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Sherpa 853 Next Gen UK Elite Complete Build

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


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All Frames are UK painted, right at Stanton HQ

Your frame is made to a 148mm boost hub spacing as standard. We have custom designed swap outs so you can run 12×142, 9x135QR or Single speed drop outs. Please specify your requirements in the order notes otherwise it will ship 12x148mm Boost as standard.

Please see product description for full specs. New up to date images coming soon.

All bikes are built to order so expect a 2-3 week lead time if frame in stock – please check frame page for stock levels

Comes With
* Axle
* Drop Outs
* Seat Clamp

The Sherpa frame is a serious mile-muncher, great for all day and weekend epics, while having geometry calculated to win races. This frame will have you attacking the trail as it has the manoeuvrability and playful nature you’ve come to expect and love from Stanton frames.


The Sherpa 853 Next Gen UK Elite Complete Build List

Forks RockShox Pike 120mm
HeadsetStanton Super Series
StemStanton Super Series (50mm)
Bars Stanton Super Series (800mm wide)
GripsStanton Super Series Lock-on
Seat post Rockshox Reverb stealth 170mm drop
SeatStanton Rigel
Wheels/TyresHope Tech Enduro - Pro 4 - VeeTire Co Tyres
Drive TrainShimano XT 11-spd With Clutch mech and 11 X 46 Cassette
CrankShimano XT 32T narrow, wide chainring
BrakesShimano XT M8020 2 Pot
Rotors Shimano 160 rear and 180 front

* Fox and Ohilns upgrades available
* Group upgrades available. Fancy SRAM not Shimano? No problem. Want some Hope bling? No issue
* Don’t see what you want? Please contact us for fully custom builds

The Sherpa 853 Next Gen UK Elite Complete Build is the answer to your requests! The original design ethos of the Sherpa was to create a comfortable, springy, all day frame thats happy riding monstrously large loops in the Peak District yet when you’re tired and flagging and situations get steep and technical the frame has the geometry to inspire confidence and help you ride it out. The Next Gen UK version is a development of this platform, taking in to consideration the requests of customers and the markets advances.

Designed around the 29” wheel and the 27.5+” wheel platform, the Sherpa 853 Next Gen UK has our custom designed drive-side Yoke that creates space in the chain stays to accommodate large volume, deep tread 2.4” tyres on 29” wheels or full 3” Plus tyres on super wide plus 27.5” rims while not effecting the short 435mm chain stay length as we refuse to compromise our class leading geometry!

The Sherpa frame is a serious mile-muncher, great for all day and weekend epics, while having geometry calculated to win races. However when things get steep and Tec don’t underestimate this frame, with its 435mm chainstays and 68 degree head angle when 25% in the sag of a 120mm fork, this frame will have you attacking the trail as it has the manoeuvrability and playful nature you’ve come to expect and love from Stanton frames.

We chose Reynolds 853 tubing for this frame, including the new Reynolds 853 DZB triple-butted down tube and top tube. The frame also features a Reynolds 631 44mm head tube, while the seat and chainstays are Reynolds 525. The 853 tubing was selected for its unbelievable strength to weight ratio and super trail-smoothing abilities. The tubing’s internal and external diameters are carefully selected to provide flex and stiffness in the frame where needed. The result? A frame that’s lightweight and comfortable for all-day rides but that has the strength and directness you want for technical riding and inch-perfect cornering.

Sherpa 853 Next Gen Features

1. Reynolds 853 44mm head tube with custom CNC’d logo top tube brace, gusseted down tube and our super-sweet alloy head badge.

2. 30.9 fully stealth routed dropper-compatible seat tube (34.9 clamp) feeds round the BB and into the down tube.

3. Triple-butted Reynolds 853 DZB seamless, air-hardened and heat-treated down tube and top tube, and custom swaged and butted Reynolds 853 seamless, air-hardened heat-treated seat tube. Takes full-length gear outer for consistent, weather-proof shifting.

4.Short, tapered chainstays (435mm) made from cold-worked Reynolds 525.

5. Swopouts for single speed, 12×142 or standard QR .


6.New Custom drive side yoke creates spacing to fit 2.4″ 29er or full 3″ 27.5″+ tyres.


The guide is a basic structure to how we feel the frames should fit. However, sizing a bike is a very personal thing and many factors should be taken into consideration.

For instance, if you’re around 5’10″ and you’re used to larger bikes, the 19″ might suit you better than the 17″.

