Superior XF 929 Carbon Full Suspension Race MTB Testing

Superior XF 929 Full Suspension Race MTB Red
Superior XF 929 Full Suspension Race MTB Red

 




 

XF 929 MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2017 Superior Bikes Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Unisex
Model Superior XF
Wheel Size 29
Travel Front/Rear 120mm/120mm
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Super Sport
Suspension Fork RockShox Recon Silver TK Tapered, 15mm w/ matching color graphics
Shifter Shimano Deore SL-M610 Rapidfire Plus
Cassette Shimano HG-50-10 11-36T
Front derailleur Shimano FD-M617
Rear derailleur Shimano SLX SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC X10
Brakes Shimano BR-M425 hydraulic disc brake 160/160mm
Rims XF custom DT SWISS X 392 32H
Handlebar XF ONE Race Flat
Stem ONE Race SUPERFLAT 31.8mm
Seatpost /Saddle ONE Race /FIZIK NISENE XS MG
XF Color Matte Carbon Red
Frame type Full Suspension
Frame material Superior CARBON/ALU MTB RACE BF-1602
Best Use XF MTB Race
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph /Rocket Ron Performance 2.25″ width
Crankset Shimano FC-M637 Boost 36/22T
Superior Bikes XF 929 Carbon Red

 




 

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Superior Bikes XF 969 29 Testing

Superior Bikes XF 969 29 Testing 2017
Superior Bikes XF 969 29 Testing 2017

 




 

XF 979 MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2017 Superior Bikes Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Unisex
Model Superior XF
Wheel size 29
Shock Custom RockShox Monarch RT3 Super Sport 29er, 120MM Travel
Fork Custom RockShox Reba RL Fast Black Tapered, 15mm, 120MM Travel
Shifter Shimano SLX I-spec B RapidFire Plus 2×11
Cassette Shimano CS M7000-11 11-40T
Front derailleur SHIMANO XT FD-M8020 E-TYPE
Rear derailleur Shimano XT SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC X11
Brakes Shimano BR-M615 hydraulic disc brake 160/160mm
Rims XF custom DT SWISS X 392 32H
Handlebar XF ONE Race Flat
Stem ONE Race SUPERFLAT 31.8mm
Grips ESI RACER’S EDGE SILICONE GRIPS
Seatpost ONE Race
XF Color Matte Carbon
Frame type Full Suspension
Frame material Superior CARBON/ALU MTB RACE BF-1602
Best Use XF MTB Race/Sport/Comfort
Discipline XC – Cross Country
Crankset Shimano FC-MT700 Hollowtech II 36/26T

 

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2017 Superior Bikes XF 979 29 MTB Race Testing Review
2017 Superior Bikes XF 979 29 MTB Race Testing Review

 




 

XF 979 MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2017 Superior Bikes Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Unisex
Model Superior XF
Wheel size 29
Shock Custom RockShox Monarch RT3 Super Sport 29er
Fork Custom RockShox Reba RL Fast Black Tapered, 15mm
Shifter Shimano XT I-spec B RapidFire Plus 2×11
Cassette Shimano CS M7000-11 11-40T
Front derailleur SHIMANO XT FD-M8020 E-TYPE
Rear derailleur Shimano XTR SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC X11
Brakes Shimano BR-M615 hydraulic disc brake 160/160mm
Rims XF custom DT SWISS X 392 32H
Handlebar XF ONE Race Flat
Stem ONE Race SUPERFLAT 31.8mm
Seatpost ONE Race
XF Color Matte Carbon
Frame type Full Suspension
Frame material Superior CARBON/ALU MTB RACE BF-1602
Best Use XF MTB Race
Discipline XC – Cross Country
Crankset Shimano FC-MT700 Hollowtech II 36/26T

 

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2017 Superior Team XF 29 Elite MTB Racing

2017 Superior Team XF 29 Elite MTB Racing

2017 Superior Team XF 29 Elite MTB Racing

 

 

 

Team XF 29 Elite Bike

 

Superior bikes out of the Czech Republic look to have two new XC race weapons in the wings. The full suspension bike was given the name Team XF and takes over the top spot from the current aluminum version of that platform. While on the hardtail side, the new 2017 Superior Team Elite 29 Issue gets new tube shaping over the current carbon XC hardtail to add a bit more comfort so it can be raced on more technical courses. Take a closer look at the two camouflaged bikes.

2017 team xf elite frame

Their new Team full-suspension delivers a carbon update to their aluminum cross-country racer. Sticking with the same 100mm travel platform, the Team carbon model drops the pivots at the rear end, instead opting for flex in the stays. In fact a small flattened area just above the rear axle limits flex to a controlled area in the lower half of the seatstays.

 

 

The new carbon XF 29 combines the geometry that Superior developed on the aluminum bike with carbon design learned on their XC hardtail. That gives the Elite’s tubing it’s wide flattened box shapes throughout, and a wide spaced PF92 bottom bracket and wide main pivot spacing. The bike uses a horizontal shock position under the toptube drive by an aluminum yoke and linkage to control spring rate, all with oversized alloy pivots.

2017 team xf 29 elite di2

The Team model will get 1x Shimnao setups, using an adjustable chain retention device from Cabtech that mounted just on top of the main pivot.


 

SPEC TABLE

GEARING 1X11
SIZES 15.5″(S), 17.5″(M), 19″(L), 21″(XL)
FRAME TEAM CARBON MTB RACE BF-1601
FORK DT SWISS OPM O.D.L., 15MM, REMOTE LO
DAMPING SYSTEM TEAM AIR NCS/O.D.L. + REMOTE LO
TRAVEL (F/R) 100/100MM
REAR SHOCK DT SWISS X313 REMOTE L.O.
HEADSET FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS NO.57E
BOTTOM BRACKET SHIMANO BB-91-41A
STEM ONE RACE SUPERFLAT
HANDLEBAR ONE RACE FLAT
SEAT POST ONE RACE ELITE
GRIPS ESI RACER’S EDGE SILICONE
SADDLE FIZIK TUNDRA M5 K:IUM
DISC BRAKES SHIMANO XT BR-M8000 W/ 160/160MM ROTORS
SHIFTER SHIMANO XT SW-M8000
REAR DERAILLEUR SHIMANO XT RD-M8000-D GS SHADOW PLUS
CRANKSET SHIMANO XT FC-M8000 HOLLOWTECH LL 34T
CASSETE/FREEWHEEL SHIMANO CS-M7000 11-42T
CHAIN KMC X11L
FRONT HUB DT SWISS 350 STRAIGHTPULL IS 15X100MM
REAR HUB DT SWISS 350 STRAIGHTPULL IS 12X142MM
RIMS DT SWISS XR 392 28H
SPOKES SAPIM LASER/RACE BLACK
TIRES SCHWALBE RACING RALPH /ROCKET RON PERFORMANCE 2.10″
RACE/SPORT/COMFORT 100%

 

It’s also been reported the Team Elite frame will get an aluminum sibling when it becomes available for 2017, at the end of this year with the same updates and lower pricing.

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Superior Team XF 29 Issue Di2

2017 Superior Team XF 29 Issue Di2

2017 Superior Team XF 29 Issue Di2




 

Team XF 29 Issue Di2 Bike

 

Superior bikes out of the Czech Republic look to have two new cross-country race weapons in the wings. The full suspension bike looks to get the name Team XF and takes over the top spot from the current aluminum version of the platform. On the hardtail side, the new 2017 Superior Team Issue 29  gets new tube shaping over the current carbon XC hardtail to add a bit more comfort so it can be raced on more technical courses. Take a closer look at the two camouflaged bikes.

2017 team xf issue di2 frame

Their new Team full-suspension delivers a carbon update to their aluminum cross-country racer. Sticking with the same 100mm travel platform, the Team carbon model drops the pivots at the rear end, instead opting for flex in the stays. In fact a small flattened area just above the rear axle limits flex to a controlled area in the lower half of the seatstays.

 

 

The new carbon XF 29 combines the geometry that Superior developed on the aluminum bike with carbon design learned on their XC hardtail. That gives the Issue’s tubing it’s wide flattened box shapes throughout, and a wide spaced PF92 bottom bracket and wide main pivot spacing. The bike uses a horizontal shock position under the toptube drive by an aluminum yoke and linkage to control spring rate, all with oversized alloy pivots.

2017 team xf 29 issue di2

The Team model will get 1x Shimnao setups, using an adjustable chain retention device from Cabtech that mounted  just on top of the main pivot.

 

GEARING 1X11
SIZES 15.5″(S), 17.5″(M), 19″(L), 21″(XL)
FRAME TEAM CARBON MTB RACE BF-1601
FORK DT SWISS OPM O.D.L., 15MM, REMOTE LO
DAMPING SYSTEM TEAM AIR NCS/O.D.L. + REMOTE LO
TRAVEL (F/R) 100/100MM
REAR SHOCK DT SWISS X313 REMOTE L.O.
HEADSET FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS NO.57E
BOTTOM BRACKET SHIMANO BB-91-41A
STEM FSA AFTERBURNER OS-102
HANDLEBAR FSA K-FORCE LIGHT FLAT DI2
SEAT POST FSA K-FORCE LIGHT DI2 SB0
GRIPS ESI RACER’S EDGE SILICONE
SADDLE FIZIK TUNDRA M3 K:IUM
DISC BRAKESSHIMANO XTR BR-M9000 W/ 160/160MM ROTORS
SHIFTER SHIMANO XTR Di2 SW-M9050 FIREBOLT
REAR DERAILLEUR SHIMANO XTR RD-M9050-D GS Di2 SHADOW PLUS
CRANKSET SHIMANO XTR FC-M9020 HOLLOWTECH LL 34T
CASSETE/FREEWHEEL SHIMANO CS-M8000 11-42T
CHAIN KMC X11L
FRONT HUB DT SWISS 350 STRAIGHTPULL CL 15X100MM
REAR HUB DT SWISS 350 STRAIGHTPULL CL 12X142MM
RIMS DT SWISS XR 361 28H
SPOKES SAPIM LASER/RACE BLACK
TIRES SCHWALBE RACING RALPH EVO/ROCKET RON 2.10″
RACE/SPORT/COMFORT 100%

 

It’s also been reported the Team Issue frame will get an aluminum sibling when it becomes available for 2017, at the end of this year with the same updates and lower pricing.

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2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA TM 27.5 MTB

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA TM 27.5 MTB

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA TM 27.5 MTB

 




Stereo 160 TM 2017

 

Key Details:
WEIGHT
13.8 kg
Front/ Rear Travel
6″

 

price: $n/a / 3,282 € /

CUBE HPA

 

The Stereo created waves when they introduced it last year, mostly due to the higher quality of it’s Cube Stereo 160 TM frame design. But when you combine it with 650b wheels and 6 inches travel, along with hand picked Cube components including RockShox suspension and the 1×11 X1 transmission, it’s all designed to build into a total package that’s perfect for taking on any trail – guaranteed. No need to mention the HPA 27.5 is so fast.. and fun!

 

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA TM

 

This Cube HPA four pivot frame is a prime example of the current state-of-the-art in frame building. Triple butted 7005 High Performance Aluminium tubes, put through a hydroforming process, combine with a Boost 148×12 rear axle and Trail Motion Rocker linkage to give a rigid frame structure that’s still remarkably light. Cube’s Efficient Trail Control system guarantees the best possible suspension performance, regardless of frame size. And the widely-admired lively steering and stable downhill performance is made possible by their Agile Trail Geometry (ATG).

 

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA Team

 

The TM’s suspension comes to you by way of RockShox’s Pike RC Solo Air  fork and  Float X shock – the new reference for reliable, enduro-pro suspension and surprisingly low weight. Maximum control and comfort is assured, even on the most difficult and demanding of trails. Sram’s 1×11 X1 transmission with a Race Face Aeffect SL 32t crankset gives the Stereo it’s best possible versatility while providing up seamless gear shifting – keeping your focus entirely on racing. The Sram Guide RS disc brakes work with the Magic Mary / Rock Razor tire combination and DT CSW AM 2.7 wheels to deliver flawless powerful braking, whatever the trail or weather. Other standout Stereo features include the RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post and the super-stiff cockpit components.

 

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SPECS

  • MODEL YEAR 2017
  • FRAME Stereo Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148 Axle
  • COLOR TM  RAW ‘n’ FLASHORANGE
  • SIZE 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
  • FORK  RockShox Pike RC Solo Air, Maxle stealth, Tapered, 15QR, w/ custom Stereo graphics.
  • HEADSET FSA 1.5E TM, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)
  • STEM Race Face Ride Pro 35
  • HANDLEBAR Race Face Ride 35 Riser, 760mm
  • GRIPS Stereo Race Grip
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Sram X1, 11-Speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR e*thirteen TRS+ 1X Chain Guide, ISCG05
  • SHIFTERS Sram X1
  • BRAKES Sram Guide RS, Hydraulic Discbrake (180/180)
  • CRANKS Race Face Aeffect SL 32T, 175mm
  • CASSETTE Sram, 11-42T
  • CHAIN Sram 11-Speed
  • WHEELS DT CSW AM 2.7 Straightpull TM Wheelset, 28/28 Spokes, 15mm/X12 Boost, 25C, Tubeless Ready.
  • FRONT TIRE Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35, Super Gravity, VertStar Tubeless Easy
  • REAR TIRE Schwalbe Rock Razor 2.35, TrailStar, Tubeless Easy
  • SADDLE SDG FLY MTN 2
  • POST RockShox Reverb Stealth Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 31.6mm, 440x150mm (390x120mm for smallest frame size)
  • CLAMP Stereo Screwlock 34.9mm

 

 

 

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2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA Race 27.5 Review

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA Race 27.5 MTB

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA MTB Enduro Racing Review

 

CUBE STEREO 160 HPA RACE

 

Key Details:
WEIGHT
13.6 kg
Front/ Rear Travel
6″

 

price: $n/a / 2,382 € /

ENDURO

 

The Stereo created waves when they introduced it last season, mostly due to the higher quality of it’s frame design. But when you combine the 2017 Cube Stereo 160 with 650b wheels and six inches of travel, along with hand picked components including RockShox suspension and the 1×11 GX1 transmission, it’s all designed to build into a total package that’s perfect for taking on any trail – guaranteed. No need to mention this ride rips so fast.. and fun!

