Some Quick Ramblings from the man behind RRobots art and Garbaggio
"Three years ago while sipping expensive coffee beverages at an anarchist cafe in New York City, Matt and I engaged in a heated conversation that went something like this:
Me: “The Nor’easter’s bottom bracket is too low.”
Matt: “Fuck off it’s the perfect bike, why don’t you design a better bike.”
Me: “I’d raise the bottom bracket for starters.”
Matt: “Fuck off with your high bottom bracket Garbaggio, they feel like I’m riding a horse… but actually you should help redesign the Scapegoat because I love your RRobots art and I think you are a beautiful sexy genius and Crust needs your Midas touch.”
That might be paraphrasing a bit but Matt and I do have funny brotherly arguments about odd specific bike things like bottom bracket height. And that conversation did spark the idea of me helping redesign the Scapegoat. My thoughts on the original Scapegoat were that it was perfect for Goat himself (the original madman genius co-designer of the bike) but no one else is going to ride across Antarctica in flip flops and a top hat so let’s rein it in a little and make this insanely awesome hyper-niche off road machine a bit more “normal” (it’s still insane) so the rest of us can try to live life as far out as we’re comfortable attempting. So without getting into the weeds of all the numbers here’s what we came up with as far as geometry:
Steeper head angle for easier front loaded steering
Slightly shorter stack and reach
Longer seat tube c2c for a larger main triangle
Slightly longer rear end to accommodate 29x3!
And most importantly…
A nice high bottom bracket.
Never yee shall strike a pedal again. Especially if you go 29x3.
All the tubing is the same beefy stuff to withstand a nuclear blast and all 4000 rack and bottle bosses are still there including the 31.6 internal dropper porthole.
The colors: Don’t ask me why but when designing the bike I got obsessed w old computers, Apple computers in particular. Maybe they seemed an appropriate symbol for Crust’s singular presence and devotion to keeping the antiquated technology of steel bikes alive? I wanted to rename the bike “the computer wagon” but Matt hates fun so we kept it the Scapegoat. When geeking on old Apples I realized that their weird tan/green/beige color would be a great “natural” look for the Scapegoat. So we went w the exact Pantone that old Apple computers used. P453. It was hard to find official color info online at first. But then I remembered that my friend’s dad is actually the original designer who developed the colors for Apple so I emailed him and he sent me a long adorable dad email reply about the whole process at Apple that involved words like “neurons” and “spectrometer.” Rad dad. Oh, and the purple with the pink faded fork was kind of a joke and something brighter because Matt didn’t like the Apple color at first but when we got the sample frames he realized I was right about P453 and we almost didn’t do the purple. But it looks fucking sick so he ran it too. So awesome. Thank you Matt and Cheech. I’m really honored to have been a part of this process."
Takes a mountain crank. You could go 1x with a maximum 34 tooth chainring or if you're going Fat it's recommended to run it single speed or with an internally geared hub.
The ScapeBot is based around 27.5+ with your max tire size being ~3.8", but can be set up 26"+ with clearance up to a 3.8" tire Front and Rear. You can also set it up 29" with a 3" tire max. You may remember the Small Scapegoat used to be 26+ specific, which interfered with larger wheel tire clearances, but is now just the same as all the rest. We still really recommend setting the Smaller size up 26+ to avoid toe overlap, but you can obviously do whatever you want.
The Scapegoat has Boost Spacing front and rear. 15x110 front and 12x148 rear.
The Rocker Dropouts make it easy to set the Goat up Single Speed or with a Rohloff or some other internally geared boost hub. If you're looking for a dedicated boost SS hub the Paul Word Boost hub is a good choice.
Replacement drop outs can be found here.
The Scapegoat does not have a split to route a belt through for belt drive. You can run a Split Belt but its up to you to figure all of that out.
Front brake is I.S. Mount and takes an adaptor to fit a caliper. The Rear brake is I.S. (Post Mount) as well, but you can bolt a caliper straight to the Rocker Dropout and clear a 160mm rotor. If you're struggling to find a brake setup, the Crust Palm Oil Brake Kit will help solve that problem.
Max Rotor Size: 203mm Front | 180mm Rear
Front and rear thru axles are included.
HEADSET NOT INCLUDED
Handmade in Taiwan using Heat Treated Chromoly
Color- Macintosh Tan (P453) or Purple/ Pink
Sizes- Small 56cm | Medium 59cm | Large 62cm | Extra Large 65cm
Head Tube Diameter- 1 1/8" (Threadless Steerer)
Bottom Bracket- 73mm English (BSA) Threaded
Steerer Tube Length- 350mm
Axel to crown-432mm
Fork Spacing- 15x110mm
Rear End Spacing- 12x148mm
Front Axle Thread Pitch & Length- 1.5x135mm
Rear Axle Thread Pitch & Length- 1.5x173mm
Seat Post Diameter- 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp Diameter- 35.0mm
Weight (Large)- Frame- 3.17kg or 7lbs | Fork- 1.35kg or 3lbs