Storck Rebel Nine G3 Platinum XTR Di2



 

Storck Rebel Nine G3 Carbon Platinum!

  • Complete XTR Bike Price: $5,948.00

 

Detail Pics

 

 

REBELlious nature2017

Another fabulous creation for ’17 is the super sweet Rebel Nine (HT), as they have combined quite a few years of frame experience in the field of detailed carbon engineering designed for racing, to bring rides like this, year after year to the top.

For key details on the carbon, itself, they constructed it from their CFR/UD composites, that come with a UD designation, meaning ‘uni-directional.’ The uni-directional fibers tend to stiffen up mountain bikes better, while still improving the vibration dampening characteristics. All while achieving a far lower weight.

A key note for the Rebel, is the way they have become so world famous for, by molding them in a monocoque fashion. This means it’s made of specific modulus fibers throughout the setup, or in other words, it utilizes one-piece style construction. This helped to eliminate any excess weight by using less composite and resin materials near all the tube junctures. The result, is a lightweight setup, hitting the scale at 1,150 grams, which is slightly heavier than their Seven model, at 1,090 grams, (or 1.09 kilos).

The specifics, include a massive, Press Fit style 92mm bottom bracket junction that will most notably transfer a ton of power efficiently through the rear triangle. All the while, the Rebel is actually one of the most thought-out rider-tuned setups you can throw a leg over. This is all due to a proportional tubing design, which works for every frame size to utilize key adapted dimensions, tube wall thicknesses, tube diameters, with additional tapering to reassure the ride quality exactly as it was intended to be regardless of what size it might be. To finish the details out, they constructed the Rebel for an electronic drive train that also has internal cable routing.

 

For the production setup you can expect a tapered head tube of 1 1/8th to 1 ½ inches, a new CFR bottom bracket shell, over sized chain stays, with compliant seat stays, and a direct mount front mechanical. Which all sums up to an incredible light weight single track steed. Speed and agility flow endlessly making it the ideal XC race bike, and long trail marathon, or whatever fun you choose to have with it. Because you might be forced to step it up here to ride this machine!

Rethinking:

With a vast array of understanding and knowledge in the world of high end Road Bike design and construction, the owner Markus Storck put forth a challenging design goal for the crew, they were to engineer a Mountain Bike with a lot of the same high quality characteristics on their road rides. Which is, strong and stiff and where it needs in the headset and bottom bracket areas, Carbon hand lay-up style to develop lateral stiffness with vertical compliance, with a high degree of vibration dampening along with cable routing that is very simple to maintain. Thus, the Rebel Nine was born!

  • Rock The Rebel All Day long!

 

Detailed SPEC Sheet below

  • G3 Frame Material is built out of Platinum CFR
  • The Rebel Nine utilizes the Trademark Super-size chain stays
  • For Both ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL SHIFT SYSTEMS
  • Integrated Headset is tapered from 1 1/2 “ at the bottom to – 1 1/8 at the top.
  • POSTMOUNT™ Disc Brakes
  • CFR Bottom Bracket Shell, and CFR Headset Bearing Seats
  • Thru Bolt Rear 142 X 12 MM /axle
  • Handy Replacement Rear derailleur hanger
  • Color Matte Black
  • Seat Post Collar is a stout 34.9mm diameter
  • 31.6mm size for the seat post to minimize flex.
  • The Nine frame alone weighs in around 1150 Grams on the scale.

 

 
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MSRP: Frame Price

 

 



Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike



Genesis Caribou 2017 Mountain Bike

$1,429.99
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Option selected: Green

Price: $1,429.99

Product Details

Not tied-down to specific single-season use, and much, much more than a just a bike for the snow, the trail-orientated geometry and fat tyres lend themselves well to year-round use, excelling equally as well in typical UK riding conditions like mud, bog, wet roots and loose rock as with the white stuff. Roll over (and up) just about anything, find grip and traction in places where previously you’d find none. Load it up and head out for an adventure where no other bike dare tread. About as much fun as you can have on a two wheels.

Check out Mountain Bike specs below…

  • Explore All Day long!

 

Frame
Genesis Mjolnir Seamless Double-Butted Chromoly w/44-34mm Tapered Headtube
Fork
Alu 100mm Sus-corrected w/ 1-1/8″ Steerer
Front Derailleur
Shimano Deore FD-M617
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore RD-M615
Number of Gears
20
Shifters
Shimano Deore SL-M610
Chain set
Samox TAF29-231AA, 36/22T
Bottom Bracket
Samox BB-EB2401, 100mm
Cassette
Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T
Chain
KMC X10
Pedals
Supplied
Brakeset
Shimano BR-M395 w/ SM-RT56 180/160mm Rotors
Brake Levers
Shimano BL-M425
Handlebars
Genesis Flattop, 740mm x 9
Stem
Genesis Trail, 55mm x 0
Headset
FSA NO.21/12B/44 (?44-34mm)
Grips
Genesis Silicon, 130mm
Rims
FATlab 80mm Tubeless-Ready, 32H
Front Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 150x15mm
Rear Hub
KT Sealed Cartridge 6-Bolt 170x9mm
Front Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Rear Tyre
CST BFT 26×4.0″, 60TPI
Saddle
Genesis MTB
Weight
16.56 kg (Medium)

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2017 Ridley X Night SL 10 Disc Force 1 CX



 

X-Night SL 10 Disc

  • Podium Time Anyone?

 

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REBEL natureRidley 2017

A staple in the European and American cyclocross scenes, Ridley bikes have been a common sight atop world championship podiums for over a decade. So once again the Ridley X Night brings that winning tradition to your doorstep with top-tier design and components built to compete at even the highest levels of the sport.

Ridley equipped this build with Sram’s venerable Force 1 drivetrain and powerful Force 1 hydraulic disc brakes for precise gear changes and confident stopping power. It’s 42t chainring pairs with an 11-28t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, Ridley also employs 4ZA’s Cirrus Pro T30 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs roll wrapped in a set of versatile Clement MXP Tubular tires for solid traction across a wide variety of course conditions.

The X-Knight SL material comes from a mix of 30T and 24T high modulus carbon fiber. This is similar to that found in its cobble-stone conquering Fenix frameset, so it sops up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transfers every watt into forward motion for a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look, with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike up a steep wall of limestone stairs. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance accommodates rubber for tackling everything from snowy Northeast mud to dry West Coast dirt and challenge for the win.

At the front, the X Knight with its Oryx carbon fiber fork, which helps to reduce stress out on the course. It boasts a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride even when navigating tight, twisty elevation changes and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant disc during frantic mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

Another fabulous creation

  • Rock The 10 For 1hour!

 

Detailed SPEC Sheet below

  • Frame Material: 30T-24T high-modulus carbon fiber
  • Fork: Oryx Disc 12mmTHRU-AXLE
  • Warranty: 5 years for the frame
  • Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon.
  • Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force CX1
  • Cassette: 11 – 28 t SRAM PG-1170
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic
  • Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon 27.2 x 350mm, Saddle: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
  • Color Matte Grey/Black/Orange
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram Force CX1 11-speed
  • Tires: Clement MXP Tubular, 700 c x 33 mm
  • Wheelset: 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30.

 

 
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MSRP: X Night — Sale $3,954.30 $5,649.00 30% Off…

 

 



2017 Ridley X Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra



X-Night SL 10 Disc

  • Podium Time Anyone?

 

Detail Pics

 

 

CX natureRidley 2017

 

You’ve caught the cyclocross bug and are all in on the racing game, but not quite ready to limit your bike’s utility off the course by dropping a heap of cash on a one-by drivetrain. Enter the 2017 Ridley X-Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike, which pairs Ridley’s storied ‘cross race pedigree with Shimano’s much-loved Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. Add in a set of DT Swiss wheels wrapped in Clement’s versatile (and now Tubeless-ready) MXP tires, and this is a bike that’s set to scream off the line while maintaining the versatility to go beyond the tape to handle your gravel and multi-surface aspirations.

Ridley fashions the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30 and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber. It’s a similar blend to that found in its cobble-conquering Fenix, so you can rest assured it’s capable of sopping-up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transferring every watt into forward motion. It’s a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance gives it the versatility to tackle everything from sloppy mud to dry grass.

At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. It features a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant discs during frantic, mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

  • A cyclocross race bike with gearing for all-terrain adventures
  • Pairing classic ‘cross geometry with high-grade carbon
  • Double chainring provides a wide range of gears
  • Internal cable routing maintains clean lines
  • Tubeless tires let you lower the pressure
  • Stainless steel inserts increase fork lifespan

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Oryx Disc 12TA, carbon steerer
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Shifters:
Shimano ST-R685
Derailleurs:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cranks:
46 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
11 – 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano BR-RS805/BR-RS785 Hydraulic
Rotors:
[front] 60 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus E.2
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
Seatpost:
4ZA Cirrus Carbon 27.2 x 350mm
Wheelset:
DT Swiss R23 Spline DB
Front Axle:
12TA
Tires:
Clement MXP Tubeless Ready, 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals:
not included
Warranty:
5 years on frame

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MSRP: X Night — Sale $2,939.30 $4,199.00 30% Off

 

 



Ridley X-Ride Force 1 Cyclocross Bike

 

X-Ride Force 1

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you spent last autumn clanging cowbells and cheering on your friends, and this year you’re jumping into the fray with Ridley’s Cyclocross Bike. Aluminum frame builds at this price point usually come outfitted with more entry level components, but the Ridley X-Ride goes big outfitted with SRAM’s 1by drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, which can be found gracing the machines of many a pro on the international circuit. Adding in DT Swiss wheels and Clement’s renowned MXP tires, this X-Ride arrives ready to tackle all the twisting grass fields, loose sandpits, and leaf-shrouded single track the local promoter can throw your way.

Ridley fashions the setup from triple butted 7005-T6 alloy with seat-stays carefully shaped to mop up energy-zapping vibrations out on the course. The Belgian Ridley brand also incorporates internal cable routing along the frame for crisp, clean lines that eliminate annoying cable pinches when grabbing the top tube to navigate a set of barriers or shouldering the bike for a long slog through the sand. Race-driven Ridley geometry paired with wide tire clearance means this bike is roaring to go fast, with ample clearance for mud-caked tires if the clouds roll in and you find yourself navigating a sloppy mess.

The X-Ride comes outfitted with an Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork for a plush setup and a stiff, responsive front end. This fork features a barely perceptible asymmetry that counters the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking to reduce flex and promote a long fork life. You’ll find stainless steel inserts in the X-Ride dropouts that protect the aluminum from damage, and a scuff plate affixed to the inner left fork leg to fend off mistakes during hurried wheel changes and prevent gouging or scratching.

 

  • !TECH

 

The Force Component List is shown below, along w/ X-Ride purchasing details..

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Fork: 4ZA Oryx X-Ride Disc
Fork Material: carbon fiber
Headset: FSA tapered
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force 1
Bottom Bracket: 68mm BSA threaded
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM
Brakes: SRAM post-mount hydraulic disc
Rotors: 160 / 160 mm SRAM Centerline
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 15mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on frame
Actual Weight: Belgian X-Ride, 54cm: 9130g
 

Cotic Solaris Max Steel Hardtail 2017

 




 

The UK companies fastest hardtail just got faster, the Cotic is confidence inspiring, agile and fun, with a planted feel at high speeds on the rocks, and carve-it-up traction in the corners. New for the legendary Solaris Max hardtail handling is translated into a Boost width platform with 148mm rear spacing for stiffer, more responsive wheels, thru axle security, and massive tire clearance for up to 27.5 x 3.0″ tires. Add to the stunning new Cotic color options and internal ‘Stealth’ dropper seatpost routing and you have all the hardtail you will ever need.

The new Cotic Solaris 27.5+ mtb sports Metallic Champagne powder coating for the frames for 2017, along with two other options of Gloss Black w/Aqua, or Gloss Black w/Orange great details.

 

Solaris specs

  • Adaptable head tube was designed with the 44mm standard diameter with an external bottom cup so that it’s compatible for tapered steer tubes, and lower stem stack heights to compensate for the taller front end due to bigger wheel sizing.
  • A 31.6mm diameter seat post is also compatible for a dropper version, the frame accepts external remote or internal “Stealth” routing. It also uses hose clips for the external remote under the top tube, or p-clip bosses for a down tube run for the ‘stealth’ internal option.
  • Bigger diameter Reynolds 853 thin wall steel, uses air hardening technology along with a gusset less DZB down tube and a new signature Oval form top tube.
  • Cotic’s signature series 4130 chromoly wishbone stay rear end, and S-bend chain stays that don’t use a bridge, and Hexten gussets as well to improve overall fatigue life on the hardtail frame.
  • Well accommodated for big mtb tires – plenty of clearance for 3.0″ WTB Trail Boss.
  • Geometry ranges with different fork setups, the minimum is 100mm travel up to 120mm for the longest setup. It also works great with 470 mm rigid forks as well.
  • The 27.5+ geometry numbers capitalize on a longer top tube, with shorter 60-90mm recommended stem length to maintain excellent weight distribution and great trail handling qualities.
  • They discontinued the past years 16″ frame size, as back in 2013 Cotic unveiled the model with the sizes 16″, 17.5″, 19″ and 20.5″. They were focused on making sure all the sizes were still compact as possible to make them huck worthy.
  • Claimed Weight for the Cotic Solaris 19″ size is – 4.9 pounds

 

 


Ridley X-Night 40 Disc Rival 1 2017

 

X-Night 40

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you want a bike prepared for it all like the Ridley X-Night that comes with a blend of technology and classic design to tackle the snow, sleet, rain, or random hot and sunny days of a given ‘cross season. While this 2017 X-Night build comes with SRAM’s workhorse one-by drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes for an affordable package that doesn’t skimp on the race-worthy functionality. A 42t chainring pairs with an 11-32t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, a set of DT Swiss R24 Spline DB tubeless-ready wheels come wrapped with Clement’s versatile MXP tires.

The bike is made from Ridley’s 24t high-modulus carbon fiber that seamlessly transfers power into forward motion while soaking up jarring vibrations. Internal cable routing gets the cables out of the way on the Ridley for easy shouldering on run-ups and un-rideable muddy sections. Ridley’s key ingredient though is the race-specific European cyclocross geometry that’s paired with wide tire clearance to create a frame that can handle everything from dusty, hardpacked SoCal dirt to the rain soaked courses of the upper East Coast.

The X-Night’s fork boasts a few little details to increase durability and just make life easier. The Oryx carbon fiber fork utilizes a 12mm thru-axle for a solid ride, with a barely perceptible asymmetry to counter the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking. Stainless steel inserts at the dropouts protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate on the inner left fork legs protects the surface during hurried wheel changes in the pit. Less X-Night C40 wear and tear leads to a longer fork lifespan, so you can look forward to many seasons of fun on this bike.
 

  • !DETAILED TECH

 

The 40 Component List shown below, along w/ X-Night purchasing details..

