BTR Fabrications are a small set-up from the south of England, so small in fact that the duo live together, ride bikes together and of course spend every day working together - in a shed in their garden.
We'll be featuring the duo - Paul Burford and Tam Hamilton - next week in a Homegrown feature where you'll find out all about living in sheds, welding in sandals and stretching head-angles...
For now, have a look at the photos and video of their new Ranger hardtail which they have just launched. It's aimed at enduro riding and has a slacker head-angle than most people are used to seeing. It's great to see a young start-up company coming out of Britain and believe us when we say that a serious amount of blood, sweat and tears have gone into the making of this and every bike that comes out of the BTR shed.
Here's the low-down from BTR:
BTR Ranger hardtail
The Ranger is hand built right here in the UK by Burf and Tam, and we use a combination of seamless 4130 and Reynolds tubing. The top and down tubes are double butted for stiffness, strength and light weight. Tapered chain and seat stays reduce lateral flex while allowing for a forgiving ride. The 'X' head and chainstay gussets maximise strength and stiffness whilst adding minimal weight. The result is a stable and forgiving frame which screams downhill and climbs with ease.
The Ranger features a 73mm bottom bracket and 135 x 12mm rear dropouts. The ZS44 head tube opens up options for running 1 1/8", tapered or 1.5" forks, or even an offset headset. This means that no matter what steerer your forks have, it will fit. The geometry is ideally suited to a 120mm travel fork with an axle to crown height of 500mm.
Full-length gear cable routing helps keep the dirt out and your shifting sharp, while the optional integrated seat clamp keeps things neat and tidy, especially with a dropper seatpost.
- Gravity Enduro specific geometry
- 3 sizes
- Reynolds & 4130 seamless tubing
- Double butted down and top tubes
- Tapered seatstays and chainstays
- Sealed frame; No external breather holes
- 44mm ZS44 head tube
- 30.9mm seat tube
- 73mm BB shell
- 135 x 12 rear end
- I.S. rear disc brake mount
- ISCG05 chain device mount
- Choice of colours
- Hollow aluminium rear axle
- Integrated seat clamp
- 135 x 12mm Maxle rear axle
- No chain device mount
- Custom serial number
- Custom geometry
2 year limited warranty, and crash replacement policy
£675 (includes standard features and free shipping to UK mainland)
More details at www.btr-fabrications.com/
To order the Ranger or to ask any questions, please email Burf and Tam at firstname.lastname@example.org.