This current frame has been in development for just over 90 days. They started their carbon mountain bike frame after conceptualizing it at Interbike in the Fall. Alchemy wanted to have a more complete set of offerings for their customers. They’ve done titanium MTB’s in the past but are eager to take their carbon road frame building experiences into the mountain biking market and use some new construction and molding techniques and processes.
The frame is made with what they’re calling “advanced tube to tube construction”. It’s a stepped tube that is then wrapped. The frame itself is a four piece construction using unidirectional carbon fiber. It isn’t bladder molded and is 100% made in house at Alchemy.
The frame is designed as a 29er but has the clearance to be set up as 27.5+. The frame will have a lifetime warranty. It currently weighs 1100 grams but could shed some weight as they perform more testing. The headangle is 71 degrees. The frame with a fork will cost $3950.