Alchemy Arktos 29 GX Complete, USA Built Custom
Alchemy Arktos 29 GX Complete with 12sp Eagle is available at BikeCo.com. The Arktos 29 GX complete features Fox suspension, XT brakes and Mavic wheels with the option to upgrade to Enve M730 wheels for the ultimate Enduro setup!
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Alchemy Arktos 29 GX Complete Build, US Made Frame
The Alchemy Arktos 29 GX complete is the entry level priced, 12sp Eagle build offered by Alchemy. The Arktos 29 GX build is highlighted with Fox Suspension and 1×12 GX Eagle drivetrain. Additionally riders can choose to upgrade to Enve M730 wheels. The GX Eagle has been one of the most popular drivetrains in the past two seasons with its huge 10-50t range and incredible performance for the budget.
BikeCo.com offers the Alchemy complete builds, GX Eagle, XT & XTR, not to mention customs in a variety of price points. Dreaming of something different? In that case, don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff to spec exactly what you want. We will work with you to hit your budget, build, as well as artistic goals.
Check out the Alchemy Arktos 29 Custom Complete Builder for a custom build experience.
Thinking about a US made Arktos? Start designing the perfect color layout with our Custom Arktos Visualizer!
Sine Suspension 140mm travel, 29″, USA Built Custom Color Carbon Frame
The Alchemy Arktos 29 is a a brand new bike from Alchemy and it is the ultimate trail weapon. With long travel 29ers becoming more popular and preferred for some riders, the Arktos 29 is one to add to your short list of bikes. The bike is playful and responsive while maintaining a controlled stable feel.
The Arktos 29 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. With Alchemy’s Sine suspension the Arktos 29 is one of the best pedaling trail bikes that is capable of tackling the rowdiest of EWS descents.
The Arktos 29 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 29 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 29 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 29 frame manufactured here in the United States – that’s right, a carbon chassis built domestically…
The US Alchemy Arktos 29 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 in the first place 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 frame’s graphics to ensure your new dream bike is perfect for you. By all means contact our staff for more details and to develop a finalized price on your concept.
In the mean time – check out a gallery of custom colorways we’ve worked on with clients so far!
Ready to get the ball rolling on your custom USA made frame? Reach out to our staff and let’s get you dialed in with colors, artistic concept and a price. (Exact pricing is based on artwork requirements and will be discussed prior to production)
ALCHEMY ARKTOS 29 FRAMESET FEATURES
- Wheel size: 29″
- Max tire clearance: 2.5″
- Super Boost+ 157 mm rear spacing
- Travel: 140mm / 5.5″ rear, 160mm / 6.2″ Front
- Shock: Fox Float DPX2
- Bottom bracket: 73 mm threaded, ISCG05 under BB mount
- Seat post: 31.6 mm with internal dropper routing
- Headset: IS42 upper – IS52 lower for tapered steerer
- Drive train: 1x only
- Shock Size: 8.5×2.5″
- Hardware: 8mmx22mm
- Chainring Clearance: 38t (need 3mm offset ring for SRAM Eagle)
- Bearings: Enduro BB 3930 LLU and BB MR 21531 LLU MAX
- Brake Mount: Post mount 74mm for 160mm rotor standard
Alchemy Arktos GX Eagle Complete Spec
|Fork||Fox 34 Float Performance GRIP|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPX2|
|Headset||Cane Creek 40 Series ZS44/ZS56|
|Handlebar||Race Face Aeffect R*|
|Stem||Race Face Aeffect R*
*Upgrade to Enve Mountain Bar / Stem +$300
|Rotors||SRAM CleanSweep 180/200mm|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Factory|
|Saddle||Fizik Monte Alloy|
|Cranks||SRAM GX Eagle 30t|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Cassette||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Wheels||Mavic XA Light 29”*
*Upgrade to ENVE M Series +$2000
|Tires||Maxxis Minion DHR 2.5/Minion DHR 2.4|
*spec subject to change from Alchemy Cycles
To clarify some of the details about the Alchemy Sine Suspension check out this quick video from designer David Earle:
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Alchemy Arktos 29 Geometry & Size Interactive Comparison
Compare reach, stack and wheelbase across the Arktos 29 size range with BikeCo.com's interactive builder.
Want to compare the Arktos 29 with other Trail & Enduro 29ers?
Check out our Interactive Geo Comparison Here
Alchemy Arktos Frame Geometry
Dimensions in CM
|Seat Tube Length||410||450||483||518|
|Effective Top Tube||580||610||630||665|
|Head Tube Length||100||110||125||140|
|Head Tube Angle||66||66||66||66|
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5||74.5||74.5||74.5|
|Chain Stay Length||438.5||438.5||438.5||438.5|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||34||34||34||34|
|Est. BB Height||343||343||343||343|
*wheelbase based on 44mm offset fork
Maximize your suspension’s performance with BikeCo Pro Tunes
BikeCo offers proprietary Pro Tune services on the majority of Fox forks and rear shocks.
Fox Suspension is the pinnacle of performance, reliability, and longevity in our industry. Stock Fox suspension comes out of the box with a fairly aggressive tune – which is terrific for powerful, strong, aggressive riders with high ground speeds. Sounds like their World Cup DH and Enduro riders, right?
Pro Tune services calibrate the incredible performance of Fox suspension into a narrower band personalized to your riding specifics.
Utilizing a combination of proprietary lube oils, improved upper to lower fork fit, shim stack configuration, updated oil flow, unmatched bleed quality, and a few other trade secrets BikeCo Pro Tunes improve tracking, small bump compliance, minimize brake dive, run cooler (equating to more predictable performance from top to bottom of your descent), operates comfortably in a wide range of temperature (we test from freezing to 100 degrees), improves oil circulation, extends service intervals and more.
The most important advantage of Pro Tune suspension? Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced pro: suspension that works will let you ride more confidently. You will ride faster and have more fun with BikeCo Pro Tune Suspension.
To ensure that your suspension is dialed in our staff will review your riding experience, aspirations, ground speeds, size (height and weight) as well as specific chassis. BikeCo stands behind our Pro Tune service with a 30 day retune service if you feel that your particular riding requires a shift in tuning. BikeCo also offers discounted disposition retunes as your skillset progress if required.
After the Pro Tune your suspension only requires standard levels of maintenance in the future. To maintain the best performance BikeCo recommends sending the suspension in (we use proprietary lube oils, have specific bleed techniques, etc) although standard Fox oils can be used. Standard lubes will compromise some of the finite tune but with the other Pro Tune modifications a standard lube shock will still out perform stock.
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Pricing, Incentives, Upgrades & Questions – BikeCo has you covered
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Chris and Landon lead the BikeCo sales team and are always up to date with the best deals for clients at all levels and across all riding styles. Years of experience on trail with a variety of the best frames, suspension, wheels, tires and accessories means the staff at BikeCo is able to help you define which components will best compliment your riding (conversely we can help steer you away from problematic gear as well).
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Enjoy some of our favorite shots of the Alchemy Arktos in this photo gallery!