820 is an excellent entryway to a world of off-road adventures. It's the most affordable mountain bike in our lineup and the ideal choice for beginners who are interested in the MTB life but also want a hybrid bike that's as equally suited to light trails as it is to potholed city streets. It's right for you if... You're ready to try your hand at mountain biking to see if you fall in love, and want a bike you can ride wherever you choose. You plan to ride all types of terrain, from city streets to gravel paths and light singletrack. The tech you get 820 has a strong steel frame, semi-slick tires that roll well on pavement and trails, durable alloy wheels, and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps. Plus, it has mounts so you can accessorize with racks, fenders, lights, a fitness tracker, a kickstand, and more! The final word 820 is a great bike for anyone testing the waters of off-road riding. It's versatile, durable, and works well on rough pavement, light trails, or both. Why you'll love it - 820 is a great bike at an even better price, and it lets you explore off-road riding without the giant price tag that comes with higher-end mountain bikes - The high-volume mountain bike tires and suspension fork take the edge off rough roads and trails - Rack, fender, and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
820 Women's is an excellent entryway to a world of off-road adventures. It's the most affordable mountain bike in our lineup and the ideal choice for women who are interested in the MTB life but also want a hybrid bike with a confidence-building step-through frame and a saddle made specifically for women. It's right for you if... You're ready to try your hand at mountain biking to see if you fall in love, and want a bike you can ride wherever you choose. You plan to ride all types of terrain, from city streets to gravel paths and light singletrack. The tech you get 820 Women's has a steel step-through style frame that's easy to mount and dismount, semi-slick tires that roll well on pavement and trails, durable alloy wheels, a seat made for women, and a suspension fork that takes the edge off bumps. Plus, it has mounts so you can accessorize with racks, fenders, lights, a fitness tracker, a kickstand, and more! The final word 820 Women's is a great bike for women testing the waters of off-road riding. It's versatile, durable, and works well on rough pavement, light trails, or both. Why you'll love it - 820 Women's is a great bike at an even better price, and it lets you explore off-road riding without the giant price tag that comes with higher-end mountain bikes -The high-volume mountain bike tires and suspension fork take the edge off rough roads and trails - The step-through-style frame makes it easy to mount and dismount - Rack, fender, and kickstand mounts make it easy to accessorize, so your mountain bike can double as a rugged commuter
Better performance. Better value. Better Rockhopper. By tapping the fit and handling advantages of pairing each rider with their ideal wheel size and suspension that works its hardest for everyone thanks to our size-specific Rx Tune, we've baked in added performance to the Rockhopper without dialing up the price. Shimano and MicroSHIFT team up for drivetrain duties with a robust 2x8 drivetrain that can handle everything you throw down, while confident braking from Radius CX7 mechanical disc brakes seals the deal of the century. A heart of gold, the Rockhopper's lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum frame features butted aluminum tubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing, and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we've paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size. - A durable Formula freehub and SunRace 8-speed cassette keep you rolling smoothly without putting up a fuss. - Radius CX-7 disc brakes offer confident, consistent braking in any trail condition. - With Rx Tune on Rockhopper, the SR Suntour XCE brings size-specific travel and spring rates to the show in a performance that's sure to impress while also ensuring consistent geometry, handling and suspension performance, regardless of frame size.
- Integrated headtube - Mid cartridge bottom bracket - 100mm travel fork - Bengal cable disc brakes - FSA integrated headset
All barn-burner and no benchwarmer, the Rockhopper Sport throws out the playbook when it comes to putting performance points on the board while playing some serious defense on behalf of your wallet. Game-ready with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Altus shifting from Shimano, and an SR Suntour XCM fork that's built to hustle, the Rockhopper Sport can tack up the win on any given Sunday—and the rest of the week, for that matter. A heart of gold, the Rockhopper's lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum frame features butted aluminum tubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing, and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we've paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size. - Reign in speed and dial up your confidence with powerful braking from Tektro's M275 hydraulic disc brakes. - 2x Shimano Altus shifting handles drivetrain duties while you focus on the ride. - A durable Formula freehub and SunRace 9-speed cassette keep you rolling smoothly and promise countless miles of fuss-free performance.
