Sklar Launches the Sweet Spot All-Mountain Steel Hardtail

Sklar Bikes has gained notoriety in the custom bike world for pushing the envelope with progressively designed Titanium and steel mountain bikes and all-road bikes. This summer Sklar is taking their award-winning mountain bike geometry mainstream with a stock build,trail-focused mountain bike.

The Sweet Spot – it can be a lot of things. for example, the amazing places that this bike will take you to. Or the well-balanced design that makes for efficient climbing and confident descending on rides short and long. It is not a 6” trail bike that flies down hills but drags going up, nor is it an XC race rig that climbs like a breeze but lacks stability in descent. The Sklar Sweet Spot came to be through designing, building and riding hundreds of different mountain bikes over the past decade. In that time Sklar has refined geometry and materials to create a mountain bike that truly does it all. It’s called the Sweet Spot.

Made in the USA from the finest 4130 tubing available, each sweet spot is built to order with a 3 month approximate lead time, less than a fourth of Sklar’s normal custom frame lead time.

Three build options are available. Frame only ($2850), an “Alloy Build” featuring SRAM GX and a RockShox Pike ($7,430), of the all-out “Carbon build” that comes kitted with XX1 and parts from Enve Composites ($11,110)

Geometry 

*All dimensions in mm unless otherwise stated
SWEET SPOT SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
STACK 608 646 661
REACH 467 487 518
EFF. TOP TUBE 635 669 705
FRONT CENTER 770 810 836
BB HEIGHT 309 317 319
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 65.5° 65.5° 66.5°
EFF. SEAT TUBE ANGLE  

74.5°

 

74

 

73.9°

CHAINSTAY LENGTH 427 427 427
AXLE TO CROWN 532 561 561
FORK TRAVEL 130 150 150
FORK OFFSET 51 51 51
WHEELBASE 1187 1229 1256
SEAT TUBE LENGTH 350 445 460
STANDOVER HEIGHT 778 846 864

Other Frame Details

  • 150mm travel (M, L) 130mm travel (S)
  • 148mm Boost rear end
  • 3D printed Stainless steel chainstay yoke allows for up to 2.8” tires with a standard boost chain line
  • 3 bottle cage bosses (Seat tube, inside down tube, under down tube)
  • 180mm post mount rear brake