 

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA Race 27.5 rockshox test review

 

This Cube four pivot frame is a prime example of the current state-of-the-art in frame building similar to the Stereo HPC. Triple butted 7005 Aluminum tubes, put through a hydroforming, combine with a Boost148x12 rear axle and Trail Motion Rocker linkage to give a rigid frame structure that’s still remarkably light. Cube’s Efficient Trail Control system guarantees the best possible suspension performance, regardless of frame size. And the widely-admired lively steering and stable downhill performance is made possible by their Agile Trail Geometry (ATG).

 

HPC frame-set

 

The suspension comes to you by way of Fox’s 34 Float Performance fork and Float DPS shock – the new reference for reliable, enduro worthy suspension and surprisingly low weight. Maximum control and comfort is assured, even on the most difficult and demanding of trails. Sram’s 1×11 GX1 transmission with 32T crankset gives the Stereo it’s best possible versatility while giving up seamless gear shifting – keeping your focus entirely on the trail. The Sram Guide R disc brakes work with the Hans Dampf / Rock Razor tire combination and Answer’s Atac EM wheels to deliver flawless powerful braking, whatever the trail or weather. Other standout features include the Stereo dropper post and the super-stiff cockpit components.

 

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SPECS FOR THE CUBE STEREO 160 HPA RACE

  • MODEL NAME
  • FRAME Cube Stereo Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148 Axle
  • COLOR BLACK ‘n’ RED
  • SIZE 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
  • FORK RockShox Yari RC Solo Air, 6″ travel, Maxle Stealth, Tapered, 15QR, w/ custom graphics.
  • HEADSET FSA 1.5E ZS, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)
  • STEM Ride P35
  • HANDLEBAR ….. Face Ride 35 Riser, 770mm
  • GRIPS Cube SCR
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Sram GX1, 11-Speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR N-A
  • SHIFTERS Sram GX1
  • BRAKES Sram Guide R Discbrake (180/180)
  • CRANKS Sram NX direct-mount, 32t, 175mm
  • CASSETTE Sram XG, 10-42T
  • CHAIN Sram 11-Speed
  • WHEELS Answer Atac EM Wheelset, 15mm / X12 Boost, Tubeless Ready.
  • FRONT TIRE Schwalbe Hans Dampf Kevlar 2.35, TrailStar, Tubeless Easy
  • REAR TIRE Schwalbe Rock Razor Kevlar 2.35, PaceStar, Tubeless Easy
  • SADDLE SDG FLY MTN 1605
  • POST Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 31.6mm, 458x150mm (400x120mm for smallest frame size)
  • CLAMP Cube Screwlock 34.9mm

 

 

 

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2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA SL 27.5 MTB

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA SL 27.5 MTB

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA SL 27.5 MTB

 




Stereo 160 SL 2017

 

Key Details:
WEIGHT
13.35 kg
Front/ Rear Travel
6″

 

price: $n/a / 2,782 € /

CUBE HPA

 

The Stereo created waves when they introduced it back in 2016, mostly due to the higher quality of it’s Cube Stereo 160 frame design. But when you combine it with 650b wheels and 6 inches travel, along with hand picked Cube components including Fox suspension and the 2×11 XT transmission, it’s all designed to build into a total package that’s perfect for taking on any trail – guaranteed. No need to mention the HPA 27.5 is so fast.. and fun!

 

2017 Cube Stereo HPA 27.5 full-suspension

 

This Cube HPA four pivot frame is a prime example of the current state-of-the-art in frame building. Triple butted 7005 High Performance Aluminium tubes, put through a hydroforming process, combine with a Boost148x12 rear axle and Trail Motion Rocker linkage to give a rigid frame structure that’s still remarkably light. Cube’s Efficient Trail Control system guarantees the best possible suspension performance, regardless of frame size. And the widely-admired lively steering and stable downhill performance is made possible by their Agile Trail Geometry (ATG).

 

2017 Cube Stereo 160 HPA frame

 

The SL’s suspension comes to you by way of Fox’s 34 Float Performance fork and Float DPS shock – the new reference for reliable, enduro pro suspension and surprisingly low weight. Maximum control and comfort is assured, even on the most difficult and demanding of trails. Shimano’s 2×11 XT transmission with 36x26T crankset gives the Stereo it’s best possible versatility while providing up seamless gear shifting – keeping your focus entirely on racing. The Shimano XT disc brakes work with the Hans Dampf / Rock Razor tire combination and CSW AM 2.7 wheels to deliver flawless powerful braking, whatever the trail or weather. Other standout features include the Stereo dropper post and the super-stiff cockpit components.

 

To see more Stereo Review info and more, check out the Chainreaction.com website, for purchase info as well! Sale priced at 2799, Retail was €2799.00, you Save 0%.




 

SPECS

  • MODEL YEAR 2017
  • FRAME Stereo Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148 Axle
  • COLOR SL IRIDIUM ‘n’ GREEN
  • SIZE 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″
  • FORK Fox 34 Float 160 mm, 3-Position Micro-Adjust GRIP damper, Tapered, 15QR,  w/ custom Stereo graphics.
  • HEADSET FSA 1.5E ZS Pro, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)
  • STEM Race Face Ride Pro 35
  • HANDLEBAR Race Face Ride 35 Riser, 760mm
  • GRIPS Stereo SCR
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT, 11-Speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano XT FD-M8020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • SHIFTERS Shimano XT
  • BRAKES  Shimano XT BR-M8000 Discbrake (180/180)
  • CRANKS Shimano XT FC-M8000-B2, Boost, 36x26T, 175mm
  • CASSETTE Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-42T
  • CHAIN  KMC X11-Speed
  • WHEELS DT CSW AM 2.7 Straightpull Pro Wheelset, 28/28 Spokes, 15mm/X12 Boost, 25C, Tubeless Ready.
  • FRONT TIRE Schwalbe Hans Dampf Kevlar 2.35, TrailStar, Tubeless Easy
  • REAR TIRE Schwalbe Rock Razor Kevlar 2.35, PaceStar, Tubeless Easy
  • SADDLE SDG FLY MTN 2
  • POST Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 31.6mm, 458x150mm (400x120mm for smallest frame size)
  • CLAMP Stereo Screwlock 34.9mm

 

 

 

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2017 Pells Tarpan 29 Elite

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 Elite

 

 

 

Tarpan 29 Elite

 

2017 Pells Tarpan red grips

 

Tarpan is a combination of their two most successful full suspension bikes – 2017 Pells Tarpan and F9. Better terrain capability, high traction, confidence in terrain and all advantages of bigger wheels are supported by the Pells sophisticated function of the 120 mm rear travel. These characteristics allow both podium chasers and hobby riders a confident ride on current technical trails.

 

Travel of 120 mm destines this Tarpan bike for long marathons, trails and all-day fun outdoors.

 

 The captivating design of this light and stiff frame is made possible thanks to exclusive hydroforming of the whole frameset and the true connection with design and functionality.

 

The position of shock right in the middle of seat stays minimizes weight by using lightweight 3D CNC lever. Proven 4-axle construction enables full spring when pedaling. While this suspension remains active while braking. The rider has perfect control over the bike and his power is fully transformed into forward movement. While also giving the bike great traction and comfort in all riding conditions.

 

Rear axle 12×142 mm supports stiffness of the rear triangle. All three models of Tarpan have M15 fork with 120 mm travel.

 

To benefit the Elite frame, they employed a tapered headtube with a lower headset socket of 1.5“ which combines the lower weight of classical headset (upper socket) with the stiffness of Pells 1.5“ construction. Thanks to this Pells construction the head tube is stiffer, the bike has better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control.

SPEC LIST:

Frame:
Tarpan 29 P6 Ultralite Racing Tubeset, Triple Butted, 14×142 mm, HT 1 1/8-1.5″, Rhombus Bi-Axial, VFHS Techn.
Frame material:
Dural Tarpan P6 Ultralite

 

Type:
Matte
Fork:
RockShox Reba RLT, 15 mm

 

Type of fork:
Suspension
Fork travel:
120 mm

 

Rear shock:
RockShox Monarch RL
Rear travel:
120 mm

 

Rear derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT
Shifters:
Shimano Deore SLX

 

Speed:
2×10
Cassette:
Shimano HG50 11-36

 

Crankset:
Shimano FC-M627 38x24T
Tires:
Schwalbe Smart Sam 2.10″

 

Handlebar:
XR68 OV 700 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano Deore M395M396

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Shimano Deore / Mavic Neo Disc

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Double Lock

 

Sizes:
16″ / 18″ / 20″ / 21″
Weight:
12.8kg for Tarpan Elite complete bike.

 

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 Race

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 Race red-grips

 

 

 

Tarpan 29 Race

 

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 Race

 

Tarpan is combination of their two most successful full suspension bikes – 2017 Pells Tarpan and F9. Better terrain capability, high traction, confidence in terrain and all advantages of bigger wheels are supported by the Pells sophisticated function of the 120 mm rear travel. These characteristics allow both podium chasers and hobby riders a confident ride on current technical trails.

 

Travel 120 mm destines this Tarpan bike for long marathons, trails and whole-day fun outdoors.

 

Captivating design of this light and stiff frame if made thanks to exclusive hydroforming of the whole frameset and connection of design and functionality.

 

The positon of shock right in the middle of seat stays minimizes weight by using lightweight 3D CNC lever. Proven 4-axle construction enables full spring when pedaling. While this suspension remains active while braking. The rider has perfect control over the bike and his power is fully transformed into forward movement. While also giving the bike great traction and comfort in all riding conditions.

 

Rear axle 12×142 mm supports stiffness of the rear triangle. All three models of Tarpan have M15 fork with 120 mm travel.

 

logo_rx_sixty_bearing_01 To benefit the Race frame, they employed a tapered headtube with a lower headset socket of 1.5“ which combines the lower weight of classical headset (upper socket) with the stiffness of Pells 1.5“ construction. Thanks to this Pells construction the head tube is stiffer, the bike has better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control.

SPEC LIST:

Frame:
Tarpan 29 P6 Ultralite Racing Tubeset, Triple Butted, 14×142 mm, HT 1 1/8-1.5″, Rhombus Bi-Axial, VFHS Techn.
Frame material:
Dural Tarpan P6 Ultralite

 

Type:
Matte
Fork:
RockShox Reba RLT, 15 mm

 

Type of fork:
Suspension
Fork travel:
120 mm

 

Rear shock:
RockShox Monarch RL
Rear travel:
120 mm

 

Rear derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT M8000
Shifters:
Shimano Deore SLX

 

Speed:
1×11
Cassette:
Shimano Deore XT 11-46t

 

Crankset:
Shimano Deore SLX 34T
Tires:
Schwalbe Thunder Burt Performance 2.10″

 

Handlebar:
XR68 OV 700 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano Deore M425

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Shimano Deore / Mavic XM 319

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Double Lock

 

Sizes:
16″ / 18″ / 20″ / 21″
Weight:
12.3kg for Tarpan Race complete bike.

 

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 XT

2017 Pells Tarpan 29 XT

 

 

 

Tarpan 29 XT

 

Tarpan is combination of their two most successful full suspension bikes – 2017 Pells Tarpan and F9. Better terrain capability, high traction, confidence in terrain and all advantages of bigger wheels are supported by the Pells sophisticated function of the 120 mm rear travel. These characteristics allow both racers and hobby riders a confident ride on current technical trails.

 

Travel 120 mm destines this Tarpan bike for long marathons, trails and whole-day fun outdoors.

 

Captivating design of this light and stiff frame if made thanks to exlusive hydroforming of the whole frameset and connection of design and functionality.

 

The positon of the shock right in the middle of seat stays minimizes weight by using lightweight 3D CNC lever. Proven 4-axle construction enables full spring when pedaling. While this suspension remains active while braking. The rider has perfect control over the bike and his power is fully transformed into forward movement. While also giving the bike great traction and comfort in all riding conditions.

 

Rear axle 12×142 mm supports stiffness of the rear triangle. All three models of Tarpan have M15 fork with 120 mm travel.

 

logo_rx_sixty_bearing_01 Tapered Pells head tube with lower headset socket of 1.5“ combines low weight of classical headset (upper socket) with stiffness of 1.5“ construction. Thanks to this construction the head tube is stiffer, the Pells bike has better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control.

