Sea Otter Classic 2024: Steve from Hardtail Party’s Stanton Sedona 29er

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Josh and John were out at Sea Otter this week, covering people, products, and bikes on display. One bike in particular that caught our eye was this Stanton Sedona 29er, on display at the 5Dev booth. We love a good hardtail and much like Steve from the Hardtail Party YouTube and Instagram account, we’ve been lauding their merits for a long time! So we know a good bike when we see one. Let’s take a look at this shreddy 29er below!

About Stanton

Stanton is a UK MTB brand, started in 2010 by Dan Stanton who debuted the label with a single model, the Slackline. Dan felt like the bike industry didn’t make the bike for him. Over the years, Stanton has produced frames in the UK as well as in Asia but in 2019, the brand announced it’d bring its hardtail models back to in-house production in Derbyshire. After the company entered administration in late 2022 and was returned to Dan in 2023, Dan is working on ramping up production.

Stanton makes steel and titanium hardtails, full suspensions, and gravel bikes.

About the Sedona

The Sedona is Steve from Hardtail Party’s signature frame. It harkens back to Steve’s roots in BMX racing where he learned bike handling as a kid. That experience carries over to Steve’s riding as an adult. He takes the jibby lines and likes to ride the whole trail.

Fitting 29 x 2.6″ allows the rider a little more traction and cushion for rocky lines, the 66º head angle and high stack is great for all-day exploits, 415 mm chainstays keep it snappy, and the short seat tube allows for long-travel droppers. It is optimized for a 120 mm fork. The bottom bracket is a little lower and the bike is designed to be playful, like a BMX. It clears a 34t chainring or a 32t oval ring.

The desert tan and tri-color chevrons were inspired by the 1980s Toyota Pickups

Steve’s build was laced with components by the following companies:


Stanton will soon open a pre-order for the frames at £899, or about $1,111. We’ll announce the pre-order when it opens!