One of the top mountain bike frames for 2012 is the Butcher, which is released by Santa Cruz Bicycles. Named in honor of the Butcher Ranch Trail in Downieville, California, this mountain bike frame is designed to be tough enough to meet the demands of singletrack rides.
With Fox Float RL rear shock, the medium-sized frame weighs in at approximately 3.38kg. Making the Butcher a state-of-the-art six-inch travel frame is its 150mm rear wheel travel, 1.125 top and 1.5 lower tapered headtube, and 203mm Max Rotor.
Featured by the 2012 Santa Cruz Butcher Mountain Bike Frame is the new abuse-hungry APP suspension. This strong bike offers not only an outstanding suspension but a sturdy pedaling leg, exciting colors, and a comfortable grip, as well.