Spot Brand’s New Belt Driven Rocker Ti SS 29er Hardtail & Mod Disc Cyclocross Bikes
Spot Brand’s new Rocker Ti SS has an oversized 3/2 titanium frame that’s made specifically for Gates’ belt drive.
Uses an updated Kobe dropout with dual tension screws to fix belt/chain tension and prevent pull back from braking forces (shown below). Dropout has a shaped, snap-in cutout that pops the wheel into place, giving a tactile feel letting you know the wheel’s all the way in. It also let’s the belt tension hold the wheel in place while you tighten the skewer or axle bolt. It’s a little touch, but something that’s sure to be appreciated when fixing a flat trailside.
Frame has a 44 headtube and PFBB30 bottom bracket. Complete bike will come with the new Fox 32 CTD fork, New Mavic Crossmax SLR 29 wheels and X0 cranks with Gates belt drive.
Same geometry as their steel Rocker bike, but the frame is about a pound lighter. headtube is 69.25° with a 100mm travel fork. $3,899 frame and $6,299 complete.
On left, note the backwards “P” shape of the axle dropout. As you pull the wheel in, it snaps into place and stays there. As always, Spot’s dropouts put the weight of the bike and rider on a larger platform rather than relying on just the mounting bolts to support everything.
New Mod Disc is a new disc brake version of their Mod cyclocross bike. It also gets the belt drive and Kobe dropouts.
Has their carbon fork with straight alloy steerer. Out of the box it’s 18.5lbs. Frame is steel and is disc specific with guides for cables I you wanna swap dropouts and run gears, same with the Rocker. Retail is $1,399 for the frame and $3,399 for the complete bike with BB7 brakes and Truvativ post and stem.