What can I say? Everyone dreams of having there own signature frame. I can’t even tell you how long ago I put this dream to the back of my mind.
When you get the opportunity from one of your heroes, what kind of frame design would I do?
After much brainstorming, and looking at the good and bad points of some of my favorite frames.
I broke it down to a simple question, “What kind of frame would I like to buy?”
There were a few things I knew very quickly, I wanted a 19.5 TT, a low top tube, a small gusset on the front end, Big daddy esque style, essentially a very simple frame, elegant lines.
Of course the name of the frame is an obvious one, the decision for graphics wasn’t so easy, I didn’t want the frame to have an “E-frame” sticker as that would be like saying what frame is that? The E-frame “frame”. It doesn’t have to be said, people will see the “E” and make that connection. The flatmatters part of course was much easier.
So…I wanted an “E” somewhere on the frame, when I saw Martti’s Holiday frame, it made sense to have the “E” in the same place, and have some subtle familiarity between the frames.
After previously riding the Zion Focus for two years, I knew that wanted the TT a lil bit longer for me, the back end was perfect, so I took the same length on the back end to my frame, with 19.5 TT on the front.
I will of course put the frame through a testing period, before it goes into production!
I hope you like the “E” frame!
Material: CR-MO 4130
Heat treatment: Headtube, BB and Dropout
– TT length : 19.55″
– CS length : 12.75″
– HT angle : 74.5 degrees
– ST angle : 70 degrees
– BB Height : 11.7″
– 14mm laser cut dropouts (Sample frame only)
– Bottom bracket type: Spanish
– Integrated headset
– Integrated chain tensioner
– Removable gyro tab, cable guide, brake mount.
Weight: 4.1 lbs.
Frame Colours: Blue and Black.