All barn-burner and no benchwarmer, the Rockhopper Sport throws out the playbook when it comes to putting performance points on the board while playing some serious defense on behalf of your wallet. Game-ready with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, Altus shifting from Shimano, and an SR Suntour XCM fork that's built to hustle, the Rockhopper Sport can tack up the win on any given Sunday—and the rest of the week, for that matter. - A heart of gold, the Rockhopper's lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum frame features butted aluminum tubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing, and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we've paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size. - Reign in speed and dial up your confidence with powerful braking from Tektro's M275 hydraulic disc brakes. - 2x Shimano Altus shifting handles drivetrain duties while you focus on the ride. - A durable Formula freehub and SunRace 9-speed cassette keep you rolling smoothly and promise countless miles of fuss-free performance.
- Aluminum frame - 100mm travel SR fork - Shimano hydraulic disc brakes - FSA Zero Stack headset - Top tube length: 22.6 inches
Marlin 7 is where race-worthy mountain bikes begin. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork and upgraded parts make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes. It's right for you if... - You're new to the trail but have serious singletrack aspirations, and want a race-worthy mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a higher quality suspension fork and a wide-range 1x drivetrain. The tech you get - A light frame with internal shift cable and brake hose cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy fork with a lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and a simple 1x drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. Don't worry, with the wide-range 11-46 cassette, you still get all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents. The final word - The RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it the best choice in the Marlin lineup for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It’s fully capable of taking on off-road marathon rides and XC races. Why you'll love it - This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too - It's really fun to ride, and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike - Great suspension at an even better price - The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don’t - Marlin models in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount
1120 Frameset is a bikepacker's dream, ready to be built up as your ultimate all-terrain touring bike. This bike is made for exploring the most extreme backcountry destinations in the farthest reaches of the world, and it's great for fast overnight bikepacking trips and sub-24s, too. It's right for you if... You want to build up a ride for bikepacking and off-road touring in places other bikes simply can't take you. You’re looking for a lightweight and sturdy frame that's purpose-built for hauling all your gear anywhere you wanna go. The tech you get A Stache-inspired Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with an adjustable rear Stranglehold Dropout that makes it easy to dial in your geometry and convert to singlespeed, a carbon fork, mounts for our proprietary 1120 rack system, and internal derailleur and dropper post routing. Comes with a headset and front and rear thru-axle skewers. The final word Every part of 1120 Frameset is designed for better bikepacking and built to take on the burliest trails you can find. Spec it how you like and build up your ideal rig for epic adventures. Why you'll love it - So many mounting features let you set up your ideal expedition ride as you see fit - The available 1120 rack and harness system makes it easy to secure the 8L bags dry bags of your choice in the rear rack and additional bags up front for the best packing balance - It's also an awesome mountain bike—if you're looking to shred, pull off your gear and racks and it's every bit as capable as our award-winning Stache
Roscoe 6 is the ideal gateway to mountain biking for new riders looking to have a fun time on the trail. It has plus-sized tires that inspire confidence by keeping you stable, a suspension fork that soaks up the big bumps and roots, an easy-to-use 1x drivetrain, and playful frame geometry that makes it easier to control your bike on technical trails and winding singletrack. It's right for you if... - You know there are good times to be had on the trail, and you want to be part of them! You're looking for an easy entry to the sport of mountain biking on a bike that will keep you excited and motivated to get out there day after day. The tech you get - A strong aluminum frame, confidence-inspiring 27.5+ wheels with wide, grippy tires, and an SR Suntour fork with 120mm of travel. It has a trail-tough Shimano drivetrain with 10 speeds and a wide range of gears for climbing, hydraulic disc brakes, and a dropper post for extra room on rough trails. The final word - Roscoe 6 is like the friend who takes you mountain biking for the first time and never gets frustrated while they're teaching you how to ride. It's all about getting out there, having fun, and enjoying the great sport of trail riding! Why you'll love it - It's more fun to be a better rider: Roscoe is so stable and forgiving, it's like an instant ability upgrade - Even when the trail gets rough, the wide 27.5+ tires deliver more confidence, traction, and stability - The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of the way on descents - It has rack mounts so you can use it for bikepacking or even running errands Features: Built for fun - Roscoe is a confidence-inspiring trail hardtail with stable handling, robust parts, and a longer-travel fork that gives you more control over bigger hits. Built to party with 1x drivetrains and dropper posts, these models are perfect for anyone who values fun over fast. High tech frame - The Alpha Gold Aluminum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling out back. 27.5 Plus traction - Better traction gives you more confidence. Roscoe's extra-wide 27.5 Plus tires give you more grip and overall stability so you can roll over anything with confidence.
