The new Fitwell Schratz takes their five sizes and three fits philosophy and marries that with a bike made to fit just about any terrain you throw at it. The result? A bike that works for just about anything and anyone.
Depending on frame size, it’s ready for 27.5″ or 29er wheels with up to 2.0″ mountain bike tires (or 700×35 up to 700×50). The frame comes in three versions, with geometry for racers, enthusiasts and casual riders. Those go from aggressively low position to a very upright one, and it’s actually done with different frames, not just cockpit parts. Throw in suspension corrected geometry for a 100mm fork and this ambitious project might be as close to the elusive one bike quiver we’ve been dreaming of. Oh, and you can grab a frame for as little as $155 during their Kickstarter launch…
For the low, low price of ~$275 retail (but, seriously, check out the Kickstarter deals…as low as $155 early bird), you’ll get a butted chromoly Schratz frame. Throw in a few more ducats and pick between a rigid steel or carbon fiber fork.
Up your pledge to $850 and you’ll get a complete bike equipped with Shimano Sora 9sp with Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes. Or promise $1,700 and you’ll get that bike with a carbon fork and Shimano 105 with hydraulic disc brakes.
The frame uses a standard 68mm threaded BB shell, 44mm headtube and 135mm QR rear end, making it easy to take a lot of your old parts and move them to a new, more capable and fun frame. Check out the Kickstarter Campaign for geometry charts and full specs.