you’re buying a bike from Black Sheep,
you’re buying a bike that’s custom-built for
you and meant to last a lifetime.
We were fortunate that a few of our test riders
were of the same stature as James’ son and were
able to wrestle his personal bike away from him for a
few weeks to test it. A 36er is certainly not for everyone,
but our 6-foot-plus test riders found the bike fit like a glove.
Riders shorter than the 6-foot mark should stick with a smaller
wheel size, since it’s nearly impossible to bring the geometry and
standover in check for riders shorter than that.
WHAT IS IT MADE FROM?
In the early 2000s, a metal sculptor convinced James to use
his factory to build a custom bike. What he came up with was
a bike reminiscent of the “cruiser racer” bikes of the 1940s and
niques, and they may never have existed without this influence.
Thanks to Jon Hubbard for the idea for a work of art that can
be ridden on the trail.
Single-speed compatible: The unique chainstay system relies on
these extendable sections of the chainstay to tension the chain.
The bolts below hold the stays in place and can be extended
about 1/2 inch to tighten the chain without a derailleur.
Don’t skimp on the details: The custom-built titanium dirt drop “moustache” bars are so perfect for
this bike that anything else wouldn’t look right. Don’t
skimp on this detail if you’re planning to
buy a Sheep.