Marlin 8 is a race-worthy mountain bike that won't break the bank. The smooth, lightweight RockShox fork, tubeless ready wheels, and wide-range 1x drivetrain make this model the best choice for new riders who want a fast cross country hardtail that will hold its own against our higher-end race bikes. It's right for you if... You want a race-ready mountain bike with upgrades on the parts that make a big difference in performance, like a lighter, higher quality suspension fork, wide-range 1x drivetrain, and tubeless ready wheels. The tech you get A light frame with internal cable routing, a smoother-feeling RockShox Judy Silver fork with a Solo Air spring and TurnKey hydraulic lockout, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready Bontrager Kovee wheels, and a simple 1x12 drivetrain that ditches the front derailleur for less clutter and easier operation. The wide-range 11-50 cassette gives you all the gears you need for clawing up climbs and blazing down descents. The final word The tubeless ready wheels, RockShox suspension, wide range of gearing, and quality parts make it an awesome choice for new mountain bikers who know they want a serious bike for their money. It's fully capable of taking on big trail adventures and XC races. Why you'll love it - This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility—it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too - The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring - Setting your wheels up tubeless reduces the overall weight of your bike and the chances you'll get a flat - The 1x drivetrain gives you all the gears you need and none you don't - Marlin models in XXS through S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount Wheel size: - Size XX-Small: 26-inch - Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch - Sizes Medium – X-Large: 29-inch
Procaliber 9.5 is a lightweight carbon hardtail with the unique advantage of our trail-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler. It's the most affordable carbon model in the Procaliber mountain bike family, and it's built for speed and efficiency on singletrack with a wide-range Shimano Deore 1x12 drivetrain, RockShox Judy SL fork, and speedy 29er wheels. It's right for you if... You love riding singletrack. You've entered several XC races, enjoyed every single one, and want to give racing a serious go. You're looking for a solid carbon race bike at an affordable price. The tech you get A light and stiff carbon frame with trail-smoothing IsoSpeed, a 100mm RockShox Judy SL fork with Solo Air spring and a TurnKey lockout, a smooth-shifting Shimano Deore 1x12 drivetrain, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and fast, tubeless ready 29" wheels. The final word Procaliber 9.5 gives you the advantages of a carbon race bike with IsoSpeed at a wallet-friendly price, and it gives you solid tech where it matters most. Why you'll love it - You're getting into a carbon race bike at an awesome price - The IsoSpeed decoupler and carbon frame makes it ride smoother than any other hardtail, so your body doesn't get beat up by trail chatter - You get a Straight Shot downtube for extra-stiff, responsive handling without added weight and a Knock Block headset that protects against spinning bars and fork crowns - The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
Session AL 27.5 frameset is a burly alloy downhill mountain bike frame that's equally at home between the tape and at the DH park. It's built for 27.5-inch wheels, with 210mm of travel and a FOX Performance VAN shock tuned by Trek Suspension Lab. It's right for you if... You're looking to build a rugged DH or park bike for the biggest trails out there, and want a 27.5-inch optimized frameset with exclusive trail tech, like adjustable Mino Link geometry, that can't be found anywhere else. The tech you get A burly Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, an adjustable FOX Performance shock with 210mm of travel, integrated frame protection, FSA Orbit headset, and exclusive trail tech like ABP, Full Floater, and Mino Link. Built for 27.5-inch wheels. The final word This burly frameset is perfectly capable of taking on the roughest, fastest descents you can find, and it's equally at home in the park, too. The best DH frame tech, a stable geometry, and a quality shock give you a head start on your dream downhill rig. Why you'll love it 1 - Session has the heart of a monster truck: it rolls over everything, gives you the confidence to take on rougher trails, and saves you when you don't take the right line 2 - Quality FOX Performance suspension and our ABP frame design keep you in control 3 - Race or get rowdy? This bike does both 4 - 27.5 wheels are great for flicking the bike around through the most technical trail
Procaliber 9.6 is a race-ready cross country hardtail. Its fast carbon frame boasts a trail-taming IsoSpeed decoupler, fast 29er wheels, and a RockShox Reba RL suspension fork to keep you fast and smooth over roots and rocks during your most demanding mountain bike rides. It's right for you if... You're more than a casual singletrack rider. You put in long miles on the trail, show up to race, and want the speed, efficiency, and light weight of a carbon cross country bike with IsoSpeed. The tech you get A light and stiff carbon frame with the unique advantage of our trail-smoothing IsoSpeed, a 100mm RockShox Recon Gold RL fork with a plush DebonAir spring and remote lockout, a lighter-weight wide-range Shimano SLX drivetrain, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and tubeless 29" Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels. The final word This bike can compete with the very best hardtails out there. You get fatigue-fighting IsoSpeed with parts upgrades that save weight and give you better handling. If you want to rock the local race scene and rack up serious mileage, Procaliber 9.6 is a great choice. Why you'll love it - The upgraded fork gives you a remote lockout, a more plush spring, and a damper that gives you more control over the rough stuff. - The IsoSpeed decoupler and carbon frame makes it ride smoother than any other hardtail, so your body doesn't get beat up by trail chatter - The solid XC parts group will hold its own on the race course, but it's also going to hold up through everyday training rides - You get a Straight Shot downtube for extra-stiff, responsive handling without added weight and a Knock Block headset that protects against spinning bars and fork crowns - The remote lockout lets you lock out the fork without taking your hands off the bars
