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2015 Fit Hartbreaker

Fitbikeco.

United States

2015–2019

2015 Fit Bike Co. Hartbreaker Frame

  • Aussie trail slayer Chris Harti's new signature frame - a long, low, and laid back shred sled
  • Released on 6/1/2015
  • Intended and designed for trails
  • Design Decisions and Info...
  • Frame concept first developed by Christopher (Chris) Harti with help from Chris Moeller in early-2014
  • The first prototype (gloss clear, no decals, 11.75" BB height) was made in early- to mid-2014 at The Building (http://thebuildingdistribution.com/) in Santa Ana, CA
  • Chris rode the original prototype in 2014 (with 30/9 gearing) at Posh (9/8/2014), Catty (9/15/2014), TRA (10/5/2014), Hazelwood, Potoczny's, Eastside, Ninth Street (10/24/2014), Sheep Hills (11/24/2014), Woodward West (11/23/2014), Nasty's, and Dreamline (10/10/2014)
  • Near the end of his North America trails' bender, Chris met up with Moeller and the two of them helped design the second prototype with additional input from Jason Ball (S&M Shop Manager and skilled welder)
  • The second prototype frame (trans black, no decals, 11.35" BB height) was built up on 1/20/2015
  • Shortly after trying out the prototype (Chris was pumped on how it felt), it was flogged (i.e., stolen) - after receiving local news coverage, the bike was returned three weeks later
  • On 3/10/2015, Fit Bike Co. released a bike check on their website for the second prototype, titled "Name that Frame" - at the time, Chris Harti had signed off on the final frame design but the frame hadn't been named yet
  • Prototype bike check: frame (Fit 'Chris Harti Prototype'), Cranks (Fit Indent 19mm, 175mm), Hubs (Profile), Sprocket (Tree), Bottom bracket (Backbone), Seat (Backbone), Post (I Beam), Bars (Fit Inman), Grips (ODI), Brake lever (Odyssey), Brakes (Dia Compe), Stem (Fit S4), Fork (Fit FK 1.3), Tires (Fit FAF 2.25), Chain (Odyssey), Headset (Backbone), Pedals (Fit Mac Sealed)
  • About a week after the bike check came out, Chris' friend and fellow S&M Australia teammate, Xave Koen, proposed that the frame be called the HEARTBREAKER
  • The stickers were then designed by Tyson Jones Penni (BackBone BMX) - https://vimeo.com/75752705
  • Colorwise, Chris wanted Clear Raw for the 'roasting pirate ship' and Trans Black for the 'show pony'
  • Designed for going fast and big at the trails with stability
  • A modern frame designed for timeless BMX riding
  • Cable routing through the seat tube - keeps your straddle hanger from slapping your down tube
  • The through-tube seat cable routing works really well since the chain stays are pretty long
  • 14mm drop out slot (instead of traditional 3/8”) - allow you to use a larger variety of affordable rear hubs
  • Duel gussets were used on the top tube and down tube for 'extra strength and tough looks'
  • Single bend chain stays, straight stay bridges, and lack of welded on seat clamp - all classic touches
  • Single-bend, tapered chainstays were used for good tire clearance between the brakes and frame
  • Fatter seat and chain-stay tubing was used to 'keep the tough looks'
  • Features a mellow head tube, a low bottom bracket, and a nice standover to match
  • Has a longer back-end that you can trust - for travelling at high speeds and pulling back as hard as you possibly can while being in control
  • Chris likes his backend sitting just shy of 14" with room for adjustment, so he thought 13.8" to 14.5" would be ultimate for poppin' off those lips without looping out
  • The bottom bracket height was reduced from 11.75" (original prototype) to 11.35" (final prototype) to compensate for fatter tires that are popular
  • A standard 1" seat tube because, according to C. Harti, "basic seat clamps are rad and in my opinion the best way to hold ya saddle in ya rig"
  • The chainstays were intentionally dropped for good chain and brake clearance - "there is nothing worse than chain and brake rattle"
  • Engraved head tube with the Fit Bike Co. logo
  • "Built like an ox" - Chris Harti
  • Production Details...
  • Butted Supertherm top tube
  • Straight gauge Supertherm down tube
  • Double gussets
  • Slightly Tapered Seat Stays
  • Slightly tapered single bend chain stays
  • 2.4" Tire Clearance (even when slammed)
  • Double butted seat tube
  • Longer drop out slots
  • Welded on chain stay brake mounts
  • Through-the-tube seat tube cable routing
  • Double down tube cable guides
  • Engraved key logo head tube
  • Available in trans black, gloss clear, "Beige Hornet" (late Aug. '17), clay brown (late June '18), matte black
  • **American Made (Santa Ana, CA)**
  • Specs...
  • Top tube length: 21", 21.125", 21.25" (by 2019), 21.5"
  • Rear end length: 13.8"-14.5" (chainstay length)
  • Head tube angle: 74.5°
  • Seat tube angle: 71°
  • Bottom bracket height: 11.35"
  • Standover height: 9.15"
  • Head tube: Integrated (1-1/8" threadless)
  • Bottom bracket: Mid
  • Dropouts: 14mm slot, 3/16" thick, 4Q Baked
  • Brake mounts: chainstay welded 990s
  • Seat clamp: traditional slot
  • Seat post size: 25.4mm (1")
  • Weight: 21" (5.18 lb; 2.35 kg), 21.125" (5.235 lb; 2.37 kg), 21.25" (5.27 lb; 2.39 kg), 21.5” (5.3 lb; 2.4 kg)
  • MSRP: $369.99 USD (2015-2017), $409.95 USD (by 2019)
  • Other...
  • Chris Harti video (2014): https://vimeo.com/104287101
  • Tyson Jones Penni video (2013): https://vimeo.com/75752705
  • More from Chris (2011): https://vimeo.com/23573863
  • Now for sale at Cheap Goods BMX... http://stores.ebay.com/CHEAP-GOODS-BMX-BIKE-SHOP

Ideal Gearings

11T

  • 30/11: 13.875 w/out Half Link
  • 30/11: 14.125 w/ Half Link
  • 30/11: 14.375 w/out Half Link
  • 28/11: 13.875 w/ Half Link
  • 28/11: 14.125 w/out Half Link
  • 28/11: 14.375 w/ Half Link

10T

  • 30/10: 14.00 w/out Half Link
  • 30/10: 14.25 w/ Half Link
  • 28/10: 14.00 w/ Half Link
  • 28/10: 14.25 w/out Half Link
  • 27/10: 13.875 w/out Half Link
  • 27/10: 14.125 w/ Half Link
  • 27/10: 14.375 w/out Half Link

9T

  • 28/9: 13.875 w/out Half Link
  • 28/9: 14.125 w/ Half Link
  • 28/9: 14.375 w/out Half Link
  • 27/9: 14.00 w/out Half Link
  • 27/9: 14.25 w/ Half Link
  • 25/9: 14.00 w/ Half Link
  • 25/9: 14.25 w/out Half Link

8T

  • 23/8: 13.875 w/ Half Link
  • 23/8: 14.125 w/out Half Link
  • 23/8: 14.375 w/ Half Link
  • 25/8: 13.875 w/out Half Link
  • 25/8: 14.125 w/ Half Link
  • 25/8: 14.375 w/out Half Link
  • 26/8: 14.00 w/ Half Link
  • 26/8: 14.25 w/ Half Link

Page Created: 6/2/2015  ----->  Info Updated: 7/7/2019
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Submitted by pharv85 (View all 422 posts)

  • Posted 6/2/2015
  • Updated 7/7/2019
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    excellent info, it is almost as riding it!

     

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