Made famous with the Moxie and currently trending with The Full Moxie, Pipedream Cycles has announced the return of the original Sirius hardtail.
Think Pipedream and a bright pink Moxie is likely the frame you conjure up, but before the Moxie there was the Sirius a steel-framed hardtail designed for multi-purpose trail duties, and for 2020 it’s making a comeback.
Pipedream says the Sirius is the hardtail for riders who don’t want to feel over biked on their trails, a frame for those who want a Moxie but realise that it’s probably too much for the majority of their riding. With this in mind, the new Sirius is designed with modern XC/trail forks in mind. Built as a 29er, the Sirius will happily accept 100-120mm forks, build it as a 27.5in wheeled trail bike and you can move up to 120-140mm travel. The updated frame is even mullet compatible and comes with sliding dropout for the single-speed crowd.
As we’ve come to expect from a bike with the Pipedream metal head badge the geometry is bang on the money, with a 77.5-degree seat tube angle for a comfortable climbing positing, short seat-tube lengths, a 65-degree head angle and reach figures ranging from 445- 485mm.
Trail riders with an appetite for bikepacking will be happy to learn that there will be a frame option with rack mounts available, and there is also a CrMo unicrown rigid fork option available too.
Pipedream is accepting pre-orders for the new Sirius over on their website now. The frame will be available in Silver Fox, Vintage Green and Starry Night finishes with frame only pricing at £649.00.
Here’s what Pipedream has to say about the all-new Sirius:
Here’s the news you’ve all been waiting for!
The Sirius is back and better than ever. A classic of the Pipedream range, it’s been revamped and brought bang up to date to sit perfectly alongside our other Moxie all-mountain models.
Modern short travel forks have opened up a world of possibilities that we could only dream of a decade ago. The Sirius capitalises on this to create an exceptional all-rounder capable of covering a range of duties from bike packing to trail riding and everything in between.
Optimised for a 100-120mm fork, this blisteringly fast speed machine rewards your efforts with incredible trail agility and efficiency. Where a Moxie may be too much, the Sirius is there to breathe life into your local trails and create a truly engaging and exciting ride.
The Sirius has all you’ve come to expect from a Pipedream with phenomenal tubing, exceptional quality and forward-thinking geometry and sizing.
Available in 3 sizes, to fit riders from 4’11” to 6’2” (1.50-1.88m), and 3 spectacular colours.
Visit our website to pre-order yours now. Pre-ordered frames are due to land in the UK by the end of October.