XC MP2 SUSPENSION
The mp2 suspension system is active with a near vertical wheel axle travel path, plus excellent lateral & torsional stiffness for rear wheel tracking precision.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE
Riding fast with control requires steering precision, which starts with the front of the bike. Stiffening this area results in less wheel deflection, more wheel control. A tapered 1 1/8” to 1 1/2” head tube serves up a significant increase in rough terrain tracking and stability without much of a weight penalty compared to standard 1 1/8” systems.
The Dakar’s chainstays are asymmetrical, with an elevated straight stay on the non-drive side and a dropped curved stay on the drive side. The drive side must be dropped & curved to clear the front derailleur and chain, but running the non-drive side straight from the dropout to BB pivot reduces weight while significantly stiffening the rear triangle laterally. There’s more tire clearance, too.
Benefits of a tubeless set-up are reduced rotating weight and the ability to use lower inflation pressures for greater traction without the risk of pinch flats. WTB TCS rims feature a tubeless UST “On-Ramp” profile providing a consistent fit between the rim and the tire for easy installation and inflation.
Top-notch braking shouldn’t break the bank. Shimano’s hydraulic brakes offer the power, the smooth modulation and all-day, all-conditions reliability.
AIR SPRING SUSPENSION
The Dakars feature Monarch shocks that offer adjustable rebound damping and a single-valve air spring . It’s light and easily adjusted to suit rider and riding style.
ONE AND ONLY
The 1x drivetrain philosophy is to make it simpler, lighter and more durable. Specific chainring tooth profiles, clutch-type rear derailleurs and wide range cassettes are developed for an incredibly wide gear range and maximum control without the need to chain tensioning devices or guides.
Vittoria has made a strong name for itself in the offroad world as Geax and its Goma tire is the ultimate trail tire. Leading edge ramps, multi-directional siping, defined side channels and stepped side knobs make this tire grip in every condition, while still rolling fast.
|Frame||Triple-butted 6061 alloy, 120mm travel mp2 suspension, 1.5 - 1 1/8” tapered head tube, asymmetrical chainstays w/12x142mm thru-axle dropouts, internal dropper post routing, ISCG05 chainguide mount, Rock Shox Monarch R air shock with rebound adjust, replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCR LOR 27.5", air spring compression, alloy steerer, lever actuated lockout, external rebound, 32mm stanchions, magnesium lowers, 15x100mm axle, 120mm travel|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero-Stack internal cup, 8mm cone spacer|
|Rear Shock||Rock Shox Monarch R air shock with rebound adjust|
|Rims/Wheels||WTB STX i25 TCS 27.5" tubeless rims, 32H|
Front: Formula 15x100mm
Rear: 12x142mm 6-bolt disc
|Tires||Vittoria Barzo, 27.5 x 2.35”, TNT Tubeless|
|Crankset||SR Suntour Zeron|
|Bottom Bracket||SR Suntour External|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus, 10-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore Shadow Plus, 10-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 10-speed, 11-42T|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, 1x10-speed|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride, 35 x 760mm|
|Stem||Race Face Ride, 50mm|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, 180mm front & 160mm rear RT26 6-bolt rotors|
|Pedals||MTB alloy platform|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride, 31.6 x 400mm|
* Subject to change without notice.