Flat mount disc brakes are clearly where the bike industry has headed. Since we want to use the best of the best components, our frames need to be compatible with these parts.
Designing flat mount dropouts for a wood bike presents many more challenges than you might first expect...that is, if you want them to be seamlessly integrated into the frame. Part of what Montauk Hardwood Bikes is trying to do is make everything as seamlessly integrated as possible with the wood structure. That means dropouts, which can easily be overlooked, need a lot of attention. And lots of attention we gave them. CNC'd from 6061 aluminum, they nest into the chainstays perfectly and precisely.