Alchemy Arktos 27.5″ Frame US Made Layup
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Sine Suspension 150mm travel, 27.5″, USA Built Custom Color Carbon Frame
The Arktos is a fun bike across a wide variety of trails due to it’s effective suspension system and geometry. Efficient while climbing, quick to put power down accelerating out of corners, and certainly competent in the steeps. At BikeCo we test a lot of bikes and the Arktos has certainly checked boxes with everyone here – it’s been a blast in a variety of terrain for a variety of riding styles. We are stoked to have the Alchemy Arktos available for our clients – so much that we brought in a full size run of demo bikes.
The Arktos features a dual-linkage platform called “Sine Suspension” that Alchemy licensed exclusively from David Earle. The name “Sine” comes from the shock rate, which resembles a sine wave when graphed. It’s regressive through the first part of the travel to absorb small bumps and provide climbing traction. In the middle of the stroke, its progressive to avoid wallowing on big hits or in hard, fast corners. Then it’s slightly regressive again in the last 15 percent of the stroke to enable the bike to use all 6 inches of its rear-wheel travel. With this bike you could talk technologies and physics all day long, but none of that stuff really matters the moment that you feel the efficiency, responsiveness and control the Arktos gives you on any terrain. It will truly transform what you thought you could do on the mountain.
By comparison the Sine Suspension rides a bit like a VPP, or Virtual Pivot Point, bike. The Arktos is poppy, quick and fun but has a more refined feel particularly early in the travel where it has better small bump compliance and tracking than a typical VPP.
Semi-Custom and Custom Colorway Options
Alchemy offers a version of the Sine Suspension Arktos frame manufactured here in the United States – that’s right, a carbon chassis built domestically…
The US Alchemy Arktos frames are built to order with a six to eight week lead time and offer semi-custom and custom colorway options! Check out a recent blog about the design process on a custom Alchemy Arktos!
You’re already on the cutting edge with your new Alchemy, take it to the next level with a unique, personalized color choice.
Both custom color options as well as full custom designs are available, at an additional price.
Need help with the design? BikeCo has resources to help you proof your bike prior to production in order to ensure your new dream bike is perfect for you. Contact our staff for more details and to develop a finalized price on your concept.
Ready to get the ball rolling on your custom USA made frame? Reach out to our staff and let’s get started with colors, artistic concept and a price. (Exact pricing is based on artwork requirements and will be discussed prior to production)
ALCHEMY ARKTOS FRAMESET FEATURES
- Wheel size: 650b/27.5″
- Max tire clearance: 2.4″
- Boost 148 mm rear spacing
- Travel: 150mm / 6″
- Fox Float X shock
- Bottom bracket: 73 mm threaded
- Seat post: 31.6 mm
- Headset: IS41 upper – IS52 lower
- Drive train: 1x
Check out the standard Alchemy Arktos frame here!