When we launched The Slacker Project, we said "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". Chapter by chapter, the Slacker has gone from being a pipedream to a reality. And now it's in production...
The Slacker is a 27.5" wheeled alloy downhill bike, designed specifically to be as fun as possible. Build it up as a freeride rig, park bike, it's up to you.
Slacker frames and full builds will be available to buy in Autumn 2022 with frames due in early 2023. It will be worth the wait.
|C||Top Tube (effective)||561.5||588.7||610.4|
|H||Bottom Bracket Drop||-12|
|Material||6061 T-6 Alloy|
|Travel||200mm front / 200mm rear|
|Bottle Cage Mount||No|
|Front Mech Mount||No|
|Rear Shock Size||225x75mm Metric|
|Rear Shock Mount||Trunnion upper / M8x25mm lower|
|Bottom Bracket||83mm BSA30 threaded|
|Chain Guide Mount||ISCG05|
|Headset Top||1 1/2" / 56mm inset (ZS56)|
|Headset Bottom||1 1/2" / 56mm inset (ZS56)|
|Seat Clamp Diameter||35mm|
|Rear Axle||157x12mm DH SRAM UDH compatible|
|Rear Brake Mount||Post|
|Minimum Rotor Size||200mm|
|Maximum Rotor Size||220mm|
|Maximum Tyre Size||27.5" x 2.6"|
Ordinarily, bike brands like to do their development work in secret. It means you can try things out, make a bunch of mistakes and get everything dialled without anyone really knowing. Then boom... release a fully completed bike. That's fine but we wanted to do things differently with the Slacker. For a start, we didn't even know if we could do it. And we knew that if it was ever going to have a chance, we'd need to get people behind the idea. After all, the industry thinks DH is dead, not to mention 27.5".
The Slacker Project blog details every step we've taken to design and develop our own DH bike from scratch. If you've ever wondered what it takes to create a downhill bike from nothing, read on...The Slacker Project Blog