On-One Codeine — First look

“The best mountain bike we’ve ever made,” the company claims

On-One has just released the details of its latest creation, the Codeine, a 29er trail bike that the company claims to be “The best mountain bike we’ve ever made.”

The Codeine has 130mm of rear suspension travel and is built around 140mm travel suspension forks.

As is becoming the norm with some longer-travel 29ers such as the Niner WF0 9, the Codeine sacrifices front derailleur compatibility in order to achieve short chainstays and ample tire clearance. Chainstay length is a very respectable 440mm / 17.3in, while still leaving room for meaty 2.4in-wide tires.

The Codeine has a low bottom bracket, a climb-friendly 74-degree seat tube angle and a slack 67.5-degree head tube angle.

The frame is constructed from 7005-T6 aluminum tubing. On-One claims the weight for the frame with shock is sub-7lb.

The Codeine will be available this May. It will be offered as a frame with Cane Creek DB Air shock for £799.99 / US$1,325 as well as a complete bike equipped with a SRAM X01 group, RockShox Pike fork and Reverb seatpost, and a Cane Creek DB Air shock for £2,499.99 / US$4,150.

On-One codeine

For more information visit http://www.on-one.co.uk.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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