Slay all terrain. Combine big wheel roll-over-everything capability with the traction of 3” tires, steel’s trail-taming ride, short chainstays and slack trail geometry and it’s big grinnin’ all day. Ample tire clearance, rack mount eyelets, triple water bottle mounts, dropper post routing, full length cable housing and sliding dropouts add to the versatility for adventure and bikepacking. Load up, spin the cranks and leave the world behind.
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A 12 x 148 rear hub with 3mm offset chainrings minimizes the chance of chain to tire contact with Dragonslayer’s short chainstays, “mid-fat” tires and 2x drivetrain without compromising any pedaling efficiency to a wider q-factor.
Securing the rear wheel to the frame by threading it into the rear dropouts is not only safer, it’s stiffer. Increasing the rear axle diameter from 10mm to 12mm makes it only stiffer still. The rear wheel tracks directly in line with the frame, for more precise handling, so you can go faster with more confidence. The 148mm hub dropouts provide a self-centering feature for the rear wheel for faster, easier installation.
The Dragonslayer frame features rear rack eyelets and three sets of cargo/water cage mounts for the option to load up all the gear you may possibly need out there. Full cable housing guides are used to ensure uninterrupted shifting performance when using a frame bag.
A 27.5 x 3” tire measures out to a 29” diameter. Combining it with a 50mm rim results in the ultimate combination of traction and roll-over without being too heavy, too bouncy, too tall or feeling just too lethargic on the trail.
Our sliding dropout allows for 20mm of adjustment. Slide your rear wheel back to increase clearance for larger tires or remove all those gears and shifters and simply tension your chain for a quiet single speed ride!
A custom forged chainstay bridge provides ample tire clearance with short chainstays and 2x drivetrain clearance.
15mm thru-axle QR’s offer all the benefits of the 20mm thru-axle design (stiffness!) + the benefits of the standard 9mm QR system (quick wheel removal!) without any of the down sides. The weight of the 15mm system is similar to the classic 9mm system (thanks to the lightweight alloy QR axle & reduction in fork leg weight) , but it is nearly as stiff as a 20mm freeride thru-axle. The increase in stiffness improves steering & handling significantly. It also puts less stress on the fork’s internals, improving fork durability and performance.
Oversized 44mm head tubes, like tapered head tubes, offer many advantages impacting the handling and performance of the bike. Not only do they allow for the use of tapered steerer forks adding more stiffness, lighter weight and better tracking in rough terrain, but the larger diameter provides a better surface area to weld the main triangle tubes to.
The Dragonslayer features a chainstay/seatstay disc brace that supports our thin-walled, non-driveside stays from loads generated by the disc brakes. The brace is light, strong, clean and provides vibration-free braking.
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