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