SPEC LIST:

Frame:
Tarpan 29 P6 Ultralite Racing Tubeset, Triple Butted, 14×142 mm, HT 1 1/8-1.5″, Rhombus Bi-Axial, VFHS Techn.
Frame material:
Dural Tarpan P6 Ultralite

 

Type:
Matte
Fork:
RockShox Reba RLT, 15 mm

 

Type of fork:
Suspension
Fork travel:
120 mm

 

Rear shock:
RockShox Monarch RL
Rear travel:
120 mm

 

Rear derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT M8000
Shifters:
Shimano Deore XT M8000

 

Speed:
1×11
Cassette:
Shimano Deore CS-M8000 11-46t

 

Crankset:
Shimano Deore M8000 34T
Tires:
Schwalbe Thunder Burt Performance 2.10″

 

Handlebar:
XR68 OV 700 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano Deore M8000

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Mavic Crossride

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Double Lock

 

Sizes:
16″ / 18″ / 20″ / 21″
Weight:
11.9kg for Tarpan XT complete bike.

 

Fuji Reveal 27.5 1.5 Full Suspension MTB

Reveal 27.5 1.5 Gloss Cyan Review

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Complete Bike weight: 14.650 kg / 32.23 lbs
Front Travel: 140mm
Rear Travel: 140mm

Description

 

The 2017 Fuji Reveal employs several premium features like the A2-SL aluminum frame, plush front and rear suspension, and easy to use components. The Reveal is ready to fulfill your greatest trail need.

Nothing can end the Reveal ride earlier than a lack of comfort, and when it comes to the trail, comfort is of vital importance. The Reveal bike is designed to ease your stress on the trail, instead of adding to it.

The Reveal’s lightweight full suspension frame and fork are easy to maneuver while the 140mm of fork travel helps to take the sting out of uneven surfaces. Plus, the Reveal employs a perfect 8-speed Shimano Acera/ Alivio drivetrain with precision trigger shifters.

Wheels and tires don’t just go round and round, they deliver important stability and forgiveness against choppy terrain. The Reveal’s Vera Terra alloy rims and Tough Tom 2.25″ tires smooth out the slope or trail beneath you and make cornering safer. Finally, a set of soft rubber Kraton grips and a MTB-specific padded Oval Concepts Sport saddle provide plenty of cushion to two of three major points at which your body touches the bike.

 




// Build Specs: 2017 Bike

  • Material/Construction:
  • Fuji A2-SL custom-butted alloy front triangle w/ PowerCurve down tube, tapered 1 1/8″ – 1.5″ head tube, oversized seat tube, A1-SL alloy rear triangle, post disc mount and replaceable hanger, sealed cartridge bearing pivot, 140mm travel.

  • Brakes:
  • Tektro M280, mechanical disc, 180/160mm rotors.

  • Cockpit/seatpost:
  • Oval Concepts Sport seat with pressure relief zone, Alloy post, custom Reveal color.

  • Drivetrain:
  • Shimano 11-34t, 8-speed cassette, Shimano Tourney, 42/34/24T cranks and Shimano Acera, 8-speed rear derailleur.

  • Tires:
  • Schwalbe Tough Tom, 27.5 x 2.25″, 50tpi, K-guard

  • Wheels:
  • Vera Terra 1.5 DPD16, Formula DC-51 front, DC-22 rear disc hubs, 27.5″ 32H rims.

  • Fork:
  • SR Suntour SF15 Epixon TR LOR DS 27.5 w/ tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 140mm travel.

  • Options for Color:
  • Satin Black w/ Orange

  • Manufacture:
  • Fuji Racing review

  • Model Name:
  • Reveal

2017 Lapierre XR 529 Testing

2017 Lapierre XR 529 Testing

XR 29 Carbon Testing

The 2017 Lapierre XR 529 has had a total redesign for this coming season. With ever more technical race courses. Pure XC to multi-day stage races. Charging up hill and down daily to the finish line… Their designers now know the world of XC bikes need to hold their own amongst the worlds best. Acceleration and efficiency are essential, but so are handling, traction and rollover of obstacles. With decades of racing experience Lapierre have nailed this and can get you across the finish line, fast. XR RACE READY. Ultralight and efficient climbing, but strong and capable in descent, the XR is everything the racer needs.

The new Lapierre XR 529 is now more dynamic with better control. With a shorter chainstay (-5mm compared to last year) and longer front triangle (Reach is +20mm compared to last season), specced with a shorter stem; the ride is more responsive and handling is improved.

 
 

SPEC TECH

  • Frame:  XR Carbon 100mm Rear Travel BOOST 148
  • Fork:   R.S. Recon Silver 29 Boost 15×110 Solo + XLOC Remote, custom LAP Black
  • Headset:   FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS LAP 52 + 8mm Top Cap
  • B.B.:    Shimano Pressfit
  • Crankset: Shimano Deore Boost 36×22 170mm (S) / 175mm (M, L, XL)
  • Stem: JD 3D FORGED 6° Ø: 31.8mm L: 70mm (S, M, L) / 90mm (XL)
  • Seatpost:   SP-DC1 Ø: 31.6mm L: 350mm
  • Handlebar:  HB-FB21L TOP FLAT W: 720mm R: 15mm Ø: 31.8mm
  • Front Derailleur:   Shimano Deore FD-M617E6X
  • Rear Derailleur:   Shimano SLX RD-M670 SGS 10-Spd
  • Brakes:  Shimano Hydraulic BR365 Black – Shimano SMRT 180/160mm
  • Shifters:  Shimano Deore SLM610 2x10sp
  • Saddle:   XR VL-52 BY VELO
  • Wheel:  Rodi Blackrock 23c(f) / 21c(r) 32h – Formula 15×110 Boost – 12×148 Boost
  • Cassette:   Shimano Deore 11×36 10-Speed
  • Tires:  Maxxis Ardent Folding 2.25 / Ikon Folding 2.20 Skin
  • XR Sizes:   S,M,L,XL

 

2017 Lapierre XR 629 Testing

2017 Lapierre XR 629 Testing

 

XR 29 Carbon Review

The 2017 Lapierre XR 629 has had a total redesign for this coming season. With ever more technical race courses. Pure XC to multi-day stage races. Charging up hill and down daily to the finish line… The designers now know the world of XC bikes need to hold their own amongst the worlds best. Acceleration and efficiency are essential, but so are handling, traction and rollover of obstacles. With decades of racing experience Lapierre have nailed this and can get you across the finish line, fast. XR RACE READY. Ultra-light and efficient climbing, but strong and capable in descent, the XR is everything the racer needs.

 

The new Lapierre XR 629 is now more dynamic with better control. With a shorter chainstay (-5mm compared to last year) and longer front triangle (Reach is +20mm compared to last season), specced with a shorter stem; the ride is more responsive and handling is improved.

FEATURES — SPEC

Frame: XR CARBON 100mm Rear Travel BOOST 148
Fork: ROCKSHOX REBA RL 29 SOLO AIR BOOST 15×110 + ONELOC REMOTE
Headset: FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS 62 + 8mm Top Cap
Bottom Bracket:  SHIMANO PRESS FIT
Crankset: SHIMANO SLX FCM7000 BOOST HOLLOWTECH II 36×26 FOR 11-Speed 170mm (S) / 175mm (M, L, XL)
Stem: JD 3D FORGED 6° Ø: 31676 L: 70mm (S, M, L) / 90mm (XL
Seatpost: JD 3D FORGED ALLOY Ø: L: 350mm
Handlebar: LAP HB-FB21L TOP FLAT W: 720mm R: 15mm Ø: 316m
Front Derailleur: SHIMANO SLX 
Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO XT RDM8000GS 11-Speed
Brakes: SHIMANO HYDRAULIC BRM507 BLACK – SHIMANO SMRT57 180mm / 160mm Six Bolt Type
Shifters: SHIMANO SLX SLM7000 11-Speed
Saddle: LAP VL-1746 BY VELO
Wheel: DT SWISS 4D 32H – FORMULA DC-711 15×110 BOOST 32H – FORMULA DHT-148S 12×148 BOOST 32H
Cassette:  SHIMANO SLX CSM7000 11×40 11-Speed
Tires: MAXXIS ARDENT FOLDING 2.25 / IKON FOLDING 2.20 SKINWALL
XR LAP Sizes: S,M,L,XL


2017 Lapierre XR 729 Testing

2017 Lapierre XR 729 E-i Testing

 

XR 29 Testing





The 2017 Lapierre XR 729 has had a total redesign for this coming season. With ever more technical race courses. Pure XC to multi-day stage races. Charging up hill and down daily to the finish line… Lapierre designers now know the world of XC bikes need to hold their own amongst the worlds best. Acceleration and efficiency are essential, but so are handling, traction and rollover of obstacles. With decades of racing experience Lapierre have nailed this and can get you across the finish line, fast. XR RACE READY.  Ultra-light and efficient climbing, but strong and capable in descent, the XR is everything the racer needs.

 

The new Lapierre XR 729 is now more dynamic for with better control. With a shorter chainstay (-5mm compared to 2016) and longer front triangle (Reach is +20mm compared to 2016), specced with a shorter stem; the XR ride is more responsive and handling is improved.

Features /Specs

Frame: XR New generation Carbon, 100mm Rear Travel BOOST 148
Fork: ROCKSHOX SID RL 29 SOLO AIR BOOST 15×110 / Mechanical: SID RL + ONELOC REMOTE XR graphics
Headset: FSA ORBIT 1.5E XR + 8mm Top Cap
Bottom Bracket: SHIMANO PRESS FIT
Crankset: SHIMANO XT FCM8000 BOOST HOLLOWTECH II 36×26 FOR 11-Speed 170mm (S) / 175mm (M, L, XL)
Stem: RACE FACE EVOLVE 6° Ø: 31.8mm L: 70mm (S, M, L) / 90mm (XL)
Seatpost: RACE FACE EVOLVE Ø: 31.6mm L: 400mm
Handlebar: LAPIERRE HB-FB21L TOP FLAT W: 720mm R: 15mm Ø: 31.8mm
Front derailleur: SHIMANO XT FDM8020E6X
Rear derailleur: SHIMANO XT RDM8000GS 11-Speed
Brakes: SHIMANO HYDRAULIC XT BRM8000 BLACK – SHIMANO 180mm / 160mm 6 Bolt Type
Shifters: SHIMANO XT SLM8000 I-Spec 11-Speed
Saddle: LAPIERRE VL-1843 BY VELO
Wheel: XR custom CROSSMAX ELITE UST 29’’ 15×110 / 12×148 BOOST + XR QR12-E Thru Axle
Cassette: SHIMANO SLX 11×40 11-Speed
Tires: MAXXIS ARDENT Tubeless READY 29 x 2.25 / IKON Tubeless READY 2.20 SKINWALL
XR Size: S,M,L,XL




2017 Lapierre XR 929 Ultimate Testing

2017 Lapierre XR 929 Ultimate Testing

 

XR 29 Ultimate Testing





The 2017 Lapierre XR 929 has had a total redesign for this coming season. With ever more technical race courses. Pure XC to multi-day stage races. Charging up hill and down daily to the finish line… The designers now know the world of XC bikes need to hold their own amongst the worlds best. Acceleration and efficiency are essential, but so are handling, traction and rollover of obstacles. With decades of racing experience Lapierre have nailed this and can get you across the finish line, fast. XR RACE READY.  Ultra-light and efficient climbing, but strong and capable descending, the XR is everything the racer needs.

 

The new Lapierre XR 929 is more dynamic for better control. With a shorter chainstay (-5mm compared to last season) and longer front triangle (Reach is +20mm compared to last season), specced with a shorter stem; the ride is more responsive and handling is improved.

Specs

Frame: XR New generation CARBON 100mm Rear Travel BOOST 148
Fork: ROCKSHOX RS-1 29 PS 100mm 51mm OFFSET MAXLE ULTIMATE + XLOC REMOTE, custom LAP Black
Headset: FSA ORBIT 1.5E ZS LAP 92 + 8mm Top Cap
BB: SRAM MTB (89/91.5) PRESSFIT
Crankset: SRAM XX1 EAGLE BOOST DM 32T 170mm (S) / 175mm (M, L, XL)
Stem: RACE FACE TURBINE 6° Ø: 31.8mm L: 70mm (S, M, L) / 90mm (XL)
Seatpost: RACE FACE NEXT CARBON Ø: 31.6mm L: 400mm
Handlebar: RACE FACE NEXT CARBON FLAT W: 720mm Ø: 31.8mm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX1 EAGLE CARBON 12-Speed
Brakes: SRAM LEVEL ULTIMATE CARBON – SRAM CENTERLINE 180mm / 160mm 6 Bolt Type
Shifters: SRAM X01 EAGLE 12-Speed
Saddle: XR VL-1743 BY VELO
Wheel: DT SWISS 1501 15×110|15×148
Cassette: SRAM 1295 EAGLE 10×50 12-Speed
Tires: MAXXIS ARDENT Tubeless READY 2.25 / IKON Tubeless READY 2.20 SKINWALL
XR Sizing: S,M,L,XL




2017 Orbea Occam TR M30 Carbon Review

2017 Orbea Occam TR M30 carbon Review

Price $3999.00

 

Occam TR M30

 

DETAILS

 




COMPONENT SPECS

During the 2017 Orbea Occam TR purchasing process, you can configure the components with the available additional Orbea options.

