The SimWorks Doppo MTB is the latest addition to their line of made-in-Japan chromoly steel framesets, rounding out the brand’s small and quirky line of bikes and featuring the latest mountain bike standards and clearance for big tires. The frames are produced in small batches by Shin Hattori, an accomplished builder based in Aichi prefecture, and are hand finished for tight tolerances. The SimWorks Doppo MTB is made from Tange Chromoly Steel tubing and can be setup rigid with the included steel fork or with your favourite 120mm travel suspension fork. At first glance, the geometry looks like it could make a great all-rounder for a mix of mountain biking and multi-day bikepacking, leaning towards the comfortable and stable side of an all-road touring bike.
The frame comes kitted out with two standard bottle mounts, triple pack mounts under the downtube and on the fork legs. It has clearance for both 27.5 x 2.8″ and 29 x 2.4″ tires, uses boost hub spacing, front and rear thru-axles, and a standard 30.9mm seatpost with internal dropper post routing. See additional highlights below.
SimWorks Doppo MTB Frameset Specs
- TIG welded Tange Chromoly Steel Tube Set
- Up to 180mm rotors
- Max tire clearance: 27.5 x 2.8″ / 29 x 2.4″
- 73mm JIS Threaded BB Shell
- Seatpost size: 30.9mm
- Seat clamp size: 34.9mm
- Internal dropper routing
- Front chainring single up to 34T
- Front and rear thru axle included
- 44mm head tube
- Recommended suspension stroke: 120mm stroke for 27.5″
- Only available as frame and fork
- Doppo MTB Fork available separately
- Fork rake: 47mm
- Fork axle to crown: 465mm
- Fork weight: 680g
The SimWorks Doppo MTB comes in just two sizes (medium or large), and a frameset costs $1,880 USD. The Doppo MTB fork, also made of Chromoly Steel by Tange, is available to purchase separately with an ED Coat or black powder coat for $260 or $330 USD, respectively.
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