Having been building for just three years, REEB has already built as many bikes in 2014 as they did in all of last year. As an natural progression of its American-made steel and titanium bikes, REEB Cycles has announced a new partnership with True Temper and Henry James to create a new, exclusive steel tubeset dubbed True Temper ABT that will be exclusive to REEB bikes.
The new steel is going straight into all REEB bikes, the first of which is the new REEB SFP 29er, a hardtail built for aggressive trail riding. The front triangle uses what REEB says is America’s first 31.6mm steel seat tube and 1.75-inch down tube. The seat tube is perfect for dropper seat posts and the big down tube creates the strength needed for longer fork options. Like all REEB bikes it will be able to run with gears or singlespeed, and in this case a Gates Carbon Belt Drive can be fitted.
“When we started REEB Cycles three years ago we wanted to make an American-made steel hardtail that changed what people expected out of a hardtail,” said Chad Melis, Oskar Blues Brewery marketing director and one of the visionaries at REEB Cycles.
“We went from the typical XC geometry towards a trail riding feel to accommodate the steep and technical terrain we ride here in the Rocky Mountains. The new tube set is the next progression of that idea, bringing modern materials to compliment the more aggressive geometry and ride you’d expect from REEB.”
The steel 29er with the new tubing will retail for $1,600 for a frame, with complete builds starting at $2,900.
The new REEBdonkadonk fat bikes will pair the True Temper ABT front triangle to custom chainstays designed to fit the latest 5-inch tires on 100mm rims while sticking with a 170mm hub, including the new Rohloff Speedhub XL.
We’ll be getting our grimy hands on both of the new bikes in a few weeks at Interbike, and if you’re there, you can enter a raffle to win one of them.
Just stop by the Osprey Packs booth at Outdoor Demo on Monday, September 8 at 4 p.m. for a happy hour with Osprey Packs, IMBA, Dirt Rag and REEB Cycles. We’ll have beer flowing from Oskar Blues Brewery and you can purchase a raffle ticket to support IMBA and win a REEB 29er. Hope to see you there!