Spot Brand Bikes Hires Former Maverick Engineer, Debuts Cream Titanium Hardtail
Spot Brand has been growing, adding a few more sales reps and bringing on Andy Emanuel to help design and build their next generation of bikes. Emanual comes from five years under Paul Turner at Maverick.
While we wait to see his impact on their bike designs, we have the new Spot Cream SS to hold us over. The frame is made to run single speed or geared, allowing for both chains and Gates Belt Drive transmissions. Sliding dropout options include one with a derailleur hanger for those who like adjustable-on-the-fly cadence options.
A slack 69.25º head angle across the size range (S/M/L/XL) promises stable descending and a 73º seat angle keeps the rider in an aggressive pedaling position. They say that combination provides an all around great ride with the liveliness titanium is known for.
They use a CNC’d head tube to fit modern tapered forks and polish it off with a “wabi sabi”
clear coat brushing for a “silk” like finish.
There’s room for fairly meaty tires, and the cut seat tube allows you to tuck the rear wheel in a bit with the sliding dropouts to tune chain stay length to your liking.
Complete bikes are $8,700 and frames are $3,500. Available now.