  • FRAME

    Orbea Race Monocoque Carbon. Advanced Dynamics 120mm suspension with UFO technology. 29″ wheels. Boost 12×148 rear axle. Trail geometry 3rd generation. Internal cable routing. PF33 Press fit

  • SHOCK

    Occam TR custom tuned Fox Float DPS Performance 3-Position Adjust EVOL

  • FORK

    Orbea graphics w/Fox 32 Float Performance 120 FIT4 3-Pos-Adj

  • CRANKSET

    Shimano SLX M7000-B3 26-36t

  • HEADSET

    FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated w/ Orbea frameset

  • HANDLEBAR

    RaceFace Next Aeffect 35mm Flat 740mm

  • STEM

    RaceFace Aeffect 35mm interface

  • SHIFTERS

    Shimano SLX M7000 I-Spec

  • BRAKES

    Shimano M3506 Hydraulic Disc

  • REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus Direct Mount

  • CHAIN Shimano HG703

  • CASSETTE

    Shimano SLX M7000 11-42t 11-Speed

  • WHEELS

    Orbea color matched DT Spline X-1900 TLR 15/110mm CL

  • TIRES

    Maxxis Ardent 2.4″ TLR Exo Dual

  • PEDALS

    Not included for sale w/ this Orbea setup.

  • SEATPOST

    RaceFace Ride 375mm

  • SADDLE

    Orbea custom Fizik Gobi M7 3433

  • PURCHASE INFO

    See the Orbea geometry, review sizes with purchase info at JensonUSA.com

 

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2017 Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Review perfect for Enduro




Commencal Meta AM v4.2 160mm enduro mtb_colors

Meta AM get’s longer travel…

The new 2017 Commencal Meta AM v4.2  may sound like the next minor firmware update to some piece of electronics, but the new bike takes ther long-standing all-mountain platform and extends it into a more capable enduro ride. At first, the Commencal appears similar to the current fourth generation of the bike, but by stretching the rear end out to 160mm of travel with a revised shock and suspension movement, the 650b/27.5″ trail bike gets more capable for hitting the rough stuff while retaining the versatility to pedal to the top of the mountain. Get a good look at the bike hitting the trails, plus all the new details and updated tech below.

They feel an enduro bike is just a DH bike that knows how to climb, so that’s where the Meta seems to be headed. In Meta’s latest update they revised the movement of the new metric shock to give it both more travel and a more directly progressive suspension curve.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2_bb

 

While the previous Commencal came with a detailed chart highlighting which shocks could be used with it, the revised 2-piece toptube design created clearance and compatibility for all shocks on the market. While that change is also said to add a bit more space inside the main triangle for a water bottle.

 

With longer travel out back, the Commencal Meta AM sticks with a 170mm fork, but slackens the head angle by 0.5° (and slightly grows the wheelbase as a result) to better suit the more aggressive riding to come. Otherwise geometry is said to stay the same (seat angle, toptube length, BB height, chainstay length), although the XL bike does stretch out a tiny bit and frame stack increases about 5mm across the range to get the bars up a bit to match the longer travel.

Commencal Meta v4.2 shock

The updated Meta builds in a new integrated downtube protector at the bottom bracket. It also gets a revised cable guide there to transition the internally routed rear derailleur and brake lines into the chainstays.

 

The Meta also follows the movement to Boost 148 spacing out back, while the updated model gets a new forged non-drive side dropout that also opens up more space around the chainstay-mounted brake for less interference with larger caliper designs. With wider Boosted Formula hubs, the Meta also has a spec with wider rims, for a wider tire contact patch.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Ride_160mm_orange

The new ride will come in three paint colors, depending on each of the six spec levels on offer. Plus, the top two bike builds will also have the option to go with a lighter brushed alloy finish with just a clear coat over the pared back graphics.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Origin 160mm_yellow

The Meta Origin is the most affordable bike in the lineup is the yellow-only $2200/2200€ Origin spec with a Sram NX1 11 speed group, Level brakes, WTB STP i25 rims, RockShox Deluxe RT shock, and a Yari RC fork. Step up to the orange-only Ride model for $2500€ and you get a Lyrik RC fork upgrade and Guide R brakes, plus a GX1 shifter.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Essential_160mm_black

The next two bikes come only in matte black with the more subtle graphics look. The $3000€ Meta Essential gets the same Deluxe RT, Lyrik RC & Guide R brakes, but goes up to a full GX1 drivetrain and 27mm internal width Mavic rims. It also is the first to add a dropper post with the Reverb Stealth, which carries through on all of the more pricey models.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Race

With its race-ready designation, the $3500€ Race Model gets more tune-able suspension by way of the top-of-the-line Deluxe RC3 & Lyrik RCT3, that also carry through as the prices go up. The Race also goes to Guide RS brakes, a Cane Creek headset, stickier 3C Maxxis rubber, and adds in an X01 derailleur.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Race Eagle

The Race Eagle is the first in the line to offer a choice of color, available in the matte black or gloss yellow for $3999€, or brushed aluminum for $100€ more. As the name suggests, it goes to 12 speed with a new X01 Eagle setup with the 10-50 cassette and an X1 crankset.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 World Cup

The top Meta World Cup gets a full X01 Eagle 12 speed drivetrain, and throws in a set of Spank Oozy Trail tubeless wheels with 30.5mm inner width rims. The World Cup will come in either $4500€ matte black or $4600€ brushed alloy versions.

Commencal Meta AM v4.2 Essential GX1

All of the new AM bikes share the same hydroformed aluminum frame and come in sizes of: S-XL. This AM will be available from November 2016, and can be pre-ordered now.

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2017 Whyte T130 RS Bike Review

Whyte T130 RS Bike '17
 
 
KEY FEATURES
 

T130 RS Bike

 

£2950

 

Single Chainring Specific Design

 

 
The 2017 Whyte features their single ring specific frame, and the RS full width main pivot that increases torsional stiffness. It also extends bearing life on the ripping fast T130 while also maximises suspension performance.

Latest Generation 1 x 11 XT

Whyte T130 RS review setup features the all new XT drivetrain that’s the evolutionary groupset giving a massive 11-46 gear spread cassette allowing the chainring to be increased to 34t, giving both top and bottom range improvement.

Whyte Outstanding Ride Quality

This build gives both lightweight and complete security, when pushing the T130 to the limit, as they are on the money with the T130 setup.



GEOMETRY

SPEC LIST

Color: Matt Granite /Lime – Magenta Frame: T130 RS 6061 T6 SCR Aluminium SCR Front Triangle with internal cable routing, Intergrip seat clamp with alloy symmetrical SCR rear Triangle, 148mm Boost Dropouts
Fork: Fox Float Performance 34, 27.5″, 130mm travel with GRIP 3-Pos Damper, Black Coating and 110mm x 15mm Boost E-Thru Axle Rear Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, Black coating, Rebound Adjustment and 3pos Adjust Evol
Headset: FSA No. 42 Integrated, Orbit ZS Plus, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ Sealed Bearings Rear Hub: Hope Pro 4 with StSt Bearings, 11 Speed Shimano Freehub, 12mm X 148mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
Front Hub: Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hub Hub 15mm X 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm
Rims: WTB STs i29, 29mm wide, Sleeved Joint, TCS Rims Tires: WTB Vigilante, Light High Grip TCS 27.5″ X 2.3″, 60TPI Folding Front, Trail Boss, TCS Light Fast Rolling 27.5″ X 2.4″, 60TPI Folding Rear
Shift Lever: Shimano XT M8000, 11 Speed Front Mech: None
Rear Mech: Shimano XT M8000, 11 Speed Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 11-46, 11 Speed
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Black, 12 Speed Crankset: RaceFace Turbine Clinch, direct mount 32T chainring, 11 Speed
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 125/150mm
Saddle: T130 RS Custom dual density, triple panel design Handlebar: Custom Alloy, 15mm Rise, 760mm Wide
Stem: T130 Gravity Stem, 40mm M, 50mm L/XL Grips: RS Lock-on
Front Brakes: Shimano XT M8000, 180mm Rotor Rear Brakes: Shimano XT M8000, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake Lever: Shimano XT M8000 Pedals: Nothing for the RS
T130 Weight: 13.7Kg

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2017 Whyte T130 C RS Bike Review

Whyte T130 C RS '17 black
 
 
KEY FEATURES

T130 C RS Bike

 

£3799

 
 

 

Single Chainring Specific Design

 
The 2017 Whyte Bikes features their single ring specific frame, for the dialed in RS setup. A full width main pivot that increases torsional stiffness, extends bearing life on the ripping fast T130 C while also maximizes suspension performance.

 

Latest Generation 1 x 12 Eagle

the Whyte T130 C RS setup features the all new Eagle X01 drive-train that’s the evolutionary groupset giving a massive 10-50 gear spread cassette allowing the chainring to be increased to 34t, giving both top and bottom range improvement.

Whyte Outstanding Lightweight Ride

The bike comes with their own wide hookless carbon tubeless ready rims laced onto their own hubs with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples. This build gives both lightweight and security when pushing the T130 C to the limit. They are absolutely on the money with the T130 C.



GEOMETRY

SPEC LIST

Color: Matt Black /Orange and Blue Frame: T130 C RS Uni-directional Multi Monocoque Front Triangle with internal cable routing, Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip seat clamp with alloy symmetrical SCR rear Triangle, 148mm Boost Dropouts
Fork: RockShox Pike RC, 27.5″, Fast Black coating, tapered steerer and Boost 15mm X 110mm Maxle Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch Debonair, R30, Fast Black coating, Adjustable Rebound and Compression
Headset: FSA No. 42 Integrated, Orbit ZS Plus, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ Sealed Bearings Rear Hub: Sealed bearing, 12mm X 148mm Boost Axle with Micro Engagement 6 Pawl XD Driver Free Hub
Front Hub: Sealed Bearing, 15mm x 110mm Boost Through Axle, 28 Hole Spokes: DT Swiss 2.0mm
Rims: RaceFace ARC, Rim strip with tubeless valves included Tires: Maxxis High Roller II TR, 27.5″ X 2.3″ 3C Folding Bead, EXO Sidewall protection Front, Maxxis Crossmark II 27.5 X 2.2″ EXO Sidewall protection, Folding Rear
Shift Lever: SRAM X01 Eagle, MMX Clamp, 12 Speed Front Mech: None
Rear Mech: SRAM X01 Eagle, 12 Speed Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 10-50, 12 Speed
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Black, 12 Speed Crankset: SRAM X1 Eagle GXP, XSYNC 34T Direct Mount Boost chainring, 12 Speed Alloy
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 125/150mm, MMX
Saddle: T130 C RS dual density, triple panel design Handlebar: RaceFace SIXC carbon, 760mm wide, 20mm rise
Stem: T130 C Gravity Stem, 40mm M, 50mm L/XL Grips: Lock-on
Front Brakes: SRAM Guide RS, 180mm Rotor Rear Brakes: SRAM Guide RS, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake Lever: SRAM Guide, MMX Matchmaker Pedals: Nothing
T130 C Weight: 13.2Kg

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2017 Whyte T130C Works

2017 Whyte T130 C Works Bike
 

KEY FEATURES
 

T130 C Works Bike

 

£4999

 

Single Chainring Specific Design

The 2017 Whyte features their single ring specific frame, with a Works full width main pivot that increases torsional stiffness. This helps extend bearing life on the ripping fast T130 C while also maximizes suspension performance.

 

Latest Generation 1 x 12 Eagle

Whyte T130 C Works setup features the all new Eagle XX1 drive-train that’s the evolutionary groupset giving a massive 10-50 gear spread cassette allowing the chainring to be increased to 34t, giving both top and bottom range improvement.

Whyte Outstanding Lightweight Confidence and Control

The T130 C bike comes with their own wide hookless carbon tubeless ready rims laced onto their own hubs with DT Swiss spokes and brass nipples. This build gives both lightweight and security when pushing the  to the limit. They are absolutely on the money with the T130 C.
GEOMETRY

SPEC LIST

Color: Matt Orange with Black/Blue Frame: T130 C Works Uni-directional Multi Monocoque Front Triangle with internal cable routing, Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip seat clamp with alloy symmetrical SCR rear Triangle, 148mm Boost Dropouts
Fork: RockShox Pike RCT-3, 27.5″, Fast Black coating, tapered steerer and Boost 15mm X 110mm Maxle Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch Debonair, R30, Fast Black coating, Adjustable Rebound and Compression
Headset: FSA No. 42 Integrated, Orbit ZS Plus, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ Sealed Bearings Rear Hub: Cartridge sealed bearing, 12mm X 148mm Boost Axle with Micro Engagement 6 Pawl XD Driver Free Hub, 28 Hole
Front Hub: Cartridge sealed Bearing, 15mm x 110mm Boost Through Axle, 28 Hole Spokes: DT Comp RACE 2.0mm with 14mm Brass Nipples
Rims: Works 30mm Carbon Hookless, 28H, Tubeless Ready, 3M Rim strip with Tubeless valves included Tires: Maxxis High Roller II TR, 27.5″ X 2.3″ 60TPI (Maxx Terra) Folding Bead, EXO Sidewall protection Front, Maxxis Crossmark II TR 27.5 X 2.2″ EXO Sidewall protection, Folding Rear
Shift Levers: SRAM XX1 Eagle, MMX Clamp, 12 Speed Front Mech: N/A for the Works
Rear Mech: SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12 Speed Cassette: SRAM XG-1295 Eagle 10-50, 12 Speed
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Black, 12 Speed Crankset: SRAM XX1 Eagle GXP, XSYNC 34T Direct Mount Boost chainring, 12 Speed Alloy
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 125/150mm, MMX
Saddle: T130 C Works dual density, triple panel design Handlebar: RaceFace SIXC carbon, 760mm wide, 20mm rise
Stem: T130 C Gravity Stem, 40mm M, 50mm L/XL Grips: Lock-on
Front Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC, 180mm Rotor Rear Brakes: SRAM Guide RSC, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake Levers: SRAM Guide RSC, MMX Matchmaker Pedals: N-A
T130C Weight: 12.9Kg

GALLERY

Whyte T130 C Works Bike orange

 


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GHOST SLAMR X5 AL 27.5 TITANIUM / TAN 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr X 5 27.5_titaniumgrey_tan
 

Slamr X AL Nightblack / Red

 

 
The 2017 Ghost Slamr X5 still has the same 27.5 wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the 29er revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted for the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But once rolling, there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.

