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The Hoopla

The design goals for the Hoopla were to make a fun, smooth & efficient bike you’d be happy spending all day riding.  It needed to be compliant enough, in that renowned titanium way, to smooth-out the small stuff while delivering effective power transfer.  And it needed to have all the features and flexibility to suit a wide range of setups and use scenarios.  The Hoopla is all that.

In contrast with most other 29er and 29+ bikes that are marketed for bikepacking, the Hoopla is NOT an aggressive trail frame with a couple of added bolt-ons stuck to it.  It is optimized as a bikepacking frameset first, but one that is happy with a squishy front-end, up to 120mm.

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  • 3.0 knobby to 2.2 semi-slick 

  • Rigid or hardtail  

  • Dropper or rigid post  

The handling is neutral, the position moderately upright and the versatility off the chart.  With Plus bikes there is a lot of competition for the limited space behind the bottom bracket.  Tire, crank, chain and frame all have to share.  We use a solid-plate titanium chainstay yoke to maximize clearance, an approach that would be either too heavy (steel) or insufficiently strong (carbon, aluminum) with other materials.  And then of course the frame is most durable exactly where it is most likely to see abrasion-based damage, if spokes break or heavy mud sticks.  When such happens, a steel frame can lose a lot of paint and carbon can be dangerously worn-down.  After a couple minutes with a green scrubby, the Hoopla will look and function as new.

Light, Strong & Good Value

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  • 1x or 2x Drivetrain  

  • Straight, sweep or Jones© bars  

  • Rohloff/ Singlespeed -Ready

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  • Slider Dropouts

  • 73mm BSA Bottom Bracket

  • 44MM Headtube

  • Custom Headbadge

  • 12x148 Thru-Bolt

  • 29 Plus

  • Boost Spacing

  • Solid Yoke Construction

  • Matching Ti Fork Available

  • Gazillion Braze-Ons

Features

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  • Frame 4.9 lbs.

  • 31.7mm Seatpost diameter is Dropper-Friendly

  • Ready for internally-geared hub or Single Speed

  • 3 sets of housing guides under Top Tube

  • All brake & shifter housing externally routed for simpler maintenance, ​upgrades & drivetrain swaps

  • Dynamo fork wire route

  • Large main triangle for a good-sized frame bag

  • Geometry is flexible:

    • Bikepacking​

    • Gravel

    • Hardtail

    • Snow/Sand Low-Fat

  • Suitable for 100-120mm suspension fork.

  • Both conventional and "Alt" bars work great.​

  • 160 or 180mm brake rotor 

  • Seamless 3Al-2.5V tubing

  • Up to 3.0" tire on 50+mm Rims

  • 4 sets of triple bosses for cargo cages:

    • Fork Left & Right Legs​

    • Under Downtube

    • Top of Top Tube

  • 2 sets double bosses

  • Suitable for single or double chainring setups

  • Salsa seat clamp in your choice of colors included

Details

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Geometry