FIRST LOOK: REEB LAUNCHES THE STEEZL AND IT LOOKS EPIC
Chromoly and aluminum and 3D printing, OH MY!
In the shadow and success of Reeb’s most recent release, the short travel SST, they’ve decided to go forward with a longer travel version with the basic kinematics previously so successful on the Sqweeb. The new Steezl is a bit of a hodge-podge of parts with a 4130 chromoly front triangle, an aluminum rear triangle, and a 3D-printed BB cluster. It’s a wild bike to look at, but we already know Reeb always has a method to their madness. As with all of their bikes, the Reeb team hand fabricates each bike in-house, only outsourcing their 3D printed parts which are produced by another American company, so this frame is fully made in the USA which is exactly Reeb’s goal. The Steezl achieves 155mm of suspension travel with the tried and true Horst Link design which is compatible with both coil and air shocks. By utilizing the integrated flip chip, you will be able to run this bike as either a full 29er, or you can make it more snappy by throwing a 27.5″ wheel on the back. This is paired with a 160mm or 170mm fork making the headangle about 64 degrees.
Reeb has designed the Steezl with a low standover height and the ability to run as long a dropper post as you need from 180mm on the small, 210mm on the medium, and 240mm on the L-XXL. That’s right, there are 5 sizes available with this bike. Another modern twist they’ve added to the Steezl is size-specific chainstays to keep the rider balanced no matter their size. The frame and shock combo MSRPs starting at $3,795 with complete bike options starting at $6,695. You can reserve yours today on Reeb’s website linked below. This bike looks incredible and we can’t wait to try it out for ourselves.
REEB Cycles continues to push the boundaries of engineering design, with the new 155mm Enduro Race Bike, STEEZL. Using innovative and American made SLM 3D printed components and proven Colorado fabrication skills this bike is designed to pedal all day and destroy technical descents.
The STEEZL’s steel front triangle evolved from the technology and experience gained creating the acclaimed 120mm SST travel trail bike, and is paired with the battle tested aluminum rear end of the SQWEEB and BREWser. The result is an enduro race bike worthy of replacing the discontinued SQWEEB. The 2023 STEEZL is stiffer, stronger, prettier, and dripping with that handmade REEB flavor everyday production bikes simply don’t deliver.
The groundbreaking 155mm enduro rig built in Colorado by the REEB fabrication team, rewards every rider with incredible speed, unparalleled ride feel and superb fit and finish. Led by Adam Prosise, Director of R&D, the culture for big rides in big terrain fuels REEB’s desire and ability to develop bikes to tame the wildest backcountry adventures and gnarliest races in the world.
The 2023 STEEZL platform is an all-new American made 3D printed BB cluster paired with a custom 4130 chromoly tubeset spec’d to give extraordinary confidence and control at the limit. The aluminum Horst-link rear end is the strongest and lightest REEB has ever made, featuring beautifully CNC’d rockers and the polygonal CRT rocker interface to keep everything pointed in the right direction through the rough stuff. Updated kinematics improve pedaling performance, reduce kickback deep in the travel, and hone in on a perfect leverage curve to keep things smooth, controlled, and consistent whether pedaling up a fireroad, sending your favorite jump line, or blasting into a scree field at race speed.
With all-new geo for 2023, the STEEZL is available in 5 sizes (S-XXL) and is ready to run 29er or Mullet with the flip of a chip. Similar to the SST, the STEEZL features incredibly low standover, compatibility with the longest dropper posts on the market, and space for a water bottle on all sizes. For the first time in REEB history, STEEZL offers size specific chainstays (434mm for S,M,L / 444mm for XL and XXL) and the rear ends are interchangeable. Also new for 2023, STEEZL and SST builds are available with a range of suspension options from Cane Creek, Rockshox, Ohlins, EXT, and PUSH Industries at www.reebcycles.com
Effective immediately, the STEEZL replaces the discontinued SQWEEB and is available for preorder via www.reebcycles.com. Initial orders will begin delivery in April 2023.
MSRP – Frame/Shock starting $3,795, Frame/Shock/Fork/Headset/Stem (Chassis) starting $4,995, Complete Bikes starting $6,695.
Benefitting from the professional experience of the growing team and continued improvements in company infrastructure, REEB is expanding their scope of operation to deliver increased manufacturing capacity, reduced lead times, and distinctly innovative bikes to market. Designed, fabricated, and tested by riders who care, REEB is committed to delivering unmatched quality and customer service. Email the team to learn more about custom options, bike fit, suspension setup, or anything else you want to talk about!
REEB Cycles STEEZL Basic info:
REEB proprietary 4130 Chromoly tubing/3D printed 316L stainless steel/7005 Aluminum
155mm rear travel, 205×62.5 mm Trunnion, Coil or Air
29/29 or 29/27.5 via flip chip
Clearance for up to 29″ x 2.6″ tire
148x12mm rear spacing (SRAM UDH)
44mm headtube – ZS44 Top/EC44 Bottom headset
73mm threaded BB shell w/ISCG tabs
31.6mm ø seat post, internal dropper cable routing
Max dropper length: S-180mm / M-210mm / L thru XXL-240mm
About REEB Cycles
In 2011, REEB Cycles began fabricating handmade steel hardtails designed for the steep and rocky terrain of their home in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. In 2017, REEB announced their first full suspension offering, the SQWEEB, an aluminum enduro race platform that was redesigned in 2020 by Ziegler and further refined by fabricator/racer Adam Prosise and trials and freeride legend Jeff Lenosky. 2022 brought a new chapter to the company with the development of the SST, a fast and playful steel trail bike built that incorporates advanced manufacturing technology with timeless design language and world class performance. In 2023, REEB Cycles replaced the Sqweeb with the launch of the STEEZL enduro race bike. In addition to designing and fabricating all bikes in-house in Lyons, Colo., REEB operates a demo, retail and full service bike shop at CyclHOPS Bike Cantina restaurant in Longmont, Colo.