PIPEDREAM BIKES SKOOKUM 29r
At the beginning of the season, Pipedream Bikes released a limited run of their 29r hardtail frame built out of Reynolds 951 stainless, (limited to only 100 of the steel frames produced) which is shown below at the bottom of this article.
They had such a great response out of it, Pipedream designers decided they would go after at a better price point for their newest 2013 Skookum 29er hardtail project. For this bike, they have utilized some Reynolds 853 steel tubes for the construction. They went one step farther using the new Reynolds DZB variety that has thicker tube walls that taper near the ends to get the strongest weld joint possible. The other innovative frame features include a coupling near the rear axle so you can set it up with a Carbon Gates belt drive system, as well as having singlespeed and geared dropouts, making it a very versatile 29 inch steel mtb frame with a host of choices along with the capability to tune your wheelbase length as well.
They have also given thought to the trail crowd by making it compatible for a 30.9 dropper seatpost, along with a tall 12omm suspension fork. While the frame geometry specs are dialed for the 100mm fork, the DZB tubing and oversized downtube allow for it handle the longer travel fork.
The new Skookum has a modernized tapered head tube, that joins the Pipedream Ti model they have been producing for the last couple of years.
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The Pipedream 29 uses Reynolds 931 stainless tubing to meld new with old craft. These were a run of 100 total frames, possibly the bike most of us learned to explore singletrack on, but only with modern geometry to modernize the handling characteristics. The frames were designed to hit the scale below the four pound mark, having tube walls with the same tensile strength as 3/2.5 titanium at the same comparable weight.