A one-by race machine…
Pairs classic ‘cross geometry with stiff, responsive carbon…

Internal cable routing maintains clean lines…

Sale — $2,225.30, 30% Off of $3,179.00

Frame Material: 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork: Oryx X-Night 12MM Thru-Axle Disc
Fork Material: legs carbon fiber, steerer carbon fiber
Headset: 1-1/8 – 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1 /medium cage
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42t SRAM Rival 1
Bottom Bracket: PF30
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM PG1130
Chain: KMC X11
Brakeset: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic

Rotors: [front] 160 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos Dynamic Comfort
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos, 27.2x350mm
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 12mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP, folding
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on X-Night frame



Pells Roar Disc Ultegra Road Bike

 

 

Roar Ultegra Carbon Disc Bike

 


 

Roar comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roar utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

 

Pells Roar Ultegra build

 
For your unique Roar, the frame is offered with plenty of high performance right where it’s needed most. All to mate perfectly with the Ultegra drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with a Mavic’s Ksyrium wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/red).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum provides a bit of flexibility in a vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while sizable stiffness for putting the power down is a guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Ultegra BB/crankset to mount way easier.



SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Red graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 100mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
Roar Shimano 50×34 Ultegra
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
Roar Shimano Ultegra
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Rubino Pro 700×28
Handlebar:
Roar OV Compact 420/440 mm
Stem:
R77 OV
Brake Style:
Rim
Brakes:
Shimano BR-RS785 Disc
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
Roar Mavic Ksyirium Disc
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 58 / 61cm
Weight:
8.3 kg for Roar Bike complete

 

Canyon Orbiter Urban Concept E-Bike w/ magnetic suspension & stealth eMTB drive

all images courtesy & copyright of Daniel Frintz
We’ve seen plenty of interesting (and at times way out there) concept bikes from Canyon, and the latest from their young designer Daniel Frintz is no different. In what looks like the latest evolution of their MRSC magnetic suspension idea they released back in 2014, the new Orbiter concept bike takes the magnets and electronically controlled suspension off-road and throws in an e-bike drive system for good measure. Details are pretty limited on what is clearly only a concept bike for now and not a functional prototype, but Canyon devotes a good bit of engineering time to turning these ideas into rideable bikes, so we’ll be keeping our eyes open as the concept develops. Get a closer look and check out some details after the break….

Calling the Orbiter a concept e-bike is selling it short, as the unique magnetic suspension design is its most eye-catching element. This concept goes beyond the electronic tech that controlled Canyon’s Projekt MRSC full-suspension road prototype, which worked by electronically changing the resistance of a fluid inside a pivot bearing to allow Canyon to effectively be able to open or lock-out suspension movement based on on-board sensor inputs and a built-in electronic suspension controller, rebounding back with a paired leaf spring.

Frintz’s concept on the other hand essentially puts an electric motor around each pivot and uses magnetic resistance to change the freedom of the pivot to move, and can capture input energy like a generator and return it as a motor to effectively rebound the suspension, all controlled by sensors detecting and responding to impact forces.

Looking at the suspension movement itself (or apparent lack thereof), the design appears like it must use a single pivot arrangement with a flexible link (labeled Carbon Flex) between the chainstay and seatstays being the only opportunity for movement at the rear wheel, possibly augmented by the ability of the chainstay to extend down & backwards.

 

The concept crankset would deliver power to the wheels in a fly-by-wire method, generating power at the cranks and distributing it as needed to either or both wheels.

The unclear rear suspension design is no reason to discount the eMTB propulsion though, as it looks to place smaller than normal electric drive motors in both the front & rear hubs. That would be an interesting solution delivering a better weight balance and perhaps less of an impact to the overall feel of the bike, combined with the ability to optimize the distribution of power to either wheel on-the-fly. Our reluctance would probably be that the times when we have most seen problems in maintain traction on an eMTB have been on steep, loose ascents where we would actually want the e-assist but would have great difficulty getting weight over the front wheel to maintain grip.

The concept bike also gets an integrated display that would likely control the entire system, including what we’re told is some for of traction control. It is the most obvious point where we see that this bike is far from functional, but with Canyon’s previous foray into turning integrated electronics into reality, that’s probably something they wouldn’t have any trouble solving when the time comes.

Frintz seems to have targeted this bike as an urban gravity bike – something like a pedal version of a Supermotard, with a set of fat Schwalbe tires made for fast rolling & grip on the hardpack and a saddle & bar position that wouldn’t look out-of-place on a DH bike. We’re not sure what to make of that as the rear suspension layout doesn’t scream long travel (without more visible pivots) nor does the inverted fork that looks like it would have at max around 160mm of travel.

It’s not quite a E-Bike you can buy online from Canyon just yet, or even a concept that their team of DH riders are likely to be out testing, so for now we’ll have to stick with conventional oil, air & spring based suspension setups from Canyon.

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2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0

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2018 Santa Cruz Nomad V4.0 _sand_xx1

NOMAD CC EAGLE XX1

It appears Santa Cruz wanted to prove freeride is still very much alive, as they’ve created a new Nomad, one that’s bigger, badder, and more gravity oriented than ever before. By having 170mm of travel, a 64.6-degree head angle (in the low setting) and a new rear suspension layout inspired by the Santa Cruz V10, this is about as close as you can get to a pedal-able downhill bike.

Given the success of the previous Nomad, Santa Cruz could have taken the easy road and just tweaked the geometry a little bit and slapped on a new paint job, but they made the conscious decision to push version 4.0 into new territory.

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad Details

• Intended use: shredding the gnar
• Wheel size: 27.5″
• Rear wheel travel: 170mm
• 64.6º or 65º head angle
• Carbon frame, C or CC options
• Metric shock sizing
• Boost hub spacing
• MSRP: $4,499 – $9,399 USD ($8,399 as shown)
• Weight: 30lb / 13.6kg (size large)
• Available: June 15
www.santacruzbicycles.com

After all, the 150mm Bronson has the all-mountain side of things pretty well covered, and don’t forget that the 29”-wheeled Hightower and its upcoming longer travel sibling — in short, something needed to be done to make sure the Nomad didn’t get lost in the crowd.

Prices start at $4,499 USD for the Nomad C R, which comes with a 170mm RockShox Yari up front, SRAM Guide R brakes, and a SRAM NX 11-speed drivetrain. At the other end of the scale shown above is the $9,399 USD Nomad CC XX1 Reserve, which gets Santa Cruz’s highest end carbon wheels, an XX1 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, and a RockShox Lyric RCT3 fork.

The bike pictured below is the $8,399 Nomad CC X01 Reserve; highlights include a 12-speed SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, Code RSC brakes, Reserve carbon wheels with DT Swiss 350 hubs, and a Lyrik RCT3 fork.

Santa Cruz 2018 Nomad CC_sand_X01
Frame Design

The rear suspension layout is the most immediately apparent difference between the new Nomad and its predecessor, with the shock situated low in the frame where it passes through a split in the seat tube. As you’d expect, it’s still a VPP design, with two large counter-rotating links that control the 170mm of travel.

Even with that split seat tube design, Santa Cruz still managed to internally route the dropper post housing (it runs through a tube molded inside the non-drive-side of the frame), and to fit dropper posts with appropriate amounts of travel – 150mm on a size medium, and 170mm on the large and extra-large sizes. In addition to a downtube protector near the bottom bracket, there’s also a guard to help prevent frame damage from shuttling. While a tiny bolt-on fender helps keep mud away from the shock.

The Nomad is designed to play well with both coil and air-sprung shocks; riders can choose from a RockShox Super Deluxe Coil RCT, or a Super Deluxe Air RCT. There’s a small integrated fender bolted onto the frame to help keep some of the mud and grit that this bike will undoubtedly be subjected to at bay. Other frame niceties include a guard on the underside of the down tube to prevent the frame scuffs and dings that all-too-often accompany a day of shuttling, and there’s even enough room to carry a full-size water bottle inside the front triangle.

The Nomad is debuting with a full carbon frame, but there is an alloy model on the way that should be available in the fall at a more budget friendly pricepoint.

santa cruz nomad 4 geometry

The previous generation Nomad was a trail-smashing beast in its own right, which meant that there wasn’t any need to go too wild when it came time to revise the geometry numbers, although the reach has been lengthened by 22mm — a size large now measures 460mm. A few millimeters were trimmed off the chainstay length, which is now 430mm, and thanks to a flip chip on the lower link the bike’s head angle can be set at either 64.6º with a 339mm BB height, or 65º with a 344mm BB height.

Santa Cruz Nomad 4 C XE
Reserve Wheels

Along with the new bike, Santa Cruz is also launching their own line of carbon wheels, called “Reserve.” Rather than re-labeling an existing rim profile, Santa Cruz set out to develop their own unique design, drawing on their in-house expertise and carbon testing facilities.

The result is a rim shape that has a slight protrusion above each spoke hole, external reinforcement that’s intended to help keep spokes from pulling through the rim, one of the modes of failure that Santa Cruz found with other carbon wheels. The rim and spoke holes are asymmetric in order to even out the spoke tension between the drive and non-driveside as much as possible, and they’re laced up with 28 spokes using a 3-cross pattern. There will be two 27.5” internal rim widths available — 27 and 30mm, and the 29” wheels will be available with an internal width of 25, 27, or 30mm.

The Reserve wheels will add $1,200 USD to the MSRP of a complete bike, and they’ll also be available as aftermarket items this fall. Laced up with Industry Nine hubs, a complete wheelset will retail for $1,899 USD, or $1,599 with DT Swiss 350 hubs.

Just like Santa Cruz’s frames and bearings, the Reserve wheels come with a lifetime warranty. When a damaged wheel is received at Santa Cruz’s California facility, they promise a 24-hour turnaround, an impressively quick time frame that should help keep the amount of time off the bike to a minimum.

MMR Rakish 29 SL 00 Eagle XX1

RAKISH 29 SL 00

An incredibly lightweight and extremely efficient frame, in whose manufacture have been used fibers of high module M40J of the prestigious brand Toray. In the innovative manufacturing process of this painting, latex bladders were used during the lamination and curing phases, which allow greater precision when positioning the different carbon layers and better finishes of the painting, both in the External and internal of the tubes, improving the overall behavior of the structure.

The new 2017 Rakish SL could not lack the BOOST technology, thanks to which it has improved the rigidity and manageability of the assembly, while facilitating the inclusion of shorter pods for greater reactivity. Another novelty included for the hardtail is the pin with integrated thread for the rear axle, with an obvious aesthetic and functional improvement, which also allows to save a few, but always welcome, grams. A bit more slack steering angle, the rectangular section of the struts and the optimization in the integration of the battery for electronic groups, complete a set of the highest technology.

 

 

€ 5.599

Components

  • Frame: MMR Rakish SL 29 – Light and Stiff Carbon Distribution. CC Superlite Frame, Racing Design for Stiffness, Boost, TA 12mm, Press Fit, 1.5 HeadTube, Internal Cable Routing, e + compatible
  • Fork: Rock Shox RS1 100mm. SoloAir. Crown and steerer tube made of carbon. Hydraulic Lock XLoc Sprint. TA 15mm
  • Headset: Ritchey Pro – Integrated tapered
  • Rear Mechanical: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 12sp
  • Right Shifter: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 12sp
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate, Centerline 180/160 Discs
  • Cranks: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold Boost – 32
  • Cassette: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 10-50 12v
  • Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
  • Wheels: DT Swiss XRC-1200 SPLINE 29 “RS1 / Boost – 15 / 12mm
  • Tires: Hutchinson Black Mamba Tubeless Ready 29×2.0″
  • Stem: Ritchey WCS C-220 BB Black 31.8
  • Handlebar: Ritchey WCS BB Black 720
  • Seat post: Ritchey WCS 00 BB Black 30.9×400
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR X-Cross
  • Pedals: N-A
  • Grips: Ritchey Superlogic

Geometry

TWENTYNINER RACING GEOMETRY

S M L XL
TO 1085 1102 1117 1131
B 562 576 590 608
C 575 595 615 634
D 95 105 115 125
AND 337 390 444 484
F 381 432 483 533
G 435 435 435 435
H 51 51 51 51
I 60 60 60 60
J 70th 70th 70.5 71st
K 74.2 ° 74.2 ° 74.2 ° 74.1º
R 407 421 438 456
S 605 615 627 635



Intense Spider 275C Factory Build

Intense Spider 275C Factory red
Intense Spider 275C Factory Build_white

 

THE INTENSE SPIDER 275C IS A LIGHTWEIGHT TRAIL BIKE THAT CAN DO IT ALL AGGRESSIVELY, STATES THE WORLD’S MTB PRESS

When the Intense 650b carbon was launched recently, the US brand was so convinced of the new bike’s merits that not only had the world’s cycling press been given the new machine in advance, but would publish full reviews on day one.

It was a ballsy move that spoke of the Californian company’s utter confidence in the Spider, and one that determined incredible results, with top websites extolling the virtues of this versatile new ride.

Intense Factory redThis bikes optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create the intension of a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal precision. Its development continues on the war path for creating a model for the mountain biker who wants and seeks to get the most out of their trail riding entertainment!

This Intense build option is marked down at 30% off retail.

It’s Price is $6409.00 USD, while their are several additional build kit options shown at the links below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from Sram to build it out with either the Factory XX1 shown here, or the Pro X01, the Foundation NX model, along with Shimano Expert XT …Enjoy!Intense_sizing_geometry

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Spec Details
Frame:
Intense High Modulus SL Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte w/White or Matte w/Red graphic
Suspension:
Fork — Fox Factory 34 Float 130mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj , SHOCK — Factory Float, 3-Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj, SV EVOL.
Cranks:
RACEFACE Next SL, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram XX1 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifter:
Sram XX1
Cassette:
Sram Eagle 10-50t, 12sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear

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Grips:
Intension Dual Density Lock-on
Handlebar:
Renthal FatBar Carbon 20mm – 760mm
Stem:
Renthal Apex: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano XTR M9000, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of trave
Wheels:
DT Swiss XMC 1200 Spline 275 BOOST, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 28 Hole DT Swiss 240 hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black ; 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub XD Driver, centerlock
Saddle:
Fabric Scoop Radius Pro

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Weight:
n-a kg for setup

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Intense Spider 275C Expert Build Review

Intense Spider 275C_silver_review
Intense Spider 275C_silver_review

 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Expert Build Review

When you combine the rigid, lightweight properties of fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Spider deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed by the Intense gurus for trail riding and racing the middle wheel size is perfect for the Spider. See more of the fabulous details below..

 
 
Spider Carbon_matte black

This bikes optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create the intension of a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275c mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option review for sale 30% off

It’s Priced at $4009.00 USD, while their are several additional build kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from Sram to build it out with either Factory XX1, or the Pro X01, the Foundation NX model, along with Shimano XT shown here…Enjoy!

Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Silver Expert Build or Matte w/Gold graphic
Suspension:
Fork — RockShox Pike RC, 140mm travel, 15QR Thru Axle, 100x15mm, SHOCK — RockShox Monarch RC3 Debonair.
Cranks:
RACEFACE Turbine, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Shimano XT 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifter:
Shimano XT
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Shimano 11-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Thomson Elite X4: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano XT M8000, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
DT Swiss M 1900 Spline BOOST, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 28 Hole DT Swiss Spline hub with pawl drive system, silk matt black ; 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub Shimano Driver, centerlock
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Race
Grips:
Intense Dual Density Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

intense pro 275c
 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Foundation Build

 

Intense Spider Foundation Build

When you combine the rigid, lightweight properties of carbon fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Spider deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed by the Intense gurus for trail riding and racing the middle 275C wheel size is perfect for the Spider. See more of the fabulous details below..

