The XTR & steel frame STOMPER’s are identical in frame geometry sharing the majority of the same components. XTR’s are 7-8 lbs lighter with the 6061 aluminum frame topped off with billet aluminum pedals, stem, and seat post clamps. Additionally the XTR features aluminum bars and seat post and upgraded Brako brake rotors. These rotors provide better braking power with an aggressive look and you won’t find them on any production bikes due to their cost.
The July 2018 production run of XTR’s will also have the new performance Soul Fast tires that are 35% lighter and provide a better handling ride as shown on the pre-production Shark Grey XTR. For the performance minded rider the XTR has it all.
What does this all mean?
The XTR and STOMPER are both great bikes. The overall purposes of both bikes are the same, have fun! Both feature wider frames to accommodate the 3″ tires and wheels. Most people are surprised riding our fat tire beach cruisers the first time. The extra 2″ of width of the frame plus the big tires makes it way easy to balance.
The lower weight of the XTR comes in handy. Whether it is lifting it up stairs or onto a bike rack, the 8+ pound lighter bike can make a difference. Where we see the big difference on the XTR is with an e-Bike conversion. When we build the XTR for electric, it is so awesome. The lighter frame absorbs vibration at speed. The result is an ultra smooth ride that doesnt beat you up. The cracks and bumps in the road are less harsh.
We love the XTR for so many reasons. Try test riding one, and you will like it!