The Country Mile Bikepacking Adventure Rig.

When we developed our dirt road rippin’, monster crossin’, adventure tourin’, backcountry bikepackin’, daily commutin’, all-rounder we did it with a mountain biker’s thirst for singletrack and self propelled backcountry adventure. 

The 2020 Sam’s Pants features the big time (29” x 2.1”) tire clearance you’ve come to expect while adding a third set of bottle bosses on the downtube for extra water and gear, plus an update to a 31.6mm seat tube to fit modern dropper seatposts.

Designed with the old Bridgestone X0-1 in our hearts, we encourage you to build The Sam’s Pants however your deviant soul desires. It’s dialed with any handlebar, it’s right at home with a short travel suspension fork, and it’s built for full-on adventure riding. It ain’t The Cat’s Pajamas, it’s The Sam’s Pants.

Each and every Gates Carbon Drive compatible frame is hand designed, hand cut, hand welded, and hand powder coated in-house in Lyons, CO. 

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  • 44mm head tube, compatible with straight or tapered steerers
  • Clearance for a 29″ x 2.1″ tire
  • 3 sets of water bottle bosses standard (3rd set on bottom of down tube)
  • 73mm wide English (BSA) BB shell
  • Disc brake only
  • Paragon Machine Works sliding dropouts with replaceable/customizable inserts
  • 135mm x 10mm or 142mm x 12mm rear spacing
  • 31.6mm ø seat post compatible
  • Dropper Post option
  • Designed around a suspension-correct 29er fork
  • Custom Powder Coat colors available at $250 upcharge
  • Pinion Gearbox, Rohloff, and other custom options available.  Email for details!
 SS CommuterRivalForce
FRAMEVari-Wall THERMLX, Air Hardening, Seamless, Heat Treated Steel, Handwelded in USAVari-Wall THERMLX, Air Hardening, Seamless, Heat Treated Steel, Handwelded in USAVari-Wall THERMLX, Air Hardening, Seamless, Heat Treated Steel, Handwelded in USA
FORKSalsa Cromoto Grande 29er, QRWhisky No. 9 Carbon Mtn fork, 15mm thru axleWhisky No. 9 Carbon Mtn fork, 15mm thru axle
HEADSETCane Creek 40, Sealed bearingCane Creek 40, Sealed bearingCane Creek 10, Sealed bearing
HEADSET SPACERSAlloy - BlackAlloy - BlackAlloy - Black
STEMDimension Trail stemEaston EA50Thomson X4 Mtn
HANDLEBARFSA MetropolisSalsa CowchipperWhisky No9 24F, Carbon, 24 degree flare
GRIPS/TAPESpank Spoon Lock onCinelli cork tapeLizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
BRAKESShimano Deore M6000 hydraulic discAvid BB7 Road mechanical discSRAM Force hydraulic disc
ROTORSShimano RT66 160mmSRAM Centerline 160mmSRAM Centerline 160mm
SEATPOSTDimension 2-bolt, 31.6mmWhisky No 7, Alloy, 31.6mmWhisky No 7, Carbon, 31.6mm
SEATPOST COLLARSalsa LiplockSalsa LiplockSalsa Liplock
SADDLEWTB Volt CompWTB Volt CompWTB Volt Team ti
WHEELSETSRAM 406 6-bolt / WTB ST i23 Tubeless Stan’s NoTubes Crest MK3Industry Nine AR25 Disc
HUBSSRAM 406Stan’s NoTubes NEOIndustry Nine Torch
TIRESWTB ThickSlick 29x2.1"Maxxis Crossmark 29x2.1" EXO/TRMaxxis Crossmark 29x2.1" EXO/TR
RIM STRIPVelox TapeStan’s Tubeless TapeIndustry Nine Tubeless
VALVE STEMS-Stan’s Tubeless ValvesIndustry Nine Tubeless
REAR AXLEQR (front and rear)Paragon Machine Works Combo 12x142mmParagon Machine Works Combo 12x142mm
CRANK / BBShimano ZeeTruvativ Stylo 6k, alloy, DUB Truvativ Stylo Carbon, DUB
Gates CDX 22tSRAM PG1130, 11-36 or 11-42SRAM PG1170, 11-36
Gates CDX 46tSram X-Sync 2, 38tSram X-Sync 2, 38t
SHIFTER-SRAM Rival 22 (right), Rival 1 brake lever (left)SRAM Force 22 (right), Force 1 brake lever (left)

CX Geometry Chart

 SmallMediumLargeExtra Large
A. SEAT TUBE18.1"19.1"20.9"21.7"
B. EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE21.9"22.6"23.6"24.6"
C. REACH14.5"15.5"16.1"16.7"
D. STACK23.6"24.2"24.7"25.1"
E. SEAT TUBE ANGLE74.0°73.5°73.0°72.5°
F. HEAD TUBE ANGLE70.5°70.5°70.5°70.5°
G. CHAIN STAY17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"
H. HEAD TUBE4.1"4.5"4.5"5.5"
I. AXLE TO CROWN470mm470mm470mm470mm
J. OFFSET39mm39mm39mm39mm
K. WHEELBASE40.4"42.1"42.9"43.6"
L. BB DROP2.7"2.7"2.7"2.7"
M. STANDOVER30.6"31.3"31.9"33.0"