 
 

The optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275C mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option for sale 30% off

It’s Priced at $3200.00 USD, while their are several additional kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from SRAM with either XX1, or X01,, NX along with Shimano XT…Enjoy!
Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus SL Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte Foundation Build w/Gold graphic
Fork:
RockShox Pike RC, 140mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ custom Foundation Build colors.
Crankset:
RACE FACE Aeffect, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram GX 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifters:
Sram NX
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Sram NX 10-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Elite: 50mm
Brakes:
Shimano M506, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
Sun Helix TR25 Rims 275, Tubeless Ready Rims, w/ 32 Hole Intense Tuned, 100 x15mm Front Hub; 148×12 BOOST Rear Hub Shimano Driver, 6-Bolt Hubs.
Saddle:
WTB Silverado Sport
Grips:
Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

intense pro 275c
 

2017 Intense Spider 275C Pro Build

intense pro 275c
Intense Spider 275C Pro Build_2017_Red

 

SPIDER 275C PRO BUILD

When you combine the rigid, lightweight elements of carbon fiber with modern agile geometry bikes like the Intense deliver a trail bike that’s incredibly fun, nimble, and light on the track. Specifically developed to do it all, the Intense Spider gurus wanted a trail riding and racing machine and found the middle 275 wheel size is perfect for this 2017 bike. See more of the fabulous details below..
2017 intense spider wheel

The optimized wheel path and efficient pedaling platform create a well-rounded machine that climbs and descends with equal skill. This concept of development creates a completely optimized 275c mtb that has a ton of torsional stiffness on the entire front triangle for it to stay on track when the going gets rough and tumble. So the mountain biker gets the most out of it!

In addition to this Intense option for sale 30% off.

It’s Priced at $4200.00 USD, while their are several additional kit options shown at the link below:

Components Choices from both, Sram and Shimano are available

The current Spider 275C setup is also available with several choices from SRAM with either XX1, or X01,, NX along with Shimano XT…Enjoy!
Spider Features

SPECS

Frame:
Intense High Modulus Front and Rear Triangle Mtn Frame, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG 05 Mount, 115 -130 mm travel
Color:
Matte Pro Build w/Red graphic
Fork:
Fox Performance 34 FLOAT, 130mm, 3 Pos Lever w/ Open Mode Adj.
Crankset:
RACE FACE NEXT, 32T
Rear derailleur:
Sram X01 11sp
Speed:
1×11
Shifters:
Sram X01
Front derailleur:
none
Cassette:
Sram XG-1175 10-42t, 11sp
Tires :
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Snakeskin, TL-EASY, PSC FOLDING 2.35″ front, 2.25″ rear
Handlebar:
Stem:
Thomson X4: 50mm
Brakes:
Sram Guide RS, 180 mm front and 160 mm rear
Seatpost:
Kindshock LEV Integra, 31.6mm x 385 mm, zero offset, 125 mm of travel
Wheels:
DT Swiss M 1700 Spline, Tubeless Ready
Saddle:
Fabric Scoop Radius
Grips:
Lock-on
Weight:
n-a kg for setup

Intense Spider Carbon elite_bike

Trek Session 29 DH 9.9 w/ new 27.5 RSL models released

2018 Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 RSL

2018 Trek Session 9.9 DH 27.5 RSL

SESSION RACE SHOP LIMITED (RSL)

 

You had to know it was on the horizon not only with Trek, but all the other mountain bike manufactures as well. All the articles recently hinting at new 29″ DH forks and teams testing the bigger wheels in big races were a dead giveaway. Although it’s been many years in the making, Trek has been playing with long travel wagon wheels. While the frames proved that the geometry numbers were compatible with the wheel size, they said that the “complementing parts just weren’t there yet.”  Add a few more prototypes into the mix and before you know it, you arrive at the all new Session 29 – a carbon DH frame that is very similar to the new Trek Session 27.5 Carbon, with the exception of a slight difference in wheel size…

Trek Session prototype 29All photos c. Trek

Back in the GF days, the big wheel experiment never made it to the public, though the project proved what was possible. Then it was a 180mm travel frame with a 64.5° head tube angle and 440mm chainstay – numbers that would probably still do pretty well today. After the Gary Fisher brand was phased out, they got a hold of the long travel 29 project and started making Session prototypes.

It seems that with the introduction of more DH worthy parts, that Trek is finally ready to release it to the world – though only as a frameset. While complete bikes will be available in 27.5″, the 29″ Session will only be sold as a frame, Float Factory X2 rear shock, and the matching Fox 40 FIT RC2 fork for $4,999. Feature wise, the frame is the same of the 27.5″ version with a few exceptions like geometry and 190mm of travel front and rear to accommodate the bigger wheels.

One of the biggest changes to both wheel size frames comes in the form of the revised suspension design. No longer relying on the Full Floater concept to gain additional tuning from the rear shock, the frame has been designed around the Fox Float X2 air shock with a fixed lower shock mount. They claims the improved tune of the X2 allowed them to find the performance they were looking for without the Full Floater mount which in turn made for a stiffer frame. The bike still runs an ABP (Active Braking Pivot) rear end with a 157 x 12mm thru axle for both sizes for suppleness under braking. Rear suspension has also been tuned to provide a more lively ride through progressive valving in the shock, a lower leverage ratio, and longer shock stroke. Not a fan of air shocks? The setup can still run a Metric coil shock as well.

Session 9.9 headset

Trek Session Mino link

A high degree of adjustability has been built into the frame with their Mino Link and an adjustable headset system. Through the Mino Link, the head tube angle can be adjusted by 1/2°, and the bottom bracket height varies by 7mm. To add further adjustability, the frame ships with flat headset cups as well as two fixed angle cups as well. The standard 56/49mm cups are offset by 1° allowing for 1° of headset adjustment in either direction for a total range of 62.1-64.4°.

Trek Session DH 29 wc racer

Additional improvements have been made to increase the frame’s stiffness as well as tune the geometry to be more aggressive – this is a race bike after all. Featuring a 20mm longer reach, 10mm lower bottom bracket and 63° stock head tube angle, the bike is all about aggressive World Cup level riding, though park rats should still be able to find their happy spot by going down a size. Or, there’s always the aluminum Session which hasn’t changed like the carbon Session.

As you’d expect, the Session OCLV Carbon frames include details like Carbon Armor for the downtube, chainstays, and seatstays, ControlFreak internal cable routing, and integrated fork bumpers – all of which are the same for both Session wheel sizes offered. They have reported that ultimately the bigger wheeled Session will be for riders looking for every advantage when it comes to speed as well as those who are ok being early adopters. Otherwise, the 27.5″ Session will still be the go to for the remaining 90% of the market.

The Session 27.5″ Carbon will be available as both a frameset (no fork for the 27.5″ version) for $3,999, or as a complete Session 9.9 27.5 RSL for $7,999. Expect availability on both this fall.

TrekBikes.com

 

2017 Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp X1 Bike Review

 

New Edition TURQ LIME MEGA 650b

 
Back for 2017 – the same Nukeproof Cycles crew are still leading the mountain biking revolution with their models built for the big mountain lines. It’s been reported the infamous 1999 event, that fires off from the tippy top of Pic Blanc (3300m) above the beautiful village of Alpe D’Huez has become synonymous with All-Mountain riding and the highest level of true Mountain Biking. So in an attempt to build the perfect bike for this exact style, the first generation was born. Now in its 3rd evolution, the new Nukeproof Mega 275 Comp is podium proven.

Lightweight Aluminum Frame

Mega 275 blends a super-sick lightweight aluminum frame with a hard-hitting mentality to offer a balance of aggressive descending capabilities with an efficient pedal platform to dominate the trails. While the 275 has also tasted plenty of success with numerous national and international wins to its name.

Quality Parts

Their evolution continues with the introduction of the most aggressive spec’d 27.5 ever. They have embraced the latest products available, replicating the bike that Sam Hill took to the EWS podium. The new Mega has evolved into the perfect All-Mountain and Enduro steed!

 

Mega 275 Comp Specs:

  • Travel: 160mm
  • Frame Material: Custom hydroformed T6 6061 Aluminium
  • Forks: Rockshox Pike RC, Solo Air, 160mm, Diffusion Black, Maxle Stealth
  • Shock: Rockshox Monarch, RL, 216x63mm, HVI, ML, Black
  • Headset: (in-house) 44-56IITS
  • Handlebars: (in-house) Warhead Riser; 760mm wide, 25mm rise, Black/Grey
  • Stem: (in-house) Zero, 31.8mm, 50mm, Black/Grey
  • Grips: (in-house) Element Dual lock-on.
  • Chainset: Sram Descendant 170mm, Direct Mount 32t X-Sync Ring, Black
  • Chain: Sram PC1110 11spd
  • Cassette: Sram PG1130, 11-42
  • Shifters: SRAM GX 11spd, Black
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1 11spd, Black
  • Chain Device: MRP 1x V3, ISCG 05, 26-38t, Black
  • Brakes: Sram Guide R, Black
  • Rotors: Sram Centreline 180mm
  • Saddle: Nukeproof Vector AM, Lime
  • Seatpost: Brand-X Ascend, 125mm, Trigger, Black
  • Tyre Front: WTB Vigilante, 2.35″ High Grip
  • Tyre Rear: WTB Trail Boss, 2.25″
  • Wheels: RF Aeffect 25, Shimano Freehub

Buy and view Nukeproof Bike Review from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Cycling Store.

2017 Pells RR6 Dura Ace Disc Road Bike

 

 

RR6 DURA ACE Carbon DISC Bike

 


 

RR6 comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells RR6 utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

For your unique RR6, the frame is offered with possibility of individual color adjustment. All to mate perfectly with the Dura Ace drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with their RC56 carbon disc wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/blue).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. Therefore, they offer the best service including individual painting. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum affords flexibility in vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while size stiffness is guaranteed.

RR_disc

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Dura Ace BB/crankset to mount quite a bit easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Turquoise graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 10mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
RR6 Shimano 50×34 Dura Ace
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura Ace
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
RR6 Shimano Dura Ace
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
Handlebar:
RR6 OV 420/440 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV
Brake Style:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano BR-R9120 / BR-R9170
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
RR6 RC56 Full Carbon 12×10 / 12×142
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 59cm
Weight:
7.6 kg for RR6 Bike complete

 

Pells Roar Dura Ace Road Bike

 

 

Roar DURA ACE Carbon Bike

 


 

Roar comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roar utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seatpost 27.2 mm.

For your unique Roar, the frame is offered with plenty of high performance right where it’s needed most. All to mate perfectly with the Dura Ace drivetrain from Shimano, while the frame has inner cable routing. This top model rolls with a Mavic’s Cosmic Carbone wheelset with axle sizes being a rear 12×142 mm and front 10×100 mm. These wheels were made directly for great aerodynamics and tires up to 30 mm can be used. Main design layout is set and one color available (matte black/red).
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for the road, as this model is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum provides a bit of flexibility in a vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while sizable stiffness for putting the power down is a guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, thus allowing for the Pells Shimano Dura Ace BB/crankset to mount way easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame Material:
Carbon
Color:
Matte w/Red graphic
Fork:
Full Carbon, 12 x 100mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″
Type of fork:
Rigid
Crankset:
Roar Shimano 50×34 Dura Ace
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura Ace
Speed:
2×11
Shifters:
Roar Shimano Dura Ace
Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-28
Tires :
Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX
Handlebar:
Roar OV Compact 420/440 mm
Stem:
R77 OV
Brake Style:
Rim
Brakes:
Shimano D.A.
Seatpost:
CR4
Wheels:
Roar Mavic Cosmic Carbone nebo
Saddle:
Shark 136
BarTape:
Pells Omotávka Korek
Sizes:
47 / 50 / 53 / 56 / 58 / 61cm
Weight:
6.5 kg for Roar Bike complete

 

2017 Pells Roax Ultegra Cyclocross Bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

 

 

Roax Ultegra Carbon CX Bike

 

2017 Pells Roax tapered_headtube
 

Roax comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roax utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

2017 Pells Roax CX bike

For your unique Roax, the frame is offered with possibility of individual color adjustment. All to mate perfectly with the Ultegra drivetrain from Shimano. Each frame set is painted by hand in the Czech Republic. Main design layout is set and two color versions are possible (black/red and black/blue). They offer individual changes of colors and design. Philosophy is following: offer this very special frameset with racing settings and your own design.
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for cyclocross, as this CX is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. Therefore, they offer the best service including individual painting. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum affords flexibility in vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while size stiffness is guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, allowing for the Pells Shimano Ultegra BB/crankset to mount quite a bit easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame material:
carbon
Color:
Matte Turquoise
Fork:
Full Carbon, 15 mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″

 

Type of fork:
Rigid

 

Crankset:
Roax Shimano 50×34 Ultegra
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra
Speed:
2×11

 

Shifters:
Roax Shimano Ultegra ST-RS685

 

Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-32
Tires :
Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700×31

 

Handlebar:
RR6 OV 420/440 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano BR-RS785

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Roax Mavic Ksyrium Disc

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Omotávka Korek

 

Sizes:
48 / 51 / 54 / 57 / 60cm
Weight:
8.5 for Roax Bike complete

 

KTM Macina Tour 10 P5 EBike

2017 KTM Macina Tour 10 P5
2017 KTM Macina Tour 10 P5

 

 

 

Macina Tour – Bosch CX51 Motor

 

The e-bike popularity is starting to explode and KTM’s full range of eMTB models come with quite a few exciting characteristics. The 2017 KTM Macina 10 P5 features a sweet component list that includes Shimano’s XT M786 10 Speed drivetrain and Shimano Deore M396 hydraulic brakes, this model only mounts components of great value on a frame designed to be able to control the thrust of the new Bosch Performance CX engine. The Macina also employs a trusty Suntour NCX-D fork to absorb all the bumpy cobble style terrain, while the Tour’s Ambrosia dis wheels fitted with Schwalbe Energizer plus tires, while the reliable KTM Kappa Crank finishes the build nicely

The new P5 has the latest evolution of Bosch engines, the Performance CX. The Performance CX engine for the KTM processes data at two thousand messages per second to ensure efficiency at the highest levels. Thanks to this combination the Macina engine is very fluid in the delivery of up to 75 nm of torque. The dashboard Intuvia, is outfitted as standard with handlebar control, allows you to view the most important information. The power is entrusted to the Bosch lithium-ion 250Wh battery that recharges in just 3.5 hours.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina Trekking Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Suntour NCX-D LO
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7000 SGS-shadow plus
Grips: Ergon GP1 S SD OEM
Shifters: Shimano Deore T610-10
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M786 GS-shadow plus
Cassette: Shimano Deore HG50-10 11/36
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Karm-Set ISIS
Wheels: Ambrosio Track Disc / Deore M615 Hubs – 700c
Tires: Schwalbe Energizer plus – 700c
Stem: Line Satori UP OS 31.8 versatil-bar
Handlebar: Line HB KT-2/620 Trekking
Brakes: Shimano Deore M396 – 180/160mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Royal 5234 LookIn
Seatpost: Suntour SP12-NCX 30.9 suspension

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 23.3kg

See the Macina Tour testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch 27.5+ E-MTB

KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch_black-matt_white
KTM Macina Kapoho LT 272 Bosch_black-matt_white

 

 

 

Macina Kapoho – Bosch CX51 Motor

 

The e-bike popularity is taking off and KTM’s full-suspension eMTB models hit the trail with excellent characteristics. The 2017 KTM Macina LT 272 features a sweet component list that includes Shimano’s XT M8000 11 Speed drivetrain and Shimano Deore XT M8000 hydraulic brakes, this model only mounts components of great value on a frame designed to be able to control the thrust of the new Bosch Performance CX engine. The Macina also employs a trusty Fox Float 34 fork and Fox Float X3 rear shock absorbs all the difficult terrain, while the Kapoho’s 27.5+ wheels with Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-Easy Snakeskin Apex tires fitted to a KTM Line tubeless wheel are huge benefit to your factor of fun!

