Almost a year to the day from showing their first mountain bike at the Fort William World cup, Trillion is back with their second. Part of the ever expanding Liberty House, Trillion Cycles was launched at the London Bike Show last year and is now focusing on mountain bikes moving forward. After introducing the 160mm travel Prime hardtail, they’re dropping the travel to create the all new Shug.

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Trillion Cycles doubles up with 130mm Shug Hardtail

Like the Prime, the Shug is made in Scotland by the craftsmen of Shand – which is also now  part of the technology division of Liberty. What started as the “lunch time project” of Shand’s Fraser Glass with the Shand Hoolet, eventually morphed into the Trillion Shug – a 130mm trail friendly hardtail with clearance for 27.5 x 3.0″ or 29 x 2.6″ tires.

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Trillion Cycles doubles up with 130mm Shug Hardtail

Made from Reynolds 853 for the front triangle, the rear uses Dedacciai chain and seat stays. Built to be fairly long and slack, the frame features a 64º head tube angle and 74º seat tube angle.

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Internal dropper post compatible, the frame also includes a 73mm threaded bottom bracket and a 12 x 148mm thru axle.

Trillion Cycles doubles up with 130mm Shug Hardtail

Trillion Cycles doubles up with 130mm Shug Hardtail

Available in S-XL frame sizes, the 2.1kg frames come in a choice of 14 colors and the company hopes to eventually have the lead time down to just three weeks for a built to order bike. Sold as a frame and fork, the frames will be sold with a 29″ Cane Creek Helm for £1,595.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Typically gorgeous bike from Steve and co, but I think if I was buying one I’d skip Trillion and get it direct from Shand, much nicer paintwork.

  2. Beautiful, but it’s like they got to the BB and said “f*ck it” and didn’t finish the bike right. It’s lazy engineering and design to stick 435mm chainstays on such a bike ruins it. Not like there aren’t a dozen brands on that side of the pond to get some basic design cues from to get the stays down to 425-415, and still get a 2.8 or 3.0 in the back in B+ or a 2.5-2.6 tire in 29.

    Everything else looks great but I’m bummed they got lazy literally towards the end.

    • Such short chainstays wouldn’t make sense with this slack headangle. Its not about what’s possible its about what works,my friend 😉

    • Andy’s right! The biggest plus of short chainstays is that they make the front wheel easy to lift. A slack HA has the same effect, because it pushes the weight of the bike way out front of the rider. Combining a slack HA with short CSs will sure make a bike easy to wheelie or manual- including when going up steep trail. Which is not what you want on an all-rounder kind of bike! Plus- larger wheels (as in, bigger than 26″) roll better, so there’s less need to jump over obstacles in the first place- you just plow over them instead with sheer momentum.

    • It sounds like it will eventually. Shane/Trillion is in the process of tooling up (more on that in another post soon) which should mean more production. We were told that it will likely run about 800GBP for the frame only.

  3. Its like my Jamis Dragon Pro has been reincarnated into a slack 29er from its previous old school xc 26er guise. I like it.

  4. Did you know you can ask Shand to rebadge a Trillion as a Shand. Their website says to order a Trillion then email them afterwards if you want Shand stickers etc.

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