26 still ain't dead.

Somerset-based frame builders BTR have just announced the completion of their 100th frame. And although it won’t be everyone’s up of tea it’s a great example of what custom frame builders can get done for you.

This 100th bike is for a very tall German who clearly likes progressive modern slack, long ‘n’ low geometry but doesn’t want to leave 26in wheels behind. Fair play.

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Now this bike is certainly eye-catching no matter what your personal preferences. And everyone likes to look at pics of a well put together steel frame. So we’ve put as many pics in this story as we could!

The price of a BTR Fabrications’ Ranger frame is £1,000. They’re not just only doing frames on their own these days though. Complete bikes are now available from BTR by the way. A complete Ranger starts from £2,800.

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The build kit features SRAM XX1 drivetrain, Hope Tech DH rims on Hope Pro4 hubs built by August Bicycles, Renthal cockpit, Maxxis High Roller II Exo TR tyres, DMR Vault pedals…no expense spared then!

It sports an integrated seat clamp, in BTR’s signature raw finish.


Tam from BTR: “The bike is a perfect display of our capabilities, blending traditional 26” wheels and steel frame with cutting edge geometry and a dream-spec build kit.”

“Frame #100 is a huge milestone for BTR. We’ve come such a long way since #001, back in the shed, and it’s all shown in this bike; from the stronger, lighter and sleeker Ranger frame to the range of quality components we’ve supplied to complete the build.”










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“The ability to offer builds like this is the culmination of a lot of work and continuous progress over the past 4 ½ years. It’s great to be able to offer build kits tailored to the customer just like our frames are.”