NAHBS 2013: Retrotec’s Award Winning 29+ Mountain Bike, Plus Twin Disc Road & Monster Crosser
Retrotec’s award winning “Best Mountain Bike” is a 29+ fat bike built on their Triple platform.
To accommodate the fatter, his usual split top tube had to be interrupted with a wishbone as it carries thru to the stays. Below that they used a new Paragon Machine Works chainstay yoke designed for better clearance with fat bike tires while still allowing proper tire/chain clearance. The fork has a 15mm thru axle, something not often found on steel rigid forks.
More pics of this and two beautiful road bikes below…
Yes, that’s the new LH Thomson dropper post…one of only two or three in the world at the moment.
The Twin Disc Road bike gets an internal Di2 build with Shimano’s new seatpost battery (one of few that have made it out into the wild).
The Half , so named because the split tube design is only half way forward (seatstays) with a single top tube, is done as a Monster Cross build that can hold up to a 45c tire. Like most everything else, you could have it built for whatever type of riding you do.