Sage Flow Motion | Blister

The Frame

Like all of Sage’s bikes, the Flow Motion is made from titanium in Portland, Oregon. It’s a 29er hardtail built around a 150mm-travel fork, and Sage talks about it both being fairly capable on steeper, more technical trails but also describes it as being quick, light, and playful. And as we get into in the “Fit & Geometry” section below, that sounds about right, based on its specs.

The Flow Motion features internal cable routing for the brake and dropper post but, interestingly, runs the derailleur cable externally under the top tube. Those cable guides bolt on, and the default option is for an interrupted housing run with a bare cable under the top tube, but versions for full-length housing are also available. And if you’d prefer, fully internal routing is also an option for made-to-order frames; just ask Sage for what you want. The standard graphics are decals in a variety of color options, or the bead blasted and polished finish (as seen on our test bike) is available for an upcharge, which looks spectacular.

To round out the other details, the Flow Motion uses a T47 threaded bottom bracket shell and standard 148 mm Boost rear end. The headtube is a 44mm one (for a tapered steerer tube with an external lower headset cup) and the Flow Motion uses a 31.6 mm seatpost. There are also two bottle mounts (one on either side of the downtube).