American Pale Ale 29er SX

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The American Pale Ale is a super nimble, extremely versatile hardtail. Whether it’s tight technical single track or high speed downhill, the APA can hold its own and then some. Tested on some of the most gnarly terrain the North East has to offer, we’re more than confident in this shred machine.

Made right here in the US using 100% 7075 aluminum tubing, this bike is built to last. We’re so confident in its performance that we offer a lifetime warranty on all of our frames. Buying domestically yields a number of other benefits. By supporting American made products, you’re supporting local jobs, local businesses, and a more ethical and sustainable manufacturing process.

As with all of the bikes in our lineup, the customization possibilities are pretty much endless. Seriously, we did the math and there’s 46,523,913,960,000,000,000,000 possible combinations. Good thing we have Ben here to keep all those straight!


  1. Designed for 29" or 27.5+ wheel - max tire clearance up to 29x2.4"
  2. Boost 148mm rear thru axle
  3. 7005 Aluminum alloy construction
  4. Custom shaped tubing for strength and weight savings
  5. Internal dropper post routing
  6. Precision beaded welds
  7. English threaded bottom bracket
  8. Lifetime Warranty on the frame - The best in the business


  • Manitou Machete 27.5+/29er 140mm travel fork
  • SRAM DUB Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
  • FSA Handlebars and Seatpost
  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Sunringle Duroc 30 Tubeless Setup
  • Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35"


Frame Growler Racing Design American Pale Ale doubled-butted 7005 aluminum tubing, 148x12 dropout, Internal dropper cable routing, replaceable derailleur hanger, water bottle bosses
Fork Manitou Machete 27.5+ & 29er, 140mm travel
Rear Shock N/A
Sizes S, M, L, XL
Headset FSA 
Shifters SRAM SX Eagle 1x12
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle 12-Speed, 1x12
Cassette SRAM Eagle 12-speed
Crank SRAM SX Eagle Dub, for 148 Boost chainline
Chainrings SRAM X-sync Eagle 32T Steel
Bottom Bracket SRAM Dub English Thread
Chain SRAM Eagle
Handlebars FSA Aluminum , 18mm rise, 9 degree back seep, 4 degree upsweep, 31.8mm x 740 mm
Stem FSA Omega 70mm, 31.8mm alloy, 6 degree, 4-bolt bar clamp
Tape/Grips Lizard Skin Growler Logo
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seatpost FSA Aluminum 30.9x400mm
Pedals Available Separately
Rims Sunringle Duroc 30, Tubeless
Hubs Sunringle SRC 32h, Boost 148x12/110x15TA
Spokes Wheelsmith Straight Pull DB14
Tires Maxxis Forekaster 29x2.35"
Tubes Who still uses tubes? All bikes are setup tubeless
Brakes SRAM Level Hydraulic Brakes
Brake Levers SRAM Level Hydraulic Brakes
Extras ENVE Carbon Wheels available


Frame Size S M L XL
Seat tube 380 450 482 533
seat tube angle 74˚ 74.5˚ 74.5˚ 74.5˚
head tube length 110 120 120 130
Head angle 67.5˚ 67.5• 67.5 67.5˚
Effective Top Tube 602
634 654 692
Bottom Bracket Height 327.5 327.5 327.5 327.5
Bottom Bracket Drop 50 50 50 50
Chainstay Length 433 433 433 433
Offset 51 51 51 51
Trail 101.2 101.2 101.2 101.2
Wheelbase 1151 1184 1204 1244
Standover 736 736 748 760
Frame reach 420 450 470 505
Frame Stack 642 651 651 660



Frame Size S M L XL
Rider's Hieght 5'-5'6" 5'5"-5'10" 5'9"-6'2" 6'-6'5"
Inseam 28"-30" 30"-32.5" 31"-34.5" 32.5"-36.5"


Customer Reviews

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