CLAY TRAIL 2018

All 2018 models include Eagle 12-speed. Buy factory direct: € 4.299*

CLAY-Bike

Product-Info

Product-Info

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The CLAY is a playful Trail bike, designed to excel when it get´s rough. Same as it´s loved predecessor the HERB AM, it features a slack geometry that will increase your speed on your home trail and beyond. It is designed to withstand the elements guaranteeing lot´s of riding without wrenching.

The TRAIL build offers a blend of high quality and lightweight components: Fully adjustable Rock Shox Pike RCT3 fork with the new charger damper and Deluxe RT3 shock. Sram´s GX Eagle 12-speed wide range drive train and carbon cranks. The best aluminum wheels set DT Swiss has on offer – the SplineOne XM1501 that features the legendary DT Swiss 240 quality hubs. The superior Rock Shox Reverb 1x Remote dropper post and a light weight KORE cockpit are standard as well.
We are happy to assist with customization needs to match your riding style and helping you to choose the correct frame size, stem length and handlebar rise.

Explore all details of the CLAY TRAIL by clicking on the tabs above.

* The indicated price may vary for different product versions, value added tax is included, visit last-bikes-shop.com for availability information, ordering, terms and conditions. The photos may show the bike with optional equipment. The exact part list is given in the Spec tab.

Spec

The photos show a pre-production sample equipped with components that can differ from the CLAY FLOW equipment The exact part list is given below.

ModelCLAY TRAIL (2018)
frameCLAY (V1)
sizessmall, medium, large, x-large
coloursblack anodized, transparent blue powder coated, transparent red powder coated
forkRock Shox Pike RCT3, Solo Air, 150 mm, Boost 15x110mm axle, 46T, matte black
shockRock Shox Deluxe RT3, Debon Air, Tune MM 380, 210 x 55 mm, black
head setCane Creek 40
stemKore Repute, 50 mm, 31.8, black (35 mm option available)
handle barKore OCD, 800 mm wide, 20 mm rise
gripsKore Contour, lock-on, black
brakesSram Guide RS, black, front 200 mm, rear 180 mm
shifterSram X01 Eagle Trigger, 1x12
derailleurSram X01 Eagle, 1x12
crankSram X1 Carbon, 175 mm, direct mount 30T Aluminum, Boost
bottom bracketSram GXP XR
chainSram GX Eagle
cassetteSram XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50 T
wheelsDT Swiss, XM1501 Spline, 650b, 15x110 front, 12x148 rear, 6-bolt disc mount, 30 mm inside width
through axleDT Swiss X-12 RWS with plug in lever (lever can be removed)
tiresSchwalbe Nobby Nic, Evolution Line, Tubeless-Easy, Snakeskin, Addix Speedgrip, 27 x 2,35"
tubesSchwalbe Extra-Light
seatKore Conex black
seat postRock Shox Reverb Stealth with 1 x Remote, 170 mm travel, (150 mm option available)
seat clampclamp with bolt
pedalsnot included
weight13,1 kg
optionsPlease contact us for your individual requests for optional parts. In general all parts that are used on any of our bikes are available - as long as they are compatible.
The information presented here is subject to change without notice.

Geometry
SizeSMLXL
example forkPike PikePikePike
fork travel150 mm150 mm150 mm150 mm
fork + head set542 + 4 mm542 + 4 mm542 + 4 mm542 + 4 mm
reach407 mm432 mm452 mm477 mm
stack585 mm590 mm599 mm613 mm
chain stay length429 mm429 mm429 mm429 mm
steering angle65,2°65,2°65,2°65,2°
seat angle (effective)75,2°75,2°75,2°75,2°
seat angle (actual)69,5°70,4°71,2°71,9°
head tube length105 mm110 mm120 mm135 mm
stand over height725 mm728 mm729 mm741 mm
wheel base1147 mm1174 mm1198 mm1229 mm
seat tube length390 mm400 mm450 mm510 mm
bottom bracket drop12 mm12 mm12 mm12 mm
A note to horizontal top tube length comparisons:
The horizontal top tube length is measured from the center of the upper end of the head tube to the seat tube center line. With modern full suspension frames showing a difference between actual and effective seat angle these values have become difficult to compare. It needs to be clearly indicated if the measurement is taken with the actual or effective seat tube center line. The effective one is much more relevant.
effective horiz. top tube length563 mm588 mm610 mm641 mm
actual horiz. top tube length564 mm585 mm604 mm629 mm
The information presented here is subject to change without notice.

Frame Spec

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“The CLAY is playful and easy to handle. The suspension feels much better than you would expect of a bike with this amount of travel.“

Jörg Heydt, LAST co-owner, about his experience while racing and road tripping with the 140 mm travel CLAY prototype all season long. Responsible for the efficient suspension is the rocker actuated suspension system, that applies a metric shock for the damping. The linkage allows to tune the force vs displacement curve independent of other aspects – for example the path of the rear axle. Mid travel the characteristic is linear with starting progression, which increases to a profound progression towards the end. The result is great feedback from the terrain, allowing you to use even small features to get airborne and push efficiently through berms.

