Stanridge Speed 29er

Stanridge Speed 29er

Not content with creating ultra-slick urban pursuit frames, a bicycle homage to the Vincent Grey Flash and academically correct porteurs, Adam at Stanridge Speed has now dirtied his hands with a race-ready 29er mountain bike frame.

The owner and photographer is David Butler, a repeat customer of Adam’s, having contracted the first track frame Adam built, and now the 29er. David should be especially proud, he designed both the logo and the logotype for Stanridge Speed. The striking headbadge design is based on the Serpent Mound, a prehistoric effigy mound located in Adams County, Ohio, not too far from Columbus where Stanridge Speed is located. While the finish of most of Adam’s frames are glossy and graphic, the 29er frame has been left in a raw, unpainted state that accentuates the solid construction. The almost colonial aesthetic is highlighted by vintage Campagnolo skewers and wheel tensioners.

The first Stanridge Speed is destined for Ireland, where David will race it at the 2011 Single Speed World Championships. Keep an eye on Adam’s blog and Facebook page to see how it fares. You can see more detail photos on the Stanridge Speed flickr page.

Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er
Stanridge Speed 29er

  • fpavao

    Skinny bike looks like it’s gonna break…

    That’s what the dominance of aluminium in bike frames does to us. It makes us have ugly bikes to shave some kilograms. I mean, that stanridge is so slender and sexy, compared to an oversized specialized.

    Very eurostyle too. Campagnolo components on the mud are weird.

    But I just don’t care for the stan ridge written in the frame. Too flamboyant.

    • It does look a little skinny, but I actually really like that lettering. It’s pretty tastefully done if you ask me.

    • revdub

      I have to agree. This frame is so raw and mean looking. The lettering doesn’t seem to match. Still looks like a fun and functional ride to bomb hills on.

  • Adam

    Hey fellas. Thanks for the comments. The bike was built with 29er specific tubes. The DT is 29er specific 35MM. 

    • fpavao

      The other day, i’ve tried putting ciclocross tires on an old steel frame i use for my fixed. It was scary and I dont think the frame could handle it. It was all flexy and very heavy, and it looked like it was gonna break.

      Is this bike regular steel, or chromoly or something like that?