A bike that invites you for a dance on the trail, attacking or just having fun. The combination of short travel, big wheels and its playful geometry turns the trail into your playground. With XC weight and a Dual Slalom inspired geometry, this bike is at home on nearly any trail.
We do not design our frame, and then give it to a factory to make it happen in carbon. Our frames are designed with the manufacturing process in mind from the start. Only like that we can ensure a carbon structure that can be produced with consistent high quality. While the focus in the development of carbon frames very often just lies on stiffness and weight, we also put a lot of effort into minimizing the chance of manufacturing flaws like voids, wrinkles or low compaction areas. This is absolutely critical to make carbon products not only light and stiff, but also durable.
Longer, slacker, lower, with short chainstays. We are not going to repeat how that concept works, because you probably already heard it a thousand times since we designed the first 29er using it before people even knew what a long travel 29er is (it earned the "best geometry in the business" comment from Dirt Magazine back then). Just let us tell you, it still works.
Something almost the entire industry gets wrong about seat angle is that the seat angle matters at the height of your saddle, not of your headset. Therefore, we measure our seat angle to an average seat height of 750 mm. you don't get that "theoretically ok, but in reality much too slack" seat angle that so many 29ers suffer from.
The geometry is designed so you can choose between using a 140 mm fork for total trail prowess, or 120 mm for more of an XC race feel.
We designed the kinematics to be quite linear, with the highest leverage ratio right at sag for best sensitivity, and moderately progressive towards the end to work well with today's linear shocks. Some good anti-squat without excessive pedal kickback makes for efficient pedaling.
Creak free, easy maintenance, not fit issues - all our frames come with threaded BBs.
All cables are well protected inside the frame, guided by internal tubes for easy installation and no rattling.
The swingarm goes into the seat tube rather than around it, creating a very stiff connection. We are using Enduro Max bearings, specifically designed for MTB full suspension frames.
|Headset||IS42/28.6 | IS52/40|
|Seatpost||ø30.9||150 mm Reverb can be fully inserted on every size|
|Rear brake||Postmount 160 mm|
|Rear Axle||148 x 12 mm||Shimano E-Thru Standard|
|Max. Chainring Size||38 T with boost cranks|
|Shock Size||210 x 50, 20x8 mm Hardware||Rock Shox: Use bushing, not bearing version.|
|Fork||140 mm travel max.|
|Tires||29 x 2.4 max||On 30 mm inner width rim.|
|Drivetrain||Electronic and mechanical groupsets. Integrated battery holder for Di2|