Ä X E
XCØ GENES for SLAYING SINGLETRÄCK
Our ÄXE Platform combines modern XCO race geometry with a slightly longer wheelbase, a steep seat angle and a slack (but not too slack) head angle which makes the bike highly stable when racing, without affecting it's ability to shred trails. The VÅLKNUT rear end keeps everything stiff whilst delivering big clearance. Reynolds 853 tubes are filet brazed to produce perfect smooth tube transitions. 29er wheels as standard, boost spacing, a 120mm fork and all our frames are bespoke to you, the rider, providing a perfect fit.
BØRN in RACING / MADE in SWEET SUSSEX
Ä X E . P R I M Ø
With the PRIMØ version, we always aim to produce a bike which we would be happy to own and ride ourselves - unlike other brands "base model", we're very proud that ours is the finished article, perfect for a rider that just wants solid, reliable, well thought out kit.
With that in mind the ÄXE PRIMØ features the same fully bespoke lightweight steel frame as the rest of the ÄXE family, a Rockshox Reba RL 120mm fork, ÆIGHT PRIMØ Handbuilt HWEÓLS (or Hope Hoops), a choice of Tyre based on your needs, a Shimano XT Mechanical 12 Speed Drivetrain (with an option to upgrade to Di2), Shimano XT Brakes and a Pro Finishing kit (with an option to upgrade to a Pro Dropper Post).
Our "standard" paint for the ÄXE is a fade (in your choice of colour) and a contrasting logo but as always there is an option to upgrade to just about any paint you can think of - we will of course help guide you at every stage of the process!
Ä X E . D Ë L U X
Our DËLUX version is your gateway to racing - it has the same intention and mindset as our top flight bikes and focuses on function. If you're dipping your toe into regional racing or you're after a bike which is always singletrack ready, this is the build for you.
Therefore the ÄXE DËLUX features our fully bespoke lightweight steel 29er hardtail frame just like all of our ÄXE family, the ultralight Rockshox Sid Select 120mm fork, ÆIGHT DËLUX Handbuilt HWEÓLS, a choice of tyre based on your needs, a SRAM GX Eagle 12 Speed Drivetrain (with an option to upgrade to AXS Wireless), Hope Brakes and a Ritchey Finishing kit (with an option to upgrade to a Rockshox Reverb AXS Wireless Dropper Post).
Paint for the ÄXE can be anything from a simple fade with a contrasting logo (included in the frame price), all the way through to just about anything you can think of (as an option)! How will you paint yours?
Ä X E . S U P R E M É
The SUPREMÉ version of the ÄXE is the connoisseur's choice. Ready to claim the fastest times around your local lap or take home the win in your national XCO race - it's all fair game.
Our ÄXE SUPREMÉ features the same fully bespoke, handmade, fillet brazed 853 steel frame as the rest of the ÄXE family, a Fox Float Fact SC 120mm fork, ÆIGHT SUPREMÉ Handbuilt HWEÓLS, a choice of tyre based on your needs, a Shimano XTR Di2 12 Speed Drivetrain, Hope Brakes and a Hope/Pro Finishing kit (with an option to upgrade to a Fox Transfer Dropper Post). It's possible to upgrade certain bearings to ceramic. Wheel and fork decals can be upgraded to match the frame and make your bike more personal.
Standard paint for the ÄXE is a fade (in your choice of colour) and a contrasting logo but as always there is an option to upgrade to just about any paint you can think of - The ÄXE SUPREMÉ deserves something a little special to set it apart from the crowd...
Ä X E . U L T I M Ä T E
Our ULTIMÄTE build is the ultimate indulgence. It is an absolutely uncompromising racing machine - for those who want the world and aren't afraid to grasp it.
The ÄXE ULTIMÄTE is built using the same fully bespoke lightweight steel frame as the rest of the ÄXE family, a Rockshox Sid Ultimate Race Day fork, ÆIGHT ULTIMÄTE Handbuilt Carbon HWEÓLS, a choice of tyre based on your needs, a SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12 Speed Wireless Drivetrain, Hope XCR Pro Brakes and a Hope/Pro Finishing kit (with an option to upgrade to a Rockshox Reverb AXS Wireless Dropper Post). All bearings are upgraded to Ceramic bearings where appropriate.
When it comes to paint, with the ÄXE ULTIMÄTE, options are limitless. If you can dream, it we'll find a way to make it a reality. Ideas and inspiration can come from any walk of life, not just bikes, and you'll work with us to design a truly one-off piece of art!