Alchemy Arktos Custom Carbon – MOUNTAIN
The Arktos Custom is made by Alchemy in Denver, CO and features a new dual-linkage platform called Sine Suspension that Alchemy licensed exclusively from David Earle. The name Sine derives from the way the shock rate, when graphed, resembles a sine wave: It’s regressive through the first part of the travel to absorb small bumps and provide climbing traction; progressive in the middle of the stroke to avoid wallowing on big hits or in hard, fast corners; then slightly regressive again in the last 15 percent of the stroke to enable the bike to use all 6 inches of its rear-wheel travel. Sine is also designed to minimize chainstay growth when the bike is moving, which is intended to help with pedaling efficiency and keep the suspension active under braking.
Built with the future in mind, this bike is compatible with a 1x drive train and 650b wheelset. Internal routing for the brakes, shifter, and dropper post keep this bike looking sharp. The frame and Fox Float X is £3,700. Included is a 2 colour stock paint scheme choosing from Alchemy’s 15 stock colours. The stock sizes S, M, L, and XL are sure to fit anyone looking to be the talk of the town.