Scarp Sonic 29
With a year of Olympic hopes, for 2017 KTM bikes decided to take their cross country racing capabilities up a notch to rework both their XC carbon hardtail and full suspension models to replace the KTM Prestige model line. See the fabulous KTM Scarp specs and more below…
The Scarp is a no-holds-barred race machine, with it’s Sonic frame employing their Straight-Line-Link suspension design, with a carbon rocker arm, a high single pivot, and flat flexing chainstays. The 90mm rear travel Scarp has oversized chainstays with a goal of building a efficient pedalling platform and max drivetrain stiffness.
The 29 frame uses a new performance UD carbon material and new layup that trims its weight down to around 1700g for it’s all carbon getup.
The model gets Boosted wheels, tapered fork, press fit bottom bracket and fully internal cable routing.
To get the Scarp bikes to race weight, specs include Fox’s newest Kashima-coated Factory suspension components that conveniently match up well with their orange livery. Up front that means the Boost-spacing 100mm travel Fox 32 step-cast fork, the Fox Float out back.
Balancing savings on the scale and performance, the race bike employs a mix of component suppliers to get the best of both worlds. That provides both with SRAM’s new XX1 Eagle 12 speed drivetrain for the pinnacle in lightweight race power to the rear wheel.
But to stop everything they went with Shimano XTR braking with IceTech + Freeza rotors for the best braking performance available to the lightweight crowd.
In a first for the Austrian team, they partnered with DT Swiss to spec their first stock carbon fiber wheelset on a mountain bike. The DT XRC1200 wheels get a special color-matched finish and pair well to the Di-cut DT 240s hubs, and carry light Schwalbe Thunder Burt 29 tires.
Contact points are another place to save weight, and went with a carbon railed Selle Italia SLR saddle and house brand foam grips…
While they employed Ritchey Logic and the Superlogic line-up for the cockpit. Both bike models get Superlogic carbon offset seatposts, flat bars, and C260 stems.
All that Scarp attention to detail enabled the scale to be remarkably low, as Bikerumor weighed the medium versions of both bikes, and they hit remarkable close to their claimed Scarp 9.1kg and Myroon 8.1kg weights.