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The ICE (V2) is our latest dirt jump and street frame. Made of high quality 4130 steel, this frame is light and strong. This frame excels with it´s proven geometry and includes modern standards, like a head tube, ready for tapered forks.
Hendrik Tafel is riding the new Version (V2) of his signature frame for some time now and he is very happy with it. Alongside Hendrik we are happy to see Jonas Berndt back on one of our frames – he was a youngster on our local trails and now he´s one of the seniors, mastering the trails with style and amplitude.
The most obvious change about the ICE (V2) is the new head tube design. This head tube can fit tapered and straight steerer tubes. The challenge was designing a slim head tube to preserve the elegant looks of the steel frame. Therefore we decided to use an internal head set interface for the top and an external cup design for the bottom. See frame spec tab for details. The head tube is fully CNC machined using an offset machining technology that allows us to vary the wall thickness along the circumference. Thus concentrating material in the areas where it is needed and saving weight where it is possible.
Brake mount and cable routing
The brake cable is routed below the top tube and seat stays. We use detachable cable guides that allow for a cleaner look when riding brakeless. The disc brake mount is detachable as well and installation of the bolts is from the inside, hiding them for a more stealth look. The disc brake mount provides compatibility with 160 mm Post Mount and is adjustable according to your current axle position.
Casted droputs with integrated chain tensioners
The integrated chain tensioner design was originally developped for our RUFUS frame. It allows you to adjust the position of the rear whel precisely and to maintain this position even under hard pedaling conditiones. The design does not require any tools.
Using the casting process to manufacture the drop outs gave us full choice of design for the drop outs. We used this freedom to give them a shape that flows smoothly into the chain stays and seat stays. This design reduces stresses and flex, allowing a lighter and more compact design.
Custom Butted 4130 Tubes
Been gifted with years of experience creating hard tail steel frames for the more extreme practices of our sport, we created this light weight tube set. The tube material is the classic high quality 4130 steel grade, manufactured by Sanko in Japan. The tubes undergo multiple butting processes, resulting in tubes that have a manifold of wall thicknesses to match the applied loads. We also apply a tapering process for the seat stays, giving them good support in the welding area to the seat tube and having a more delicate diameter towards the drop out. The tube set is heat treated before welding, but not hardened. We believe that the hardening process should not be applied on a steel frame, because it reduces the sought after ability of the steel to deform before it cracks. Another point is that the hardening may improve the strength of the material, allowing it to withstand greater loads, but it is regularly recognized that hardening reduces fatigue strength, resulting in cracks after a certain time of intense use. This is why we use the hardening process only for parts that need dimensional stability (for example to support bearing seats) and that are not subject to fatigue cracks: bottom bracket shell, head tube and drop outs.
Euro Bottom Bracket
Finally Hendrik Tafel took the decision that he wanted to be able to run any kind of crank, from BMX style 2- and 3-piece design to classic MTB style cranks, the euro size (BSA threading) is the only one to accept all of them.
Click on the tabs above to get more information on the frame geometry, detailled frame specs, our crash replacement and other topics.
The geometry of the frame remains identical with the original ICE. We did not do changes since Hendrik Tafel was happy with the geometry. The frame is characterized by it’s short chain stays that allow easy handling in tight section and the skate park. The moderate length top tube in combination with the moderate head angle give you control and safety on bigger jumps. The geometry is optimized for 100 mm travel forks. The changed head set standard requires a changed head tube length. Therefore the head tube length appears to be different, but the effective geometry is identical with the ICE (V1).
The frame is available in one size only.
|example fork||Rock Shox Pike|
|fork travel||100 mm|
|fork length + head set height||471 + 12 mm|
|chain stay length||378-388 mm|
|head tube length||108 mm|
|wheel base (42 mm fork offset)||1034-1044 mm|
|seat tube length||317 mm|
|bottom bracket drop||-16 mm|
|The information presented here is subject to change without notice. All values given without sag.|
LAST 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. Read the User Guide and check your frame regularly for beginning cracks.
The LAST ICE is intended for use according to category 5 described 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.|
- User Manual – english/german (PDF-Document)
If you have a problem with your frame, please follow our Crash Replacement Program to get help.
ICE (V2) frames come with decals applied above the final coating. This means they can be changed easily. ICE (V2) decals can be ordered from our web shop in glossy black film. If you want to get your own color, use this LINK to download the vector file and get them done at your local shop for art work.
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