The KARAPOTI is ideal for long fast days in the saddle. Ideal for the South Downs Way (SDW). It has loads of bottle points for luggage and bottles. Tyre clearance is 75mm so it will fit 29x2.25” tyres easily with clearance for mud. This is my bike of choice to Single speed the SDW. The Karapoti will also run drop bars for Monster Cross and can run Fixed for Tracklocross and with a 30.9mm seat tube this bike will fit a dropper post.
The Karapoti geometry is where 29er mountain biking evolved and settled down into long distance race scene. This is a tried and tested 29er geometry designed for 80-100mm suspension forks. Rotational weight on XC tyres have got better and thats why the Karapoti fits from 2.0 to 2.4" tyres. This geometry might look old - however it works as it has evolved over time. The Karapoti is also available as a Pinion Gearbox Frame.