Charge Duster frame review

Cool and compliant

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £350.00 RRP | USD $578.27
Charge Duster Frame

Our review

A modern take on an old-skool steel classic, complete with cross-country angles and smoothly compliant Tange tubing
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Nobody has done a better job of establishing a super-cool brand image recently than Radstock-based Charge Bikes, and the bikes themselves are quality performance pieces.

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The Duster is their chromoly trail hardtail, based around high-spec double-butted Tange Prestige tubing – a brand that old-skool mountain bikers will know and love.

The geometry, with a 71° head and 73.5° seat angle, is classic too, and the reinforced head tube means you can stick in a longer fork to add some stability if you want. Either way you’re getting a well-balanced and eager bike that’ll eat up the trail miles.

A skinny 27.2mm seatpost and the natural twang of the Tange tubing gives the Duster a sting-saving skip and hop feel when you rattle through the rocky stuff.

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While it’s not cheap, at under 5lb it’s reasonably light, and the next generation frames will use a lighter and more lively feeling double-butted rear end. The graphics can be complemented with Charge’s ever-growing accessory collection.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Duster Frame (09)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Charge Bikes

Weight (kg) Weight (kg), 2, 0, Weight (kg), 2.32
Frame Material Frame Material, 2, 0, Frame Material, Steel
Available Sizes Available Sizes, 2, 0, Available Sizes, L M S
Available Colours Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black White
Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle, 2, 0, Seat Tube Angle, 73.5
Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle, 2, 0, Head Tube Angle, 71