Bike frame made of aluminum

The Slamr aluminum frame is light, rigid and less expensive than what carbon would be. Modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process. Thanks to hydroforming technology, the production of a complex aluminum frame is possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr X Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€2600.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!
Spec Details
model  Slamr AL
Wheel size 27.5
Frame Slamr Lightweight Aluminium AL
Fork Rock Shox Yari RC Solo Air 150 mm 15 mm Boost custom X colors
Stem AS-M04 35 mm
Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Coil 150 mm
Handlebar Low Riser  760 mm 35 mm
R Derailleur Sram GX 11-speed Plus
Shifter Sram
Crankset  RaceFace Aeffect 1x w/30t
Cassette Sr GX 11-42
Chain
Brake Sram Guide R Disc 203/180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Fly
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Powerpack n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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GHOST SLAMR X 8 LC 27.5 TITANIUM GRAY/YELLOW 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr X 8 LC 27.5_titanium gray_cane yellow

 

Slamr X Carbon Nightblack / Red

 

 
The 2017 Ghost Slamr X 8 LC still has the same 27.5 wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the 29er revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted for the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But once rolling, there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.

Bike frame made of aluminum

The Slamr aluminum frame is light, rigid and less expensive than what carbon would be. Modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process. Thanks to hydroforming technology, the production of a complex aluminum frame is possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr X Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€3500.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!
Spec Details
model  Slamr Carbon
Wheel size 27.5
Frame Slamr Lightweight Carbon /Aluminium AL
Fork Fox 34 Float Performance Elite 150 mm 15 mm Boost custom colors
Stem RaceFace Turbine 35 mm
Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Coil 150 mm
Handlebar RaceFace Turbine 760 mm 35 mm
R Derailleur Shimano XT 11-speed Plus
Shifter Shimano
Crankset  Shimano 1x w/32t
Cassette Shimano XT 11-46
Chain
Brake Shimano Disc 203/180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Fly
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Powerpack n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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GHOST SLAMR 5 AL 29 TITANIUM / GREY 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr 5 29_titanium_grey

Slamr 5 AL Titanium / Grey

The 2017 Ghost Slamr 5 29er now has bigger wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the Twentyniner revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted more the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But they roll only once, then there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.


Bike frame made of aluminum

The Slamr aluminum frame is light, rigid and less expensive than what carbon would be. Modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process. Thanks to hydroforming technology, the production of a complex aluminum frame is possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr 5 Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€2600.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!


Spec List

model  Slamr Carbon/ aluminum AL
Wheel size Twentyniner
Frame Slamr Aluminium AL
Fork RockShox Yari Solo Air 130mm Boost, custom 5 colors
Stem AS-M04 35 mm
Shock Custom 5 tuned /RockShox Deluxe RT 130 mm
Handlebar Low Rizer 760 mm
R Derailleur Shimano XT 11-speed
Shifter Shimano XT
Crankset Shimano XT 34-24
Cassette Shimano XT 11-42
Chain
Brake Shimano SLX 180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Circuit
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Power n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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GHOST SLAMR 7 LC 29 NIGHT BLACK / RED 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr 7 LC 29 nightblack_red

 

 

Slamr 7 Carbon AL Nightblack / Red

 

 

The 2017 Ghost Slamr 7 LC now has bigger 29 wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the Twentyniner revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted more the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But they roll only once, then there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.


Bike frame made of carbon

The Slamr carbon frame is light, rigid and more expensive than what aluminum would be. Modern frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process. Thanks to technology, the production of a lighter frame is now possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€3099.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!


Spec List

model  Slamr
Wheel size Twentyniner
Frame Slamr Carbon/Aluminum AL
Fork RockShox Pike RC Solo Air 130mm 15mm Boost, custom 7 colors
Stem AS-M04 35 mm
Shock Custom tuned /RockShox Deluxe RT 130 mm
Handlebar Low Rizer 760 mm 35 mm
R Derailleur Shimano XT 11-speed
Shifter Shimano XT
Crankset Shimano XT 36-26
Cassette Shimano XT 11-46
Chain
Brake Shimano XT 180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Circuit
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Power n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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GHOST SLAMR 10 LC 29 RIOT RED / BLACK NIGHT 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr 10 LC 29 riotred_nightblack

Slamr 10 LC Nightblack / Riot Red

 

 

The 2017 Ghost Slamr 10 LC now has bigger 29 wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the Twentyniner revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted more the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But they roll only once, then there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.


Bike frame made of aluminum

The Slamr aluminum frame is light, rigid and less expensive than what carbon would be. Modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, and they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process. Thanks to hydroforming technology, the production of a complex aluminum frame is possible, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr 10 Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€5399.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!


Spec List

model  Slamr Carbon/ aluminum AL
Wheel size Twentyniner
Frame Slamr Lightweight Carbon w/Aluminum AL
Fork RockShox Pike RCT3 Solo Air 130mm 15mm Boost, custom 10 colors
Stem RaceFace Turbine 35 mm
Shock Custom tuned /RockShox Deluxe RT3 130 mm
Handlebar RaceFace Next 760 mm 35 mm
R Derailleur Sram Eagle 12-speed
Shifter Sram Eagle
Crankset Sram Eagle 32
Cassette Sram Eagle 10-50
Chain
Brake Sram Guide RS 180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Circuit
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Powerpack n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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GHOST SLAMR X 9 LC 29 CaneYellow / NightBlack 2017

2017 Ghost Slamr X 9_caneyellow_nightblack 29

 

Slamr X LC CaneYellow / NightBlack

 

The 2017 Ghost Slamr X 9 now has bigger 29 wheels this year, because larger wheels are all the rage! A few years ago the Twentyniner revolutionized the mountain bike market and have since become an integral part – because the benefits of the model are obvious. Although Ghost opted more the massive wheels as they might take a little longer to get going. But they roll only once, then there is no stopping with incomparable smoothness and low rolling resistance you glide on singletrack with both rocks and roots that are simply ignored. Thanks to the longer contact patch on the ground the giant wheels offer better traction and behave less nervous than the smaller wheel sizes also in blocked terrain.


Bike frame made of carbon

The Slamr carbon frame is light, rigid and a bit more expensive than what aluminum would be. Although modern aluminum frames are actually close to carbon visually, they are hard to distinguish by the a new manufacturing process, thanks to hydroforming technology. But where the carbon model truly pulls ahead is the production can be much more complex, where considerably thinner walls and thus significant weight saving is attained.
$n-a
For more details, the Ghost Slamr X Bike Test Review is available with sizes and more..
€3600.00…
The 7 major features of the MTB:

  1. Lowered top tube
  2. Light for Slamr Adventure models
  3. Dual front and rear-suspension
  4. Low maintenance
  5. Better power transfer
  6. High rigidity
  7. High Fun Factor!


Spec List

model  Slamr LC
Wheel size Twentyniner
Frame Slamr Carbon LC
Fork Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 150 mm 15 mm Boost custom colors
Stem RaceFace Atlas 35 mm
Shock Cane Creek Double Barrel Inline Coil 140 mm
Handlebar RaceFace Atlas 800 mm 35 mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 11-speed Shadow Plus
Shifter Shimano
Crankset RaceFace Atlas 32
Cassette Shimano XT 11-42
Chain Shimano
Brake Shimano Disc 203/180 mm
Saddle Slamr SDG Fly
Engine n-a
Battery Slamr Powerpack n-a
Derailleur Hanger Slamr

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Evil Bikes The Following XTR Build Kit




Evil The Following XTR Build Kit gunmetal

Evil The Following XTR Build Kit

Concept
Enduro Racing
WEIGHT
size medium: 27lb (12.25 kg)
Frame Material
Complete Carbon

2016

Description

 

Venturing into a new wheel size, Evil Bikes opted to skip over the popular 27.5″ in favor of the bigger version. They designed The Following 29er frame to be a slack, shorter travel single-track slayer, as it appears to be an interesting addition to the current trend of smaller, playful rides. Evil has dubbed it “Monster Truck wheels, w/ a Sports Car feel”..

Evil Bikes The Following XTR

The creatives with Evil were highly focused on creating a versatile, fun, yet aggressive short travel, big wheel trail ride with their refined progressive geometry. Allowing for the Evil ride to be equally at home for all day adventures, while still able to slash trails or ride the jump lines.

the Following fox 34

Developed around their Dave Weagle-designed Delta Suspension system, The Following offers 120mm of progressive travel. Modified to run the bigger wheels, the linkage kit still sits extremely low in the frame, and that low center of gravity adds to it’s playful nature. Like the original Delta version, the Following will include an adjustable geometry through a flip chip that changes the headtube angle, bottom bracket height, even the chainstay length by 2mm. In either setting The Following would be considered progressive short travel XC/Trail geometry that should be an ideal ride for blasting your local short tracks or big days in the mountain.

Evil Bikes The Following gunmetal grey

Other frame details are carried over from the Uprising Bike such as downtube protection with new integrated protection of the chainstay and seatstay by the dropout. A bottom bracket with integrated ISCG05 tabs matches up with a standard 142×12 rear end to keep it stiff. As items like X1 in light of the current trend to ditch front derailleurs, the Following X01 features SRAM’s amazing 1×11 drivetrain. The XTR, X01 and X1 derailleurs have internal cable routing, along with stealth dropper post routing to keep the Build clean.

Evil Bikes The Following gunmetal grey

 

In blacked out fashion, the Following XTR Build will also come in “gunmetal grey”. Sold at CompetetiveCyclist.com in S-XL frame sizes, the Following looks like it will be one super fun 29er…

Evil The Insurgent XTR Build Review




Evil The Insurgent XTR bike

Evil The Insurgent XTR Build Kit

Concept
Enduro Racing
WEIGHT
size medium: 27.2lb (12.97 kg)
Frame Material
Complete Carbon

2016

Description

 

Venturing into a new wheel size, Evil Bikes opted to skip over the popular 29″ in favor of the smaller version. They designed The Insurgent 29er frame to be a slack, shorter travel single-track slayer, as it appears to be an interesting addition to the current trend of smaller, playful rides. Evil has dubbed it “Monster Truck wheels, w/ a Sports Car feel”..

Evil Bikes The Insurgent XTR yellow

The creatives with Evil were highly focused on creating a versatile, fun, yet aggressive short travel, big wheel trail ride with their refined progressive geometry. Allowing for the Evil ride to be equally at home for all day adventures, while still able to slash trails or ride the jump lines.

Evil The Insurgent XTR Build Review

Developed around their Dave Weagle-designed Delta Suspension system, The Insurgent offers 150mm of progressive travel. Modified to run the bigger wheels, the linkage kit still sits extremely low in the frame, and that low center of gravity adds to it’s playful nature. Like the original Delta version, the Insurgent will include an adjustable geometry through a flip chip that changes the headtube angle to as low as 65.2 degrees, bottom bracket height to 13in above the ground, even the chainstay length as well. In either setting The Insurgent would be considered progressive mid travel XC/Trail geometry that should be an ideal ride for blasting your local short tracks or big days in the mountains.

Evil The Insurgent XTR 1x11

Other frame details are carried over from the Uprising Bike such as downtube protection with new integrated protection of the chainstay and seatstay by the dropout. A bottom bracket with integrated ISCG05 tabs matches up with a standard 142×12 rear end to keep it stiff. As items like the current trend to ditch front derailleurs, the Insurgent features Shimano’s amazing 1×11 drivetrain. The XTR, rear derailleur have internal cable routing, along with stealth dropper post routing to keep the Build clean.

Evil The Insurgent frame

 

In all out fashion, the Insurgent XTR Build will also come in “yellow”. Sold at CompetetiveCyclist.com in S-XL frame sizes, the Insurgent review looks like it will be one super fun 27.5er…

2017 Stevens Whaka Carbon Max Team XTR Di2 Testing

2017 Stevens Whaka Carbon Max Team XTR Di2 Testing

 




WHAKA CARBON MAX TEAM

 

The 150mm travel Stevens trail bike gets the same Jura Carbon treatment as well. Its new frame is even said to weigh just 1925g, making it lighter than the Jura 120mm marathon XC bike. The 2017 Stevens Whaka also takes the four-bar suspension and most of the recent trail geometry updates from its alloy sibling, plus some more moves in that same trail direction. The models recieve slightly higher bottom brackets for improved clearance, plus a slacker 66.5° head angle for improved descending. The toptube even grows a bit to help them climb even better (especially with the Max’s longer fork.)