The new LT has the latest evolution of Bosch engines, the Performance CX. The Performance CX engine for the KTM processes data at two thousand messages per second to ensure efficiency at the highest levels. Thanks to this combination the Macina engine is very fluid in the delivery of up to 75 nm of torque. The dashboard Intuvia, is outfitted as standard with handlebar control, allows you to view the most important information. The power is entrusted to the Bosch lithium-ion 250Wh battery that recharges in just 3.5 hours.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina boost Alloy – for Bosch Akku semi-integrated
Fork: Macina custom Fox Perform 34 Float 150 3pos adj LT boost 160
Rear Shock: Fox Perform float X 3 Pos Lever LV-
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 1 X 11
Right Shifter: Shimano XT Trigger
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Kappa Crankarm-Set ISIS
Wheels: (in-house) Line 27.5+ Tubeless DT Swiss 350- Boost
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.8
Stem: (in-house) Team KT-6
Handlebar: Team HB-RB12L riser – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Napal
Seatpost: Kindshock LEV-DX Dropper Post 100mm – 30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 23.2kg

See the 2017 Macina Kapoho LT testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



KTM Macina Race 293 E-MTB


Macina Race MTB E-Bike – Bosch Performance CX Motor

For this KTM model they built a lightweight hardtail E-bike with a new frame geometry with KTM’s semi-integrated Bosch drive. The 2017 KTM Macina Race is equipped with Bosch’s most powerful PerformanceLine CX engine, with a continuous maximum torque, even at high speeds For powerful driving. A 500Wh battery provides the necessary energy!

New broader boost hubs on the 293 provide a wider spoke angle for greater stiffness of the wheels and thus for better handling of the KTM bike. The 3 settings of the Macina’s RockShox Reba suspension fork with 100mm spring travel are comfortably adjusted via the remote lever on the handlebars.

The KTM is suitable for both off-road trekking and for routes that are more challenging than the usual paths open to a broad audience.

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 650B BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Fox Rhythm 34 Float 120 adj., T, BOOST
Rear Shock: none
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Right Shifter: Shimano SLX M7000 with display
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (KTM in-house) Kappa Crankarms
Wheels: (in-house) Boost Line CC 29″ Shimano Deore- boost
Tires: Schwalbe Smart Sam Performance – 29 X 2.25″
Stem: (in-house)Team KT-6
Handlebar: (in-house) Team HB-RB12L riser – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano M615 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Italia SL X Cross Flow
Seatpost: (in-house) Team SP-619K – 30.9mm

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h Performance Line CX
Eco 50%
Tour 120%
Sport 210%
Turbo 300%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 20.9kg

See the 2017 Macina Fogo 272 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



Intense Recluse Limited Edition DVO

Intense Recluse LTD DVO
Intense Recluse LTD DVO

 

Recluse DVO Limited Edition

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a limited edition bike from Intense built around that lovely  green suspension, but they are back again with the new Recluse all mountain trail bike. Introduced last summer the Intense Recluse gets a shorter 140mm of fixed rear wheel travel paired with 150mm up front for a nimble all mountain feel over the newest iteration of the Tracer’s longer 165mm of enduro shredding legs. The bike of course goes with a Diamond fork & Topaz shock for suspension – plus an Eagle 1×12 drivetrain and some matching finishing touches along the way. While the last limited run had just 250 bikes made, this one goes even more exclusive down to only 100. So if you think you need one, you better get on the line with a dealer now…

recluse renthal dvo handlebar

The Recluse starts of with a stock unidirectional hi-mod carbon SL monocoque frame & matching UD carbon rear triangle, with 140mm of Intense’s iBox pivot suspension. Starting off with the SL ti frame hardware, it also gets special green anodized main pivot hardware to match the suspension. The new build was inspired by the successful collaboration with the suspension gurus for the Tracer DVO back in 2015, and pairs the elite tunable performance of this shorter travel 27.5″ trail bike.

recluse limited edition fabric saddle

The Recluse gets a Boost-space Diamond 27.5 air fork with 150mm of travel, paired to a Topaz T3 Air shock to deliver the Recluse’s 140mm of rear wheel travel. Each one in the 100 bike series gets individually numbered, and includes a matching certificate of authenticity.

Interestingly the bike is a step up from the bike build that was originally touted as the Recluse Limited Edition at launch back last August that stuck with Fox suspension and an XX1 build, but seems to have been superseded by the new bike for the new 2018 model year.



Besides the matching suspension and frame hardware, this edition gets a green color-matched set of Intense Recon Trail Carbon 27.5″ wheels, matching green Fabric Scoop Radius Elite saddle, and their green Dual Lock-on grips.

Intense Recluse DVO

Rounding out the build, the ride employs Sram’s X01 Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, a RockShox Reverb Stealth 150mm dropper post, and Magura MT Trail 180mm for the braking department.

Cambria bicycle has a few Recluse’s in stock and priced for $7,999, see the link below for more review info as well .

Intense purchase at Cambriabike.com

2017 Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus

Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus



 Diamondback Mason Pro 27.5 Plus

 

 

MASON TO FUN!

 

One of several 2017 Diamondback mountain bikes to catch our astute attention this year is the upcoming ride from the Northwest crowd of designers, the Diamondback Mason. It appears mountain bikes are getting more and more diverse by the minute with their frame and suspension engineering developments. We are just beginning to see creative ideas to push the envelope of traditional design with big wheel bikes and the Mason Pro 27.5 Plus ride shown above will be one of a handful of long travel hardtails for the upcoming summer.

The head engineers at Diamondback felt strongly that they needed a bigger wheel offering that was a bit more capable of handling all of what their local terrain is about, which means it more often than not can be aggressive while at the same time mucky and wet. Which is ultimately where this Diamondback All Mountain hardtail bike actually derived from.

The newest DB ride based out of the Northwest region, also features an All Mountain 6061-T6 Weapons Grade Aluminum frame, in which they supplemented with an additional hydro-formed top tube, along with a formed and butted down tube, to make sure it’s not only stout, but shaves grams off of where it’s not needed. It also uses a tapered head tube, a direct mount front derailleur mount, ISCG tabs and a 148x12mm Boost Spec Dropouts, w/ Replaceable Hanger.

To say the least, this Mason rig is low slung and slack — developed for the modern day shredder out there who needs plenty of efficiency on the uphill pedal sections, but also has the freedom to charge it hard down off the other side with what ever aggressiveness is needed to roll it out at the bottom and do it all over again, lap after lap. The Mason is a departure from the norm with a really slack 66.5° head angle and 16.77 inch chain-stays. They were able to get a lower center of gravity on the bike as well. Making for a purposeful bike both riding up as well as ripping down fast and furious.

The Mason is definitely less cross country style than most of the hardtail models available, having a long-travel Fox 130mm fork to not only soak up any rough element but to make for an easier go at popping the front end up. The Pro all-mountain bike will retail for $2,800 USD for total bike. (but discounted below, while supplies last)
All-mountain Plus Frame
The 6061-T6 DB alloy frame, is available with a Red finish w/sweet graphics design and four total sizes: small 15.5″, medium 17″, large 19″, x-large 21″.

db mason 27.5 plus fork

Component Specs

The Mason ride was developed to be priced right. First item up is the Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm fork to serve well to the AM crowd up front. The second item is the Race Face Aeffect 11 speed cranks that are matched with a single 30t ring combined with a bash guard. Those were then combined with Sram’s new X1 rear derailleur with the matching X1 trigger shifter, while the 11-speed 10-42t cassette, gives you a hardtail to do it all. They have thrown in some DB Blanchard 38R, Tubeless Compatible, 32h rims that are built up with sealed-cartridge-bearing hubs to make for a super strong, but yet light enough weight wheelset to climb with ease. The Shimano Deore M615 disc brakes employ 180mm rotors to provide more than enough power to stop in a hurry. They also specified a KS LEV Integra dropper post that comes with a bar remote, with Race Face’s Ãeffect, 760mm Wide bar and stem to complete the bike build out.

Pricing for the Mason hardtail, plus additional review is discounted now from,
$2,800.00

$2,420.00

Diamondback.com…

db mason red plus review

 

KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch E-Bike

2017 KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch

2017 KTM Macina Fogo 272 MTB Bosch

Macina Fogo MTB E-Bike – Bosch Performance CX Motor

A small revolution is caused with this superb KTM model, versatile and hyper reactive as the KTM crew integrated the new Bosch Performance Line CX engine! The 2017 KTM Macina 272 bicycle offers an excellent price to quality ratio. The Macina is thankfully equipped with the new Bosch CX engine, you will face the most extreme slopes with ease. The proven and reliable motor from Bosch has 250Wh and can reach speeds of up to 25km/h!

The 271 rear suspension provides you plenty of travel at 125mm, which provides comfort and safety in technical passages. Its lighter weight rear hardtail design pair the Macina with the subtle bump absorption of the Fox Rhythm 34 float 120 fork to formulate a chassis worth building on. This KTM E-Bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 650B BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom Fox Rhythm 34 Float 120 adj., T, BOOST
Rear Shock: none
Group-set: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Right Shifter: Shimano XT M8000 with display
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8000 – 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano XT M8000 – 11/46
Cranks: (in-house) Kappa Crankarms
Wheels: Ryde Edge 35 Boost
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.35
Stem: (in-house)Team KT-6
Handlebar: (in-house) Team HB-RB12L rizer – 760mm
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Selle Italia Nepal OE
Seatpost: (in-house) Comp Dropper Post 100/30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h Performance Line CX

Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 21.4kg

See the 2017 Macina Fogo 272 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



BH REBEL LYNX 5.5 27.5 PLUS

BH Lynx 5.5 Rebel 27.5 Plus
BH Lynx Rebel 5.5 27.5 Plus

 

 

REBEL LYNX 5.5

 

The 2017 BH Lynx full suspension setup will be the perfect fit for your initiation into the super fun world of BH’s electric powered mountain bikes. With humans having such huge-impressive networks of fun-single-track spread across the globe, the Lynx will be the ideal 27.5er not only on stone riddled forest trails that were challenging on your regular pedal powered mountain bike, but the Lynx’s e-bike power will open up the hardest trails you can blow your mind on.

The Lynx allows you to easily control the bike because the larger-sized wheel reduces the angle of contact on the ground. You will overcome the unevenness which enables you gain speed much faster than ever before.

BH Lynx 5.5

 

For a contrast this 27.5 Lynx model allows for you to obtain maneuverability on descents, while still rolls amazingly fast, a bit more rigidity and it will allow you to be more aggressive. To sum it up, these frames provide countless possibilities for enjoyment on the trail.

Also the 5.5 geometry and design on the BH full suspension gives it a longer angle, offering increased performance and greater comfort during the ride. Which offers a great responsiveness and the shorter distance between the axles and the rider’s center of gravity provides increased stability.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame: Lynx 6061 Aluminum
  • Fork: – FOX 34 FLOAT Rhythm 140mm 15QR, Shock – FOX FLOAT DPS Performance
  • Stem: – Emotion Lite
  • Headset: – Tapered
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 11s
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Cranks: – FSA 36T
  • Cassete: – Shimano Deore SLX 11sp (11-42T)
  • Chain: – KMC X10
  • Brakes: – Shimano SLX 180mm/160mm
  • Wheelset: – Alloy Double Wall
  • Tires: – Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 PLUS 3″
  • Saddle: – Emotion Cross
  • Motor: – 250W
  • Seatpost: Alloy 31.6
  • Handlebar: – Emotion MTB Alloy Riser
  • Grips: Lynx (in-house)
  • System /Display: – Yamaha PW-X
  • Distance: – Up to 105 Km.

Lynx bike testing review

 

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail MTB

BH Xenion Lite 27.5 Electric Hardtail MTB

Xenion Lite Hardtail E-Bike

Bosch performance system

The exciting BH Xenion will be great for those looking for new sports challenges and for dynamic riding due to the BH modus to build bicycles that are fun. Maximum precision is combined with the Xenions power with that of the cyclist and generating assistance to overcome any terrain and any type of speed. It’s silent, highly efficient motor located at the center of the 27.5er Xenion frame provides a low gravity centre and good stability.

 
BH Xenion bosch Lite
Battery

Xenion has an autonomy of up to 120 km* (500Wh battery) or up to 95km* (400Wh battery).

The Bosch-range batteries have a service life of 100% until 500 complete charge cycles (>30.000 km). After 500 complete charge cycles, they may have a maximum decline of 20%.

 

Performance CX and performance engines

The most powerful, light and rule-breaking range from Bosch, the central engines Performance CX and Performance. They provide a torque of up to 70Nm (Performance CX) and 60Nm (Performance) with no resistance whatsoever in the zero-assist mode.

 

 

 

3 sensors: Torque, rhythm and speed

The torque and cadence sensors for the Bosch range on the 27.5 Xenion, are 100% integrated in the engine unit, give maximum accuracy and enable the system to provide a highly reactive, powerful assistance, with no jerking.

 

Detachable compact LCD display

The detachable LITE INTUVIA LCD display used by BH has multiple functions:

Autonomy information, battery capacity, time, speed, total or route distance.

 

To finalize the spec list, there is a full list located below.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame – Xenion Alloy 6061 w/ internal cable routing
  • Fork – SR Suntour XCT HLO
  • Stem – Emotion Light
  • Headset – Tapered with adaptor
  • Shift levers – Shimano Altus
  • Rear derailleur – Shimano Acera 8sp
  • Crank set – 18T
  • Cassette – Sram PG820 8sp (11-32T)
  • Chain – KMC Z51
  • Front brake – Shimano M355 180mm
  • Rear brake – Shimano M355 160mm
  • Wheelset – Alloy Double Wall
  • Tires – Rubena Ocelot 2,10″
  • Hubs – Shimano
  • Spokes – Stainless Steel
  • Saddle – Emotion Cross
  • Seat clamp – Quick Release
  • Seatpost – Alloy 31,6
  • Handlebar – Emotion MTB Alloy Riser
  • Grips – Perform
  • Pedals – Alloy
  • Chainstay protector
  • System – Bosch Performance
  • otor – 250W
  • Autonomy – Up to 85 Km
  • Display – Intuvia



E-Motor

Motor: Xenion Performance CX

Motor Performance CX

-Eco:1:0,5

-Standard: 1:1,2

-Sport: 1:1,9

– Boost: 1:3

 

Motor Performance

-Eco:1:0,5

-Standard: 1:1,2

-Sport: 1:1,9

– Boost: 1:2,75

USB charging port.
Sport 210%
Tour 120%
Eco 50%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Motor: Xenion 250w
Battery: 400Wh
Weight: 21.8kg

See the Xenion e-bike testing review, for sale purchase price info, sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…

 

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB 2017_8S_ES1

KTM Macina Lycan 271 E-MTB 2017_8S_ES1

Macina Lycan MTB E-Bike – Bosch CX51 Motor

A small revolution is caused with this superb KTM model, versatile and hyper reactive as the KTM crew integrated the new Bosch Performance Line CX engine! The KTM Macina 271 bicycle offers an excellent price to quality ratio. The Macina is thankfully equipped with the new Bosch CX51 engine, you will face the most extreme slopes with ease. The proven and reliable motor from Bosch has 250Wh and can reach speeds of up to 25km/h!

