How do I order my new Mountain Goat Bike? If you are happy with the stock spec for a frame, we may have one in stock. If we don't have your combination in stock, or you are going with a custom bike, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a shout at 704.878.9683. We can discuss your options and spec your dream bike. We require a 50% deposit on any frame and, once we place the order, the deposit is non-refundable.
What if I want to design my own geometry? With over 20 years of riding mountain bikes, I have taken the geometries of my favorite bikes and combined them into a nice handling bike that is perfect for all-around riding. The bottom bracket is just a touch higher to clear obstacles that you might encounter on the trail. If you have a specific geometry that you have found that works for you, we can accommodate your needs. For custom geometry, please fill out the Frame Fit Worksheet
What finish options are available? The stock colors are Team Green, Dirt Brown, Night Blue or Team Orange powder coat. If you send us the RAL powder coat number, we can powder coat the frame in your choice of color. Most solid colors will be an additional $50. Powder coats finished have become much more diversified recently and there are many special effects that were once available only in wet paint. Contact us for a quote. Mountain Goat Cycles have always been known for their spectacular Russ Pickett paint jobs. Fortunately for us, Russ is still painting and is willing to duplicate the original Mountain Goat paint schemes. If you truly want a unique bike, contact us and we will get Russ to whip you up something special. Some of the paint can be seen in these examples from our mountain bike museum bicycle listing page.
What components are available? As Mountain Goat Cycles, we have access to most of the components out there. If you would like to design your own "dream package" we would be happy to put it together for you.
Who builds the frames? I would love to be able to make frames but I am pretty sure you wouldn't want to ride anything that I made! Part of the reason for resurrecting Mountain Goat was to try and help the US based frame makers survive. So many frame builders have given up the craft and we wanted to try and help them remain profitable. We looked around at current frame makers that we admired and came up with the short list of people we felt comfortable with. The SyCip brothers were very excited about the project and as a bonus, had worked with Jeff Lindsay previously as well. When we decided to offer a titanium option, the Lynskey family was our natural choice. As founders of Litespeed, titanium has flowed through there veins since the beginning. When we wanted a curved tube model, Curtis Inglis was first on the list. As maker of the Retrotec frames, Curtis has been bending tubes on a regular basis. As different models are added, we may add to the list of builders but will be sure to let you know if and when that happens. I always like to know whose hands created the magic. For some reason, some bike guys will go to great lengths to hide who made your frame and where they are located, might be embarrassed by it?
How Long does it take to get my new bike? If you want the stock spec frame, we keep a handful of common sizes in stock. If you are going the custom route, or we do not have your size in stock, it will take about 6-12 weeks to get your new frame. If you choose the custom paint option, plan on adding about 4 weeks to the schedule. Please remember that these are made one at a time by hand and there may be circumstances beyond our control the will lengthen the wait, but it will be worth it. Shipping frames between the builder, the painter and the customer can often add several weeks to the process.
What is the warranty on the bikes? Our custom frames are guaranteed for one full year against defects. If something is truly defective, it will show up within this first year. If you purchase a complete bike, the components also have the manufacturers one year warranty against defects (and no, backing over it with your car or doing 8 foot drop-ins on your hard tail are not covered by the warranty!)
What does my serial number mean? Since we deal in a lot of vintage bikes, serial numbers have always been frustrating to us. They often seem meaningless and don't follow any decipherable pattern. I don't want that to happen so someone else 20 year down the road so we make is as simple and useful as possible. My serial number will be "S WTR 06 001", first digit will be the builder. In this case, SyCip. The second set of letters will be the model. In this case Whiskeytown Racer (RG = Road Goat, R29 = Route 29). The next two digits will be the last two digits of the year the frame was made. We are going to use bike "model years" so the model year will begin in October of the previous year (October 2005 will be a 2006 model bike and the 2006 model year will stretch up to October 2006). Remember that this is the year the frame was produced. It may be built with parts from a different model year. The last digits will be a sequential number. In this case 001 (collectors can start lining up now!). I am not going to bother with a size since many of the bikes will be custom and if you need to know what size it is, invest in a good quality tape measure.
How much does my Goat weigh? I am always hesitant to quote weights since there are too many variables. What we have done is list the actual frame weights on the Goat Registry page. Please keep in mind that the weights can vary from the listed weight. We weighed the frames with decals, seat collars, head badge and water bottle bolts.