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The frame kit is available with Rock Shox Deluxe, Superdeluxe and Canecreek DB Inline / DB Air [IL] shock options in 210×55 mm size. Complete bikes are available in 4 builds that can be customized to match your size and ridind style.

CLAY FLOW 2999 €

CLAY RIDE 3279 €

CLAY TRAIL 3999 €

CLAY SL 5679 €

Geometry and Sizing

The CLAY-Geometry is characterized by the slack head angle of 65,2°, providing control and safety at the edge of grip. This comes combined with a steep seat angle of 75,3° for a great climbing position. The short 429 mm (16 7/8 inch) chain stay length makes manuals very easy. The top tube lengths are moderate; they contribute to make the CLAY a very playful ride.

Geometry

The geometry is based on a 150 mm travel fork and regular 27,5 inch tires, no wagon wheels and no Plus tires for the CLAY!

„Our FASTFORWARD Enduro-Hardtail has given proof that Fahrvergnügen depends on good geometry that matches the wheels size and not on travel. With regard to geometry, frame stiffness, reliability and durability we followed a no compromise approach. The 27,5 inch bike is designed to suit our personal riding style: playful, often off the ground and with pleasure sideways.” Jochen Forstmann founder and co-owner of LAST.

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Jörg Heydt going sideways with the CLAY on a local mining wast tip.

Material and Frame Design

Front and rear triangle of the CLAY are welded from tubes, profiles and CNC machined parts made of 6013 aluminum. In the heat threated condition this alloy has significantly improved fatigue characteristics compared to traditional 7005 and 6061 aluminum alloys. Combined with the smooth welding lines, which reduce stress concentrations at the transition from tube to weld seam, this material is one big factor that keeps the weight down and makes this Trail bike very strong. The the CLAY frame fulfills all test criteria to get category 4 approval. This ASTM category is typically for enduro bikes, while trail bikes are typically category 3. The logical result is that bike park adventures and racing are allowed applications for the CLAY – as long as the component spec is accordingly!

The extensive machining of many frame parts adds up to the light weight of 2,9 kg. The tubes are custom butted for the CLAY in order to provide load specific wall thicknesses for each section of the tube. The profiles for the rear triangle are custom drawn with variable wall thickness across their section. This allows for a slimmer yet stiff construction.

Bearings

The bearings we use, are full complement sealed precision bearings, made of stainless steel by Endurobearings. Full complement means, that there is no cage retaining the balls. Therefore it is possible to use more balls, which increases the load capacity and stiffness of the bearing. All bolt heads of the linkage are flush and provide good protection for the bearings against hose water and dirt by creating a labyrinth. The small holes can be used to lube the bearings. The lube will displace the water and protect the bearings from corrosion. These arrangements provide a long riding period before getting wrenches out for the first service.

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Dropouts and Through Axle

The CLAY allows to fit 142 mm and 148 mm wide hubs. The adjustment is made by a small insert on the disk brake side and the matching derailleur eye. For added cross compatibility we have changed the axle to a standard X12-Type which exists in versions with and without quick release. Independently from the hub width the axle must be for 148 mm width. The through axle thread in the swing arm is realized in a replaceable insert, no problem to change it should the threads get damaged by debris when changing the wheel in worst weather conditions.

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The disc brake mount is integrated with the drop out and provides a mounting position for Postmount 180 brakes. There are threads in the drop out, because it is the lightest option. In case you damage the threads, the drop outs have pockets to fit barrel nuts, which means you can easily continue to use your frame. The added weight for the longer bolts and barrel nut applies just in case you need them.

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LAST COAL Dropouts

For 142 mm wide hub configurations it is necessary to use a special 3 mm thick spacer which is placed between the hub and the disc. The spacer will position the disc in the proper position to work with the PM180 brake mount.

Bottom Bracket and ISCG Mount

The bottom bracket is a conventional, threaded BSA type in 73 mm width. The bottom bracket shell, the main pivot housing and the ISCG 05 tabs are machined from a single piece. The bottom bracket area offers enough clearance to fit regular and Boost crank sets. The only combination we do not recommend is a Boost crank with a 142 mm rear wheel, all other combinations are good.

Head Tube

The head tube is fully CNC machined and designed to match with Zerostack type headsets (ZS44 top, ZS56 bottom).

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Cable Routing

The cable for the dropper post runs internally through the downtube and seat tube. The shift and brake cables run on the down tube. They are bolt on type, which means you can swap them according to your needs – for example 3 cables if you run a remotely actuated shock lockout. A bottle cage can be mounted on the down tube. The shifting is crisp, because the shift cable runs almost straight. Near the main pivot it runs through the stay of the rear triangle and continues it way on the chain stay.

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Decals

Frame decals are available in various colors. Our standard decal colors are black decals on black frames, blue decals on blue frames and red decals on red frames. If you want to personalize your decal color, feel free to choose one of the colors below.