Macina black_orange_Lycan
The 271 rear suspension provides you plenty of travel at 125mm, which provides comfort and safety in technical passages. Its light weight 125mm rear suspension design pair the Macina with the subtle bump absorption of the Rock Shox Pike RC 130 fork to formulate a chassis worth building on. This KTM E-Bike is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!

Tech Specs

Frame: Macina 27.5″ BOOST, Alloy for Bosch
Fork: Macina custom RockShox Pike RC, 130-SA-T-BOOST
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch RL-C2 – 125mm
Group-set: Sram EX1 – 8 Speed
Right Shifter: Sram SL EX1 Trigger
Rear Derailleur: Sram EX1 – 8 Speed
Cassette: Sram XG899 11/48
Cranks: Sram EX1 Crankarm
Wheels: DT Swiss E512-27.5 – DT 350 Boost Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic – 2.35
Stem: Ritchey WCS Trail
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Trail
Brakes: Shimano Deore XT M8000 – 180mm Rotors
Saddle: Fizik Gobi M7
Seatpost: Kindshock LEV-DX Dropper Post 100mm – 30.9

E-Motor

Motor: Macina Bosch Drive Unit 36V-250W 25km/h performance line CX
Support Level:
Turbo 300%
Sport 210%
Tour 120%
Eco 50%
Max Speed: 25Km/h

Display: Intuvia Macina LCD Display Remote with walk assist
Battery: Powerpack 13.8Ah – 500Wh
Weight: 22.3kg

See the 2017 Macina Lycan 271 testing review, for sale purchase price info, Macina sizes and more at Merlincycles.com…



Trek Super Commuter+ 8S speeds up the ride to work

2017 Trek Super Commuter 8S

 

Trek Super Commuter+ 8S spring 2017

Super Commuter

The team of 2017 Trek Super 8S designers want to make sure there’s no reason to hit the snooze button when your morning ride to work feels like a dream with the Trek electric bicycle. Makes life Super fun getting where you need to go exactly where you want to be in superstar style.

E-bikes continue to grow in popularity, and there is no mistaking their practicality for the commute to work or running errands by bike. Along with better technologies, these e-bikes are also starting to look better too. A good example is their new commuter with Super power which combines decent looks (for an e-bike of course) with a boost of speed and improved usability.

2017 Trek Super e-bike Commuter Bosch 8S power_pack

Like many others, they looked to Bosch to supply the electric oomph, pairing a 500Wh PowerPack battery with the 350W Performance Speed motor, and a Purion display showing battery level, range, speed & more. The bike’s motor can get you up to 28mph (45km/h) and its battery is even protected by a special downtube armor plate. Integrated fenders are a sensible touch, with the rear fender even building in integrated pannier support to haul your bags on the way to the office…

Trek E-bike disc brake


The 8S alloy frame with its integrated downtube battery gets paired with a thru-axle carbon fork while Trek selected Shimano’s SLX rear derailleur to manage the 1×11 drivetrain and wide 11-42 cassette. Deore hydraulic brakes keep you from getting too rowdy as you zip around town. Predictably, Bontrager components finish out the stem, bars, saddle & seatpost. Formula wheels with double walled rims and sealed bearings pair with fat 2.4″ Schwalbe Super Moto-X 650b tires for durable rolling stock with ample grip to lay down the pedal assist.

The Super is available only in red, comes in four sizes (45, 50, 55 & 60cm), and retails for a cool $5000. Only available through your local dealer, this one will add a little Get Up N’ Go to your otherwise steady commute.

Super Commuter

SUPER RAD RED(color)

 

2018 Breezer Squall Expert LE Hardtail

Breezer Squall Expert LE 2018 Right Fit

Squall Right■Fit

 

 

$999.00

SIZING INFO HERE

For Sale 28% Off of $1,500.00

 

 

 

■■■ Pair the D’Fusion Right Fit frame with mountain worthy components, and go home after riding with a huge grin!


Joe Breeze has been a true diehard for mtn-bikers as a leader for innovation for nearly forty years, while just a few years back the Squall was a perfect example of amazing value, paired with Breezer’s great design. So fast forward a few years with innovation and you get the 2018 Breezer Squall Expert, which still employs their D’Fusion tubing, including a unique D-shape profile on the top and down tubes near the head tube intersection and at the top tube-seat tube intersection. This helped reduced the stress that travels though those key joints, which keeps the Squall lively and reduces the risk of frame fatigue. In the rear triangle, D’Fusion tubing adds rigidity to the chainstays through a wider cross-section, while positioning the broad area outboard, to reduce chain suck. This eliminates the need for heavy gussets and keeps the Squall weight light and responsive.

Breezer Squall Expert LE Bike testing

So the big ?-mark for making it easier to size the wheel diameter, it’s now a simple decision and depends on what frame size you ride. It’s called the Right Fit concept, and what it does is match up the geometry of the frame with the wheel size that really enhances the performance of the bike. They found that for average to smaller size riders, a 27.5″ wheel really is the best way to go, since there are fewer compromises in fit–giving a bike that handles better, rides better, and feels better on the trail. For taller riders, it comes with 29er wheels that better match the way larger bikes handle. It’s an innovative solution that makes buying a mountain bike simple and takes some of your painstaking guesswork out of finding the right bike.
right fit bike sizes

Up front, the Squall utilizes RockShox’s 30 Silver 100mm fork with remote lockout to help smooth out the ride and soak up bumps and big hits. Shifting duties fall to a Shimano Deore/XT 2×10-speed drivetrain that gives you 20 gears to work with out on the trail. Stopping is handled by Shimano’s super reliable M395 hydraulic disc brakes. The Squall finishes with WTB SX/Shimano wheels, paired with Nineline Comp tires tires and Oval’s 300 saddle mated with the Oval 310 handlebar with matching Oval Concept grips, so you have a bike that’s ready to take you to the top. Enjoy the view from your Squall hardtail.

 

  • A sweet ride from the oldest mountain biking company started in the US

Sale Discounted — 27% off $899, now $649

Squall purchase and review info at Performancebicycle.com

 

Build Specs:

  • Frame: Breezer D’Fusion 6061 Expert Aluminum
  • Front Suspension: RockShox 30 Silver 100 mm Fork
  • Wheels: WTB SX rim laced to Shimano M4050 Centerlock disc hubs
  • Tires: WTB NineLine Comp 2.25″ tires (size XS-M: 27.5″; size ML-XL: 29er)
  • Front Mech: Shimano Deore
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore, 2×10 – speed
  • Rear Mech: Shimano XT, 10 speed
  • Crank: Shimano Deore, 38x24T
  • Cassette: Shimano 10-speed, 11-36T
  • Saddle: Oval 300, with custom graphics.
  • Seatpost: Oval 300, 27.2mm, zero offset
  • Grips: Oval Concepts
  • Headset: FSA, 1-1/8″ integrated
  • Brakeset: Shimano M395 Hydraulic Disc
  • Handlebar: Squall Oval 310 alloy


 

 



 

 

Merida Big Trail 600 650B Review

2017 Merida Big Trail 600 650b review
2017 Merida Big Trail 600 650b review

 

 

BIG.TRAIL 600

 

CONCEPT TECH SPECS

COLOR shiny blue (blue/grey)
FRAME SIZES
15″
17″
19″
21″
FRAME Merida Big Trail
FORK RST 600 FIRST 27.5+ 130 boost
DERAILLEUR REAR Sram NX 11
SHIFTERS Sram NX 11
BRAKE LEVER Tektro Gemini
BRAKES Tektro Gemini hydraulic 180
CRANKS Sram NX XSYNC 28 STEEL
CHAINGUARD MRP 1X TR upper
CHAIN KMC X11-1
HUBS FoBearing disc 15 boost / FoBearing disc boost
RIM MERIDA Expert TP
CASSETTE Sram PG-1130 11-42
TIRES Maxxis Rekon 27.5+ 2.8 fold
SPOKES Black stainless
HANDLEBAR STEM MERIDA Expert TR 35
HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT 35 760
HEADSET Conoid S-bearing neck
SEAT POST MERIDA EXPERT Dropper 30.9
SADDLE MERIDA Sport
WEIGHT 13.85 kg

 

 

12-148 THRU-AXLE ‘Boost’
In particular on both 29er and 650b wheels, Merida figured out if paired with a thru-axle the attributes to increase stiffness, make the huge benefits so desirable. Due to the widening of the hub spacing by 6mm, the spoke angles become flatter resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel. Besides that, the wider hubs and cranks with wider bottom brackets push the chain line further outwards and enable extra short chain stays for a more agile geometry.

 

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with increased diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.

 

SMART ENTRY
Internal cable routing perfected: Up to this point, the routing of cables inside frame tubes often had the unwanted side effect that they were able to move and produce noise. Our ‘Smart Entry’ allows the cables to be clamped under tension, resulting in rattle free cables even when it is getting rough. All cable inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of set up; Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake and gear cable housings etc.

 

DOWN TUBE EXIT
Due to a large cable exit in the Big Trail downtube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.

 

INTERNAL CABLE
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.

 

SMOOTH-WELDING
Besides top functionality, the frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.

 

LOCK-OUT
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked directly by moving a lever. This provides an optimum setup e. g. for rides on bumpy surfaces or for powerful sprints – not only during steeper uphill passages!

 

PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
MERIDA’s premium alloy represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.

 

HFS – HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.

 

POST-MOUNT DISC
The friction-free alignment of the brake caliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount caliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.


2018 Breezer Squall Sport LE Right Fit Review

2018 Breezer Squall Sport LE Right Fit Review



Breezer Squall Sport LE 2018 Right Fit Review

Squall Hardtail Mountain Bike


Joe Breeze, inducted to the hall-of-fame, has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly forty years, back in 2015 the Squall was a perfect example of Breezer design, and great value. So fast forward a few years with innovation and you get the 2018 Breezer Squall Sport, which still employs their D’Fusion tubing, including a unique D-shape profile on the top and down tubes near the head tube intersection and at the top tube-seat tube intersection. This reduces the stress that travels though these joints, which keeps the Squall lively and reduces the risk of frame fatigue. In the rear triangle, D’Fusion tubing adds rigidity to the chain-stays through a wider cross-section, while positioning the broad area outboard, to reduce chain suck. This eliminates the need for heavy gussets and keeps the Squall light and responsive.

Breezer Squall Sport LE Bike testing

So for sizing the wheel diameter, it’s now a simple decision and depends on what size frame you ride. It’s called the Right Fit concept, and what it does is match up the geometry of the frame with the MTB wheel size that really enhances the performance of the bike. They found that for average to smaller size riders, a 27.5″ wheel really is the best way to go, since there are fewer compromises in fit–giving a bike that handles better, rides better, and feels better on the trail. For taller riders, it comes with 29er wheels that better match the way larger bikes handle. It’s an innovative solution that makes buying a mountain bike simple and takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding the right bike.
right fit

Up front, the Squall features an SR Suntour XCT 100mm suspension fork with hydraulic speed lockout to help smooth out the ride and soak up bumps and big hits. Shifting duties fall to a Shimano 3×9-speed drivetrain that gives you 27 gears to work with out on the trail. Stopping is handled by a set of Tektro M285 hydraulic disc brakes. The Squall finishes with Vera Terra DPD16 wheels, paired with Vera EOS tires tires and a WTB Volt saddle and the Oval flat-bar so you have a bike that’s ready to take you to the top. Enjoy the view from your Squall hardtail.

 

  • Breezer rigid chainstays keep your Sport ride pinned on the trail with amazing climbing capabilities.
  • Shimano 3×9-speed components are durable and a great value
  • A great ride from the first and oldest company in the US
  • Squall D’Fusion tubing eliminates heavy welds and keeps the frame stiff and lively.

Sale Discounted — 27% off $899, now $649

Squall bike purchase and Review info

 

 



 



 

 

Merida Big Trail HT 800 Review

2017 Merida Big Trail 800 650b+ review
2017 Merida Big Trail 800 650b+ review

 

 

BIG.TRAIL 800

 

CONCEPT TECH SPECS

COLOR shiny black (red/grey)
FRAME SIZES
15″
17″
19″
21″
FRAME MERIDA BIG.TRAIL
FORK FS YARI RC 27.5″+ 130 BOOST TC
DERAILLEUR REAR Shimano SLX Shadow
SHIFTER Shimano XT M-8000 11
BRAKE LEVER Shimano M-8000
BRAKES Shimano M447 hydraulic 180mm centerlock
ROTORS Shimano M447 180 centerlock
CHAINGUARD MRP 1X TR upper
CHAIN KMC X11-1
HUBS FoBearing disc 15 boost / FoBearing disc boost
RIM MERIDA Expert TP
CASSETTE Shimano XT 11 11-46
TIRES Maxxis Rekon 27.5+ 2.8 fold
SPOKES Black stainless
STEM MERIDA Expert TR 35
HANDLEBAR MERIDA EXPERT 35 760
HEADSET Big Conoid S-bearing neck
SEAT POST MERIDA EXPERT Dropper 30.9
SADDLE MERIDA Sport
WEIGHT 13.47 kg

merida 650b review

12-148 THRU-AXLE ‘Boost’
In particular on both 29er and 650b+ wheels, Merida figured out if paired with a thru-axle the attributes to increase stiffness, make the huge benefits so desirable. Due to the widening of the hub spacing by 6mm, the spoke angles become flatter resulting in a stiffer and stronger wheel. Besides that, the wider hubs and cranks with wider bottom brackets push the chain line further outwards and enable extra short chain stays for a more agile geometry.

 

X-TAPER HEADTUBE
The best of two worlds: externally shaped head tube with bigger diameter at the bottom and weight saving smaller diameter at the top. ‘X-Taper Headtubes’ always come with tapered forks or correct adapters fitted. Result: superb stiffness and precise steering even in the toughest conditions without increasing the weight of the frame unnecessarily.

 

SMART ENTRY
Internal cable routing perfected: Up to this point, the routing of cables inside frame tubes often had the unwanted side effect that they were able to move and produce noise. Our ‘Smart Entry’ allows the cables to be clamped under tension, resulting in rattle free cables even when it is getting rough. All cable inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with any kind of set up; Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake and gear cable housings etc.

 

DOWN TUBE EXIT
Due to a large cable exit in the down tube, “Down Tube Exit” additionally puts an end to awkward handling of internally routed cables.

 

INTERNAL CABLE
Elaborately shaped frame designs with special inlets and outlets for internally routed brake and/or shifter cables. “Clean” in a double sense: The bike looks uncluttered while the cables are protected effectively from moisture and dirt.

 

SMOOTH-WELDING
Besides top functionality, Big Trail frames also have to offer a convincing visual appearance. The second welding process during Smooth Welding evens the connecting welding seam – an elaborate concept for a brilliant look without compromises to stability.

 

LOCK-OUT
The suspension fork and/or the shock unit of your MERIDA bike can be locked directly by moving a lever. This provides an optimum setup e. g. for rides on bumpy surfaces or for powerful sprints – not only during steeper uphill passages!