If you’re a bit taller, around 6′2″, with a riding style that’s nimble, playful and aggressive, and you’re looking to do no more than short trail-centre loops or smash DH runs in the woods, the 19″ should suit you better than the 21″.


Sherpa Geometry

1. Stack (mm)591610628
2. Reach (mm)422438449
3. Virtual Top Tube (mm)600622.5640
4. Actual Top Tube (mm)572592610
5. Seat Tube Length (mm)430482533
6. Chainstay Length (mm)435435435
7. Wheelbase (mm)111911431162
8. Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)505050
9. Head Tube Length (mm) 100120140
10. Head Tube Angle67.5˚67.5˚67.5˚
11. Seat tube Angle72˚72˚72˚
12. Axle to crown height used for above measurements (mm)500500500

A great edit showing exactly what the Sherpa is all about! Gritting in on big, gruelling XC climbs, all for the love of smashing the run back down.

Featured rider: Luke ‘Limbo’ Limbrick
Frame: Stanton Sherpa 853
Location: Snowdon, Wales (the Ranger Path)

2 reviews for Sherpa 853 Next Gen UK Elite Complete Build

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Howard Davies (verified owner)

    It’s rare that I write a review for any product. Not that I don’t value the reviews of others, more that products tend to either meet my expectations or fall below them and I just don’t have the time to waste on any online moaning. Occasionally however, you buy something that exceeds expectations, and when that happens, other people need to know.

    Buying a bike is not something I do on a whim. It’s a bit like buying a car or another significant purchase. I do my homework, I think about it, I commit, and then I wonder if I have made the right decision. I am also aware that I am liable to justify that decision come what may, but deep down I know that it was either right or wrong. Buying a Stanton Sherpa was absolutely the right decision.

    My ageing Orange P7 had served me well, but its time had come. With obsolete parts and failing forks I knew I had to bite the bullet, but what could replace what had been a sensational ride that had taken me many miles over many hills? Would I manage to find something that adequately replicated the sensation of a riding a well designed steel frame? If you haven’t experienced the ‘taught spring’ feeling that a good steel frame gives you, or the explosive acceleration of a steel bike with short chainstays, or the more general feeling of riding a bike made of material that really makes it feel alive then all this may be lost on you, but it wasn’t lost on me and I really didn’t think I could replace it.

    I was wrong. My decision to buy a Sherpa was sealed after a conversation with Dan Stanton. He knew what I wanted even better than I did. I am 6’3” and he recommended a 19” frame with a 70 mm stem. I was uncertain, but he was absolutely right. His approach to customer service was first class, with regular communication as the bike was built up. It arrived on the day he said it would.

    My first impressions were good. The quality of the build was excellent and the attention to detail something else. On went my pedals and out I went. 10 miles on the road left me feeling satisfied that I had made a good decision. The following day I took it out on the hills. 10 miles in the hills left me feeling I had made a great decision. The bike is fast, very fast. It rolls with a determination and stability that I hadn’t expected, and swallows obstacles as if they weren’t there. The frame is lively without inducing any sketchiness and just goes…and goes. It was only failing light that brought me home and my sole focus was on getting out again. I absolutely love this bike; it is more than I had ever hoped, and then some.

    If you are thinking of a Stanton, either built up by Dan or a self build, do it. You will not be disappointed. This is a truly great bike from a company driven by real people.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peder Fallbom (verified owner)

    Hi Dan and Stu.

    Last Friday I picked up my new Sherpa and went home to assemble it. It was late so I didn’t get to ride it but in the morning before breakfast I went out into the woodsJ Remember this is my first ride on a MTB in 19 years since I ended my racing career!!!

    I immediately felt I still had the technique but well the fitness was hmm…. Anyway such fun! Took me a while to dial in my position but after that what a blast! That drop post is superb by the way! Bike feels great and I feel once I get my fitness up I will really be able to exploit its capabilities!

    I went out again on Sunday morning and Oh those legs were sore! J This Wednesday I bought a helmet mounted light so I could go out riding in the dark which I did and that was really fun. By this time my legs had some time to rest and some time to build from the weekend rides and I can already feel that my fitness is improving allowing me to ride more aggressively now aiming for jumps and alike! J

    Only thing I want to address is the adjustment of the fork. Feels a bit to loose so will be looking for some of those tokens to start to find my preferred setup.

    Just wanted you guys to know J

    Oh Dan you forgot to “drop” in that beanie which I missed this weekend with -5 C 😉

    Thanks guys and take care!


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