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All-City gives the new 27.5″ Log Lady single speed MTB the full reveal

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Admit it. The new Log Lady is a looker. A far cry from many of the technologically advanced marvels that are typically screaming for attention, the Log Lady is built with its own tech – just hidden away beneath the subdued paint.

Finally putting forth their take on a modern suspension corrected mountain bike (not counting the non-suspension corrected Junk Yard Dog), All-City is rolling in with the Log Lady…

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All photos courtesy of All-City

In the world of carbon bikes and hydroformed aluminum frames, steel tubing manipulation often doesn’t get more than a nod for the butting profile. With the right tubing supplier though, there are some cool things that can be done to shape it internally to make stronger and lighter frames. All-City’s new A.C.E. (air hardened custom extruded) tubing is seamless and since it is custom extruded, All-City’s engineers were able to call out precise tube thicknesses. Of particular interest is the “internal gusset.” Instead of using a down tube gusset on the outside of the frame, the downtube is drawn so that it is thicker at the bottom than it is at the top. This reinforces the area that typically calls for an external gusset making for a clean look and a strong frame. The steel is also ED coated which goes a long way towards rust prevention. Compared to some single speeds on the market, the Log Lady is a bit more expensive but the custom tubing and ED coating are touches you won’t find on many cheaper frames.

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Using a 44mm head tube up front, frame can run the 4130 chromoly 5 piece fork that comes with the frameset or any tapered suspension fork with the right headset lower. In addition to a 68mm threaded bottom bracket, Log Lady runs standard 100/135mm QR spacing front and rear. To allow for single speed use, the frames sees investment cast dropouts featuring the Hennepin bridge and built in chain tensioners.

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Designed around 27.5″ wheels with short chain stays and a 100mm fork, All-City calls out the tire clearance as 27.5 x 2.4″. However, they go on to say that the frame also clears a WTB 27.5 x 2.8″ tire on Velocity 35mm rims. Pricing is set for $1499 complete or $899 for the frameset, with bikes arriving at retailers in June.

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Jagshot
Jagshot
6 years ago

I spoke with the log. It said. Stop stealing IP from Twin Peaks.

TheKaiser
TheKaiser
6 years ago
Reply to  Jagshot

…the bicycles are not what they seem…

JR
JR
6 years ago

Not having it 27.5 x 3.0” or 3.25” compatible is a big miss IMO

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
6 years ago
Reply to  JR

Somehow I think AC is going to sell out of these regardless of your mid-fat unicorn.

Pynchonite
Pynchonite
6 years ago

Agreed, if this were spaced to accept 27.5+, they’d already have my money.

satisFACTORYrider
satisFACTORYrider
6 years ago

Rode one Wednesday. great bike. Cool that AC gives zero cares about plus on this bike. simple nod to a yo eddy is what I think it is. plus would be a minus on this bike

Ryan S
Ryan S
6 years ago

Not a + fan myself, I think this bike looks like a great ride. Can anybody that’s seen it in real life address the orange, red, orange/red color? Depending on the various camera settings and monitors, it varies greatly from article to article.

boom
boom
6 years ago

I feel like this would have been a great bike about 5-10 years ago. Sorry, but not 29/27.5+ compatible, no thru-axles, straight steerer fork, and heavy/flexy steel for the frame and fork – all in a price that’s about $100 off of leading alloy SS framesets with carbon forks? Come on AC – we expected more from you.

captain cave man
captain cave man
6 years ago

qr front and rear? otherwise, it looks radically delicious.

huckfrand
6 years ago

For all the hype they gave this on instagram and various other outlets, I have to say, it’s underwhelming. No doubt it’s a pretty bike with earnest focus, but am I missing something? I was a single speeder for nearly five years until I realized that gears are so much more non restrictive. And I’m pretty sure the majority of single speeders nationwide have come by that revelation at this point.

henrik
henrik
6 years ago
Reply to  huckfrand

I like it, however, it would be sweet if it were under $600 total. I mean, it’s a bit pricy for an entry level. A hundo more, you can get a complete kona unit.

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