Dartmoor Hornet Frame

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The Good:

This bike is super stiff and strong. looks amazing and clean lines

The Bad:

not a huge dealer network in North America

Overall Review:

The geometry is a perfect blend between a 27.5 wheeled dirt jumper and playful enduro. The bike is super stiff, not an ideal long trail ride bike but that is not what this bike was designed around. The reach is a little long. I normally ride a large frame (and originally ordered a large but had to exchange for a medium) so if you are in between sizes go down a size. The long front end can be a good thing for a tall rider, just know the sizes run large. My first ride i was able to hit up 25 ft doubles with speed and the bike never flinched or felt twitchy. The seat height is really low, which is amazing for a playful bike, but plan on putting a 170mm dropper.

Overall Review:

The geometry is a perfect blend between a 27.5 wheeled dirt jumper and playful enduro. The bike is super stiff, not an ideal long trail ride bike but that is not what this bike was designed around. The reach is a little long. I normally ride a large frame (and originally ordered a large but had to exchange for a medium) so if you are in between sizes go down a size. The long front end can be a good thing for a tall rider, just know the sizes run large. My first ride i was able to hit up 25 ft doubles with speed and the bike never flinched or felt twitchy. The seat height is really low, which is amazing for a playful bike, but plan on putting a 170mm dropper. 

Specifications

Product Dartmoor Hornet Frame
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
S, M, L View Geometry
Size S M L
Top Tube Length 595mm 620mm 650mm
Head Tube Angle 65.0° 65.0° 65.0°
Head Tube Length 120mm 120mm 120mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.0° 73.0° 73.0°
Seat Tube Length 380mm 410mm 440mm
Bottom Bracket Height 30mm drop 30mm drop 30mm drop
Chainstay Length 425mm 425mm 425mm
Wheelbase 1151mm 1176mm 1206mm
Standover 805mm 805mm 805mm
Reach 405mm 430mm 450mm
Stack 620mm 620mm 620mm
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 aluminum tubing with internal dropper post cable routing
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, IS42/IS52
Bottom Bracket BSA/ISO 73mm
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 12mm x 142mm
Front Derailleur Size 1x drivetrain only
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Max Tire Size 27.5" x 2.8"
ISCG Tabs Yes
Bottle Cage Mounts No
Colors Scout Green
Black on Black
Red Devil
Pearl Black with green stickers
Warranty Contact distributor in the country where frame was purchased for details
Weight
  • 5 lb 11.7 oz (2,600 g)
  • 5 lb 13.5 oz (2,650 g)
  • 5 lb 15.2 oz (2,700 g)
Miscellaneous Model year 2018
Recommended fork travel: 140mm-180mm
1x drivetrain only
Internal dropper post cable routing
Price N/A
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