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Bike Description & Terrain


Words from Spindatt himself:
"With the Norton, I wanted a frame with all of the modern features of popular/fun hardtails on the market, in a beginner-attractive package and price. That means boost spacing, tapered head tube, routing for a dropper post cable, 130mm travel, and more aggressive trail-focused geometry. Compare THAT to what every other company offers for beginners: a cookie-cutter XC bike with a straight steerer and quick-release wheels (hardly machines with any longevity).
The Norton’s geometry is inspired by more costly industry hardtails that riders are having the most fun on. The focus is to have something that can feel at home on most terrains. 
Chunky descent? Sure. 
Fast flow trail? Yes. 
Urban Street Cruising? OK. 
BMX tricks? Actually: yes.
XC Trails? Of Course.
Long Climb? If you must.
The Norton is perfectly reasonable."

Spec information:
The Norton frame allows you to build up the hardtail of your dreams.
  • 6061 double heat-treated aluminum (lifetime warranty)
  • 1 1/2 - 1 1/8 tapered headtube
  • Standard boost spacing 12 x 148mm rear. (thru axle not included). Stock axle we use is 12mm, 171mm long, and a 1.5 thread pitch.
  • 73mm BSA threading for bottom bracket
  • IS 42/52 headset included
  • Seatpost collar included, made for 31.6 seatposts
  • Stock build uses 180mm rotors and IS mount disc brakes
  • Frame is specific to 27.5" wheels but is 29er compatible up to a 2.1" tire in the rear.
  • Frame offers both internal and external routing for rear brake cables.
  • Internal routing for rear derailleur and dropper post.

Full Specifications

Seat Post
Handlebars and Stem
Brake Levers
Rear Derailleur
Bottle Cage Boss
Disc Rotor
Bottom Bracket

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Good value

The geometry met my needs for a custom build, and I like how it turned out. It's hard to find a thru axle frame at this price. The quality reflects the price, I'd say.

William Duane Skinner
Awesome Frame!

I recently built up the beautiful matte black frame.

Great geometry and really, it's the best bang for your buck that you can get. You can save some money buying the complete bike, but I had most the parts already... if you're looking for an awesome hardtail frame to build up, this bike is perfect!

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