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RUFF Evolution

In the development stages of the RUFF brand, some guy came in one morning high on life and yelled "Deathstar"...while he should have left it there, he elaborated in a voice on the verge of maniac: "imagine what the Deathstar would have looked like if they had shaped the thing in a bicycle sort of way"...we fired the guy...when he kept showing up we figured out a way to work around him and dialed him down to "imagine what kind of bicycles the imperial storm troopers would have rode around the Deathstar" and later in the more advanced stages of development: "imagine what kind of bicycle an imperial storm trooper on vacation would have rode around Venice Beach in the late 70s"...the RUFF brand was born.

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  Tango Dean Smyinz Porucho Esco Lucky Streamliner
Rims 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width 24", 26" with 80mm Width 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width 24", 26", 28" with 80mm Width
Bottom Bracket US / BMX US / BMX US / BMX US / BMX US / BMX BSA US / BMX
Head Tube 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/8" 1 1/8"
Seatpost 31,8 mm 31,8 mm 31,8 mm 31,8 mm 31,8 mm 25,4 mm 31,8 mm
Rake angle 60° 61° 45° 65° 56° - -
Disc Brake Mounts No Yes Yes Yes Yes Optional No
Coaster Brakes Holder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Color Unpainted / Raw Primed Primed Unpainted / Raw Unpainted / Raw Primed Primed
Head Tube Length 155 mm 125 mm 155 mm 125 mm 125 mm 140 mm 140 mm
Width Between Chain Stays ∼135 mm ∼135 mm ∼135 mm ∼135 mm ∼135 mm ∼125 mm ∼135 mm
Seattube to Headtube ∼770 mm ∼810 mm ∼780 mm ∼760 mm ∼770 mm ∼640 mm ∼750 mm
Seattube to Bottom Bracket ∼580 mm ∼630 mm ∼640 mm ∼670 mm ∼600 mm ∼590 mm ∼590 mm
Chain Links - ca. 150 - ca. 170 ca. 200 - -
Weight 10 kg 8,7 kg 8,4 kg 8,4 kg 8 kg 4,5 kg 10 kg