Dresden-based Sour Bicycles (@sour.bicycles) just announced their newest model, the Big Fun, a handmade steel 29er frame with clearance for 2.6″ tires that’s long, low, and slack, and designed to be paired with a 140 to 160mm suspension fork. Picking up where their Crumble and Pasta Party mountain bike models leave off, Sour wrote us with the following to describe the new Big Fun, “We whipped up our new dropouts designed for ease of use for cold hands at high altitudes, and gave the entire frame a once over to add all the new hits you’ve come to know from the Pasta Party and other new frames. The headtube has been beefed up, tire clearance turned to 11, and suspension travel has been upped to heavy-hitter levels. This bike is ready for whatever you dare drop into.”
The heat-treated, multiple butted CrMo frame features a replaceable derailleur hanger, integrated seat clamp, external cable routing, dropper post entry in the seat tube, two sets of bottle mounts, a 73mm BSA bottom bracket, IS2000 brake mounts, and rear 12mm x 148mm boost thru-axle spacing. The size large has a 76.5° seat tube angle, 63.5° head tube angle, and 430mm chainstays. Find full geometry details in the charts below.
Frames are made in Germany and priced at €949 ($1,075). The Big Fun is available in four sizes (S-XL) and four standard colors (Night Green, Super Rootbeer, Space Gray, and Metal Barbie).
Learn more about the new Big Fun and how to order one at Sour.Bike.
Made-in-Germany Sour MTBs
Following the “Homebrew” teaser video they released last week, Sour just revealed their biggest news to date: as of 2022, they’ll be moving all of their mountain bike production from Taiwan to Germany. In a post on their website, they stated that the production know-how and high level of build quality first led them to Taiwan for their frames, but COVID-related issues including supply chain breakdowns and increased lead times motivated them to reassess the possibility of producing frames in Europe. Given that they weren’t able to find a European manufacturer they thought could match the quality of craftsmanship coming out of Taiwan, they decided to move production in-house, right in Dresden, to have complete control over the finished product and the time necessary to create it.
Pre-Order a Saxony-Built Sour
Next Tuesday, December 7th, Sour will be opening their webshop for pre-orders of mountain bike frames. A non-refundable 40% deposit will be required to secure your spot in the build/powdercoating queue. Frames in this first batch are scheduled to be delivered in March 2022, and Sour will reach out a few weeks before delivery to collect the remainder.
Find out more about the updates and refinements across Sour’s entire range of bikes and find full details on the “Homebrew” initiative here.
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