Sinister Bikes Mustang XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

The new Sinister Mustang is 100% carbon fiber free. It’s built from 6061 T6. It’s under 3-1/2 lbs, built tough for years of race or race training. Removable fixed or adjustable single-speed dropouts.

  • Racing and performance geometry
  • All 6061 aircraft construction
  • All design, machining, welding and finishing done in New England (USA)
  • Plenty of mud clearance
  • Engineered for quality ride and trail feel. 1-1/8” cup type headset ready
  • Four frame sizes
  • Designed by FTW with advice from XC racers

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by RideFaster a Racer from MA

    Date Reviewed: June 14, 2008

    Strengths:    Decent weight for an aluminum frame.
    A pretty good price for a 100% USA made frame.
    SS or geared dropouts. Great company to work with. You can get it in almost any color you want (for a bit more money.)
    Balanced 70 deg. HA.

    Weaknesses:    ?

    Bottom Line:   
    I enjoyed my demo'. A slightly slacker 70 deg. HA makes downhill a whole lot more fun than on other hardtails, but it flies uphill because it's simply a hardtail and hardtails climb well. It has a very respectable weight in the low 3lbs.

    Sinister hardtails (like the Ridge) dampen bumps very well, so they have a more comfortable feel. Big impacts still feel harsh, because it is still a hardtail. I could not feel much side to side flex, but a tiny bit to help it pinn corners (which it does well.)

    I may get one for XC racing.

    Handmade in the USA and comes at a decent price.
    The Sinister forum is a great resource (you can talk with the guy who made your frame.)

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   At least for other "real" XC mtb's I have also owned a Marin Bear Valley (steel) and a Cannondale Rush. I've ridden many other bikes.

    Bike Setup:   Fox FRLC 80mm (or 100?), X.9 / X.9), FSA carbon cranks, Kenda tires, CK headset, K18 brakes.

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