Hard Tail 29er // Edwin Cycles has been building premium hand built bikes in Park City, Ut for over 10 years. Each frame is hand crafted with the skill and care that only a seasoned craftsman can wield. In 2011 Edwin hired Swarm to help translate their signature style into a series of frames that would be more efficient to manufacture. This efficiency would allow Edwin to scale up production, and offer standard sizes for sale to boutique bike builders around the country.
The hard tail 29er (name TBD) needed to be both light and stiff. Swarm developed a series of replaceable custom dropouts to accommodate single speed, or geared variations. These dropouts work with the latest 142x15mm solid through axles for maximum stiffness and pedaling efficiency. Swarm also designed CNC machined seat stay and chain stay crowns that offer superior stiffness, reliability, and strength to weight ratio over the more standard bent pipe method. These features, combined with optimized tube geometry, led to an anodized aluminum frame weighing only 3.4lbs with extreme pedaling efficiency. The quality of a hand built Edwin frame is now within the reach of the masses.