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NS Bikes Decade Frame 2014

The Decade is a high end alloy hardtail that's proved itself in various applications. The frame was not only used by dirt jumpers who prefer the feel of alloy frames but also by 4X racers and pump track riders. The name is not a coincidence as it’s now 10 years since NS launched their first steel hardtail. We all know that steel is great, but many riders simply prefer the looks and feel of big rigid tubes. The frame shares many of the tubes and the same style as the NS Soda full suspension frames. It features a removable ISCG mount (included), removable derailleur hanger (included), headtube to fit semi integrated headset, and is designed to work with forks from 100 - 140mm of travel. The frame is incredibly strong yet still very light at just over 2.1kg. The Decade's geometry is based on the Majesty Dirt and just like their flagship steel hardtail, the Decade also features sweet arched seat stay bridges to give lots of tyre clearance.

Specifications:

  • Material: AL6061+AL6066 T6 custom formed and butted tubes, smooth ‘double pass’ welding in critical areas
  • Recommended Fork Travel: Dirt: 100 -140mm,
  • Top Tube (physical cc): 574mm / 22.6”
  • Chain Stays: 381mm / 15.0” slammed
  • Frame Size: 312mm / 12.3”
  • Head Tube: ZS semi integrated (ID44mm),
  • Forks: fits forks with standard 11/8” steertubes * forks with taper 1.5 11/8” steertubes can fit ZS44/44 headtube using special headsets with external lower cup (FSA Orbit ITAA, ITAB, Cane Creek XX44)
  • Head Tube Stack: 115mm / 4.5”
  • BB: Standard MTB English 1.37x24tpi fits 73mm BBs with ISCG05, fits 68mm external BBs when ISCG05 tabs removed (pls use 1x 2.5mm BB spacer on drive side, instead of two)
  • Biggest Chainring: up to ~34t
  • Rear Hub: MTB hub spacing O.L.D 135x10mm, suggested bolt on hubs, IS2000 disk brake mount
  • Brakes: Disk Brake Mount IS (International Standard), max rotor size: up to 185mm
  • Rear Derailleur: optional hanger included
  • Front Derailleur: not compatible
  • Seat Post/Clamp: 30.9mm / 34.9mm
  • Max Seatpost Insertion: 200mm
  • Max Tyre: 26 x 2.4”
  • Weight: ~2.15kg

Geometry with 485mm axle to crown fork (~100mm travel):

  • Top Tube (Physical C-C): 574mm / 22.6”
  • Head Tube Angle: 69.5
  • Seat Tube Angle: 67.5
  • Frame Size: 312mm / 12.3”
  • BB Height: 12mm
  • Chain Stays: 381mm / 15.0” Slammed
  • Wheel Base: 1028mm

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