The shock rate has been tuned to be more linear and deliver consistent damping throughout the travel. Carbon lay-up analysis and frame shape optimization allowed for more efficient use of material, and the savings were then reinvested into other areas to ensure the bike withstands huge, flat landings. The front triangle and swingarm sport larger-diameter sections, but we’ll refrain from the usual drone about the positive effect that has on strength and stiffness. The new frame benefits from a slightly longer reach to suit evolving rider preferences. However, our athletes felt we always struck a good balance with our chainstay length, so we focused on maintaining this dimension when accommodating the 27.5" wheels.
|Fork||FOX 40 Float Performance Elite|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant DH 36T|
|Bottom Bracket||BB GXP XR MTB83|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R|
|Weight||15.46kg / 34.09lbs|
* Subject to change without notice.