Top Fuel 9.7 is a quick and nimble full suspension carbon mountain bike that fuses the efficiency of a cross country bike with the capability of a trail bike. It's built with a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a 120mm RockShox Reba fork, 115mm of rear travel, and a dropper for serious fun on flowy trails and techy descents alike. It's the kind of unicorn bike that shreds singletrack, stands up to the rigors of endurance racing, and even gives traditional XC bikes a run for their money. It's right for you if... You’re looking for a do-it-all full suspension mountain bike that's efficient and fast yet capable of hitting some bigger stuff. You want the performance boost of a carbon frame, and you plan to put this bike through its paces on rough trails, occasional XC races, and endurance or stage races. The tech you get A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 120mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, 115mm of rear travel with a Fox Performance Float shock, and a 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, TwistLoc dual remote suspension lockout, Bontrager Line Dropper, and Tubeless Ready Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels. The final word Top Fuel 9.7 is an efficient and capable short-travel carbon trail bike that's ideal for endurance racing, yet also at home on technical trails and XC courses. What sets this model apart is the lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and solid parts spec that make for great performance at a great value. Why you'll love it - The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride - This short-travel trail bike gives you a suspension setup that’s capable in several MTB disciplines, and especially suited to endurance events - TwistLoc simultaneously locks out front and rear shocks for climbs and sprints with the simple Grip Shift-like motion - Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride - You get a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and Knock Block frame defense to protect against spinning bars and fork crowns
Fuel EX 9.7 is our most affordable full suspension carbon trail bike. It pairs a lightweight, smooth-riding frame with a beefy 140mm FOX 36 fork, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, and powerful 4-piston brakes for a fast, fun mountain bike that's a ripper now, and ripe for upgrades later. It's right for you if... You want one carbon trail bike that can take on every adventure, from flowy singletrack to the gnarliest descents and most brutal climbs. You don't mind sacrificing a little on the parts so you can get the best frame right now. The tech you get A lightweight and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, a 140mm FOX Rhythm 36 fork, 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's efficient RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX/GX Eagle drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post, and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. The final word Full suspension control on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride. It's rugged enough for rowdy descents, but still spry for lively climbing and accelerating. Why you'll love it - Don't confuse Fuel EX 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market—this bike provides an outstanding frame and suspension, with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a handy spot to stow flat fixing supplies or gear - Bigger, stiffer 36mm fork stanchions won't flex, so you can push harder with more precise, confident steering that helps you stay on your line - RE:aktiv is smarter, more efficient suspension. It gives you firm pedaling support that instantly gives way over bumps - We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5" wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5" or 29", and sizes M to XL get 29" wheels Wheel size: - Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch - Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch
Going down? World Cup champion Session is built to win. An all-new OCLV Carbon frame, updated geometry, advanced air shock, and a stiffer chassis make this downhill race bike faster than ever. Session is the DH bike that excels on downhill's most brutal courses. Take on any terrain with our most advanced suspension and a geometry that can be dialed for every race. Key features: - Longer, more aggressive geometry keeps you attacking the whole way down - OCLV Mountain Carbon with Carbon Armor is downhill tough - Fine-tune your ride with Mino Link and an all-new adjustable headset system - Fast 27.5" wheels get you down the mountain first
Dollar-for-dollar, the Enduro Comp is hard to beat. You get the same full-carbon frame as the Enduro Expert and Elite models, loaded with great components that include powerful four-piston disc brakes, a wide-range 1X drivetrain, and capable RockShox suspension. - All-new design boasts 170 millimeters of suspension. The full-carbon frame also features our ingenious SWAT Door downtube storage, a reliable, threaded bottom bracket, and internal cable routing. - RockShox Lyrik Select fork offers smooth suspension in a seriously stout package. - Plenty of stopping power, courtesy of SRAM Code R, four-piston disc brakes. - NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain gives you single-ring simplicity and gearing to spare. - X-Fusion Manic dropper post increases your maneuverability and control on steep descents. Bonus points—our S4 and S5 frames feature 170mm-travel versions of the Manic post.
