9: Prototype Teardown

9: Prototype Teardown

October 08, 2020 7 min read

The arrival of the Zeb fork last time meant we had to jump ahead a little bit, missing out the original Prototype Teardown blog. But it's an important step that you can't miss out so here goes...
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8: Testing The Zeb

8: Testing The Zeb

July 07, 2020 5 min read

The Slacker was always meant as a platform to test and learn from. So when we got a chance to test the new Rockshox Zeb fork, we used it to build a bike unlike anything else out there right now.
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7: Geometry

7: Geometry

May 13, 2020 10 min read 5 Comments

Geometry: the last piece of the puzzle before prototypes. It's a critical step and an area that can inspire heated debate, so let's get into it...
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6: Suspension

6: Suspension

March 17, 2020 8 min read 4 Comments

Getting the Slacker's kinematics right is critical to the whole project; this is the stage where we make big calls about how the bike's going to feel to ride.
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5: The Package

5: The Package

January 29, 2020 8 min read 2 Comments

You sit down to design a downhill bike from scratch. Where do you start? How do you fit everything you want in the same package, and how do you know if that's even possible?
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4: What Does Downhill Mean To Us?

4: What Does Downhill Mean To Us?

December 25, 2019 5 min read

To take on a project as big as this, you have to really want it. Ultimately, it's our passion and determination that's going to drive The Slacker Project forward. So why is Downhill so important to us?
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3: Why Build A Downhill Bike?

3: Why Build A Downhill Bike?

December 25, 2019 6 min read

Building almost any other kind of bike would be easier, less risky and more profitable. So why would we choose to build a downhill bike?
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2: What Is The Slacker Project?

2: What Is The Slacker Project?

December 25, 2019 4 min read 7 Comments

The Slacker is a Downhill bike. Or more accurately, the Slacker will be a Downhill bike, when we succeed. If we succeed. And that's what The Slacker Project is all about; we're taking on the challenge of developing a proper Downhill bike from scratch, and it's going to be hard.

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1: The Slacker Project Intro

1: The Slacker Project Intro

December 17, 2019 1 min read

Small bike brands don't normally do stuff like this. It's bold, risky and it might not work. But if it does, it might just be the best thing we ever do. And we'd like you to join us on the journey. The Slacker Project starts this Christmas.
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