Identiti - AKA Frame

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We Love Hardtails.

The AKA is a proper mountain bike. A pedal up, pedal along, blitz down kind of affair with familiar geometry inspired by the big hitting Mettle. Take it to the flow trails at your local trail centre, go off piste, or take it to your local bmx track – it’ll put a smile on your face.

You’d think making a hardtail was as simple as picking a few decent geometry numbers, throw it together and away you go… if only it was that easy. In fact, hardtails get steeper at sag, so we put a package together that ticks all the boxes with that in mind. A slack head angle, and comfortable seat tube angle, and a low bottom bracket put you ‘in’ the bike and in the thick of it. The AKA is the culmination of years of design experience, tweaking, and adapting the design until we were happy.

Chuck a set of 27.5″ wheels in it with a 140mm fork, or some 29″ wheels with a 120mm fork. The same frame can handle both without sacrifice allowing for unlimited potential. With tyre clearance up to 2.6″ and multiple water bottle mounts, it even has an adjustable drop out for running it single-speed…

Hold on, what’s that?

Our ADS sliding drop outs on the AKA and Dr Jekyll were actually designed and in our vaults for a couple of years prior to working on the new hardtails. We wanted to make something new and tidy with a built-in tensioner that offers 15mm of adjustment. It gives you the choice to run the bike with gears, or without, or in a long or short chain stay, the brake caliper also moves with the axle, so no matter what, it always stays aligned with the rotor, win.

It also comes in two colours; Gloss Dark Alley Black or Satin Summer Sky Blue.

Features:

  • 6000 Series alloy tube set
  • Geometry designed around sag
  • 3 Sizes, small, medium and large
  • 2 Colours; Gloss Dark Alley Black or Satin Summer Sky Blue
  • Max tyre size 2.6 (65mm measured on 28 internal rim)
  • Triple bottle cage mount inside front triangle for adjustable bottle placement or extra storage for longer adventures and 1 bottle cage mount under the down-tube.
  • Custom designed ADS sliding drop outs with built in hidden tensioner for single speed use
  • 1x Only cable routing
  • 12 x 148 boost drop outs
  • Threaded Bottom bracket with ISCG 05 tabs
  • Stealth dropper post routing

Specifications:

  • Headset Compatibility: ZS44 Upper, ZS56 Lower
  • Seatpost: 30.9mm
  • Seat Clamp: 34.9mm
  • BB Shell: BSA 73mm Threaded
  • Rear spacing: Boost (148x12mm)
  • Tyre Clearance: 2.6"/65mm (27.5 wheel), 2.35"/60mm (29" Wheel)
  • Minimum Rotor: 140mm (IS)
  • Maximum Rotor: 180mm (IS)

All weights are approximate and are offered in good faith.

Geometry Details:

AKA 27.5” with a 140mm Fork

 

Small (mm)

Medium (mm)

Large (mm)

Stack

610

620

630

Reach

430

450

470

Effective Top Tube

617

640

657

Head Tube Length

111

122

133

Seat Tube Length

415

450

470

Bottom Bracket Drop

49

49

49

Chain Stay Length

420-435

420-435

420-435

Wheelbase

1166-1181

1190-1205

1215-1230

Front Centre

749

773

798

Head Tube Angle

64.5°

64.5°

64.5°

Effective Seat Tube Angle

73°

73°

73°

 

AKA 29” with a 120mm Fork

 

Small (mm)

Medium (mm)

Large (mm)

Stack

609

619

628

Reach

432

452

472

Effective Top Tube

616

639

657

Head Tube Length

111

122

133

Seat Tube Length

415

450

470

Bottom Bracket Drop

50

50

50

Chain Stay Length

420-435

420-435

420-435

Wheelbase

1169-1184

1194-1209

1219-1234

Front Centre

752

777

802

Head Tube Angle

64.7°

64.7°

64.7°

Effective Seat Tube Angle

73.2°

73.2°

73.2°

 

Rider Sizing:

Small

Medium

Large

5’5” – 5’9”

5’9” – 6’1”

6’1” – 6’6”

165 – 175cm

175 – 185cm

185 – 198cm