This one is going to be fun. First, a story. I brought one of these on a short summer trip to Whistler. It's only a 5 hour drive from Gig Harbor, and I think I've been there about 50 times, usually to ski. This time, I brought my Mountain Ash (formerly Bad Ash). I took it up the chair lift to the Mountain Bike Park and was surrounded by high dollar, high tech, full suspension enduro and downhill bikes. And my bike got all the looks. I felt like I brought a vintage wood speed boat to a fiberglass boat show. Getting off the lift, a staffer called into his radio, "Wood hardtail getting off the lift". What a kick. Oh, and downhill is something I want to do with skiis on. I've clocked up to 70mph on skiis. I'm never going to beat that on a downhill bike. Not even close (imagining speed runs).
Now for the tech stuff. We have two frames in the hardtail category. The Mountain Ash (formerly the Bad Ash), and the Dogwood Mountain (formerly the Fat Ash). Those are trees by the way. And these frames do use either Mountain Ash or Flowering Dogwood in them, both native to Washington State where we are. In fact, they are both native to my property where I live. The main difference between these two flavors of hardtails is that the Mountain Ash is a traditional hardtail, with symetrical chain stays, and room for typical MTB tires up to 2.5". The Dogwood Mountain gets assymetrical chain stays, and has room for fat tires if you go with 27s, or up to 3" with 700c.
the sizes for MTBs are 17" and 19". That translates to something like Medium and Large. It'll cover most of you, but we can go custom on sizing if you need it. It just wont be a stock bike. We can build the bike out for you, or send you the frame for a DIY build. I mentioned that these bikes get actual wood from Mountain Ash and Dogwood. Besides that, they will be paired with walnut, elm, sassafras or hickory. If we have any stock frames left, you'll find many pictures of them with their colors and detailing. And if you are wondering why we don't have a full suspension bike, it's because we are busy building hardtails, and btw, the hardtails are not that hard. The rear seat stays are like leaf springs. Enjoy bringing your wood bike to the woods.