March 28, 2019
And by the time the plane arrived in Copenhagen the XFS PS (Party Stripper) concept was born. A concept so simple, a bike that makes you grin from ear to ear when you ride it and constantly begs you to be stupid.
We took a standard XFS, reduced the eye to eye and travel to 120mm, added sliding dropouts and after a lot of experimenting created our perfect short travel fun bike geo. Best suited to 130mm to 140mm forks and 27.5 hoops.
Now the bike you see here is a bike hack. A proof of concept, not the actual Party Stripper. We built this to prove the geo worked, hacking two different frames together, chopping and shaping the geo using angle sets and brute force, to get what you see here. Production frames will have very importantly STRAIGHT seat stays and SLIDING dropouts, so yes it could run as a 29er.
For anyone who's got this far here's the geo for the medium frame running 130mm forks:
Travel rear: 118mmHead angle: 65.5Seat angle: 76Effective top tube: 615mmSeat tube length: 385mmHead tube length: 130mmChainstay length (sliding): 435mm - 455mm (yes it'll run 29)Bottom bracket drop: -12Wheelbase: 1220Stack: 608mmReach: 466mm
Note: Vendett-a-like brands just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you the drawings rather than you having to copy the geo chart, it'll make your lives a lot easier.
We'll update this post with images of the finished frames and also some ride reports as well, so in the meantime say hello to the XFS Party Stripper.
We will be making this frame available in May for pre-order cost will be (approx) €2599 inc DB Air IL shock.
November 07, 2018
Throughout 2018 we've been testing new geometry ideas for our already awesome X2 Vendetta. This focused on geometry adjustments to the head angle, BB drop and chain stays, to see if we can get this frame quicker and even more responsive in turns and berms.
October 12, 2018
August 11, 2018