 

PROLITE 66 TRIPLE BUTTED ALUMINUM
MERIDA’s premium alloy review represents extremely durable and light aluminium of high-end quality. Triple-butted wall thicknesses result not only in exciting frame designs: First of all, they offer an optimum Stiffness-to-Weight (STW) ratio.

 

HFS – HYDRO FORMING SYSTEM
The mechanical TFS process works from the outside to the inside. In contrast, the complex Hydroforming concept shapes the frame by pushing hot oil under hydraulic high pressure from the inside to the outside. Material: Prolite 66 aluminium.

 

POST-MOUNT DISC
The friction-free alignment of the brake caliper is considerably eased by direct mounting of the post-mount caliper at the rear dropout. Adaptable to different brake disc sizes thanks to the utilization of differently dimensioned adapters.


2018 Breezer Squall Right Fit Hardtail

Breezer Squall Right Fit review



Breezer Squall Blue  2018 Right Fit review

Squall Hardtail Mountain Bike


Joe Breeze, induct to the hall-of-fame, has been at the forefront of innovation for years, so back in 2015 the Squall was a perfect example of Breezer design, and great value. So fast forward a few years with innovation and you get the 2018 Breezer Squall, which still employs their D’Fusion tubing, including a unique D-shape profile on the top and down tubes near the head tube intersection and at the top tube-seat tube intersection. This reduces the stress that travels though these joints, which keeps the Squall lively and reduces the risk of frame fatigue. In the rear triangle, D’Fusion tubing adds rigidity to the chain-stays through a wider cross-section, while positioning the broad area outboard, to reduce chain suck. This eliminates the need for heavy gussets and keeps the Squall light and responsive.

right fit bike sizes

 

So for sizing the wheel diameter, it’s now a simple decision and depends on what size frame you ride. It’s called the Right Fit concept, and what it does is match up the geometry of the frame with the MTB wheel size that really enhances the performance of the bike. They found that for average to smaller size riders, a 27.5″ wheel really is the best way to go, since there are fewer compromises in fit–giving a bike that handles better, rides better, and feels better on the trail. For taller riders, it comes with 29er wheels that better match the way larger bikes handle. It’s an innovative solution that makes buying a mountain bike simple and takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding the right bike.
Breezer Squall Right Fit  review

 

Up front, the Squall features an SR Suntour XCT 100mm suspension fork with hydraulic speed lockout to help smooth out the ride and soak up bumps and big hits. Shifting duties fall to a Shimano 3×7-speed drivetrain that gives you 21 gears to work with out on the trail. Stopping is handled by a set of Tektro mechanical disc brakes. The Squall finishes with Vera Terra DPD18 wheels, paired with Vera EOS tires tires and Oval’s comfy saddle for the trail, while Oval’s flatbar provide a MTB ready to take you to the top. Enjoy the view from your Squall hardtail.

 

  • Breezer rigid chainstays provide amazing climbing capability.
  • Shimano 3×7-speed components are durable and incredible value
  • A great ride from the first and oldest company in the US
  • Squall D’Fusion tubing eliminates heavy welds and keeps the frame stiff and lively.

Sale Discount — 30% off $649, now $449

Squall bike purchase and Review info

 

 



 

Nordest Cycles Bardino 27.5+

Nordest Cycles Bardino 27.5+ M1

Nordest Cycles Bardino 27.5+ M1

 
For a while the bike designer behind the titanium bikes of Jerónimo Cycles in the Canary Islands has been teasing a new, affordable steel mountain bike project they’ve been developing. The details are in and it turns out that they’ve spun off a separate bike brand that will focus on producing performance steel bikes – Nordest Cycles. A more complete bike line-up is planned for introduction at the end of the summer, but for now they are introducing the first bike that will go through a crowdfunding campaign starting in a about a week to get it out to riders faster. The Nordest Bardino is a 4130 steel 27.5+ hardtail designed in Tenerife for enduro riding, built around a 160mm fork, and available in reasonably priced frame, frameset, and complete bike options to hit a trail near you…



 

After several months of testing the final prototypes over the winter in Spain & Portugal the new Bardino is ready to head into production.

Nordest_Bardino frame

The double butted 4130 chromoly frame gets the most recent crop of contemporary trail bike tech and features. That means low, long & slack geometry optimized for short 40mm stems, plus the ability to run true plus-sized 27.5+ tires or for wide twenty niner trail tires. That amounts to clearance up to 27.5×3″ or 29×2.5″ thanks to a plate style drive side chain-stay yoke design.

Nordest_Bardino steel blue frame

With a 65° head angle and built for 160mm 27.5″ forks, the bikes get a 44mm gusseted head-tube for tapered steerers.

 

The bottom bracket sticks with 73mm threaded, and gets ISCG05 tabs for whatever type of trouble you want to get into.

Bardino 73mm bb

Out back a replaceable set of dropouts provide Boost 148 spacing, but also potential flexibility in the future for other builds (single-speed maybe?) Routing is all external for easy setup, but does get a port in the seat tube for stealth dropper routing.

Unlike their sister company’s made-in-Europe ti bikes, these all come out of a factory in Taiwan. And with that comes affordability. The Bardino is available as a frame-only for just 550€, including shipping through the EU.

 Bardino M1

All the frames then make their way to Spain where they get built up for each rider. So throw in a bit more scratch and from 1540€ you can get a frame kit with a Fox trail fork and a Cane Creek headset. Frame kit customization will even let you piece together a dropper seat-post, a complete Thomson cockpit kit, or a Chris King headset as your budget allows.

Bardino_M2

Complete bikes will be available in two builds: the 2500€ Bardino M2 shown above with a Fox 36 Performance fork, an SLX 1×11 group, and Thomson covert dropper; or the 3300€ Bardino M1 shown below with an XT build upgraded to a Fox 36 Factory FIT4 fork.

The Bardino is available in three stock sizes – M, M/L & L – with the middle one claiming a frame weight of 2650g. All of the new Nordest frames will come with a 5 year warranty, and we should expect to see more bikes available as Nordest fills out the line sometime this September.

NordestCycles.com

2016 Diamondback Lux Comp 27.5 Women’s Hardtail Bike – Review

Diamondback Lux Comp 27.5 Women's Hardtail Bike

Diamondback Lux Comp 27.5 Women's MTB Review

 

Lux 27.5 Comp Women’s HT

$600 sale/save 50%





Diamondback generally rides that fine-line between the newest technology paired with proven parts all with a budget Diamondback mindset that will remove all hesitations from getting on a mountain bike. The Diamondback Lux employs the latest trend in wheel size as to not reach all the way up to twenty-niner but to still go bigger than the old fashioned 26 inches. This 650b wheelset shown here represents the best of both of these worlds. As the Lux now provides supreme roll-over ability while still allowing for smaller frame sizes without massive toe-overlap and strange geometry. The Lux brings this technology to the mainstream with a great component package that will get anyone out on the trail.
db lux 27.5 fork

 

 

A hydroformed aluminum Lux 27.5 frame isn’t just there to bring a flashy paint job. Its flashy design and inherent corrosion resistance paired with the subtle bump absorption of the Rock Shox XC 30, TK-27.5″ w/turn key lockout, 100mm travel, ext. rebound, compression adjustable fork makes this a chassis worth building on! Similarly the Diamondback proprietary wheelset wrapped in Schwalbe Rapid Rob 2.25 inch wide mountain tires will stay strong and true for a long time. With this foundation, and a Shimano Deore M610 3×10 drivetrain with ample gears you’re ready for whatever the trail throws your way.
2016 women's lux comp

 

 

Not to be left behind, the Lux is also outfitted with Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Disc with – 180mm front/160mm rear rotors. These brakes will give you consistent all-weather stopping power so you can keep all of that newly found speed on your Fabulous Lux under control. Head out onto the trail with the Lux and you’ll never long for the pavement again!

See the 2016 Lux Comp 27.5 testing review, for sale price info, Lux sizes and more at DB.com

Silverback Sola 1

Mondraker Sola 1 Testing Review

Mondraker Sola 1 Testing Review

 

 

 

SOLA 1

£1,399.00

 

Hardtail Aluminium XC 29er
F: 100mm
12.39kg
Rockshox Recon Silver
WTB STP i19 Rims with Deore Hubs
Shimano XT/SLX 2×11 Drivetrain
Shimano Deore Brakes

Silverback Sola Red

 

SOLA 1

 

SOLA 1

The Sola range is designed for the performance orientated and weight conscious cross country rider. The all-new alloy frame is very lightweight, with carefully designed tubing profiles resulting in great stiffness and comfort in key areas. All models come with compact tapered head tubes and short chain stays ensuring direct and precise handling characteristics. The larger 29 wheels smooth out the trails, inspiring confidence over rough terrain.

 

Full Length Cable Housing

 

No exposed cable means that your bike shifts crisper and smoother for longer. Cable and housing replacements are quick and easy.

 

Threaded BB

 

A standard threaded bottom bracket shell makes for quick and simple maintenance, and many trouble free miles.

 

SBC Thru Axle

 

Rear thru axle provides a stiff and secure fastening of the rear wheel. The frame supports the 142 x 12mm standard and enhances rear wheel tracking in rough trail conditions for added rider control.

 

Tapered Headtube

 

Steering precision and front wheel tracking is improved with a tapered headtube and suspension fork.

 

GEOMETRY

 

FRAME SIZES S M L XL
A SEAT TUBE C/T 400 450 500 550
B HEAD TUBE ANGLE 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.5
C SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73 73 73 73
D TOP TUBE 575 605 625 645
E REACH 384.5 414.5 433.5 449
F CHAINSTAY LENGTH 438 438 438 438
G BB HEIGHT 308 308 308 308
H WHEELBASE 1067 1097 1117 1138
I HEAD TUBE LENGTH 105 105 110 125
J STACK 622.5 622.5 627 641.5
K STANDOVER 767.5 802.5 833 867.5

SPHERE | BUTTERFLY

 

THE SPHERE IS THE BEST WAY TO EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS. AND IT DOESN’T GET ANY GREATER THAN THIS.

Travel 100mm
Weight 12.39kg
Color Aston Black / Watermelon Red / Blood Red / Arctic White
Size S, M, L, XL

SPECIFICATIONS

SOLA 1 Technical Specifications

  • Frame: 29” Butted 6061 Aluminium, Tapered 1-1/8” – 1.5” Headtube, Shimano Pressfit BB, 12mm Thru Axle Rear
  • Fork: Rockshox Recon Silver RL 29″, 100mm Travel, Solo Air, Tapered Alloy Steerer, Remote OneLoc Sprint, QR15 Dropout, Post Mount Disc
  • Rims: WTB STP i19 29″, Rim Width : 19mm, 32 hole drilling, Disc Only, Black Anodized; PV drilled, Pinned Joint, Tubeless Compliant
  • Hubs: Rear: Shimano Deore FH-M618, Centre Lock Disc Mount, Adjustable Cup & Cone Angular Contact Bearings, 142 x 12mm, Cassette, Black Front: Shimano Deore HB-M618, Centre Lock DiscMount, Adjustable Cup & Cone Angular Contact Bearings, 15mm Axle, Black
  • Tires: Maxxis Crossmark, 29” x 2.1, 120TPI, Folding, Black

  • Stem: Sector, 3D Forged 6061 Alloy, S/M: 80mm; L: 90mm; XL: 100mm 7° x Dia 31.8mm, Black
  • Handlebar: Sector Plane, 6061 Double Butted Alloy, W: 700mm, Back Sweep: 9° x Dia 31.8mm
  • Seatpost: Sector Level, Alloy, Dia 31.6mm, S/M: 350mm; L/XL: 400mm, Black

  • Saddle: Sector, Cr-Mo Black Rails

  • Brake set: Shimano Deore BL/BR-M615, Open Hydraulic System,
    Rotors: Front: 180mm; Rear: 160mm, Centre Lock, Black
  • Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M8000 w/Optical Display, 2×11 Trigger, Black

  • Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX FD-M7025-11-H, Dual Pull, High Clamp 34.9mm

  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow Tech Plus RD-M8000, 11 Speed, Black

  • Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11 Speed, 11-40T

  • Crankset: Shimano XT FCM8000, 36/26T, S: 170mm, 175mm For All Other Sizes

  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano SM-BB71, Pressfit

Review for SOLA 1

Proceed Terra 9 Carbon Frame

Proceed Terra 9 Carbon_frame




 
Proceed Terra 9 blue/matte Carbon

 

 

 

 

 

TERRA 9

Get above it all with the assistance of a carbon frameset.

Proceed’s Terra 9 is super-light and responsive; top off with the finishing kit of your choosing and you’ll have the ultimate race-ready hardtail. Featuring Proceed’s unique layup of unidirectional fibers for optimal strength-to-weight ratio, their “massive box technology” for a strong and stiff bottom bracket, and strong tapered headtube, this Terra 9 is a hearty hardtail that can tackle any terrain.

Proceed Terra 9 Carbon_frame

 

While the chainstays are slightly oval Proceed combined it with a 27.2mm seatpost to provide a positive damping effect when the trail is providing too much feedback while a stiff tapered steerer offers great climbing performance with stable handling during fast, technical descents.


 



Features:

Material: Carbon Fiber (Frame) and Aluminium (Inserts at BB)
Bottom Bracket: 73mm BSA
Brake Type: Disc – hydraulic, 160mm
Cable Routing: Internal
Headtube Design: Tapered
Rear Axle: 12x142mm TA or 135mm QR
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm

Buy Proceed Frame and fork from ChainReaction, the World’s Biggest Online Store… for bicycles.

Terra 9 Customer Reviews

proceed carbon bb
 

Women’s Diamondback Lux ST 27.5 Mountain Bike

Diamondback Lux ST 27.5 Women's Mountain Bike

Diamondback Lux ST 27.5 Women's Mountain Bike

 

Lux 27.5 ST Women’s HT

$500 sale/save 20%





The Diamondback setup rides the line between the newest technology mated with proven parts all with a budget Diamondback mindset that will remove all hesitations from getting in to mountain biking. The Diamondback Lux employs the latest trend in mountain bike wheel size as to not reach all the way up to 29 inches but to still go bigger than the old fashioned 26 inches. The 650b wheelset represents the best of both of these worlds. As the Lux now provides supreme roll-over ability while still allowing for smaller frame sizes without massive toe-overlap and strange geometries. The Lux brings this technology to the mainstream in a sporty ST package that will get anyone out on the trail.
db lux 27.5 fork

A hydroformed aluminum frame of the Lux 27.5 isn’t just there to bring a flashy paint job. Its light weight design and inherent corrosion resistance paired with the subtle bump absorption of the SR Suntour XCT fork makes this a chassis worth building on! Similarly the Diamondback proprietary wheelset wrapped in Chaoyang Hornet 2.1 inch wide mountain tires will stay strong and true for a long time. With this foundation, and a Shimano Altus/Aries 3×8 drivetrain with ample gears you’re ready for whatever the trail throws your way.
lux st saddle
Not to be left behind, the Lux is also outfitted with Tektro Aries mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors. These brakes will give you consistent all-weather stopping power so you can keep all of that newfound speed on your Fabulous Lux under control. Head out onto the trail with the Lux and you’ll never long for the pavement again!

See the Lux ST 27.5 testing review, for sale price info, Lux sizes and more at DB.com

Scapin Oraklo 29 OR740 XX1

Scapin Oraklo 29 XX1 Eagle
SXX1


 

 

ORAKLO

 

 

 

Although Scapin Bikes are not the most well known MTB  brand, this Italian company continues some of the raddest and most beautiful hardtail bikes in the dirt category. Again for 2017, Scapin Bikes has released its new 29er carbon hardtail which has had a solid 5-years of mountain bike testing, while still dubbed the Oraklo.

