Tanglefoot Hardtack Core Crafted Rival 12 speed 27.5 Bike

Size:XS Blue
Handlebar Width:40cm
Stem Choice:Aluminum Creemee (Black)

Wanna Tanglefoot Hardtack but don't need to pick out every last detail?  Dig the Core Crafted Hardtack Build.  We've put together a nice Core build that saves hundreds of dollars off a custom Hardtack.  You can customize it in all the right places: bars, stem, bar tape, pedals, and saddle.  Every last bit of this bike is stuff we ride and like.  No filler, no fluff.  It's even got our favorite 12 speed mod from Ratio Technology, so you can have a quick pavement gear and a super low off road touring gear.  

 The Hardtack comes in 4 different drop bar specs and 4 different flat bar specs.  You've landed on the 27.5 Rival 12 speed build, which is ideal for singletrack, gnarly dirt roads, loaded off road touring, and occasional pavement. If you want something less mountain oriented, check out the 700c build here.

Spec highlights include Bitex hubs laced to Velocity Blunt 35 rims, Paul Klamper brakes, a Discord stem and the best in class Nitto S92 seatpost.  Plenty of other stuff to love on there too.  More specs when you scroll down.

Core Crafted bikes allow you to customize the fit and look of the bike, but they are not custom bikes.  If you want say, White Industries hubs, or a Dynamo set up, or an E13 cassette instead the stock unit, that's a full custom bike, which we're happy to build for you.  Core Crafted bikes let you customize bar width, bar tape, pedals, bottle cages and stem set up.  

How it works:  Have a friend help measure your pubic bone height.  THIS IS CRUCIAL.  Do the measurement 3 times, and take the highest of the 3 numbers.  Please put your PBH in the order comments!  Also put your desired bar height in: top of bars level with saddle (very aggressive fit), 1" higher (standard fit) or 2" higher (touring, relaxed fit).

Do the same for your shoulder width, measured from Acromion Process to Acromion Process.  That's the bony spur at the top of your shoulder socket.  Measure with arms relaxed.  If you are either super jacked or heavier, go up 2cm to get your bar width.  If not, round up to the nearest centimeter.  IE 43cm shoulders get 44cm bars.  44cm shoulders get 44cm bars.  

Your PBH plus your height determines your stem reach.  

Extra Small Frameset:  76cm to 78cm PBH, rider height from 5' to 5'4".  Creemee Aluminum stem recommended for all rider heights, Creemee Chromo recommended for heavier riders or riders with hand numbness issues or back / neck pain.  

Small frameset:  77-80cm PBH, rider height 5'4" to 5'8".   Creemee stem (either style) for 5'4 to 5'6", 5'8" use the Peeper stem.

Medium Frameset:  80cm to 84cm PBH, rider height 5'8 to 5'11".  Creemee stem (either style) for 5'8 to 5'9", 5'10+ use the Peeper stem.

Large Frameset: 84cm to 87cm PBH, rider height between 5'11 and 6'1.  Creemee stem (either style) for 5'11 , 6' plus use the Peeper stem.

Extra Large:  88-98 PBH,  Riders between 6'2 and 6'8". Creeme stem either style for riders 6'2-6'4, 6'5+ use Chromo Peeper stem.

Once you've added your selection to the cart, you'll wanna snag pedals, bottle cages, bar tape (gel is included in the price of the base build here) and a saddle.  If you want the tires set up tubeless, we're happy to do that as well.  You can add that to your cart here.  If you would like use to install a dropper that uses a SRAM left brifter as the trigger, you can add that here.  You don't have to get this stuff from us, we can ship the bike without any of it, but it would be cool if you did!  

The Hardtack can take up to 5 bottle cages, so if you mix and match 2 King Manything cages, a Widefoot Liter Cage and two simworks John Cages, let us know in the comments where you want them installed, IE on the fork, downtube, under the downtube, or seat tube.  

After you've added it all to the cart and submitted your order, we'll get cracking on building it up.  This usually takes 30 days or less. 

Shipping is invoiced after we have boxed and weighed the bike.  We ship via bikeflights with full insurance. 

The bike will arrive having been test ridden, with cables pre bedded in.  You will have to install the pedals, bars (which will be preset up and wrapped, optimal tilt noted so it will be a snap to install), put the front wheel on and bolt on the rotors.  Slow poke mechanics will be at it for 45 minutes, reasonably fast folks could have the bike ready in 15 minutes.  All assembly and packing is done at Analog by Kat or Mark.   

Frameset:  Tanglefoot Hardtack frame and fork

Headset:  Rollcii, sealed angular contact bearing

Bars.  Ritchey Beacon Comp

Stem:  Discord

Left lever:  SRAM Rival 1

Right Lever:  SRAM 22 modified with Ratio Technology kit to 12 speed

Crankset:  SRAM DUB GX Eagle 32t 

Bottom Bracket:  SRAM Dub

Chain:  SRAM GX 12 speed

Brakes:  Paul Klamper Short Pull with Rever Rotors 160mm

Cassette.  SRAM GX 12 speed

Rear Derailleur:  GX Eagle

Wheelset.  Velocity branded Bitex hubs built. inthe US with butted spokes to Velcity Blunt 35 rims

Tubeless tape:  Velocity

Tires:  Continental Cross King 27.5 x 2.6 Tubeless ready 

Tubes:  Teravail


Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Orders received for products without shipping restrictions on its product page will ship the same business day when received before 12:00 p.m. PST. Orders in high demand will have an estimated production time listed on its product page and will ship according to the date listed.

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