Gnarcissist // 853 Hardtail Frame
Last Chance to buy for 2017 - We are releasing a limited number of handbuilt Gnarcissist frames.
These will be handmade by Bryan one by one and individually numbered.
Our books have been closed for a while! So grab this chance.
The original "OG" Gnarcissist was designed as a test platform for our full suspension geometry, it was never intended to survive in the outside world.
"After 10 minutes riding the Gnarcissist, I just burst out laughing. Man, it was so fast and ridiculous fun, it just stands it's ground like a freight train, you just plough through it all. Everyone has the same response; they just crack up. It's like your best mate in bike form, it's always got your back"
The combination of downhill geometry on a light hardtail yields some surprising results. It climbed really well, it was fun on dirt jumps and riding single track.
Handmade by Brian Jackson out of 853 Reynolds Steel, a bike for life. Due to the handmade nature of this product there may be a long lead time, we will advise you at time of purchase.
It's only been ridden in a few races so far, but its never been off the podium yet; more through luck than judgement, we found the perfect all-rounder for the rowdy rider.
Gen 3 geometry adds versatility, allowing a higher seat position and an extended cockpit.
Our OG geometry features a lower, more central position for more extreme riders. (As always, place your order, email us and we will assist with fit)
Please ask for Colourways.
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Reynolds 853 is made from a seamless steel alloy originally developed for the side impact beams on high performance cars. The term “air-hardening” refers to a special category of steels that when welded and allowed to cool in air, actually get harder in the weld area. Because this is normally the critical zone for fatigue life, 853 frames will out-perform conventional steel alloys due to this innovation.
Delivery will be in order of payment, last frame delivery is schedulaed for December 2017.