Scapin Oraklo 29 XX1 Eagle

 

 

What differentiates and makes the Oraklo incredibly strong is its higher quality full carbon layup frame. They utilized unidirectional Toray T1000 carbon and features a one piece construction method. Weighing in so minimal, the incredibly lightweight Oraklo frame is available with different kinds of colors and mountain bike components to trim it out.

 

oraklo '17

 

The fantastic looking Scapin Oraklo 29 is loaded with several modern touches, which makes this Carbon Hardtail Mountain Bike a very promising dirt racing machine. Its state-of-the-art features include a tapered head tube, internal cable routing, press-fit bottom bracket, and post mount disc tabs.

 


Research on innovative, unique, particular and high-end solutions: seen from the side, the frame reveals the powerful tension of its structure. The particular form of the frame was designed in order to make the most out of the elasticity of the material and, thanks to a specifically studied fibre alignment, to make it more flexible and thus comfortable and at the same time resistant. The tests done on the new 148 axle show that its structure reacts better to stress compared to the previous version, with a 13% increase in the front end and a 14% increase in the rear end. The slightly revised and updated geometry has lowered the central movement by 5 mm which makes the whole structure more manageable and stable.

 

EQUIPMENT SPECS

  • SX X1E
    FRAME ORAKLO Carbon Monocoque T1000 / T800 with CFS Dynamic Control
    FORK RS1 RockShox RS1 29″ (100mm) TAP 15mm
    GROUPSET Sram XX1E 12V
    CRANKSET Sram XX1E DM B148 (36T)
    B. B. Sram
    R. DER Sram XX1E 12V
    SHIFTERS Sram XX1E Grip Shift 12V
    BRAKES Shimano XTR BR M9000
    DISC Shimano RT86S
    CASSETTE Sram XG 1299 (10-50)
    CHAIN Sram PC-XX1
    SEATPOST Ritchey WCS BLACK
    SADDLE Sella Italia SLR MG
    STEM Ritchey WCS C-220 73D BB Black
    HANDLEBAR Ritchey Comp 2X 9D 710mm BB Black
    WHEELS / TIRES OPT. ZTR Crest + Miche 966 Hubs F.15mm R:12mm / Vittoria Barzo TNT 2.25
    WHEELS / TIRES OPT. Mavic Crossmax Elite F:15mm R:12mm/ Vittoria Barzo TNT 2.25
    WHEELS / TIRES OPT. ZTR Crest+Miche 966 F:15m R:12mm / Vittoria Barzo TNT 2.25 solo forcella RS1

 

 

Brand-X HT-01 – 27.5 – Hardtail Frame Review

Brand-X HT-01 - 27.5 Hardtail Frame



HT-01 650B STEEL/REAL

£112

Sale/ 25% Off of £149.99

 

 

From backcountry single track to trail center assaults, the Brand-X HT-01 is an aggressive trail hardtail that has been designed with fast paced, action packed epics in mind. All you have to do now is bring your newest HT-01 build along for the ride!

Brand-X




A super-light 6061-T6 aluminium frame has been triple-butted to reduce weight and tune the tubeset for great handling and comfort. The long top tube length allows freedom of movement over the front of the bike for improved handling and control when using shorter stems and wider bars.

Brand-X HT-01 - 27.5 Hardtail  

 

The aggressive trail geometry has been designed around 650b wheels and when paired with a good 120mm travel fork, the HT-01 urges you to push the boundaries with surefooted, confidence inspiring handling!

brand-x_tapered_ht

The HT-01 also includes a replaceable gear hanger and ISCG tabs to allow you to run a chainguide.

 

Features:

  • Frame: Mechanically Formed Triple Butted 6061-T6 Aluminium HT Frame
  • Fork Range: Designed for a 120mm fork but can take up to a 130mm fork
  • Frame Certification: ISO 4210
  • 2 Year HT-1 Warranty

Specs:

  • For use with 650b wheels
  • 135mm QR rear hub spacing
  • Tapered headtube 44/56mm Tapered  ZS44/28.6 | ZS56/40
  • 31.6mm seat post size
  • 34.9mm seat collar Size
  • 73mm BSA bottom bracket size
  • IS rear brake mount
  • ISCG 05 tabs
  • Max Tire Size: 2.3″
  • Weight: 2.04kg (medium HT-01 frame)
  • Sizes: Small 15.5″, Medium 17.5″ and Large 19″

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2016 Ragley Blue Pig Steel Hardtail Frame /For Sale

2016 Ragley Blue Pig Steel Hardtail Bike



BLUEPIG 27.5 STEEL/REAL

£199

Sale/ 56% Off of £449.99

 

 

The original Ragley Bluepig hardcore hardtail made out of steel just got better! In case you are not familiar with the Ragley range, the Bluepig is the Steel version of their Alloy Mmmbop. First launched back in 2008, the original Bluepig defined what a modern Steel hardtail frame should be: Strong, light and adaptable with confidence inspiring geometry that is huge fun to ride!

ragley bluepig black w/orange




Building on the success of the original, they wanted the new Bluepig to keep the soul of the old frame by retaining as many of the original features as possible: It is still made from custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly Steel and features classic Ragley attributes such as: 44mm headtube, 3 Finger Bridge, Taperlite seat tube and chainstay mounted disc brake caliper. To bring the frame right up to date we have added a whole host of new features such as 27.5” wheel compatibility, a stiffer bolt through rear end using exchangeable dropouts which will allow you to run whichever standard you desire (142x12m or QR), better tyre & stand-over clearance and stealth dropper compatibility.

2016 Blue Pig frame aqua_blue

 

 

The updated Bluepig trail geometry has been designed from the ground up for the new 27.5” wheel size: dropping the bottom bracket to an aggressive 305mm. They loved the 425mm chainstay length on the old frame so much that they redesigned the 3 finger bridge to make clearance for the bigger wheels without the need for longer stays. When matched with a 150mm fork and a short stem, the 64˚ head angle (66˚ in the Sag), low BB, bigger wheels and revised geometry result in a long, low and planted feeling Bluepig bike with improved handling, rollover and grip to really inspire confidence at speed; especially over steep and technical terrain.

ragley black w/orange frame

The Bluepig is a blend of DH stability and uphill tenacity. It will descend and climb with such contradiction that you will be left scratching your head! It is at home on any terrain but happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents! From tearing up your local singletrack, back country adventures in the middle of nowhere, smashing out runs in the Alps or racing Enduro; it will take whatever you can throw at it!

2016 Ragley Blue Pig Steel Hardtail Bike

“The combination of the slack head angle and long-travel fork is a winning combination, and if you haven’t ridden a hardtail for a long time, I’d urge giving the Blue Pig a go, as it might just open your eyes to how capable this sort of aggro hardtail is.”
PinkBike, Jan 2016

 

Read the full review HERE.

 

Features:

  • Use: All Mountain/Enduro frame
  • Material: Custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly steel
  • Fork range: Optimised for a 150mm fork with a tapered steerer and external lower headset cup but can accommodate 140/150/160mm forks
  • Brakes: Chainstay mounted post disc brake mount, max rotor size 180mm
  • ISCG Standard: 05 Tabs
  • Head Angle: 64˚Static (66˚ Sagged at 25%)
  • Seat Angle: 72˚
  • Chainstay length: 425mm
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm
  • Rear Axle: 142x12mm Formula bolt through Axle as standard (Adaptors are available to convert to QR) – Actual axle length -159mm
  • Seat Collar: 34.9mm
  • Front Derailleur: 34.9mm Band Top Pull
  • BB Shell: 73mm BSA
  • Headset: 44mm Standard – ZS44/28.6 | EC44/40
  • Wheel Size: 27.5”
  • Max Tire Size: 2.4”
  • Weight: 6.5lbs/2.9kgs (18” Frame)
  • Warranty: 5 Year Warranty and lifetime crash replacement
  • Certification: ISO 4210 Certified
  • Additional Features:
  • Frame comes with Formula Rear Axle, Ragley Chainstay protector and Ragley QR SeatclampTaperlite Seat tube with stealth dropper compatibility
  • Three Finger” chainstay bridge is exclusive to Ragley, and allows massive tyre clearance and gives resilience to any attempted chainsuck/derailment. You can fit 27.5” wheels with 2.4in rubber without any chainring or tyre clearance issues
  • Bolt on Cable guides located on the underside of the top tube/downtube allow for neat and tidy adaptable routing to suit your set up

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Scapin Kyoto 29 Mountain Bike Testing Review

Scapin Kyoto 29 Review Testing
Scapin Kyoto 29 Review Testing

 



 

 

KYOTO

 

 

 

Although Scapin Bicycles aren’t a big name brand, this Italian company continues some of the raddest and most beautiful hardtail bikes in the dirt category. Again for 2017, Scapin Bikes has released its new 29er alloy hardtail which has had a solid 5-years of mountain bike testing, while still dubbed the Kyoto.

 

 

What differentiates and makes the Kyoto incredibly strong is its higher quality double-butted alu frame. They utilized double-butted material to bring the weight down, so that the incredibly responsive Kyoto frame is ready to tear it up this coming summer with great quality MTB specific components to trim it out.

 

 

The fantastic looking Scapin Kyoto 29 is loaded with several modern touches, which makes this Alloy Hardtail Mountain Bike a very promising singletrack machine. Its state-of-the-art features include a tapered head tube, internal cable routing, press-fit bottom bracket, and post mount disc tabs.

 




The entry level in the front-end provides fun, quality and safety, with an eye on the budget. It presents frame hydroformed double thickness with unique shapes and geometries for 29 “. Born from Scapin great experience in the world of XC races, Kyoto presents very compact rear, to ensure shutter and reactivity and a front end with an excursion of 100mm fork, to safely attack any terrain. It ‘available in five versions with three fork options and two sets of wheels.
Among the fittings, also a version with single crown and sprocket from 12/46.

 

EQUIPMENT SPECS

Specs
FRAME Kyoto – Alu/ Alloy 6061 Double Butted
FORK RST Blaze MCL 29 ” (100mm) TAP 15mm
GROUPSET Shimano XT Mix 20S.
CRANKSET Shimano FC M617 (38 / 24T)
B. B. Shimano
R. DER Shimano FD-M618 D6
SHIFTERS Shimano XT RD M781 GS
BRAKES Shimano BR AM315
DISC Shimano RT86S
CASSETTE Shimano HG50 CS
CHAIN Shimano
SEATPOST X.Feel AM608
SADDLE Sella Italia X-BASE
STEM X.Feel RAS D618 Black
HANDLEBAR X.Feel MHD A6056 Black
WHEELS / TIRES OPT. X.Feel Black Disc 6 Bolt / Vee Rubber
WHEELS / TIRES OPT. Mavic XM119 + Sh. RM33 F: 9 R.! 0mm / Victory Saguaro Rigid
PEDALS Alloy

 

 

2017 Mondraker Leader Xtralite 29 Testing Review

Mondraker Leader 29er Review Testing 2017

 

FOR SALE PRICE £ 795.00 — 0% off

 

Mondraker Leader 29er Review Testing 2017

 

 

Leader Xtralite Hardtail /XC PRO

 

 

Highlights…

Xtralight Full Butted Frameset
Suntour XCR Coil RL Air 100mm Fork
MDK-XP1 Tubeless Wheelset
Shimano Deore/SLX 10sp Drivetrain
Tektro HDM285 hydraulic brake160mm Brakes

 

■■■ ONE BIKE. ENTIRE MOUNTAIN! …

 

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
13,500 grams(13.5 kg) / (29.7639lbs)
Material
Xtralite Mondraker Aluminium 6061 Frame

Description

 

The Mondraker Leader fits into the realm of the fast and fun cross country bikes as it features a high-end alloy XC platform. The new models provide the best value bikes for all types of riding. The Leader uses full butted construction in the Xtralite frame and the addition of modern features such as internal cable routing which brings the bang of a bike completely up to speed.

With modern day geometry numbers and Mondraker design, along with forward thinking technology. The bike is no slouch.

Mondraker Leader bike review

Slimline and refined, the Leader makes yet another leap to the forefront of the XC field. Which presents a new concept in integration that takes the XC bike yet to another higher level. The new Leader offers the latest in Racing geometry for the world of cross-country with a lower control post and a pedal position unique in its segment. Its design combined with the Xtralight frame makes the front of the bike more compact, thus achieving greater stiffness thats superior to many other systems.

Mondraker Leader bike 29er testing

 



 

To finalize the spec list, there is a full Leader list located below.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame: Xtralite Aluminium 6061 Full Butted, tapered head tube, BSA bottom bracket, rear axel QR 9mm, HHG shift cable routing..
  • Fork: Suntour XCR Coil RL Air Remote lockout, 9mm qr-axle w/ 100mm travel
  • Brake levers /Rear Shifter:  Tektro HDM285 hydraulic brake, Shimano Deore SL-M610, Rapidfire plus, 2x10v.
  • Brakes:  Tectro M-315 with resin pads/ 160mm rotors
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M610-L Top Swing, double pull 2x10s.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M610 10speed
  • Cassette: SunRace 11-36T 10-speed
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Cranks: Suntour XCM 2x10s 36/22T, 24mm axle, 170mm cranks in sizes S/M and 175mm in sizes L/XL.
  • Wheels: MDK-XP1 Tubeless wheelset, w/ Leader color
  • Tires: Kenda Small Block Eight 2.10
  • Seat: Leader /Selle Royal with exclusive custom design
  • Stem: MDK XC 3D forged 6061 T6 aluminium, +/-6º angle, 80mm length size S/M, 90mm length size L/XL.
  • Handlebar: MDK XC 0.2 Aluminium 6061 T6 double butted. 4.8mm rise, width: 710mm, 9º back-sweep, 0º upsweep, 31.8mm barbore.
  • Seatpost: MDK XC. Casting 6061 T6 aluminium. 27.2 x 400mm
  • Pricing: Leader — Listed Above..

2017 Mondraker MTB/ 29 testing review…

 

Mondraker Leader Complete

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2017 Mondraker Leader Xtralite 27.5 Testing Review

Mondraker Leader Xtralite 27.5 Testing Review

 

FOR SALE PRICE £ 795.00 — 0% off

 

2017 Mondraker Leader Xtralite 27.5 Testing Review

 

 

Leader Xtralite Hardtail /XC PRO

 

 

Highlights…

Xtralight Full Butted Frameset
Suntour XCR Coil RL Air 100mm Fork
MDK-XP1 Tubeless Wheelset
Shimano Deore/SLX 10sp Drivetrain
Tektro HDM285 Hydraulic Brakes, 160mm Rotors

 

■■■ ONE BIKE. ENTIRE MOUNTAIN! …

 

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
13,500 grams(13.5 kg) / (29.7639lbs)
Material
Xtralite Mondraker Aluminium 6061 Frame

Description

 

The Mondraker Leader fits into the realm of the fast and fun cross country bikes as it features a high-end alloy XC platform. The new models provide the best value bikes for all types of riding. The Leader uses full butted construction in the Xtralite frame and the addition of modern features such as internal cable routing which brings the bang of a bike completely up to speed.

With modern day geometry numbers and Mondraker design, along with forward thinking technology. The bike is no slouch.

