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
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)