Meet El Pugilist the trail-style brawler. €2599*
Something different. Something new. El Pugilist is a short travel brawler that boxes well above its weight.

We shamelessly designed El Pugilist for ourselves. We have a never ending amour for hardtails and our desire has always been to make a Vendetta with just enough rear travel for those 'oh shit' hardtail moments when you need to pull both Jesus handles and then that guy on the full suspension sails past you through the rock garden.

El Pugilist is exactly for that moment, it gives you all the fun and responsiveness of a hardtail but with a get-out-of-jail 80mm of rear travel, we're calling this type of bike 'trail-style' for genre lovers and riders who like to ride out the saddle, full gas, getting the most out of every single lip, berm and jump available.

For 2021 we're all about simplicity and doing things better, both in our production and in our designs and El Pugilist follows our new philosophy to the letter. It uses the bottom bracket shell as a single pivot point and a bottom bracket, held in place by the crankset spindle making the construction light yet simple.

The benefits of El Pugilists go beyond the hardtail-esque ride, because the bottom bracket pivot means no chain growth under compression so El Pugilist can be ridden single speed and the sliding dropouts making a super clean build with no need for a chain tensioner.

 

Frame only price €2599, price is frame only and does not including rear shock.

 

El Pugilist 26/275 - Short single-speed
This bottom bracket single pivot design makes a incredibly energetic and responsive ride more like a hardtail but with 80mm of get-out-of-jail bounce and it is perfect for running single-speed suspension.

Frame features and specifications

El Pugilists shares many features found on the Vendetta, including a straight 44 headtube (tapered steerer compatible), sliding dropouts and full internal cable routing through the main triangle and into the seat stays.

Supporting the functional Ti-3AL-2.5V aircraft grade titanium frame design are two super stiff alloy 7075 shock arms that link the swing part of the bottom bracket to the seat stays and shock mounts.

The shock arms and sliding dropouts are anodised as standard in Kash Bronze to match Burgtec components. The shock arms and sliding hangers can but anodised in other other colours upon request for an extra charge. Click here for one-off anodising up charge

Frame weight is approximately 2,95kg without shock.


Feature Description

Material:

Tubing certified aerospace grade Ti-3AL-2.5V, printed parts Grade 6/4

Fork:

26/275 110mm to 130mm. 275/29 100mm to 120mm.

Shock:

80mm travel, eye to eye metric 190, stroke 40, rear mounting hardware 60mmx8mm, front mounting 25mmx8mm

Shock hardware:

Titanium shock mounting hardware

Bottom bracket

Not required - 30mm spindle

Head tube:

Straight 44 S.H.I.S. 44ZS - 44EC, external cup allows for tapered forks

Seat tube:

Seatpost diameter 31.6, seat clamp diameter 34.9, full internal routing for dropper, dropper insertion 350mm

Brake:

PM tabs, full internal routing top tube through seat stays

Drive:

Single speed, 1 x 12 or 1 x11 compatible, full internal routing through top tube and seat stays

Rear dropout:

Spacing 148x12, sliding style replaceable dropout with Burgtec axle - 1.75 thread pitch

Mounts:

One water bottle mount under down tube

Tyres 26/27.5:

Max 26 x 2.5. Max 27.5 x 2.35 tyre.

Tyres 275/29:

Max 275 x 2.6. Max 29 x 2.35 tyre.

Frame finish:

Polished with anodised kash bronze alloy shock arms.

Geometry 26/275

The geometry is taken from years of fine tuning our sublime Vendettas, and it recreates the ride and geometry of our one-of-a-kind original hardtail.

El Pugilist 26/275 is designed for 26" rubber but as it uses sliding chainstays it will allow for either a 26 or 275 wheel set-up, the sliding dropouts allow you to tune the clearances of tyres to different terrain and give you the ability to adjust the wheelbase and handling. The 26/275 features a higher bottom bracket and it is more tuned to a 26" DJ/slopestyle set-up. If you are looking for a more trail oriented frame we recommend the 275/29 version.

El Pugilist is available in two sizes either a short or long both feature a similar shape and stand-over with the length/reach being the main difference.


Short 26/275 Long 26/275

Effective top tube

620

645

Head angle

65

65

Seat angle

77

77

Wheelbase

1193

1218

Chainstay length

395-415

395-415

Head tube length

120

125

Seat tube length

365

385

Axle to crown*

533

533

BB drop

13

13

BB crank spindle**

30

30

Reach

465

486

Stack

595

600

All measurements in metric and based on a 130mm boost 27.5 fork . *Axle to crown includes 10mm lower headset cup. **Not compatible with; Shimano, SRAM GXP or DUB cranks spindles

Geometry 275/29

The geometry is taken from years of fine tuning our sublime Vendettas, and it recreates the ride and geometry of our one-of-a-kind original hardtail.

El Pugilist uses sliding chainstays which will allow for either a 27.5 or 29" wheel set-up, the sliding dropouts allow you to tune the clearances of tyres to terrain and give you the ability to adjust the wheelbase and handling. The 275/29 features a lower bottom bracket height that will work with either wheel size and is perfect for smashing berms and jibbing trail features.

El Pugilist is available in two sizes either a short or long both feature a similar shape and stand-over with the length/reach being the main difference.


Short 275/29 Long 275/29

Effective top tube

620

645

Head angle

65

65

Seat angle

77

77

Wheelbase

1193

1218

Chainstay length

410-430

410-430

Head tube length

120

125

Seat tube length

365

385

Axle to crown*

543

543

BB drop

19

19

BB crank spindle**

30

30

Reach

454

477

Stack

611

615

All measurements in metric and based on a 120mm boost 29 fork . *Axle to crown includes 10mm lower headset cup. **Not compatible with; Shimano, SRAM GXP or DUB cranks spindles

Details

Our aim was to create a one-of-a-kind bike. Trail-style, a riders ride. A bike that flatters an aggressive riding style and is perfect for the brawler who wants to jib every lip, berm and jump available.
SPECIAL ORDER FRAMES

We are serious about tackling climate change and to help do this we need to stop buying the products that we don't really need, if we all try to consume less, it will help.

In 2021 we are producing less waste in our manufacturing and reducing the number of bikes we make.

 El Pugilist will be only available as a special limited edition.

There will only EVER be 10 of these frames in the World, and right now we are welding number five. So if you really need to own one of the remaining five El Pugilists then click here, send us an email and we will see what we can do for you.