Bloodhound Trail

MSRP: $2,599 Complete
$1,250 Frame Only

Point, shoot, rail, and rip with the responsiveness of a carbon hardtail and the capabilities of trail-munching 3.8 tread. A dialed carbon frame, a dependable drivetrain, and 27.5 wheels mean the all new Bloodhound Trail delivers an amazing ride whether on hard pack, mud, sand, singletrack, or no track at all. Get out and go for it!

  • Lightweight carbon fiber frame
  • Rockshox Bluto suspension fork (100mm)
  • Internal cable routing for a clean look
  • Dropper post
  • Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain
  • Shimano brakes 180mm front / 160mm rear
  • SUNringlé Mulefut 27.5" x 80mm tubeless-ready rims
  • 27.5 x 3.8" Vee Crown Gem tubeless-ready tires

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Sizing

  • Bike Size
  • Suggested Rider Height
    • Small
    • 5'4"–5'8"
    • 163–173cm
    • Medium
    • 5'8"–6'0"
    • 173–183cm
    • Large
    • 6'0"–6'3"
    • 183–191cm

Geometry

2018 Bloodhound Trail
Size Small Medium Large
Top Tube (Effective) 22.8" 580mm 23.8" 605mm 24.6" 625mm
Seat Tube Length 16.0" 406mm 18.0" 457mm 19.9" 505mm
Head Tube Length 3.9" 100mm 4.3" 110mm 5.1" 130mm
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73° 73°
Head Tube Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
BB Drop 2.4" 60mm 2.4" 60mm 2.4" 60mm
Chainstay Length 17.5" 445mm 17.5" 445mm 17.5" 445mm
Fork Length 19.0" 483mm 19.0" 483mm 19.0" 483mm
Fork Offset 1.8" 45mm 1.8" 45mm 1.8" 45mm
Wheel Base 43.4" 1103mm 44.2" 1123mm 45.1" 1145mm
Stack 23.1" 586mm 23.4" 595mm 24.2" 614mm
Reach 16.0" 406mm 16.7" 423mm 17.2" 437mm
Stand Over 27.3" 694mm 29.0" 735mm 30.6" 777mm

Measurements listed are based on:

  • A rigid fork length which is equivalent to a 100mm RockShox Bluto suspension fork @ 25% sag
  • A 26 x 4.0” tire measuring 742mm in diameter
  • Standover is measured vertically from the top of the toptube, directly above BB center
Build Spec
Frame Heller Bloodhound Trail Carbon fat bike frame
Color Matte Black
Fork RockShox Bluto RL 100mm
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX 11-speed
Cassette Sunrace 11-42t
Chain SRAM 11-Speed
Crankset Samox 32t
Headset FSA
Stem Kalloy
Handlebars Kalloy
Grips Velo
Shifters Shimano SLX 11-Speed
Front Brake Shimano Accera
Rear Brake Shimano Accera
Rotors 180mm front, 160mm rear
Seatpost TranzX dropper
Saddle WTB Volt
Front Hub KT
Rear Hub KT
Rims SUNringlé Mulefut 80mm
Spokes Stainless
Tires Vee Crown Gem 27.5 x 3.8"
Component Sizing Small Medium Large
Stem Length 60mm 70mm 80mm
Crank Arm Length 170mm 170mm 175mm
Handlebar Width 740mm 740mm 740mm
Seatpost Offset 25mm 25mm 25mm
Frame Spec
Frame Carbon
Fork
Fork Travel 100mm
Wheel Size 27.5 x 3.8"
Tire Clearance 27.5 x 4.0" or 26 x 4.5"
Headset Upper IS42
Headset Lower IS52
Rear Shock Size N/A
Rear Shock Mount Size N/A
Seatpost 31.6mm
Seat Collar 34.9mm
Bottle Mounts 1 per frame
Crankset (max ring) Outer: 44t, Middle (1x): 36t, Inner: 24t
Bottom Bracket 120mm English
Front Derailleur 1x only
Rear Brake 74mm post (160mm min, 180mm max)
Rear Spacing 197 x 12mm
Rear Thru-Axle Ø12 x 230L, TP=1.5, TL=17 (end nut not included)
Cable Routing Internal
Frame Weight 3.04 lb size small w/ rear thru-axle

Can I run 27.5 plus rims and tires on this frame?

Yes, up to 27.5 x 3.25” tires can be fitted. Using rim/tires smaller than this diameter will change the bottom bracket height and might affect pedal clearance.

Can I run 5” tires on this bike?

While the Bloodhound Trail is designed around 27.5 x 3.8 wheel/tire platform, here are some other sizes that will also work. Please note that alternate wheel and tire choices may effect your BB height.

27.5 x 3.8–4” on a 80mm rim or 26 x 4.5” on a 80mm rim.

29 x 2.3–3.0” (includes 29 plus)

What is the warranty for this bike?

View warranty

I crashed and dented (or cracked) my frame. Is it safe to ride?

Stop riding your frame immediately and take it to the nearest Heller Bikes dealer for inspection. Any dent or crack in the frame tube suggests a structural weakening of the frame and should be considered a safety risk.

Can I use a suspension fork on this frame?

Yes, this frame was designed and tested for use with a suspension fork with an axle-to-crown length up to 511mm (typically 100mm of travel). Check the fork manufacturer’s specifications to ensure the model and travel combination you intend to use is equal to or less than this length. Using a longer length fork could result in frame failure and will void the frame warranty. Forks with a 45mm offset are acceptable (increases mechanical trail by 6mm) but 51mm offset are strongly recommended.