One of the UK's most popular BSX frames, the Dr Jekyll continues to gain respect as one of the world's finest BSX frames at any price. Carefully honed geometry and an evolution of the best features from all of the previous Identiti BSX frames, the Dr.Jekyll ADS takes the trails alloy hardtail to another level.
Using the right types of tubing and gussets on the light, rigid and strong 7000 series aluminium frame, Identiti has evolved a stylish and brutally efficient race/trail frame that offers outstanding versatility. The frame can be run with discs or Vs, 24 or 26in wheels, derailleur gears, hub gears or singlespeed... all possible, in any combination.
Identiti's exclusive Adjustable Dropout System allows the rider to horizontally move the rear axle position to set chain tension - a bonus if you're running singlespeed or perhaps a Rohloff Speedhub. Not only is this simple and secure, using the integral threaded chain tugs, but as the axle moves, so does the disc mount and gear hanger, keeping everything in line. The dropouts are also almost vertical, so there's no risk of wheel torque slippage in the dropout under heavy load, so you can even use QR skewers on a singlespeed set-up. There are no disc brake caliper worries either if you need to remove the wheel, as the wheel simply pops out down and forwards, not backwards - with no to the chain tension adjustment problems. All of the vulnerable parts of the dropout (gear hanger, disc mounts, axle slots, main fixing bolts threads, etc) are incorporated into the system, so they're easily replaced if necessary.
ADS works with derailleur/hub gears or no gears at all...
The Dr Jekyll ADS has also had its head angle steepened from 70 to 71.5 degrees to accommodate the more common 100mm plus travel forks in the market.
The ADS has also benefited from revised cable routing, re-shaped sideplate gussets, super rigid double box section chain stays for less flex and an ICGS 3-bolt chain device mounting welded to the BB area.
The Dr Jekyll ADS is worth £250 inc seatpost and clamp. You can get an optional CNC-machined variable position direct fit V-plate mount for £25.
7000 series alloy frame
Adjustable Dropout System with IS disc mounts and integral gear hanger
CNC-machined head tube with 7mm thick lower re-enforcement ring
Twin side-plate Coffin CutT head gussets plus DT leaf gusset
International standard disc mounts built into the ADS
Optional extra adjustable V-mount plate (fits 24 or 26in)
Forged chainstay yoke
Super rigid double box section chain stays
Swaged down tube for optimised chain device compatibility
Standard and hydraulic cable guides
ICGS 3-bolt chain device mount included
The Dr Jekyll ADS frame comes with...
An Identiti T-4 seatpost worth £19.99
The strong, thick-walled alloy seatpost has a twin-bolt slight rear offset forged head. Available in 350 or 400mm lengths/27.2 or 30.4mm diameters. (350x30.4mm = 330g/400x27.2mm = 375g)
An Identiti QR seat clamp worth £6.99
A neat, easy adjust, unobtrusive, lightweight forged 6000 series forged alloy clamp with slotted lever combination. The seat clamp boasts a low friction nylon insert and low profile knurled adjuster. Available in 28.6, 30.0, 31.8 or 34.9mm sizes. Weight: 45g.
Both the seatpost and seat clamp are black anodised.
A TEAM ISSUE RACE SHIRT - worth £45
A great quality, well ventilated MX type tio with fingerprint rear logo and sponsor logos on chest and sleeves. Custom made in Scotland by TAL (Endura). Available in black. XS/S/M/L/XL.
TSG ASGARD HELMET - worth £19.99
The CE approved TSG Asgard helmets are comfortable but stylish, with a durable but well ventilated outer. Available in two sizes with fitting pads in a range of colours and graphics. Used by many top professional riders - including Timo Pritzel!
To be in with a chance of winning all this gear from Ison Distribution, simply answer the question in the comp - it's over there on the right hand bar of the screen...
Entries in by 16 February 2005. NB Please state preferred length and diameter of seatpost, diameter of seat clamp, size of race top and colour of helmet. Failure to include this info will void your entry!