A quality frame, crafted with the drop-bar mountain bike in mind
& precisely made in Germany


For us, the idea of the drop-bar mountain bike remains a radical yet totally reasonable concept. Our steel frameset is a modern interpretation of this timeless design. A bicycle both dedicated and versatile – ideal for use in a variety of different terrains and applications. Monk Bicycle framesets are made from the best components and feature a sizing concept based on the three common wheel sizes present in mountainbiking today.

 
 
 

Features

Sizing

The frameset is available in five sizes. Each one is designed to run a specific wheel size that best suits the rider's body height:

• XS for 26" wheels* – body height up to 166 cm**
• S for 26" wheels* – body height from 167 to 174 cm**
• M for 27.5" wheels – body height from 175 to 182 cm**
• L for 27.5" wheels – body height from 183 to 190 cm**
• XL for 29" wheels – body height from 191 cm upwards**

All framesets are made for regular mountain bike tires, allowing 2.4" in the front and 2.3" in the rear. Additionally, there is space for mudguards.

* The XS and S framesets also accept 27.5" wheels but mudguard clearance is not given. Tire clearance is limited to 2.25" in the front and 2.1" in the rear when using 27.5" wheels in these smaller framesets. ** Recommendation only.

 

Manufacturing

Our entire manufacturing process is based in Germany. We craft our production framesets from high quality components:

• Frames are made from Columbus Zona steel tubing
• Forks are made from True Temper steel blades
• We use frame building components from Paragon Machine Works

 

Coating

Frames and forks are initially Zinc-Phosphate coated to protect the steel from corrosion. Then, two layers of powder coating are added to ensure a durable finish. Usually we stock framesets in various colors and are able to provide custom colors upon request. Please ask for availability.

Frame Specs

• 1 1/8 headtube
• 27.2 seatpost
• 30.0 seatclamp
• 73 mm BSA bottom bracket
• 42/28 chainring clearance
• Compatible with MTB trail Q-factor cranks
• 135 mm rear spacing
• ISO disc brake (low mount)
• Replaceable derailleur hanger from PMW
• Internal cable routing for rear brake
• Two adjustable cable stops for derailleurs
• Eyelets for rack, mudguard and two bottle cages
• All small parts included
• Best with dirt drop-bars
• Works well with flat- or Jones-bars

 

Fork Specs

• Non-suspension corrected
• 100 mm spacing
• ISO disc brake mount
• Mid-trail geometry

Standard Fork
• Eyelets for mudguard

Bikepacking Fork
• Eyelets for mudguard
• Eyelets for front rack, designed for Tubus/Racktime Topit
• Eyelets for two bottle cages


 

Geometry

Specs XSmall Small Medium Large XLarge
Wheel Size 26" 26" 27.5" 27.5" 29"
Top Tube Horizontal (mm) 545 565 580 595 615
Reach (mm) 368 387 394 408 414
Seat Tube Center-Top (mm) 480 500 520 540 560
Stack (mm) 574 579 605 610 635
Head Tube Length (mm) 145 150 155 160 165
Chain Stay Length (mm) 425 425 440 440 455
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 52 52 58 58 65
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73° 73° 72.5°
Head Tube Angle 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72° 72°
Fork Axle-Crown (mm) 405 405 420 420 435
Fork Rake (mm) 41 41 42 42 45
Trail (mm) 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5 72
Wheelbase (mm) 1008 1028 1052 1067 1097

 

Pricing & Availability

Standard Frameset

€ 1180 incl. 19% VAT*
€ 990 net. for customers outside EU*

Bikepacking Frameset

€ 1380 incl. 19% VAT*
€ 1160 net. for customers outside EU*

Build Options

We offer partial and complete bike build options.
Learn more

XS / S / M / L in stock. Please ask for available colors and fork options. The XL is sold out.

 
 

* Prices and specifications are subject to change. Prices do not include shipping.