The fiberous frame also let Stevens trim the chainstays down to 430mm for a more agile feel. It also gets built around Boost spacing, but here will be 27.5″ only, unlike the aluminum models which are also offered in shorter travel 29er guise.

Also the new ES /Max framesets employ Boost axle spacing (110mm front/148mm rear) and elegant internal cable routing with interchangeable cover plugs. No matter if single chainring or front derailleur shifting, with or without dropper post – these inserts will leave the choice of components up to you the rider.

2017 Stevens Whaka Carbon Max

Like the Jura, the top-level 6000€ Max gets a Di2 setup, here by way of an XTR 1x with a light RaceFace Next SL crank. It also gets a boxy headtube with full internal routing and modular cable stops. Like the Jura the Whaka also employs an integrated internal battery box under the bottom bracket to get that low center of gravity.

Also the 1x Shimano setup employs an e*thirteen TRS+ chain guide, although a double build is optional. This top bike also bumps up travel in the front to 160mm with the Fox 34 Float Factory fork, while all other builds stick with 150mm of fork travel.

 

The models were developed to broaden the Whaka’s range with improved stiffness for more predictable handling on the descents, and with the light weight of this top-level bike it will certainly go up the hills even faster.

 

The complete Max weighs in at just 12.14kg/26.8lb.

2017 Stevens Whaka Carbon ES Testing

 




 

WHAKA ES

The Stevens Carbon frame also employs the mechanical XT double for spec, hitting the ES at 4500€. Again a more affordable ES version is available that gets an aluminum rear end, with an alloy seatstay & chainstay assembly. Weighing just under 600g more, that helps get the price down at 3300€ with an XT/SLX double build.

2017 Stevens Whaka Carbon ES XT

Small changing to the alloy Max /ES family, include the move to Boost forks, while the Plus bikes get a new spec with 2.8″ Schwalbe Nobby Nic tread on Sun Ringle Duroc 40 wheels. All Whaka alloys, including regular and the plus-sized ride continue over for 2017.

Steven Bikes/testing

 

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Ghost SLAMR LC 8 27.5 Bike 2016

Ghost SLAMR LC 8 DARKRED_WHITE



SLAMR LC 8 27.5

This 2016 Ghost is a new version of the legendary all rounder, that made them popular. A first for them, the 27.5 model is a group of 8 in a platform, by sharing frame technology with its Ghost SL LC siblings the Bike delivers great quality at an outstanding price. As the newest ride now provides additional torsional stiffness, improved stress distribution and most importantly a very distinctive SLAMR look to die four.

They provide the most up to date industry SLAMR bicycle tech, benchmark  components and a sweet anodized rear triangle with a unique chain stay yoke. Most of the braking forces are absorbed by the second generation disconnect brake mount which attaches directly to the X12 rear axle. You will love unleashing the full potential of this machine while pushing your own limits as well. It’s time to rip the trails!

€3599

PURCHASE SLAMR 27.5 HERE

For Sale 20% Off

 

 

Build Spec Info 

 

  • Frame type FS
  • Frame Material Built w/ Alloy review
  • Best use meant for Radness




Edition Specs (shown here)

Frame GHOST SLAMR Aluminum 27.5
Brakes Shimano XT Disc SMART 8 stoppers
Stem RaceFace Turbine 35 mm
Handlebar RaceFace Turbine Low Riser 740 mm
Fork  SLAMR Custom colored /Fox 32 Float Performance 130mm 15mm
SHOCK SLAMR tuned /Fox Float DPS Performance 3 Position 130 mm
Rear derailleur Shimano XT 11-Speed Plus
Front derailleur Shimano XT
Shifter Shimano XT
Crankset Shimano XT 36-26
Cassette sprocket Shimano XT 11-40
TIRES Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evo 2.25
Rims Tune
FRONT HUB Tune Wheelset 15 mm
REAR HUB Tune Wheelset 12 mm
Seatpost KindShock Integra adjustable internal routing
Saddle SDG Circuit 80
Front travel 130 mm
Rear travel 130 mm
Frame sizes AMR XS/S/M/L/XL
Weight SLAMR 8 LC complete — 12.7 kg

 

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2017 Orbea Occam TR M10 Carbon Review

Orbea Occam TR M10 Carbon 2017

Price $5599.00

 

Occam TR M10

 

DETAILS

 




COMPONENT SPECS

During the 2017 Orbea Occam TR purchasing process, you can configure the components with the available additionl Orbea options.

  • FRAME

    Orbea Race Monocoque Carbon. Advanced Dynamics 120mm suspension with UFO technology. 29″ wheels. Boost 12×148 rear axle. Trail III geometry. Internal cable routing. PF92 Press fit

  • SHOCK

    Occam TR custom tuned Fox Float DPS Factory 3-Position Adjust EVOL Kashima

  • FORK

    Orbea graphics w/Fox 32 Float Factory 120 FIT4 3-Pos-Adj Kashima

  • CRANKSET

    Shimano XT M8000-B1 32t

  • HEADSET

    FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated w/ Orbea frameset

  • HANDLEBAR

    RaceFace Next SL 35mm Flat 740mm

  • STEM

    RaceFace Aeffect 35mm interface

  • SHIFTERS

    Shimano XT M8000 I-Spec

  • BRAKES

    Shimano XT M8000 Hydraulic Disc

  • REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus Direct Mount

  • CHAINShimano HG701

  • CASSETTE

    Shimano XT M8000 11-46t 11-Speed

  • WHEELS

    Orbea color matched DT Spline X-1700 TLR 15/110mm CL

  • TIRES

    Maxxis Ardent 2.4″ TLR Exo Dual

  • PEDALS

    Not included for sale w/ this Orbea setup.

  • SEATPOST

    RaceFace Turbine Dropper 125mm

  • SADDLE

    Orbea custom Fizik Gobi M7

  • PURCHASE INFO

    See the Orbea geometry, review sizes with purchase info at JensonUSA.com

 

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2017 Orbea Occam Am M LTD Carbon Full Suspension

2017 Orbea Occam Am M LTD Carbon Full Suspension

 

Price £5,999 /$n-a

 

Occam Am M LTD Full Suspension

 

DETAILS




 

In similar fashion the Orbea Oiz full suspension race bike was recently updated, as Orbea’s most popular full susser also gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. The 2017 Orbea Occam AM also gets more comfortable and efficient. Their all-mountain masterpiece, the Occam AM is a statement of their bike building prowess.

With Orbea providing it with 140mm of Fox travel, the light weight bike can take you anywhere. The frame is comprised of high quality carbon and features internal cable routing. Short chainstays and a low bottom bracket make for tight, snappy turns, while the 67 degree headtube angle keeps you confident in harsh terrain.

Occam Am M30 Carbon
Occam Am M30 Carbon Model

The OCCAM AM is complimented by Sram’s excellent XX1 Eagle drivetrain system. The bike features 1×12 10-50T gearing, allowing you to tackle the steepest climbs with ease. Fox’s Float fork and shock offer plush and versatile suspension with 3-Position adjustability and performance Kashima coating. Hydraulic Avid Ultimate disc brakes give the bike plenty of control, while the RaceFace cockpit provides outstanding handling. DT-Swiss’s straight laced XCM-1200 wheels are light and stiff for ultimate power transfer. RaceFace’s Turbine dropper post lets you seamlessly transfer between climbing and descending, and the Fizik Gobi M7 offers light weight comfort.

  • FRAME Race Monocoque Carbon. Advanced Dynamics 140mm suspension with UFO technology. 27.5″ wheels. Boost 12×148 rear axle. Trail III geometry. Internal cable routing. PF92 Press fit
  • SHOCK Fox Float DPS Factory 3-Position Adjust LV EVOL Kashima custom tune 200x51mm
  • FORK Fox 34 Float Factory 140 FIT4 3-Pos-Adj QR15x110 Kashima
  • CRANKSET SRAM XX1 Eagle Boss 34t Gold
  • HEADSET FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated
  • HANDLEBAR RaceFace Next SL 35mm Riser 760mm
  • STEM RaceFace Aeffect 35mm interface
  • SHIFTERS Sram XX1 Eagle
  • BRAKES Avid Ultimate Carbon M8000 Hydraulic Disc
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Sram XX1 Eagle
  • CHAIN Sram XX1 Eagle
  • CASSETTE Sram X01 XG-1295 Eagle 11-50t 12-Speed
  • WHEELS – DT Spline XCM-1200 TLR 15/110mm CL
  • TIRES Maxxis Ardent 2.25″ TLR 60 Tpi Exo Dual
  • PEDALS N/A
  • SEATPOST RaceFace Turbine Dropper 125mm
  • SADDLE Fizik Gobi M7

The Occam AM M10 is available at Jenson.com, for purchase info review and more… There are multiple Occam rides available, they start with the top tier Occam AM shown above, and next is the Occam AM M10 model, the Occam AM M30, Occam AM H10 is available as well.

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2017 Orbea Occam Am M10 Carbon Full Suspension

2017 Orbea Occam AM M10 Carbon Orange-black

 

Price £4,099 /$5,799.00

 

Occam Am M10 Full Suspension

 

DETAILS




 

In similar fashion the Orbea Oiz full suspension race bike was recently updated, as Orbea’s most popular full susser also gets the Boost axle spacing and frame refinements to make it lighter and stiffer. The top 10 2017 Orbea Occam AM also gets more comfortable and efficient. Their all-mountain masterpiece, the Occam AM is a statement of their bike building prowess.

With Orbea providing it with 140mm of Fox travel, the light weight bike can take you anywhere. The frame is comprised of high quality carbon and features internal cable routing. Short chainstays and a low bottom bracket make for tight, snappy turns, while the 67 degree headtube angle keeps you confident in harsh terrain.

Occam Am M30 Carbon
Occam Am M30 Carbon Model

The OCCAM AM is complimented by Shimano’s excellent XT drivetrain system. The bike features 1×11 11-46T gearing, allowing you to tackle the steepest climbs with ease. Fox’s Float fork and shock offer plush and versatile suspension with 3-Position adjustability and performance Kashima coating. Hydraulic XT disc brakes give the bike plenty of control, while the RaceFace cockpit provides outstanding handling. DT-Swiss’s straight laced M-1700 wheels are light and stiff for ultimate power transfer. Race Face’s Turbine dropper post lets you seamlessly transfer between climbing and descending, and the Fizik Gobi M7 offers light weight comfort.

  • FRAME Race Monocoque Carbon. Advanced Dynamics 140mm suspension with UFO technology. 27.5″ wheels. Boost 12×148 rear axle. Trail III geometry. Internal cable routing. PF92 Press fit
  • SHOCK Fox Float DPS Factory 3-Position Adjust LV EVOL Kashima custom tune
  • FORK Fox 34 Float Factory 140 FIT4 3-Pos-Adj Kashima
  • CRANKSET Shimano XT M8000-B1 32t
  • HEADSET FSA Integrated
  • HANDLEBAR RaceFace Next SL 35mm Riser 760mm
  • STEM RaceFace Aeffect 35mm interface
  • SHIFTERS Shimano XT M8000 I-Spec
  • BRAKES Shimano XT M8000 Hydraulic Disc
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT M8000 GS Shadow Plus Direct Mount
  • CHAIN Shimano HG701
  • CASSETTE Shimano XT M8000 11-46t 11-Speed
  • WHEELS – DT Spline M-1700 TLR CL
  • TIRES Maxxis Ardent 2.25″ TLR 60 Tpi Exo Dual
  • PEDALS none
  • SEATPOST RaceFace Turbine Dropper 125mm travel
  • SADDLE Fizik Gobi M7

The Occam AM is available at Jenson.com, for purchase info review and more… There are multiple Occam rides available, they start with the top tier Occam AM M LTD, and next is this model shown above, the Occam AM M30, Occam AM H alloy is available as well.

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2017 Trek Slash RSL 29 enduro bike




2017 Trek Slash RSL 29 enduro

Slash RSL

So far for 2017 Trek has placed their longer travel “trail” bikes into very specific wheel size categories. We reported about the Fuel EX going mostly 29ers with the capability to run 27.5+ also, while the Remedy moved strictly to 27.5″, and now the Trek Slash is 29er only for next season. Both the Slash and Remedy work with 150mm rear wheel travel, but they now go about it in different ways.

The Remedy keeps Trek’s very plush Full Floater design, which puts the lower shock mount on the chainstays in front of a main pivot. The result is an incredibly supple rear suspension regardless of travel, something people have liked on the Trek shorter travel Top Fuel in the past. The new Slash, however, switches back to a fixed lower shock mount, while it’s now designed for bigger diameter wheels.

2017 Trek Slash RSL 29 enduro bi Photo courtesy of Trek bicycles..

All 2017 Slash models use 29” wheels with Boost110 & Boost148 hub spacing, and they’re also launching with carbon frames this October. Rear travel drops 10mm to 150mm since it’s getting bigger wheels than before, paired with adjustable travel forks that start at 160mm and drop down to 130mm for climbing.

