Commonground Bikes has taken a decidedly uncommon approach to spec’ing their flagship 24″ bike.
While many companies have followed the path (made famous by Sunday with the Model C) of building scaled up versions of their popular 20″ bikes.
Commonground opted to take the dimensions of a 26″ dirtjumper frame and scale it down to a 24″ package.
Along with that thinking comes a quite different handling bike.
Instead of a steep head angle and a high bottom bracket, you’ll find a slack head angle and a low bottom bracket.
We’re talking a 69 degree head angle here…which is very slack by cruiser standards. Even race cruisers stay above the 72 degree threshold (Mike Wong’s Dialled cruiser excepted).
With spec’s like this, it seems like this would be right at home in the dirt (which is what PlusSizeBMX seems to have found when they took it for a spin).
Heck, I can see how these might gain some traction (pardon the pun) in some of the older cruiser classes…given its more predictable steering and lower, more stable stance.
Not sure how it would fare for more technical street/park type riding though.
What do you think?
(All pics/images: Commonground)