Good news! The Ian Schwartz frames are now on their way to distributors. Your local shop can call SBS, QBP or Blackout to place an order. If you’re interested in this frame, don’t wait! Our first delivery was smaller than the initial order that was placed.
Now here’s my chance to remind you of the features:
– Proven hollow dropouts with a new shape and integrated chain tensioners.
– Double butted top tube and proven New Wave down tube.
– Tapered and butted chain and seat stays.
– Gusset and down tube welding style creates one of the strongest front ends ever.
– Head tube and Mid BB are machined after welding for a precision bearing fit.
– Angle cable guides and brake bosses for better cable alignment.
– Slimmed-down one-piece wishbone design is lighter AND stronger.
– 41-Thermal processed throughout.
– Black Magic rustproof coating inside and out.
– And of course, the integrated Pivotal seat mount (yes, it’s lighter than adding a post and clamp to a regular frame).
HT Angle 74.5 ST Angle 71 Rear End Length 13.75″ BB Height 11.75″
Ian’s frame is currently being offered in white and Black Magic (the first time we’ve offered a model without traditional paint). Like all frames, the weight varies based on the size, finish and braking options. The range for this shipment starts with the 20.5” brakeless Black Magic coming in at 4.9 lbs. and ends with the 21” white with brake mounts at 5.1 lbs. The “average” frame weight for “all” sizes and options is right at 5 lbs. This is roughly 3/4 of a pound lighter than last year’s frame without sacrificing on strength and durability. You can also count the additional weight savings offered by using the integrated seat mount, IF you’re keeping track. And finally, for those of you that like Ian’s frame but don’t want to run a slammed Pivotal, the first shipment of the all-new Second Wave frames should be available in mid to late May in blue, gray and Black Magic. Thanks for reading!