Mondraker Leader Bike Review

Slimline and refined, the Leader makes yet another leap to the forefront of the XC field. Which presents a new concept in integration that takes the XC bike yet to another higher level. The new Leader offers the latest in Racing geometry for the world of cross-country with a lower control post and a pedal position unique in its segment. Its design combined with the Xtralight frame makes the front of the bike more compact, thus achieving greater stiffness thats superior to many other systems.

Mondraker Leader Xtralite 27.5 Testing

 



 

To finalize the spec list, there is a full Leader list located below.

TECH SPECS

  • Frame: Xtralite Aluminium 6061 Full Butted, tapered head tube, BSA bottom bracket, rear axel QR 9mm, HHG shift cable routing..
  • Fork: Suntour XCR Coil RL Air Remote lockout, 9mm qr-axle w/ 100mm travel
  • Brake levers /Rear Shifter: Tektro HDM285 hydraulic brake, Shimano Deore SL-M610, Rapidfire plus, 2x10v.
  • Brakes: Tectro M-315 with resin pads/ 160mm rotors
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M610-L Top Swing, double pull 2x10s.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano SLX RD-M610 10speed
  • Cassette: SunRace 11-36T 10-speed
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Cranks: Suntour XCM 2x10s 36/22T, 24mm axle, 170mm cranks in sizes S/M and 175mm in sizes L/XL.
  • Wheels: MDK-XP1 Tubeless wheelset, w/ Leader color
  • Tires: Kenda Small Block Eight 2.10
  • Seat: Leader /Selle Royal with exclusive custom design
  • Stem: MDK XC 3D forged 6061 T6 aluminium, +/-6º angle, 80mm length size S/M, 90mm length size L/XL.
  • Handlebar: MDK XC 0.2 Aluminium 6061 T6 double butted. 4.8mm rise, width: 710mm, 9º back-sweep, 0º upsweep, 31.8mm barbore.
  • Seatpost: MDK XC. Casting 6061 T6 aluminium. 400mm length.
  • Pricing: Leader — Listed Above..

Mondraker MTB/ 27.5 testing review 2017…

 

Mondraker Leader '17 complete bike

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2017 Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29 Hardtail Review

2017 Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29 Hardtail Review

2017 Diamondback Overdrive Pro 29 Hardtail Review

Overdrive Pro 29 Bike

 

Pricing — $699

Weight — 28 lbs.





With Diamondback’s aluminum frame that employs key details like forged dropouts and butted / formed tubes with a neutral geometry, it turns out a lightweight and responsive Diamondback Mountain Bike on the trail. The 2017 Diamondback Overdrive is a classic hardtail with a perfect component group to match its level of trail performance. The Overdrive was made for riders who relish speed and want to knock some time off their personal bests.

 

 

While 29 in. wheels on the Diamondback make it roll mach-9 down straightaways, but don’t be misled it’s ample easy to control in tighter spots without sacrificing too much traction and speed like it’s 27.5 version. It also utilizes a RockShox Reba RL 120mm fork for smooth suspension action with lockout, and professional adjustment.

 

 
For more Overdrive geometry, review , purchase and more at REI.com

TECH SPECS

Use MTB
Frame Overdrive Butted 6061-T6 Aluminum 29
Fork RockShox Reba RL
Fork Travel 120mm
Crankset Shimano Deore M617, 36/22T
Bottom Bracket Shimano Outboard Bearing
Shifters Shimano SLX M670, 2×10-speed Rapidfire
Front derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M786 Shadow Plus, 10-speed
Rear cogs Shimano, 10 Speed, 11-42T
Number of gears 11
Brakes Shimano BR-M506 hydraulic disc, 180/160mm, center lock rotors
Brake Levers Shimano BR-M447 Hydraulic Lever w/ Reach Adjust
Rims Overdrive Blanchard 25, tubeless compatible
Front hub 32h SL-7, 15MM Thru-Axle, Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount
Rear hub 32h SL-7 Alloy w/ Center Lock Disc Mount, Cassette
Wheel size 29 inches
Tires Kenda Honey Badger 29×2.2″
Handlebar DB “Pro Bar”, 740mm Wide, 15mm Rise
Stem Overdrive 3D Forged, 7 Rise, 31.8 Bar Bore
Seat post Overdrive Alloy Micro Adjust 30.9mm
Saddle Overdrive Race M-series Saddle
Headset Overdrive FSA NO.42, Sealed Cartridge for Tapered Headtube
Chain SRAM PC-1130, 11 Speed, Power Link
Pedals Overdrive 4L Alloy Platform

 

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2017 Orbea Loki 27+ H30 Plus Hardtail Bike

U17-Loki_H30_27_black-orange

 

PRICE $1,299.00 – 5% off

 

H20 Anthracite Green/(Satin-Gloss Color)Orbea Loki 27+ H20 Black Satin Orange

27.5+ Black/(Purple-Gloss Color)

Blue Satin (Black-Gloss)

 

PLUS BIKE REVIEW /JensonUSA

 

 

This Orbea Loki isn’t the bike you bring home to mother. This is the one she tells you to stay away from because it will be a bad influence. This is the 27+ bike that will pull you away from you’re serious and “important” XC or endurance business and encourage you to part take in more mischievous deeds. Kicking out the bike tire, wheelies out of the corners, and grinning non-stop may become the new  style norm for you.

27+, is a big new standard. It takes the diameter of a 27.5 or 650b rim, and widens the rim bed to 40mm. Then is paired to an extra-wide tire. Here, Orbea chose the 3.0” model. Additionally it will fit a set of standard 29” wheels as well as accommodate the “FUN SIZE” wheelset.

 

Also boost axle 27+ spacing, front and rear is what allows this magic to happen as well as providing the with stable and solid handling. Internal cable routing for the drive train and dropper posts, along with integrated rear brake mounts on seat stay keeps everything clean and tidy.

Onto the Loki Triple butted aluminum frame, they spec’d it with a RockShox Recon Silver RL Boost fork with 120mm travel and a 15 x 110mm front axle. A solid Shimano SLX 1X11 drivetrain, which consists of SLX Shifters, SLX rear derailleur, FSA Comet Mega-exo 1x crankset and M365 hydraulic disc brakes, handles the job of getting rider generated power to the rear wheels. Sun Ringle Duroc TR wheels are wrapped in Kenda 27.5, 2.8 inch wide tires.

Rounding out the build is Orbea’s own stem, their Digit seat-post and a 760mm wide riser bar. Ignore your Mother’s warnings and do what feels right. Let the 27+ show you how to let your hair down and what being on a mountain bike is supposed to be all about…FUN!

TECH SPECS / GEOMETRY

OVERVIEW
FRAME Orbea Hydroformed triple butted alloy. Edition features double duty 29″ & 27.5+ design. Boost 12×148 rear axle. Trail III geometry. Internal cable routing. ISCG 05.
FORK RockShox Recon Silver RL 27+ 120mm QR15 x 110mm Boost
REAR SHOCK N-A/All the models feature hardtail style frames
HEADSET FSA 1-1/8 – 1-1/2″ Integrated
SHIFTER Shimano SLX M7000
FRONT DERAILLEUR
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX M7000 GS Shadow Plus Direct Mount
CRANKSET FSA Comet Megaexo 32t
BOTTOM BRACKET FSA
HANDLEBAR Orbea OC-II 35mm Riser, 760mm
CHAIN Shimano HG601 11sp
CASSETTE Sun Race 11-46t 11-Speed
BRAKES Shimano M365 Hydraulic Disc
STEM Ride OC-II 35mm interface, S/M – 50mm, L/XL – 70mm
GRIPS Orbea
PEDALS None
SEATPOST Orbea Digit 31.6 x 400mm
SEAT CLAMP Bolt-On Clamp Style
SADDLE Selle Royal J-2062 Trail Custom
INTENDED USE FUN, Trail
WEIGHT tbd
TIRES Kenda 1184A Havok 27.5 x 2.8″ FB 60TPI
FRONT WHEEL Orbea Tubeless 27+ Hypno Disc
REAR WHEEL Orbea Tubeless Ready 27+ Hypno Disc

 

GEOMETRY

Bike Geometry

Size Seat Tube (c-c) Seat Tube (c-t) Top Tube Length Head Tube Length Chain Stay Length Seat Tube Angle Head Tube Angle Stand Over Height Wheel Size Stack Reach
S 381 570 100 429.9 73.0 67.0 780.6 27.5+ 620.9 383.6
M 432 599 105 429.9 73.0 67.0 785.3 27.5+ 625.5 410.2
L 470 621 115 429.9 73.0 67.0 793.7 27.5+ 634.7 430
XL 520 647 130 429.9 73.0 67.0 802.7 27.5+ 648.5 452.6

Orbea purchase review here…

 

 

2016 Louis Garneau Steeple X Disc Sport

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louis garneau steeple-x_disc sport_black green yellow_2016 bike

Steeple X Hydro-Nerv XLT



Ultra-nimble and smooth in the rough stuff, the Louis Garneau Steeple X provides everything you need to excel in the wonderful world of ‘cross. The Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum Steeple X frame features no-compromise geometry for tackling barriers while the carbon fiber fork with tapered aluminum steerer ensures exceptional handling. Components-wise, Shimano 105 is utilized for the shift/brake levers, derailleurs, and cassette. This 2×11-speed drivetrain is remarkably durable plus ensures precision gear changes in even the sloppiest of conditions.

With a Shimano RS500 crankset that employs 46/36T chainrings and then combine it with a 11-28T 11-speed cassette you’ve got all the gearing you need to tackle your local cyclocross race as well enjoy all-day gravel adventures. Shimano R317 mechanical brakes provide superb stopping power while the Vittoria CX XN 32c tires feature a file tread pattern that’s optimized for speed. And as a nice Steeple X touch, the rear brake cable is routed internally through the top tube while the derailleur cables run internally through the down tube so it’s easy to grab the bike for running a section of barriers or negotiating a run-up.

2016 louis garneau steeple x sport cyclocross bike_black green yellow

  • Steeple X Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum frame is stiff and lightweight
  • Louis Garneau Carbon fiber fork with tapered aluminum steerer ensures a smooth, responsive ride
  • Shimano 105 2×11-speed shift/brake levers, derailleurs, and cassette are renowned for precision, reliability, and durability
  • Shimano RS500 crankset with 46/36T chainrings combined with 11-28T 11-speed cassette provides a wide range of gear options
  • Vittoria Steeple X CX 700×32 tires feature a file tread pattern for speed on hard pack, grass, or sandy conditions

Purchase this sweet Louis Garneau Steeple X Disc Sport w/ other reviews at Nashbar.com

 

EQUIPMENT SPECS

Specs
FRAME Steeple X – Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum
FORK Louis Garneau Disc specific Carbon fiber blades, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″ tapered aluminum steerer
GROUPSET Shimano 105 Mix 22S.
CRANKSET Shimano RS500 (46 / 36T)
LEVERS Shimano 105 5800
DERAILLEURS Shimano 105 5800
SHIFTERS Shimano 105 5800 shift/brake levers, 2×11-speed
BRAKES Shimano BR-R317 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotors
DISC Shimano RT81, Centerlock, 160 mm / 140 mm
CASSETTE Shimano 105 5800 11-speed, 11-28T
CHAIN Shimano
SEATPOST Steeple X A-Spec micro-adjustable SB15, 27.2mm
STEM Steeple X A-Spec, 3D forged, -7 degree rise Black
HANDLEBAR Steeple X A-Spec, Compact bend, matte Black
WHEELSET. Alex ATD490 disc rim, System T15 disc Centerlock hub, 100x15mm/front
TIRES Vittoria CX XN, 700×32
PEDALS n-a on the Garneau Steeple X Cyclocross Bike
SADDLE Louis Garneau Cadence

 

 

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA Eagle 500 RS-1 Rocket E-Bike

Cube Reaction Hybrid Eagle 500 Testing

 

PRICE $n-a – /£3999.00

 

Cube Reaction Hybrid Eagle 500 Testing

 

Reaction E-Bike REVIEW /Chainreactioncycles

 

 

 

Highlights…

Superlite Gravity Casting, Full Butted Frameset
RockShox RS-1, Carbon Upside-Down, Hydraulic X-Loc, Predictive Steering®, 100mm Fork
DT CSW AM 2.0 Straight-pull Wheel-set
Sram X01 12sp Drivetrain
Shimano XT BR-M8000/ 180mm Brakes

 

■■■ ONE BIKE. ENTIRE MOUNTAIN! ..

 

Concept
Trail Fun
WEIGHT
20,300 grams(20.3 kg) / (44.75 lbs)
Material
Superlite Cube Aluminium ARG Frame

Description

 

The Cube Reaction is the nicest model built to date.. They have had great demand for their e-bike lineup, so they provided what all the customers across the globe have been asking for. Yes this particular hi-zoot Reaction is pretty impressive to say the least… while the engineers wanted it to fit into the regular everyday scene of hardtail rides.

cube reaction hybrid hpa review

With modern day geometry numbers and Cube design, along with forward thinking technology. The bike is no slouch.

bosch

Key Features: Bosch’s powerful CX drive unit is the Reaction’s beating heart, providing up to 75Nm of climb-devouring torque, even for extended periods – and the 500Wh battery is standard, so you’ve no worries about running out of charge.
Eagle_500_motor

They were also very keen by harnessing the new geometry’s superb handling by speccing RockShox’s genre-busting RS-1 upside down fork and a set of light DT Swiss CSW AM 2.0 with 2.6in Schwalbe Nobby Nic tires. And they finished this range-topping bike with SRAM’s new 1×12 X01 Eagle transmission. The huge gear range and simple, single control shifting could have been made for e-MTBs…

Cube Reaction Hybrid HPA eagle review testing

 



 

To finalize the spec list, there is a full Reaction list located below.

TECH SPECS

  • FRAME: Aluminium Superlite, Gravity Casting, ARG, Double Butted, Disc Only, Tapered Headtube, Boost, X12, Internal Cable Routing
  • COLORiridium´n´flashblue
  • SIZE: 27.5: 16″, 18″ // 29: 17″, 19″, 21″, 23″
  • FORK: Rock Shox RS-1, Carbon Upside-Down, Hydraulic X-Loc, Predictive Steering, Tapered, 100mm
  • HEADSET: FSA 1.5E ZS, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)
  • STEM: Reaction Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • HANDLEBAR: Rise Trail Bar Pro, 720mm
  • GRIPS: Reaction Performance Grip
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Sram XO1 Eagle, 12-Speed
  • SHIFTERS: Sram XO1 Eagle Trigger
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • CRANKSET: FSA CK-745, 16T
  • CASSETTE: Sram XG-1295, 10-50T
  • CHAIN: Sram PC-XO1 Eagle
  • WHEELSET : DT CSW AM 2.0 Straightpull Wheelset, 28/32 Spokes, 15QR Predictive Steering®/X12 Boost
  • FRONT TIRE: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.6, TrailStar, Tubeless Easy
  • REAR TIRE: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.6, PaceStar, Tubeless Easy
  • SADDLE: Fi`zi:k Tundra M5
  • SEAT POST: Reaction Performance Post, 30.9mm
  • SEATCLAMP: Reaction Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • ENGINE: Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
  • BATTERY: Bosch PowerPack 500
  • Bosch 4A
  • DISPLAY: Bosch Purion
  • WEIGHT: 20.3 kg

2017 Cube Hybrid HPA bike testing review..

 

'17 Reaction Hybrid

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