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Tantrum Cycles is almost ready for prime time. Literally. After introducing their prototypes with their novel Missing Link suspension system, Brian Berthold took to Kickstarter with a successful campaign to get the first batch of bikes up and running.

IB17: Tantrum Cycles makes it to production, gets noticed by Adventure Capitalists

In addition to showing finished production bikes at Interbike, Brian also had some news in the way of a cameo on an upcoming episode of Adventure Capitalists. After getting wind of his design, the show reached out to Brian and wanted him to appear on the season premier which will air on October 10, on CNBC.

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As for the bikes, Brian says that he’s delivered about 10 so far, with another 30 or so to go to fulfill the Kickstarter orders. Once that is complete, he has another batch of 100 frames that is scheduled to arrive in December.

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For the Kickstarter backers he’s doing some wild finishes like this hammered look, but don’t expect this for production. Apparently the powdercoating is too costly and time intensive, so the production bikes will likely be limited to a few pre-selected options.

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Once available, the bikes will be offered in the Meltdown (160/150mm travel 27.5″ bike), the Outburst (130mm travel 29er), and the Shining (a 160mm travel 29er). Then there’s also still the option for a 29″ front and 27.5″ back wheel. All of the frame configurations use the same front and rear triangle, but the rocker, dropouts, and shock differ to keep the geometry in check.

There’s even an option in tire clearance based on the dropouts selected – with the 27.5″ dropouts the bike will clear up to 2.6″ tires, but with the 29″ dropouts the bike will fit up to 3.2″ rubber giving you the option for a plus build as well.

Colors are TBD, but expect pricing to be around $2,400 at this point for a frame with a DVO Topaz rear shock.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. I hate stupid kids! Do you know CV Brian Berthold??? He work in Formula 1, Formula Indy, he work for Kona Bikes. Suport from Serbia!!! Go for it!!!

  2. Wonder how many more items DVO would have sold to date without lime green being in the equation? Then they up their game with a brown fork.
    The stuff may be the bomb, but you know the matchy matchy types aren’t going for it (unless you can build the whole bike around it like intense did)

    • DVOs stuff is pretty great. If you’re the kind of guy that doesn’t really care about performance, but needs to make sure your new fork will match your purse or whatever it is you’re so worried about, RockShox has you covered.

    • i can’t speak for DVO, but I think they are doing great, pretty much making things and delivering them as fast as they can. A lot of people like that green. And the black and brown forks are pretty cool. I have the brown fork on the Redrum bike.

    • latest news

      A Tantrum bike
      was what the 1st place winner was riding
      in the 2018 Sea Otter Classic DH

      Karl Lange
      Cat 2, 25-29 DH
      he won this race on a borrowed Tantrum bike that was part of a demo ride earlier in the week
      so…the first-run production bike is proving itself. very first sanctioned race, it got 1st place. bike is legit.

    • +1… headbadge alone is a brand killer.
      Logos are pretty bad as well.
      It makes it look like a cheap/bad brand.
      The owner should have invested and trusted in professionals designers to do the job.

      • While I am not big on the head badge either, you frequently hear this “trust professional designers” mantra, and yet we get some absurd looking crap turned out by companies who do exactly that. That is what gives us things like the troy lee DH pajamas, and bikes that have acronyms pasted all over the frame, constantly reminding you that a particular link uses “FSR technology” or that a given bit was constructed using “OCLV carbon”. As a company you want to shoot for the middle of the taste bell curve of you target market, so really thing thing to do is hire not just a professional designer, but specifically one who’s tastes are aligned with your target, to ensure they have their finger on the pulse, if you will. The problem is, the tastes of the cycling community vary widely, which accounts for the simultaneous existence of both Rapha and Primal Wear clothing lines.

        • Obviously you need to hire designers with aesthetics aligned with the brands, but moreover somebody able to create a brand for you.
          Lots of big brands design is nowdays run by marketers, therefore you see a lot of ugly results.

          I think tantrum bikes appeal would be so much bigger if the branding was more contemporary. And whats up with the saddle on the purple bike?

      • He had a “contest” and, if you can believe it, the current logo is a huge improvement over the first release. It’s a relative comparison…

  3. Definition of tantrum – “a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper.”
    Great name for a bike brand, right?

  4. Hi Everyone, Brian from Tantrum here. All i want to say about the purple bike is…it’s my wife’s. It’s a Small. It’s purple and green. It has her WTB she saddle on it. She likes it that way.

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