The Zodiac is an area of the sky visible from earth that is divided into twelve signs, each representing 30 degrees of celestial longitude. These signs have transfixed astrologers for three millennia, guiding those who seek wisdom in the cryptic lore.
The Myth Cycles Zodiac is our steel full suspension trail 29er. 140mm of travel in the rear and 150mm of travel in the front, makes it a do-everything dually that wants to go fast. With multiple travel setup options and geometry that rides well anywhere make the Zodiac a full suspension you can ride for years to come.
For the Zodiac, we outlined 3 criteria:
-Simple. The lowest ratio of “care and feeding” to hours shredding.
-Durable. The Zodiac is meant to be ridden for years to come.
-Works. We didn’t assume that a simple full suspension is simple to design. Every detail has been painstakingly worked over until every criteria was met.
The Secret Sauce
Just because you want a steel full suspension doesn’t mean you have to settle for a falling leverage rate. The shock yoke on the Zodiac moves the effective upper pivot behind the main pivot, making for a rising leverage rate. Want to run a coil shock? No problem. Air? Sure. We’ve balanced the leverage ratio to work intuitively with many shocks, and give the best balance of plush small bump compliance as well as bottom-out resistance.
-Built in small batches in Durango, Colorado, USA
-Brazed-on stainless steel headbadge
-Highest quality air-hardening and aircraft 4130 steel
-Triple-triangulated swingarm puts the stiffness where it’s needed
-Rising leverage rate works well with coil shocks
-140mm travel with 150mm fork
–Clearance for 29 x 2.5 tires
–Swappable shock mount for two different rear end heights
–Full length housing cable routing
-210 x 55mm shock size
–73mm BSA threaded bottom bracket
–148×12 boost rear spacing
-35mm seatpost clamp
-Stealth dropper routing
-180mm post brake mounts
We build our bikes with the finest steel tubing and raw stock in the world. Tubes are selected from several different manufacturers based on exactly what butting profile and alloy we want for that part of the bike.
What we can’t make ourselves we source from the best machine shop in the industry; Paragon Machine Works. Their commitment to American manufacturing and high quality products make them a perfect source for our critical frame components such as dropouts, headtubes, and bottom bracket shells.
Choose a Color
Part of ordering a Myth bike frame is ordering it in the color of your choice. When you order a bike, you get to choose from any of our custom powder coat options, and your frame is coated for you right here in house.
- Check out our Colors page to see what’s currently in stock!
The Zodiac is designed to be a hard-charging trail bike that won’t hold you back. Longer chainstays that push your center of gravity forward, combine with the natural snap of steel and make for mind bending traction while cornering. Steep seat tube angle makes climbing more efficient on steep grades. High native bottom bracket height is at home in the most varied terrain, but can be lowered with different shock plates and fork length. Long front center is confidence inspiring, but still playful.
Please note: At this time, we’ve only put the Small, Medium and Large into production, and we will be adding the XL and XXL at some point in the future.
Variable Geometry: The rabbit hole
There are 3 things you can do to change the geometry and travel of the Zodiac:
-Shock plates: High and Low version, referring to the height of the bottom bracket. Native geometry (shown here) is with the High shock plate, and the Low shock plate lowers the rear end of the bike by 12mm. Effectively lowering the BB by about 8mm and slacking angles by about .5 degrees.
-Fork length. Native geo is with a 150mm fork, but the frame can run as long as a 160mm fork as well.
-Shock stroke. Native geo is shown with a 210 x 55 rear shock. You can also run a 210 x 50 rear shock to get 128mm of travel if you so choose.
First run Zodiac frame, no shock: 2599.00
Components are available to add to any frame order from as little as a headset to any full build kit you can imagine. Just let us know what components you’re interested in and we’ll add them to your order.
Complete Zodiac builds typically start at 5999.00
Zodiac frames are built in small batches separately from our other frames. These batches have a predetermined number of available slots, and the pre-orders for these are announced a few months before the batch goes into production. A non refundable deposit of $800 is required to secure your spot in the batch.
The first run of Zodiac frames is scheduled to be finished by the end of May, 2021. Pre-order for this small run opens on Feb 1st:
Note: this batch is SOLD OUT. Keep an eye out for our next batch of Zodiac frames in late summer 2021.
Zodiac Deposit – May 2021 batch