort, but retaining maximum durability. The B’Stard is Penhale’s hammer to help drive a nail into any point on the map.
Clearance for Either a 26 x 2.8 Plus tire or 27.5 x 2.4” tire size, for maximum options and tire choices, but will still allow you to swap in a readily available 26” wheel if you destroy a wheel in the Amazon. The frame features the “swappable” PBC dropout design, currently allowing for either a traditional 135mm hub or 142mm hub axle standards (the same dropout design we use on the Gypsy, Vagabond and Scruffian models)
The frame features a low mount rear disc brake in order to keep the disc brake caliper out of harms way. All cables and hoses are routed down the down tube for a clean appearance and also for simplicity if a full front triangle frame bag is used. Cable routing for a dropper style seatpost is also on the down tube, with a mount on the seat tube to keep things tidy.
Frame specs –
Full custom butted Japanese 4130 cromoly, gusseted and reinforced to cope with 120/140mm travel forks. Tubes designed for strength and durability over lightweight. XL frame weight - 5.4lbs
Fully rustproof ED coated under paint. Frames delivered with fully chased BBs, head tubes and seat tubes. Includes custom 33mm seat collar.
Cromoly 44mm head tube, machined, relieved and reinforced. Designed for versatility. Compatible with either a 1-1/8th straight steerer or 1-1/8th - 1.5” taper steerer.
Custom forged dropout design, with “swappable” dropouts to accept either a traditional 135mm for use with widest possible choice of hubs, or swapped to accept any of the newer 142mm x 12mm through axle hubs with the optional dropouts. The forged mount disc brake tab located inside rear triangle for strength and stiffness. This dropout and disc brake mount design is used on all disc equipped Penhale Bicycle Co. models, B’stard, Scruffian, Gypsy and Vagabond.
Down tube cable routing for all cables, hose guides for dropper post and rear brake. Traditional cable stops for serviceability and precise shifting.
Forged 73mm bottom bracket shell.
30.9mm I/D seat tube, for full dropper post compatibility.
33mm seat collar (included with frame) 34.9mm F/D clamp diameter.