LAST COAL decals

 

Frame Standards and Dimensions

ModelCLAY (V01)
sizessmall (152-166 cm), medium (164-179 cm), large (177-189 cm), x-large (188-202 cm)
coloursblack anodized, transparent blue powder coated, transparent red powder coated
materialcustom butted 6013 aluminum
rear travel140 mm, 130 mm with shock stroke reduced to 50 mm
fork travel150 mm recomended
max. fork length572 mm axle to crown
shock eye to eye210 mm (55 mm and 50 mm stroke)
air volume settinghigh volume options preferred, no volume spacers recommended
compatible shocks 1Rock Shox Deluxe RT, medium compression tune, medium rebound tune and Debonair options recommended
compatible shocks 2
Rock Shox SuperDeluxe RC3, medium compression tune and, medium rebound tune and Debonair options recommended
compatible shocks 3CanCreek DB Inline CS (all versions)
further shock optionsregular shocks should fit with the frame, as soon as we have approved a shock we will add it to the list
shock hardware, top30,0 x 8 mm
shock hardware, bottom22,2 x 8 mm
seat post size31,6 mm diameter
seat post clamp size34,9 mm diameter
cable guides for the dropper postinternally routed through the down tube
cable guides for brakesexternally routed for ease of service
cable guides for shiftingexternally routed, direct routing path for improved shifting
bottle cage lugson the down tube, for frame size S only small bottles can be used or the cage must be mounted in the lower position and a shock without piggy back must be used
bearingssealed cartige , full complement bearings made of stainless steel by Endurobearings
bearing size15 x 28 x 7 mm
head tubetapered style, 44 mm top, 56 mm bottom, entirely CNC machined
head set sizesemi integrated, 44 mm top, 56 mm bottom
compatible tire sizes650B up to 2,5 inch, depending on tire and rim combination
disc mount standardPostmount 180 mm, damaged threads can be replaced with barrel nuts that fit in the frame. No additional weight unless you strip the threads and need to use the barrel nuts.
max disc size203 mm
bottom bracket standardthreaded, BSA, 73 mm
chain device mountISCG 2005
front derailleurnot possible, intended for single front ring
chain line49 mm - 52 mm, which means regular and Boost cranks will fit
Q-factorMin. 168 mm (156 mm does not work).
rear axle12 mm through axle included (DT Swiss with detachable lever) compatible with Syntace offerings (148 mm Boost versions)
hub width148 mm standard, optional 142 mm with special derailleur eye and disc brake side spacer
compatibilityCLAY (V01), COAL (V01) frames use interchangeable front and rear triangles. For conversion the link and the shock must be altered.
frame weight2,9 kg
The information presented here is subject to change without notice.

* The indicatet price may vary for different product versions, value added tax included, visit last-bikes-shop.com for details and terms and conditions.

Intentional Use

Intentional use

LAST suspension frames are designed for use on non motorized bicycles only. The frame is inceredibly strong, but incidental or repeated abuse or crashes can damage the frame and reduce it’s structural strength and useful life. Remember that extreme riding is dangerous and that you ride on your own risk. Use safety gear and ride carefully.

The LAST CLAY is intended for use according to category 4 desribed in ASTM F2043-13 Standard Classification for Bicycle Usage.

Category 1 – This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle on a regular paved surface where the tires are intended to maintain ground contact.
Category 2 – This is a set of conditions for the operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 as well as unpaved and gravel roads and trails with moderate grades. In this set of conditions, contact with irregular terrain and loss of tire contact with the ground may occur. Drops are intended to be limited to 15cm (6“) or less.
Category 3 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Condition 1 and Condition 2 as well as rough trails, rough unpaved roads, and rough terrain and unimproved trails that require technical skills. Jumps and drops are intended to be less than 61cm (24“).
Category 4 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Conditions 1, 2, and 3, or downhill grades on rough trails at speeds less than 40 km/h (25 mph), or both. Jumps are intended to be less than 122cm (48“).
Category 5 – This is a set of conditions for operation of a bicycle that includes Conditions 1, 2, 3, and 4; extreme jumping; or downhill grades on rough trails at speeds in excess of 40 km/h (25 mph); or a combination thereof.

*CAUTION – Maximum fork lenght (axle to crown) is 572 mm. Run the frame only with the shocks ordered as original equipment. Fitting other shocks needs to be approved by LAST.

*Removing the surface finish (paint, powder coating, anodizing) and riding the frame without appropriate surface finish is dangerous and will void the warranty. Removing the surface finish increases the corrosion rate of the frame material and it’s structural strength will be drastically reduced.

*Assembly, maintenance, repairs and inspection work must be carried out by professional bike mechanics or similar qualified persons using the required tools.

Setup Guide
If you wish to use a coil shock, please refer to the recommended spring stiffnesses given in the table below.

Metric shock length 210 mm x 55 mm stroke

Spring Stiffness

[LBS/inch]
Ideal rider weight

[kg]
25045
30054
35063
40072
45081
50089
55098
600107

User Manual

User Manual

Crash Replacement

Crash Replacement

If you have a problem with your frame, please follow our Crash Replacement Program to get help.

Decals

Decals

Frame decals are available in various colors. Our standard decal colors are black decals on black frames, blue decals on blue frames and red decals on red frames. If you want to personalize your decal color, feel free to choose one of the colors below or get our vector data, to print it your way.

LAST CLAY decals