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When it comes to hard tails, the most important component after the frame is no doubt the fork. This will help define the ride quality and so you should be sure to allocate plenty of your budget here.
We offer Bird own and Hope headsets in a wide variety of colours to suit your build. Both use the same style bearings which are interchangeable down the line. Bird and Hope headsets are manufactured in the UK.
Hope headsets come with stainless steel bearings as standard.
Your Bird will take a 148mm boost axle. We use the Maxle standard, but have sourced our own axle to offer insanely good value in what we think is the nicest QR axle you can buy.
We offer 2 great choices for seat clamps; our own as well as Hope's QR clamp. Choose ours for a smoothness and ease of use, or add a splash of colour with the Hope.
Brakes are a critical part of the bike, bringing confidence in your ride and shouldn't be underestimated. All our brakes offer power and control, but for heavier riders/more extreme terrain we recommend 4 piston brakes.
On a 29 bike its worth changing to the larger rotors for your brakes whichever brakes you select. The larger diameter of the 29er wheel generates greater forces which need larger discs to compensate.
Choose from a 160/180 pairing, or a larger 180/200 set up. Disc brake rotors are the quickest and easiest way to upgrade your brakes and we would generally recommend larger rotors for riders over 75kg, and all riders on 29er bikes.
One of the most asked questions is 'Should I get a chain device'. The answer is always the same - 'You'd be mad not to'.
Why? Because a chain device, whether top or top and bash is the last line of defence against chain drop, which can be an expensive if you're unfortunate enough to drop over the outside, wrapping a pedal in the chain, which tears out the mech, which goes into the wheel...
Narrow wide 1x drivetrains offer impressive retention of the chain, its a game changer, but as the chain wears the retention falls off and drops become more common. A chain device prevents almost all drops from the top of the ring, the place most likely to cause you issues. From just £20 and weighing very little its a no-brainer.
We don't do that many stems because to be honest, they all work great! More expensive will save you a bit of weight, and look nicer, but otherwise there's not a lot in it.
We design our bikes for a 40mm stem. If you want to run a frame on the large side, or are looking for a stable gravity sled, go shorter. If you need to gain some extra room while keeping the wheelbase in check on a slightly smaller frame, go longer. Simples!
Bars can really help make or break a ride. The right width feels good and gives you confidence. Thats why we buy them wide so you can start wide and cut down as you see fit - you can't add it back on!
IF YOU'D LIKE US TO TRIM THE BARS FOR YOU NO PROBLEMS, WE CAN REMOVE UP TO 50MM FROM ANY BAR, JUST LET US KNOW YOUR TARGET WIDTH
Here's a couple of facts for you -
1. Most bikes come with terrible pedals
2. Most people reading this will have some pedals they like
Thats why we don't ship you some as standard - there's no such thing as free, and we'd be wasting your money if you don't need them. Instead we offer 3 great options that will get you going if you want them.
Gusset Merge - Designed in the UK and made by HT, the worlds foremost plastic pedal manufacturer, good plastic pedals are really pretty awesome, and these are no exception. Ignore those memories of slippy pedals supplied with bikes you've had before. These are the real deal.
Unite Instinct - These pedals are the boss. Designed and made in the UK they last forever and have an incredible shape. A perfect match for our headsets too!
Hope F20 (Full size or Junior) - Not cheap, but very nice. The perfect finishing touch to that blingy Hope build. If you're buying for a son or daughter then why not go for the Junior - It's not just a kids pedal, but also a small adult pedal that will put the pins where you want them for smaller feet.
It rains in the UK, it rains in Europe. Despite designing bikes for no mud it even rains in the US. Lets face it if you don't ride in the rain you're seriously limiting the scope for fun. A full size front guard keeps you cleaner and most importantly safe when riding in the slop.
We've selected the British Rapid Racer Products pro-guard for its coverage and reliability.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SELF-FIT PRODUCT.