With Supercaliber 9.7 you no longer have to choose between hardtail and full-suspension on race day. Every element of this bike is developed for fast capability, from the efficient IsoStrut shock to weight-saving pivotless seat stays that cut down on trail chatter. A lightweight parts spec—including a RockShox Reba fork, SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, and carbon wheels—completes this XC-crushing machine. It's right for you if... You want one cross country race bike that works perfectly on all courses. You’re looking for a light frame, cutting-edge suspension technology, and race-ready components so you can churn out the fastest XC rides of your life. The tech you get An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel, a 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, and Trek's exclusive lightweight IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, a SRAM NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Kovee Elite 23 carbon wheels, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. The final word Supercaliber is designed to crush cross country races, including the World Cup. It's fast, capable, efficient, and features IsoStrut—our game-changing integrated suspension technology. Why you'll love it - Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain, and nearly as light as a hardtail - Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tuneable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride - Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter - You'll never again have to wonder, "What's faster for this course, full suspension or hardtail?"
All-out speed has always been the Demo target, and with the Demo Race it's no different. The frame introduces a new flexible wheel size design that allows riders to take advantage of a 29-inch front wheel and a 27.5-inch rear wheel. This special blend has long been tested by our sponsored riders looking for the perfect balance of traction and maneuverability, but only just green-lighted by the UCI this past year (not that it stopped the Demo Race from racking up both the Downhill World Championship and overall World Cup titles in its very first season). Now, we're offering that same winning combination straight out of the box. Of course, the adjustable rear dropouts allow you to change between 27.5 and 29-inch wheel sizes based on terrain and riding style while also adjusting for proper chainstay length and bottom bracket height. Blazing fast on tough tracks, the Demo Race suspension design has been developed around a more rearward axle path that reduces rear wheel hangup, increasing speed. Top-shelf suspension from RockShox takes advantage of the most proven suspension kinematics on the World Cup circuit and SRAM DH-specific XO1 drivetrain has you covered from the start gate to the finish line. - Not that it needs an introduction, the RockShox BoXXer Ultimate 29 comes from a long lineage of World Cup domination, and its latest guise features RockShox's Charger 2.1 Damper, DH DebonAir spring, and 200-millimeters of podium-bred travel. - The Demo Race M5 alloy frame is fully optimized to take advantage of the traction benefits of a 29-inch front wheel and the increased maneuverability of a 27.5-inch rear wheel. And, it retains the ability to change your rear wheel size to suit different terrain and riding styles—the adjustable rear end ensures chainstay length and bottom bracket height stay dialed no matter the hoop size. - The Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH coil shock may be heavy on adjectives, but it's even heavier on performance, offering external low-speed compression and rebound adjustment while the Trunnion mount offers extra bushing overlap for increased durability.
