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Reeb Cycles has added an all-new 155mm travel enduro mountain bike to the roster in the form of the Steelz. The steel front triangle and aluminum stays are fabricated into a frameset with USA-made Selective Laser Melted 3D-printed BB cluster and beautifully machined aluminum hardware. It really is a work of art. We want.
Let’s take a closer look at the bike “bike is “designed to pedal all day and destroy technical descents“.
Reeb Steelz Enduro Bike
With the arrival of the 155mm Reeb Steelz, we say farewell to the now discontinued Sqweeb. The Steelz sits atop the Colorado manufacturer’s range of mountain bikes as its longest travel offering, pairing a steel front triangle with the tried and tested aluminum swingarm seen on the Sqweeb and the Brewser (an experimental super long travel bike that hasn’t made it to production yet).
While the Sqweeb was an aluminum mountain bike, the front triangle of the Steelz is born via a radically different fabrication method from a chromoly 4130 steel tubeset with a 3D printed BB cluster at its center.
Reeb is sticking with the horst-link suspension platform, the travel delivered by which cannot be adjusted. It can, however, run a 29″ or a 27.5″ rear wheel thanks to the geometry correction provided by a flip-chip at the lower shock mount.
The Steelz will be available in five sizes (S-XXL) and, for the first time in the brand’s history, the bike will see size-adjusted chainstays. They aren’t truly proportional but the S, M and L frames will see a shorter rear-center length of 434mm, while the XL and XXL frames get the longer 444mm rear end.
A head angle of 64° is coupled to an effective (and actual) seat tube angle of 77°. Reach is generous, though, starting at 445mm on the Small, and topping out at 520mm on the XXL. Reeb says the Steelz’ sizing is dialed for anyone between 5ft and 6ft 6″.
As such, the seat tube is dead straight, and impressively short at just 420mm on the Large. The intention there is to allow riders to run super long travel dropper seat posts, and to center their frame size decision around a preferred reach figure without having to be overly concerned with standover height. As a complete 29er, the Steelz has a 25mm BB drop.
No kinematic information is provided, but the marketing material says this, “Updated kinematics improve pedaling performance, reduce kickback deep in the travel, and hone in on a perfect leverage curve to keep things smooth, controlled, and consistent whether pedaling up a fire road, sending your favorite jump line, or blasting into a scree field at race speed“. Make of that what you will.
Reeb says the Steelz is happy with either an air or a coil shock.
Important Steelz Frame Details
- Clearance for up to 29″ x 2.6″ tire
- 148mm x 12mm rear spacing (SRAM UDH)
- 44mm headtube – ZS44 Top/EC44 Bottom headset
- 73mm threaded BB shell w/ISCG tabs
- 31.6mm ø seat post, internal dropper cable routing
- Max dropper length: S-180mm / M-210mm / L thru XXL-240mm
- Fit a water bottle on every size
Pricing & Availability
The Reeb Steelz is available for pre-order now as a frame and shock combo, a chassis, and as a complete bike, with initial orders expected to be delivered in April 2023.
- Starting price for a frame and shock comb is $3,795 USD
- Chassis option (frame, shock, fork, headset, stem) starts at $4,995
- Complete bikes start at $6,695 USD
Reeb is able to spec the Steelz with suspension components from Cane Creek, Rockshox, Ohlins, EXT, and PUSH Industries. For comprehensive details on pricing options, head to the Reeb Cycles website.
Reeb will have a fleet of Steelz and SST bikes ready and waiting for test rides at the Sedona MTB Festival, taking place March 3-5.