Not to be confused with the titanium bike manufacturer, Merlin Metalworks, UK-based online bike shop Merlin Cycles has reintroduced their Malt 725 mountain bike frame. Merlin Cycles states that this new Malt 725 has been redesigned to suit modern riding styles, making it better than ever.
The new Malt can now fit a 29″ wheel and sports a 67-degree head angle. These two features alone, make it a kind of do-it-all hardtail, good for the trail, singletrack, or all-around adventure. Geometry is set around a 120mm travel fork, but according to Merlin Cycles, it can accommodate a fork with up to 140mm of travel.
Made from Reynolds 725 CROMO steel tubing which is a lightweight, strong steel alloy that’s known for its excellent ride quality, Melin Cycle’s Malt should be a comfortable and efficient hardtail.
With the efficient power transfer of a hardtail, the Malt would be a great choice for both cross-country or any type of trail riding.
Malt Frame Features
- Fits 29″ or 27.5+ Wheels
- Made From Reynolds 725 Cr-Mo Steel Tubing
- English Threaded Bottom Bracket
- Tapered Headtube
- External Cable Routing
- Stealth Dropper Routing
- Boost 148mm Axle
Malt Frame Specs and Retail
- Frame: Reynolds 725 Cr-Mo, 148×12 TA
- Headset: Not Included
- Bottom Bracket: Threaded English 73mm
- Seatpost Size: 30.9mm
- Seatpost Clamp Dia: 34.9mm (Not Included)
- Cable Routing: External
- Weight: 3.1kg (6.8lbs)
Retail: $428 (includes frame and rear axle)