The On-One Bootzipper is the only bike in the UK-based company’s lineup that’s categorized as a steel bikepacking hardtail. With prices starting at just £899 (~$1,200 USD) and options for frame-only as well as a complete bikepacking build, it certainly caught our attention. The Bootzipper is based around a trusty double-butted 4130 steel frame and fork, boost hub spacing, and 29″ wheels. The frame has two standard bottle mounts, downtube mounts, rack/fender compatibility, and three-pack mounts on each fork leg.
One-One kept the price low and value high on the complete builds by speccing a SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, SRAM Level hydraulic brakes, and rigid seatpost. Stock builds come complete with 29 x 2.1″ Panaracer Comet Hardpack wire bead tires, but the frame and fork have clearance for burlier 2.4″ tires.
Geometry-wise, the Bootzipper falls somewhere in between bikes like the Surly Bridge Club and the Karate Monkey. It has a tall stack height and fairly long reach that should feel solid off-road and matches that with a 70° head tube angle and 74.5° seat tube angle (on the size large). Overall, it looks like a versatile ATB type of bike for cruising on a variety of trails and terrain.
What makes the Bootzipper unique is the three build options. The frame/fork can be purchased for £449, the standard complete build costs £899, and for just £100 more you can snag the Bootzipper with a full kit of Podsacs bikepacking bags, including a pair of fork bags. At just £999 (~$1,300 USD), it’s pretty hard to argue with how much value that offers folks just getting into the sport.
The On-One Bootzipper comes in four different sizes (S-XL) in either an olive green or raw gloss phosphate colorway. On-One also offers the ability to choose specific parts like handlebars, select your stem length, or add a dropper post at checkout, which is great to see.
Find the entire On-One Bootzipper lineup over at On-One-Bikes.co.uk.
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