The correct frame size influences the performance of the entire bike. Yet it is not only the frame size that is to fit the rider, but also the wheel size. That is why our frames, depending on the frame size and the body height of the rider can be built with different wheel sizes (26”, 27.5” and 29”) and are thus perfectly adapted to the rider’s individual expectations.
Depending on the frame size, these are the smallest front wheel sizes possible:
- S - ..... 27.5"
- M - ..... 29"
- L - ..... 29"
- XL- ..... 29"
With our patented DuoLink design, it is possible to ride two different wheel sizes in the rear without negatively influencing the height of the bottom bracket, the steering angle or the seat angle. This outstanding modification option, called DuoLink, adds no more than 10 g to the weight of the frame, but offers an unprecedented variety of wheel size options without ruining the geometry of the bike.
Depending on the frame size, the following wheel sizes can be mounted in the rear:
- S - ..... 26" / 27.5"
- M - ..... 27.5" / 29"
- L - ..... 27.5" / 29"
- XL - ..... 27.5" / 29“
We do not know of a second manufacturer putting this much effort into their frames.
Because of the different setup possibilities, there is a large number of different geometry combinations and it is not possible to display these in a traditional geometry table. This is why we have developed a geometry generator which will give you the exact geometry of your preferred setup.
…or: two rear frames in one.
Depending on the size of the rear wheel, the 101 can be adapted with two different positions. The front position is for smaller wheel sizes as recommended, the rear position for big ones.
When changing the rear end of the 101 MK1, the drop out is not only shifted backwards but also adapted upwards and downwards. This is how it perfectly meets the geometry requirements of different wheel sizes without compromises.
It goes without saying that the individual frame sizes are designed for different wheel sizes already.
Changing the length of a frame rather than its overall size.
The most important points of a frame are the links of rider and bike, it is where the hands, the feet and back meet the bike. Everything in between is nothing but the joint of fork, saddle, handlebar and so forth. This is why we have decided to build a bike with oversize measurements, where all tubes, including the seatpost, feature comparatively big inner tube diameters. This allows for a small and extraordinarily stiff frame triangle as well as for frames that are categorized as to their length, not to their actual height.
Advice: Find possible wheel size combination in our geometry configurator.
In order to achieve an optimal geometry compensation, the distances between the holes of the DuoLink design are adapted to the individual frame sizes. The position of all top tubes of 101 frames in sizes -M-, -L- and -XL- are identical. Due to the 480 mm long 34,8 mm oversize seatpost, the saddle can adjusted to the optimal seat height at all times. For -L- and -XL- frames, the seat tube is slightly longer for optical as well as static reasons.
As the top tube remains unaltered, tall riders with shorter legs can ride a long frame without having the room to move the legs limited in any way. Riders with a shorter body but long legs, on the other hand, can choose a shorter frame that fits their actual body size and adapt it with the help of the long seatpost. Frames in size -S- feature a top tube that is 15 mm lower than a size -M- frame. Advice: Do not forget to adapt the length of the crankset.