Podium Carbon SL
Mondraker just unveiled another year of their most fabulous Podium hardtail bike. With not only groundbreaking images and technology, the venerable 2017 Mondraker Podium 29er is here to feast your eyes and then some!
In the past the Podium’s powerful formed lines had certainly not left anyone indifferent, as it was one of those bikes that can visually produce love or hate. But now that’s a thing of the past. As they lessened the aggressive visual imaginary nature of the Podium tubes through new forming of the frame.
The Carbon 29er retains Mondrakers’ identity with their world famous toptube and it’s powerful lines, that generate interest to say the least. But it slims radically. Where before we saw huge sections of carbon now we see fine and harmonious lines. All with two clear objectives: to improve filtering impacts and reduce the weight. Two of the premises of any current rigidity.
Farewell to the extreme rigidity
The past seasons 2016 Podium was very rigid. Extremely rigid. Possibly too rigid. It resulted in instantaneous accelerations but in a tight ride comfort. Today, for any rigid frame that seeks to compete in the elite of this segment, it will not only be rigid, it should be, but also absorbent and comfortable. Able to filter uneven terrain and help in driving.
The aim of the new box style FlatStays on Podium were geared toward better compliance. As they have studied how to place the carbon fibers so that they can work in the vertical plane by absorbing vibrations, while the rest of forces that receive remain fully rigid. The formula for ride comfort in the current rigid and a point that, today, makes the difference between companies that can develop their own products and those living in third party products.
Sleeker and much lighter
Stealth Air Carbon technology with IST (as referred to the integration of the power in the table) gives life to the newest Podium series. Weighing 920 grams for your picture, more than respectable figure. And 8.57kg standard for the top-tier Podium Pro SL XX1 Eagle build. Also is designed for a 100mm fork that employs the latest Fox 32 SC, or comparable Boost axle fork.
For 2017 it also renews the internal wiring system integrates a spectacular carbon protective sheath transmission.