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FBM Ballista Frame

FBM Ballista Frame
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Handcrafted in New York by FBM Bike Co. the Ballista is a tig welded, 4130 chromoly frameset designed for the specific needs of hardcourt bike polo players.

We started with the original FBM Sword frame geometry and tube set, and, with input from Evan George and Koyo Maeda of Seattle’s The Assassins, designed the Ballista. We increased the height of the headtube for a more upright riding position, decreased the height of the seat tube for more standover clearance above the top tube, used a bulge butted seat tube for more strength in the top tube / seat stay junction, and added optional front and rear canti mount brakes and optional front disc brakes. Check out the complete specs below.

Evan and Koyo, who rode prototype Ballistas in the 2013 Worlds, where The Assassins took 3rd place and Koyo was named MVP, have this to say about the frameset: “It’s the jam saucy, real buttery” – Koyo, “This is the dopest bike, it’s super fun to ride, I love it” – Evan.

Frame Specs
SIZE TOP TUBE LENGTH SEAT TUBE LENGTH HEAD TUBE ANGLE SEAT TUBE ANGLE
SMALL 523mm 460mm 73.5 74.5
MEDIUM 544mm 500mm 74 74
LARGE 569mm 540mm 74.5 73.5

SIZE CHAIN STAY LENGTH BOTTOM BRACKET DROP STAND OVER HEIGHT
(APPROX)
SMALL 395mm 55mm 755mm (29.7″)
MEDIUM 395mm 55mm 795mm (31.3″)
LARGE 395mm 55mm 832mm (32.8″)
HEAD TUBE 1-1/8″
BOTTOM BRACKET WIDTH 68mm
SEAT POST DIAMETER 27.2mm
REAR DROPOUT SPACING 120mm
BRAKE OPTIONS Removable Rear Canti or None
MATERIAL 4130 Chromoly
Fork Specs
STEERER TUBE 1 piece CNC machined
300mm long
1-1/8″ threadless
BLADES 1″ tapered to 1/2″
DROPOUTS 3/16″ thick laser cut
AXLE SPACING 100mm
FORK LENGTH
(CROWN TO CENTER OF AXLE)
375mm
RAKE 35mm
BRAKE OPTIONS Removable Canti, 51mm I.S. Disc or None
MATERIAL 4130 Chromoly

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SKU 1614-B-L-Red
Shipping Weight 11.00 lbs
 
Price: $550.00
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