Like the Fuel EX & Remedy, it gets a Straight Shot downtube with their Trek Knock Block headset to keep the handlebar from swinging around and smacking the frame.

2017 trek slash 29 enduro-mountain-bike-detail-1

Control Freak cable routing runs everything through the front triangle to keep it clean.

2017 trek slash mtb

Trek had to ditch the Full Floater system, in order to have a size small. Fortunately, Trek claim suspension technology has gotten much better since the years when it was introduced. As the bike is now designed around the new Metric shock design, which usually allow for a little more stroke and/or air volume.

It does keep Trek’s ABP concentric rear axle pivot at the back, and it gets their Mino Link to let you adjust the geometry. The high (steeper) position sets the head angle at 65.6º, and the low brings it down half a degree to 65.1º. Bottom bracket and seat angle also drop a bit in the low setting, but the Trek will ship with it in the high setting.

The move to Boost spacing opened up the rear end enough to accommodate massive 29 x 2.6 tires, but they do not recommend trying to run it as a 27.5+ bike…it’s designed specifically to run as a 29er.

2017 Trek Slash RSL 29 enduro bike

One version will be hit stores as the Trek Race Shop Limited (RSL) in Red, and gets additional suspension adjustments, a Rapid Drive rear hub, and the new SRAM X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain.

2017 Trek Slash 9.8 29 Enduro-mountain-bike

The Trek Slash 9.8 comes in black (this one’s a rendering, just ignore that front derailleur mount, as the bikes are designed for 1x cranks only) which gets SRAM X1, a Rockshox Lyrik RC fork and Super Deluxe RC3 shock, Bontrager Line Comp wheels and 2.4 Bontrager tires.

A Trek frameset will be available as well and will include Fox’s Factory Float X2 shock, Knock Block headset, and a Trek Line Pro 35mm stem. Slash sizes are 15.5, 17.5, 19.5, and 21.5, and are available in October.

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Superior Bikes XF 909 Review Testing



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XF 909 Full Suspension MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2016 Superior Bikes Review Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Guys
Model Superior XF
Model Year 2016
Shock Custom RockShox Monarch RT3 Super Sport 29er
Fork RockShox Recon Silver TK Fast Black Tapered, 15mm
Shifter Shimano Deore I-spec B RapidFire Plus 2-11sp
Cassette Shimano CS10 11-36T
Front derailleur Sram X5 HDM
Rear derailleur Shimano SLX SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC X10
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc brake 180/180mm
Rims XF custom Weinmann U32 Disc Race 28H
Handlebar XF ONE Race
Stem ONE Race flat 31.8mm
Seatpost ONE Race
XF Color Blue/orange
Frame type Full Suspension with 100mm travel both front and rear
Frame material Superior Ultralite Alu X6
Best Use XF MTB Race
Discipline Cross Country
Crankset Shimano FC-MT627 Hollowtech II 38/24T

 

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Superior Bikes XF 919 29 Review Testing



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XF 919 Full Suspension MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2016 Superior Bikes 29 review Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Unisex
Model Superior XF
Wheel size Twenty-niner
Shock RockShox Monarch RT3 Super Sport
Fork Custom RockShox Recon Gold Fast Black Tapered 15mm
Shifter Shimano SLX I-spec B RapidFire Plus 2×10
Cassette Shimano HG 11-36T
Front derailleur Sram X7 HDM
Rear derailleur Shimano XT SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC
Brakes Shimano BR-M452 hydraulic disc brake 160mm
Tires Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2.25″
Rims XF custom Stan’s ZTR Rapid 28H
Handlebar XF ONE Race
Stem ONE Race flat
Seatpost ONE Race
XF Color Orange Blue
Frame type Full Suspension, 100mm travel front and 100mm rear
Frame material Superior Ultralite Alu X6
Best Use XF MTB Singletrack
Discipline Cross Country Racer
Crankset Shimano FC-MT627 Hollowtech 38/24T

 

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Superior Bikes XF 949 Testing

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XF 949 MTB

 

Year/ Manufacture 2016 Superior Bikes Testing
Claimed Weight n-a kg
Gender Unisex
Model Superior XF
Wheel size 29
Shock  Custom RockShox Monarch RT3 Super Sport 29er
Fork Custom RockShox Reba RL Fast Black Tapered, 15mm
Shifter Shimano XT I-spec B RapidFire Plus 2×11
Cassette Shimano CS M8000-11 11-40T
Front derailleur Sram GX HDM
Rear derailleur Shimano XT SGS Shadow Plus
Chain KMC X11
Brakes Shimano BR-M615 hydraulic disc brake 160/160mm
Rims XF custom Stan’s ZTR Rapid 28H
Handlebar XF ONE Race
Stem ONE Race SUPERFLAT 31.8mm
Seatpost ONE Race
XF Color Raw brushed
Frame type Full Suspension
Frame material Superior Alu X6 Ultralite
Best Use XF MTB Race
Discipline XC – Cross Country
Crankset Shimano FC-MT700 Hollowtech II 36/26T

 

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2017 Whyte T 129 S Alloy FS Review – Lime w/ Grey Denim

2017 Whyte T 129 S Alloy FS Review Lime 




KEY FEATURES

T 129 S

Price £2299

Single Chainring Design

Like all 2017 Whyte suspension bikes, it features their 1x S frame with mega stiff symmetrical chainstays, a full width main pivot for extended bearing life. All giving the T 129 maximised trail performance.

Award Winning Performance Improved

The Whyte T 129 S won 5/5 in MBUK in ’16, and for this upcoming season they have further improved the bike with increased tire clearance, wider rims and tires.

2017 Whyte T 129 S Alloy Review

Whyte Wish-List Parts

The T 129 features a wish-list parts pick from Fox, Shimano, RaceFace and Hope. See the full T 129 build review list below.





Build

 

Color: Matt Lime with Grey/Denim
Frame: 6061 T 129 S Aluminium Front with Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip integrated clamp, alloy rear, Boost 148mm Dropouts, Direct Mount hanger
Fork: Fox Float 34 Rythm, 120mm Travel with 3Position Grip Damper, Tapered steerer and 110mm x 15mm Boost E-Thru Axle
Rear Shock: Fox Float DP Performance, Rebound Adjustment and 3pos Adjust Evol LV
Headset: FSA No. 57E Orbit, Cartridge Bearings
Rear Hub: Alloy with Cartridge Bearings, Boost Through Axle, Shimano Freehub, 32 Hole
Front Hub: Alloy, Double Cartridge Bearing, Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm with Brass Nipples
Rims: RaceFace ARC-27, 27mm wide Welded Rims with Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole
Tires: Maxxis Tomahawk TR, 3C Maxx, 2.35″, Folding, Front, Maxxis, Crossmark II, DU EXO, 2.25″, Folding Rear
Shift Lever: Shimano SLX M7000, Ispec II, 11 Speed
Front Mech: n-a
Rear Mech: Shimano M7000, Direct Mount
Cassette: Shimano M7000, 11-42, 11 Speed
Chain: Shimano HG-601
Crankset: RaceFace Affect, direct mount chainring 28T, 11 Speed, Alloy with 30mm alloy axle
Bottom Bracket: RaceFace BSA 73mm
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
Saddle: T 129 S Custom dual density, panel design
Handlebar: Custom Alloy, 15mm Rise, 760mm Wide M/L 30mm Rise, 780mm Wide XL
Stem: T 129 Gravity, 40mm M/L, 50mm XL
Grips: Lock-on S
Front Brakes: Shimano BR-M615 Ispec, 180mm Rotor
Rear Brakes: Shimano BR-M615 Ispec, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake Lever: Shimano BR-M615 Ispec S II
Pedals: n-a
T 129 Weight: 14.1Kg

 

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2017 Whyte Bikes T 129 RS Alloy Review

2017 Whyte T 129 RS Alloy FS

 




KEY FEATURES

T 129 RS

Price £2750

Single Chainring Specific Design

Like all 2017 Whyte Bikes with suspension, it features their single ring specific RS SCS frame with mega stiff symmetrical chainstays, a full width main pivot for extended bearing life. All giving the T 129 maximised suspension performance.

Award Winning Performance Improved

The Whyte T 129 RS review won 5/5 in MBUK testing for ’16, so for this upcoming season they have further improved the bike with increased tire clearance, wider rims and tires.

2017 Whyte T 129 RS Alloy FS Review

Whyte Wish-List Parts

The T 129 features a wish-list parts pick from Fox, Shimano, RaceFace and Hope. See the full T 129 spec review list below.





Build Specs

 

Color: Matt Zinc with Grey/Orange Frame: 6061 T 129 RS SCR Aluminium Front Triangle with Tapered Head Tube and Intergrip integrated seat clamp system, alloy symmetrical SCS rear Triangle, Boost Dropouts, Shimano Direct Mount hanger
Fork: Fox Float 34 Performance, 120mm Travel with 3Pos Grip Damper, Tapered steerer and Boost E-Thru Axle Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, Rebound Adjustment and 3pos Adjust Evol LV
Headset: FSA No. 57E Orbit, Cartridge Sealed Bearings Cassette Hub: Hope PRO4 with StSt Bearings, 12mm X 148 mm Boost Through Axle, Shimano Freehub, 32 Hole
Front Hub: Alloy, Double Sealed Cartridge Bearing, 15mm X 110mm Boost Through Axle, 32 Hole Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm with Brass Nipples
Rims: RaceFace ARC-27, 27mm wide Welded Rims with Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole Tires: Maxxis Tomahawk, 3C Maxx, 2.35″, Folding, Front, Maxxis, Crossmark II, DU EXO, 2.25″, Folding Rear
Shift Lever: Shimano XT M8000, Ispec II, 11 Speed Front Mech: n-a
Rear Mech: Shimano M8000, Shadow Plus, Direct Mount Cassette: Shimano M8000, 11-46, 11 Speed
Chain: Shimano HG-601 Crankset: RaceFace Turbine Clinch, direct mount chainring 30T, Alloy with 30mm alloy axle
Bottom Bracket: RaceFace BSA 73mm Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 125/150/170mm, 30.9mm
Saddle: T 129 RS Custom dual density, triple panel design Handlebar: Custom Alloy, 15mm Rise, 760mm Wide M/L 30mm Rise, 780mm Wide XL
Stem: T 129 Gravity Stem, 40mm M/L, 50mm XL Grips: Lock-on RS
Front Brakes: Shimano M8000, 180mm Rotor Rear Brakes: Shimano M8000, 160mm Rotor, Internal Routing
Brake Lever: Shimano XT M8000, I-spec RS II Pedals:
T 129 Weight: 14.2Kg

 

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Superior Bikes Team Issue XF29 FS

2017 Superior Bikes Team Issue XF29 Cabon FS

 




Team Issue XF29

 

Superior bikes out of the Czech Republic look to have two new cross-country race weapons in the wings. The full suspension bike looks to get the name Team XF and takes over the top spot from the current aluminum version of the platform. On the hardtail side, the new 2017 Superior Team Issue 29  gets new tube shaping over the current carbonXC hardtail to add a bit more comfort so it can be raced on more technical courses. Take a closer look at the two camouflaged bikes.

Superior Bikes Team Issue XF29 FS 2017

Their new Team full-suspension delivers a carbon update to their aluminum cross-country racer. Sticking with the same 100mm travel platform, the Team carbon model drops the pivots at the rear end, instead opting for flex in the stays. In fact a small flattened area just above the rear axle limits flex to a controlled area in the lower half of the seatstays.

 

 

The new carbon XF29 combines the geometry that Superior developed on the aluminum bike with carbon design learned on their XC hardtail. That gives the Issue’s tubing wide flattened box shapes throughout, and a wide spaced PF92 bottom bracket and wide main pivot spacing. The bike uses a horizontal shock position under the toptube drive by an aluminum yoke and linkage to control spring rate, all with oversized alloy pivots.

Superior Bikes Team Issue XF29 FS

The Team model will get 1x Shimnao setups, using an adjustable chain retention device from Cabtech that mounted  just on top of the main pivot.

Superior Bikes Team Issue XF29 FS_hybrid-aluminum-rear-end 2017

A Team hybrid (grey version above) comes with a rear triangle built out of aluminum and employs the same pivot-free suspension setup, but longer 120mm worth of rear travel. This time the dramatically flattening Team alloy seatstays control how they will flex, which also works together with asymmetric chainstays to ensure rear end stiffness.

It’s also been reported the Team Issue frame will get an aluminum sibling when it becomes available for 2017, at the end of this year with the same updates and lower pricing.

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2017 Kona Hei Hei DL Carbon 29 Review

2017 Kona Hei Hei DL Carbon green toptube

Hei Hei DL Carbon

$4699

With faster 2017 Kona Fuse Independent Suspension, boost spacing and dropper post, all new carbon frame, the Hei Hei DL 29 is ready for XC adventures, but has the manners and spec of a bike that is developed for trail days.

2017 Kona Hei Hei DL Carbon 29 Review
Innovation
Kona Hei Hei now has increased the stiffness, and dropped the weight by giving it a full carbon frame. The new front triangle increases overall stiffness for increased control and handling while the 120mm Fox fork makes for smooth descents. The new carbon Fuse Independent Suspension—a clean, simple design that eliminates a pivot at the chainstay seatstay —is now lighter and stiffer for improved power transfer. The geometry continues to have a low-slung frame and excellent standover, highlighted by a rider fit that incorporates a short stem, long front center and compact rear triangle. Easily the fastest, most capable and fun Hei Hei they’ve ever made.

