Sweet Spot - The Ultimate Trail Hardtail

The Story

The Sweet Spot - it can be a lot of things. for example, the amazing places that this bike will take you to. Or the well balanced design that makes for efficient climbing and confident descending on rides short and long. It is not a 6” trailbike that flies down hills but drags going up, nor is it an XC race rig that climbs like a breeze but lacks stability in descent. The Sklar Sweet Spot came to be through designing, building and riding hundreds of different mountain bikes over the past decade. In that time Sklar has refined geometry and materials to create a mountain bike that truly does it all. It’s called the Sweet Spot.

Design Philosophy

One mountain bike for all occasions. Bikes are an investment and this bike is designed to be fun for all the mountain biking that you want to do. Take it on a quick ride before work for some fast fun, load up your fanny pack with snacks and head out for an all day adventure on the weekends. Pack it up with bags and take it on a multi-week bikepacking trip, or just to spend a night in the woods. If you have one really fun bike, you will want to ride it all the time, and this is that bike. How sweet is that?

Tech Specs

  • 150mm Travel (designed for 51mm offset, 551mm AC)

  • 73mm BSA Bottom bracket Shell

  • EC34mm/44mm Headset (Size M&L) 44mm (size S)

  • Clearance for up to a 36T chainring (boost chainline)

  • Stainless Steel 3D printed Chainstay Yoke

  • External Cable routing

  • Frame Material: Double butted, Air-Hardened Chromoly Steel. (Vari-Wall, Colombus and NOS True Temper)

  • 148x12mm BOOST Spacing, Syntace dropout

  • 180mm Post Mount rear brake

  • Designed for 29” x 2.6”-2.8” tires

  • 31.6mm Seat post (stealth routing)

  • 3 bottle cages, one under the Down tube (2 on S, M and XS)


Ordering Information

$ Pricing

  • Frame Only - $2,850

  • No builds available at this time



  • Steel frame available in XS, Small, Medium, Large or XL

  • Available Cerakcoated in Desert Verde, Bubblegum Pink, Umbra Grey or Mint Pastel (see color chart above)

  • 2022 update - We will be doing a pre-order for these frames once a year, in the Spring. Please sign up for the Sweet Spot email updates below for updates on that pre-order. Thanks!

2022 Color options - Bubblegum Pink, Slate Blue, Desert Verde, Umbra Grey

Submit your Sweet Spot deposit now

Each Sweet Spot is built to order. Submit your deposit now to add yours to the build queue.

The current lead time is about 3 months.

This deposit is non-refundable, final frame payments will be due when the frame goes to paint and payment for build kits will be due before the frame goes to fabrication.