Friday, February 20, 2009

MKE Update Part 2 - Final Geometry




After tons and tons of rider input and hearing the concerns/comments from all of you.

Once again, feel free to ask any questions through the blog comments, we will respond as soon as possible.

Or if you want a personal conversation; just shoot us an email through the "contact us" section of the website or give us a call...toll free US/Canada 1.888.275.5111.

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All prototypes now SOLD OUT!

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Forks
will be available separately. Price is going to be around 125 bucks.
It will have a CNC'd one piece steerer, removable 990 brake posts, not to mention the stainless beer mug!

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Frame/Fork Specs:
  • 68mm English BB
  • 1-1/8" Head Tube (Standard Headset)
  • 400mm Axle to Race Fork (100mm Spacing)
  • 120mmm Rear Spacing
  • 27.2mm Seatpost
  • Removable 990 brake posts under seat-stays (we all now these aren't going to be ridden on the Velodrome)
  • Weights: TBA
  • Cost (Frame/Fork): $450-490
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Colors are-

-Gloss "Fast" Black
-Prolly Purple
-Cool Grey
-Bootleg Green

Any other solid paint color will have our standard charge of $50

For the fork...you get to choose either a

-Gloss Black
-Cool Grey
-Same as Frame Color


-Other fork colors (of choice, other than listed above) will have a $25 up charge.
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    19 comments:

    Allen said...

    nice,
    so geo is finalized
    paint is finalized
    PRICE>?
    ETA?

    Where/When and how much of a deposit needs to be put down?

    :)

    tdhk

    Ben's Cycle said...

    Allen~
    All is done.
    Price - We have to wait for the production cost to come. Still in the ball park of $450-$490
    ETA - Shooting for May delivery.

    Pre-orders - 1/2 down and half when ready to ship. You can also do full. Once we hear back with production costs/ETA we'll post that pre-orders are ready to go. Hold on tight!

    Thanks!

    Allen said...

    thanks,

    but how much are the protos that are left over....... ? :)

    zach said...

    are you going to be able to get just a fork? and how much would it be?
    love this bike btw!
    thanks!

    Colin Foster said...

    I heard you are selling off the remaining prototypes. Is this true and if it is, how would this come about

    jason said...

    specs? sorry if this is somewhere and I am just blind. BB size? Head tube? Fork and rear dropout spacing? Seatpost? Thanks!!!

    Ben's Cycle said...

    Allen~
    Just email us through the "Contact Us" section of our website and we'll get you the details.
    Thanks!

    harrison said...

    $450-$490 not including fork?

    Ben's Cycle said...

    harrison~
    450-490 Frame/Fork

    sam said...

    Any word on colors yet? White always looks classy.

    mr said...

    Any ideas what the max tire size you can run?

    I'm assuming that my Schwalbe Big Apples won't fit (29 x 2.3") :)

    Thanks,

    Ben's Cycle said...

    sam~
    Colors are-

    -Gloss "Fast" Black
    -Prolly Purple
    -Cool Grey
    -Bootleg Green

    Any other solid paint color will have our standard charge of $50

    For the fork...you get to choose either a

    -Gloss Black
    -Cool Grey
    -Same as Frame Color


    -Other fork colors (of choice, other than listed above) will have a $25 up charge.

    Ben's Cycle said...

    mr~
    700x35c road tire (no nob) will be the largest tire to fit.

    Anonymous said...

    Hi,

    I'd apreciate your point of view on the best size frame to get for myself.

    Im 6'2"
    29.5 inch inseam
    My current set up has a top tube length of about 57cm, and a 10cm stem length.
    I figure the large frame would be best for me. What length of a stem do you think would work best for the large? Any suggestions that I can check out on your site?
    Also, whats the approximate shipping charge for a frame to Montreal, and do you charge sales tax to out of state customers?

    Thanks

    James

    tsuresuregusa said...

    do you ship to netherlands?

    I really need that frame ;)

    Ben's Cycle said...

    tsuresuregusa~
    We ship anywhere in the world that UPS will deliver. Netherlands will fall into the England/European rate of $250 USD UPS Worldwide Expedited.

    General blurb to all foreign frameset buyers-

    We can offer these flat rate shipping services to the following places....
    We understand that the rates are rather expensive, but we cannot use USPS for this frame as it is too large of a box, they have size restrictions. These are the best rates we can get through UPS. Also if your country isn't listed we might be able to ship you the frame, but please email us to check. WE WILL ONLY SHIP THIS FRAME UPS.

    You are still responsible for any and all customs or import taxes. DO NOT ASK US TO DECLARE A LOWER VALUE, WE WILL NOT DO IT, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW.

    Japan: $250 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    Australia $275 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    England $250 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    France $250 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    Germany $250 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    Canada $175 UPS Worldwide Expedited

    Canada $50 UPS Standard Ground

    Ben's Cycle said...

    James~
    With a 29.5" inseam I would lean toward the medium. Depends what your standover is on your current bike; you may be fine with the large as well. All the standovers are on our posted geo sheets on the blog.

    We don't charge local tax for out of state purchases, but you are still responsible for any and all customs or import taxes. One of the last comments on this blog entry gives Canada rates.

    Any other sizing questions feel free to send a email to webmaster@benscycle.com

    Solomon said...

    I am about 6"4 do you think the large would fit me right?

    Ben's Cycle said...

    Solomon~
    Definitely the large.

    Stem length will be determined by your overall cockpit on your current ride (Hbar center to seatpost center, level to the ground).