Sherpa 853 UK

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


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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.

Available for Pre Order now. Sherpa UK frames are manufactured completely in the UK. Current image is of a Next Gen UK frame, updated images coming soon.

Comes with
* Axle
* Drop Outs
* Seat Clamp

*Specify Boost or alternative Drop outs required on order notes!

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 UK is the answer you 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 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 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 geometries!

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 and front mech) 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, 12×148 Boost, Single Speed 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 UK

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim Mackenzie

    I have had the Next Gen Sherpa for a few months. Built as a do it all XC machine I have been astonished by its versatility. My original build was very lightweight. But I decided to beef it up a little and think it’s more versatile with a dropper and heavier rubber for my favourite local trails.
    This is my second Stanton and I am spoiled. With 120 forks it feels just as capable as it’s rowdy younger brother, my 27.5 Switchback with 160 forks,when on trails with a downward slant. Where it outshines the switchback is in pedalling. This is a bike that begs you to push hard when mashing the pedals.
    I also know I could stick some luggage on and go bike packing.. A bigger question would be ; what can’t I do with this bike!?

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nik Gill

    I’ve had lots of 29ers, steel, carbon and titanium but the 853 steel Sherpa blows them all away!

    From the first ride the bike just felt right, stable, planted and confidence inspiring. I found myself hitting terrain without thinking, terrain that I would have had 2nd thoughts on riding my long travel carbon full sus. From the first ride I was sold, to the point that I never rode my full sus again and six months later I sold it. 120mm of travel might not seem like much but the frame really makes the most of it to the point where you start to think that you don’t need any more.

    I’ve hit some of the steepest descents in the peak district on the Sherpa and cleared them all, some of them which I’ve previously baulked at on other bikes. Maximum fun and amazing handling!!!

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