While the temperatures are dropping in the northern hemisphere, things have been hotting up around the Horse Brand Co campfire. The latest product to hit the shop is the 2014 29er MTB frame — handmade, just like all of the other products in the catalog.
New York-based Thomas Callahan is the curator of the Horse Brand and the builder of many frames under the Horse Cycles moniker. Nowadays, the range isn’t just limited to custom frames: knives, axes, bags and tees are included, as well as coffee, wooden goods and woollen mittens.
The 2014 29er is a production frame that comes in two sizes at a very reasonable price of $999, which is the base price and includes frame only. There are three fork options available, both suspended (an X Fusion Slide RL2 and a Rock Shocks Reba RL) and rigid (ENVE MNT).
If you’re after a complete bike, a SRAM X9 1×10 groupset is available. The frame features a durable powder coated finish, an oversized 44mm head tube and S-bend chain and seat stays for optimum tire clearance. It’s an all-American frame, built from US-sourced True Temper lightweight steel alloy.
A hard tail steel MTB always gets my heart racing, and the Horse Brand 29er looks like a keeper — built to last and a natural climber. How’s this: it’s only got a lead time of 3-4 weeks, which means you could be shredding on a true American ripper in time for the new year.
Find out more on the Horse Brand Co website.