ASCEND FRAMES

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The original AscenD 19’’ frame design is the foundation design of our 2018 line of AscenD frames. A classic flatland size for a frame combining maximum functionality and aesthetics, a frame that gives both space and a beautiful line to the bike. 
We also found the best durability / weight ratio. Every rider on the team has his own way to ride, progress and explore new motion territories but all of them share the need for resistance and momentum.

We’ve been riding the AscenD 19’’ since its creation, 6 years ago : 6 great years of fun and progression on our bikes. The goal was to make a frame inspired by the riding we wanted to learn—not the trends of the market, and make this frame a classic design that would stand the test of time. More and more riders of all ages and riding styles take notice and are expecting more size options of AscenD frames to match their needs.

This year we not only wanted to continue with our line based around that unique and, from now on, recognised Heresy design, but to improve it with a reinforced design and integrated chain tensioners:

19’’ (flatland) 

19,5’’ (flatland)
20’’ (flatland, street) 

20,5’’ (flatland, street) 



Far from being just a suite of different sizes of the same frame, these 4 AscenD frames have been created as 2 pairs :

The 19,5’’ is paired with the 19’’, only different in design by the length of its front triangle.

The 20’’ and 20,5’’ are « natural » evolutions of the 19’’ as well : we had been dreaming of these frames as the combination of classic elements (BB height, standover) meeting the progressive AscenD design. The result is two longer but responsive frames with a unique design, crossing over the blurred lines of two worlds who have never shared so much riding than in recent years : 

The AscenD 20’’ and 20,5’’ are a special evolution of the AscenD design. Again we’ve dreamt about these frames to realise. The goal was double : to develop two longer flatland frames without losing quickness and to enable flatlanders to ride street/skatepark too, all with the same bike. We hear all the time about how much flatland has infiltrated street in recent years but what if these AscenD frames even gave the chance to flatlanders to bring more to the table? Or simply let them have more fun by opening up new terrains to their riding. We were not interested in making another street frame you can ride « some » flatland with or another double diamond flat frame too short for street. The AscenD 20,5’’ makes the rider feel like he’s riding with the quickness, control and functionality of his flatland bike, except his flat bike is now long and strong enough to ride the street, the plaza and the deep end bowl ! Flatland frames you can ride street and park with. More riding ideas, more freedom.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS :
19’’ (flatland) :
19’’ / 12,7’’-13,3’’ / 75° / 71° / BB 12,35’’ / Thickened straight gauge top and down tubes / Tire clearance 1,95’’ / 6mm thick CNC laser cut 14mm drop-outs with integrated chain tensioners / Brakeless or with removable brake mounts & cable guides / 2,055kg

19,5’’ (flatland) :
19,5’’ / 12,7’’-13,3’’ / 75° / 71° / BB 12,35’’ / Thickened straight gauge top and down tubes / Tire clearance 1,95’’ / 6mm thick CNC laser cut 14mm drop-outs with integrated chain tensioners / Brakeless or with removable brake mounts & cable guides / 2,085kg

20’’ (flatland/street) :
20’’ / 13’’- 13,6’’ / 75° / 70° / BB 11,8’’ / Thickened straight gauge down tube and double butted top tube / Tire clearance 2,10’’ / 6mm thick CNC laser cut 14mm drop-outs with integrated chain tensioners / Brakeless or with removable brake mounts & cable guides / 2,100kg 


20,5’’ (flatland/street) :
20,5’’ / 13’’- 13,6’’ / 75,5° / 70° / BB 11,8’’ / Thickened straight gauge down tube and double butted top tube / Tire clearance 2,10’’ / 6mm thick CNC laser cut 14mm drop-outs with integrated chain tensioners / Brakeless or with removable brake mounts & cable guides / 2,150kg

COLOURS : ED BLACK, MAT POLISHED RAW, SILKY SAND limited edition
Note : HY Grey pictured above is not available on the 2018 production

 
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