AN AMERICAN MADE HARDTAIL
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!
- Designed for 29" or 27.5+ wheel - max tire clearance up to 29x2.4"
- Boost 148mm rear thru axle
- 7005 Aluminum alloy construction
- Custom shaped tubing for strength and weight savings
- Internal dropper post routing
- Precision beaded welds
- English threaded bottom bracket
- Lifetime Warranty on the frame - The best in the business
**Due to limited product availability, standard components are subject to change without notice, though you will be notified before the bike ships.**
|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|
|Sizes||S, M, L, XL|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle 1x12|
|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|
|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|
|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|
The Pale Ale is nothing short of amazing. I have so much fun crushing Upstate NY trails on this beast. Its fast, nimble, and a blast to ride. I highly recommend this bike.