2017 Kona Hei Hei DL headtube

SPEC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Frame Material: Kona Race Light Carbon
  • Wheel Size: 29-inch
  • Wheels: WTB KOM i2nine TCS
  • KIS Platform: Fuse Independent Suspension
  • Rear/Front Suspension: 100mm/120mm
  • Fork:Fox 34 FLOAT Performance 120mm
  • Shock: Fox Float Performance
  • Crankset: RaceFace Æffect
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT 11-speed
  • Cockpit: Kona XC/BC 35 Riser bar and XC/Road 35 stem, ODI Ruffian MX grips
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Tires: Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29×2.25″/IKON EXO TR 29×2.2″
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Comp




BUILD SPECS

FRAME MATERIAL Kona Race Light Carbon
SIZES S, M, L, XL
REAR SHOCK Fox Float Performance
FORK Fox Float 34 Performance 120mm Tapered
CRANKARMS Race Face Aeffect cinch 1.x
CHAINRINGS 34t Narrow/Wide
B/B Shimano Deore PF92
PEDALS n/a
CHAIN KMC X11
FREEWHEEL Shimano XT 11-42t 11spd
CHAINGUIDE n/a
F/D n/a
R/D Shimano XT Shadow Plus
SHIFTERS Shimano XT
BRAKE CALIPERS Shimano XT
FRONT BRAKE ROTOR Shimano SLX 180mm
REAR BRAKE ROTOR Shimano SLX 160mm
BRAKE LEVERS Shimano XT
HEADSET FSA No.57B
HANDLEBAR Kona XC/BC 35 Riser
STEM Kona XC/Road 35
SEATPOST KS Lev Integra w/ Southpaw Lever
SEAT CLAMP Kona Clamp
GRIPS ODI Ruffian MX
SADDLE WTB Volt Comp
FRONT HUB Joytech 110x15mm
REAR HUB Joytech 148x12mm
SPOKES Stainless 15g Black
RIMS WTB KOM i29 TCS
FRONT TIRE Maxxis Ardent EXO TR 29×2.25″
REAR TIRE Maxxis Ikon EXO TR 29×2.2″
DL PAINT COLOR Matt Lime/Black/Blue
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2017 Commencal Meta TR V3 FS MTB

2017 Commencal Meta TR V3

 




Marketed with the most excellent phrase “Newer than it seems!”, the 2017 Meta TR V3 is another model that dates back a number of years. But this current Meta model has had its geometry changed quite significantly.

This is a very affordable and looks to be a very shred-able trail bike. The rear travel is 130mm, paired with a 140mm fork up front. The head angle has been slackened top 66.5 degrees (from 68 of yore).

2017 Commencal Meta TR V3 specs

Only available in one build but it’s rather a bargain-tastic build as you can see from the spec chart.

After a number of years where the MTB industry was seemingly trying to outdo itself with bringing out increasingly bonkers expensive bikes it’s great to see more decent choices for riders out there who haven’t multiple thousands of pounds/dollars to splash on a peddlebike.

Are there any pitfalls in going for such cheaply priced bikes?

 

2017 Commencal Meta HT 20 kids mtb




Oh, and here’s a quick pic of the Commencal Meta HT 20. That is one lush looking kids bike! Priced for sale at € 649.00, 11% discount. They also released a Meta SX V3 model recently to review as well…

 

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Commencal META SX V3 650B Black 2017

Commencal META SX V3 650B 2017

 




 

META SX V3

Commencal set to take on the likes of Canyon and YT

2017 Commencal Meta builds are now here, and they opted to bring back some of their SX designs from a few years ago. The Meta was given a re-650b-fit, that was also slapped with some quite tempting prices on the tags.

The Meta SX V3 160mm enduro bike is listed under £2,000, while there’s a Meta TR V3 130mm trail bike listed in the sub £1,500 range.

Exact pricing is hard to state because Commencal direct-sell their bikes in euros and the pound-to-euro exchange rate is changes so frequently.

The new SX V3 is actually pretty much the same frame but built up with up modern day components and drivetrain.

Commencal META SX V3 650B Black 2017

The original Meta SX V3 came out about five years ago. It was something of a bike that was sort of ahead of its time. It was a downhiller’s playbike rather than an enduro racer’s machine.

There will be quite a few riders excited to see this Meta bike come back in 2017 and paired with modern rear shock and fork. The fundamental Meta suspension design was always raved about when riding gravity-assisted trails.

 

2017 Commencal Meta SX V3 specs




If the new SX V3 can add a bit more pedalling efficiency and ‘pop’ to its ride – game on.

And let’s not ignore the impressive array of stuff you get for your money. Check out the Meta spec chart above.

WEIGHT 14.23 KG

 

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2017 Canyon Neuron 29 AL 9.9 SL X01 Eagle

2017 Canyon Neuron AL 9.9 SL X01 Eagle

 




 

Neuron 29 AL 9.9 SL X01 Eagle

 

Canyon mountain bikes are very popular and it’s that season when everyone is waiting for the brand to reveal details about their newest lineup. Like the 2017 Canyon Neuron shown above, the 1rst models have been bringing Sram’s X01 Eagle drivetrain to the masses.

Neuron AL has you covered when it comes to epic rides where great performance is key,  thanks to the proven geometry, and it’s trustworthy frameset to get it done on the trail.

Combining trusty AL attitude from Canyon to transform your favorite trails you get a SL setup light enough for marathon racing. It get’s Sram’s Eagle shifting to make steep climbs a breeze while Fox 34 Factory Float forks keep everything under control on the way down.



9.9 SL Build Specs

  • Frame: Neuron 29
  • Fork: Fox 34 Factory Float 120 mm
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float Factory DPS
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12s
  • Wheels: Mavic XA Elite
  • Tires: Continental Mountain King II 2.4
  • Stem: AL V14 Stem
  • Handlebar: Carbon H21 Flatbar
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • Saddle: Fizik Tundra M7

Prices and Availability

Neuron prices and availability will be announced at Eurobike, the end of August.

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2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX Testing Review

2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX Testing Review
2017 Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 EX Testing Review

 




Spectral CF 9.0 EX X01 Eagle

 

Canyon mountain bikes are very popular and it’s that season when everyone is waiting for the brand to reveal details about their newest lineup. Like the 2017 Canyon Spectral shown above, the 1rst models have been bringing Sram’s X01 Eagle drivetrain to the masses. 

Spectral gets super clean, lightweight and highly capable – to make it the dream setup for committed trail riders. Employing 150 mm from the RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, while the Spectral 140 mm in the rear with the Monarch RT3 shock, you will be in complete control when things get steep and technical. The Spectral also features Sram’s 12-speed Eagle groupset which means you can save energy for where it counts when lapping the trails over and over…and over-again.



Specification for 9.0 EX

  • Frame: CF Carbon Fiber
  • Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3 150 mm
  • Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch EX XX
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle 12s
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XM1501 Spline One
  • Tires: Maxxis MINION DHR II / Maxxis Ardent
  • Stem: Renthal Apex 35
  • Handlebar: Renthal FatBar Lite 35
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth
  • Saddle: Spectral SDG Circuit MTN

Prices and Availability

CF prices and availability will be announced at Eurobike, the end of August.

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2017 Mondraker Factor R+ 27.5 Plus

2017 Mondraker Factor  275 Plus demo tester

 




 

FACTOR R / FACTOR RR 27.5+

The 2017 Mondraker Factor is a 120mm travel 27.5+ bike.

2017 Mondraker Factor+ 27.5 Plus

How 27.5+ bikes fit in to the general scheme of things is still a bit up in the air. Are the Plus models like the Factor+ geared toward beginners? Then why are so many experienced riders loving them too?

2017 Mondraker Factor+ alloy

 

The Factor+ doesn’t seem to shy away from progressive geometry. Is this a full sus Plus that is up for some proper shredding?

2017 Mondraker Factor Plus MTB

The Factor spec details are pretty slim at the moment and is all the info we have at this stage. Rest assured they will give a bit more info for what the Factor+ is all about? Possibly still using the (R and RR nomenclature) but Mondraker RR+ or R+? And will update this page as and when we get a bit more info.

2017 Mondraker Factor+ 27.5 Plus wheels

 




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2017 Mondraker Foxy Alloy R / XR Builds – Testing Review

2017  Mondraker Foxy Alloy R and XR bike

 




 

Foxy Alloy R / Foxy XR

 

The Mondraker minisite unfortunately doesn’t have any full side-on shots of the Foxy Alloy so you’ll have to make do with piecing the pics together in your mind for now. The 2017 Mondraker Foxy wasn’t the only mountain bike to get fully updated.

2017  Mondraker Foxy Alloy R and XR Builds

Love the Foxy or hate it, there’s no denying they have one of the most distinctive aesthetics in the mountain biking industry.

2017  Mondraker Foxy Alloy R and XR MTB

The 27.5 Foxy is a 140mm travel trail bike. Like the Dune Alloy R the new Foxy is similarly a Carbon-inspired design, but with different 140mm rear wheel travel.

2017 Mondraker Foxy Alloy R and XR rear triangle

 

Foxy frameset weight without shock is a mere 2.710g. Headset angle is 0.5º slacker – 67.0 with a Foxy 140mm fork and 66.0º with 160 mm Fox fork (same as on last years XR model).

2017  Mondraker Foxy Al tapered headtube

 




Two Mondraker models: Alloy R and Alloy XR.

 

2017 Mondraker Dune Alloy RR, R and XR w/ 170mm Fork

2017 Mondraker Dune Alloy XR 170mm Fork

 




 

Dune Alloy R, Dune RR, and Dune XR 170mm

 

Mondraker designers were clearly inspired by the look of the Dune Carbon, as the Dune Alloy is probably the nicest looking model to date. They obviously wanted to keep the pourous metal alive, as the 2017 Mondraker Dune is a true looker that isn’t made out of carbon.

2017 Mondraker Dune Alloy RR  R and XR 27.5

With their Dune models, they employ forward Geometry to be at the forefront with design.

2017 Mondraker Dune Al NX1 chainstay

The Dune now gets the official 160mm travel enduro bike status.

 First glimpses of Canyon’s new mountain bikes

New and improved Stealth aluminum frame. Dune Carbon inspired-inherited design.

2017 Mondraker Dune Alloy forward geometry

 




Same 160mm rear wheel travel Zero suspension system. Forward Geometry. New rear swingarm design is stiffer, Boost 148×12.

New lower link for the Zero suspension – it’s the same as the one we use on the Dune Carbon with collet axle pivots.

weight is 2,820g (without rear shock).

Headset angle 0.5 slacker for 66º with 160 mm fork, and 65,5º with 170 mm fork.

Three Mondraker models sharing the same frame: Alloy R, Alloy RR and new Alloy XR with 170 mm Fox Float front fork.

 

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Ghost Pathriot LC 8 Enduro Bike Review

Ghost Pathriot LC 8 Enduro Bike Review black_silver

 

 

Pathriot LC 8 (Enduro)

 

■■ Raceday Digs..

Latest Concept
weight: 12.8kg
Suspension Front: 170mm Rear: 150mm
Wheel Size: 27.5

Price €4999.00, now for sale 20% discounted to €3,799




// Description

 

Ghost set out with the requests of their Enduro team riders, to integrate with a key group of Ghost engineers, the result created one their most spectacular gravity induced sleds ever. That integration of angular shapes and smooth transitions morphed into the 2016 Ghost Pathriot. As the newest Pathriot now provides additional torsional stiffness, improved stress distribution and most importantly a very distinctive Ghost look to die for.

To keep the Pathriot clean on the Enduro WC circuit, all cables enter the frame through it’s headtube and then resurface at appropriate points, while the port under the bottom bracket serves both to protect the frame and to provide easy access for the cable maintenance. The chainstay is protected from damage by a specially formed plastic sheath as well.

LC 10This is the Pathriot LC 10 Version Shown here… in all it’s fabulous splender.

The disconnect brake mount technology that’s employed on their Ghost Riot, has also been utilized here. In addition they have mounted it directly to a stronger 12mm thru-axle, which allows for perfect alignment with respect to the brake rotor, to also help transfer braking forces into the axle instead of the frame.

There’s refined LC geometry as well to provide precise handling, while a RockShox Reverb Stealth 31.6 adjustable internally routed, to ride aggressively on highly technical terrain. The Riot is without question here to stay for a while.

 




 

SPECS

  • Material/Construction:
  • Pathriot 27.5 Carbon LC.

  • Brakes:
  • Sram Guide RS Disc 200-180mm, perfect 8 stopping power.

  • Cockpit/seatpost/saddle:
  • RaceFace Atlas, w/SDG Circuit seat.

  • Drivetrain:
  • Sram X01 32t.

  • Tires:
  • Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35/Rock Razor 2.35″

  • Wheels:
  • Easton ARC 27, w/ (in-house) Light 15mm/Light 12mm hubs, and custom color.

  • Suspension Fork:
  • Pathriot colored Fox Float 36 Performance 170mm, custom color match.

  • Color:
  • matte red/charcoal

  • German Manufacture:
  • Ghost Bicycles review.com

  • Model Name:
  • Pathriot