Call it a healthy disrespect for the status quo, but we were getting bored with hardtail designs. So instead of playing along with a glued-on smile, we opted to turn the cross country world on its head with a bike that's not only the lightest mountain frame we've ever made. It's our lightest frame—period. Introducing the S-Works Epic Hardtail. Over the last decade, cross country racing has evolved into a completely different animal—the courses are rowdier, more technical, and overall, they're inherently different. Because of this, we realized that the best bike for the job needs to not only be lightweight and stiff but also be able to descend and climb with equal prowess. Determining the best geometry was the easier of the two, as we took our current XC race geo and added some trail DNA to the mix. This equates to a longer top tube, a shortened head tube, and a slacked-out front end, the result of which is a tremendous increase in downhill stability, plus a wider fit range. And just as importantly, this doesn't require any sacrifice of climbing proficiency. The weight aspect was more complicated, though. We were posed with the question, "How do you take weight out of something that's already so light?" But the answer was relatively obvious: you get the best mountain bike engineers together in one room and let the magic come out. Up until now, there were two ways to lighten up a frame—use less of the same grade of carbon or use less of a higher-grade carbon. Option one is never a viable solution as it sacrifices stiffness and strength, two attributes that shouldn't be tampered with. And while we did end up using option two, we weren't content with the amount of weight we could cut out by just using a different grade of carbon. So how else do you cut weight? Well, we began looking at our layup schedules to see if they could be improved, which shed light on a new discovery—layup inefficiencies. Beginning with our Rider-First Engineered frame technology, each size Epic Hardtail is specifically tailored to size—every carbon layup and tube are exclusively selected based upon hundreds of hours of collected ride data. What does this mean for you? It not only creates the optimal balance of rigidity, weight, and responsiveness across every frame size, but it led us to the discovery of how to save weight through the studying of the layup. Through extensive layup studies, we made the discovery that, by further controlling the construction and layup schedules, we could drastically decrease weight, all while maintaining the ride characteristics that you'd expect from a top-level XC race bike. With this discovery, each frame now features complex cut carbon plys that allow difficult junctions to be covered with less overlap. And while this does complicate the carbon frame puzzle by adding more pieces to the mix, it allows us to design and place them more intelligently. The result of this is a lighter frame, stronger junctions, and a drastic increase in stiffness. We then took the weight savings one step further by using Japanese military ballistic-grade carbon, which we now call 12m, to create the lightest mountain bike we've ever made. How much lighter of a frame, you ask? Less than 900 grams for a size Large frame—the same weight as a full 24oz Purist water bottle. For the build, the S-Works spares no expense, opting for a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork with Brain, SRAM XX1 Eagle 12-speed shifting, SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes, and hand-built Roval Control SL carbon wheels. - To provide the optimal blend of stiffness, crazy light weight, and strength, we constructed the frame from our S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber. And when combined with our XC 29 Geometry, this Epic is guaranteed to deliver uncompromising, blistering speed and agile handling come race day—no matter the course. - The RockShox SID World Cup 29 fork with Brain provides 90/100mm of efficient travel. It features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps. - The 1x drivetrain is controlled by SRAM's venerable XX1 Eagle components to form the ultimate in efficiency and intuitive feel, while also having the added benefit of significant weight savings and minimal required maintenance.
Light, but it's no lightweight. A pure XC race mountain bike. Loaded with performance features that ensure victory, all while weighing next to nothing. Where it thrives In competition, up and down hills What it's built for Speed, agility, handling Highlights - Hi-MOD BallisTec Carbon frame / Lefty Ocho Carbon 100mm fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity - Shimano XTR 12-speed shifting / HollowGram crank - HollowGram 25 carbon wheelset / Cannondale 1 carbon bar / ENVE seatpost Speed Release A faster, better thru-axle. The slotted dropout design lets the axle stay in the hub for quicker, easier wheel changes. Compatible with standard 148x12 thru-axle hubs. It’s a better way thru. Traction Without Compromise Proprietary Ai offset drivetrain delivers super short chainstays for climb-winning traction and agile handling, without sacrificing mud/tire clearance or limiting you to single ring set-ups. Agility Meets Stability Confidently stable on hectic descents, yet quick and nimble everywhere else - OutFront Steering Geometry gives you the best of both worlds. BallisTec Hi-MOD Carbon Cannondale's premium high-strength, high-stiffness carbon construction. An advanced blend of intermediate, high, and ultra-high modulus fibers yields a frame that’s extremely light, durable, and lively. SAVE micro-suspension Flex zones and directional carbon layup allow the rear triangle and seat tube to absorb shock for better traction, higher speeds and minimized fatigue, whether seated or standing. Go faster longer. Connected An integrated wheel sensor delivers hyper accurate speed, route and distance info, registers your bike, reminds you of needed service and more, all through the free Cannondale App.
The New Cutting Edge. This is the ultimate XC race bike. Ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight let you go full gas from the gun. Highlights - Ultralight Hi-MOD BallisTec carbon FlexPivot frame / Lefty Ocho Carbon fork / Integrated Cannondale App connectivity - New SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS wireless 12-speed group / Level Ultimate disc brakes - ENVE M525 Carbon wheels / M5 carbon bars and post / Stash onboard repair kit Where it thrives - On the race course What it's built for - Chasing podiums
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