Italian company FRM releases its 2011 MTB 29er frames. The three new frames are the Anakin, Galaxy 29er and the 8HP 29er. All frames are handmade in Italy with the best quality carbon materials. The Anakin features drive side chains, integrated seat dome and Kevlar coated downtube. It also has a tapered headset, BB92 Press-Fit bottom bracket shell, integrated headset and a front derailleur called “FD-M ZX”. The new derailleur allows for 36 to 40 outer rings and the frame weighs 1220g.
The Galaxy 29er shares nearly same features as the Anakin. It has a large stand over clearance and has more sloping on its design. It has rounded tube on its main triangle with an optimized rear triangle. Made from the same carbon material, the Galaxy 29er weighs 1050g.
The 8HP 29er frame is made with a triple butted 7005 alloy known as the Easton Ultralite Race alloy. It features a 1 1/8 headset, 31.6mm diameter seat angle and a BSA 68mm bottom bracket. It weighs 1420g.