Hardtail – CB750 Choppers http://cb750choppers.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:12:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cb750choppers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Hardtail – CB750 Choppers http://cb750choppers.com/ 32 32 First Look: Mondraker Releases New Alloy Raze and Downcountry Hardtail https://cb750choppers.com/first-look-mondraker-releases-new-alloy-raze-and-downcountry-hardtail/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 17:04:06 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/first-look-mondraker-releases-new-alloy-raze-and-downcountry-hardtail/ Mondraker has announced its 2023 lineup. With 68 models, it is their most extensive yet. The biggest new thing is the addition of an aluminum version of one of their most popular bikes, the Raze, and a downcountry hardtail with a 120mm fork. Shave the alloy The Raze is Mondraker’s trail bike, sitting just below […]]]>
Mondraker has announced its 2023 lineup. With 68 models, it is their most extensive yet. The biggest new thing is the addition of an aluminum version of one of their most popular bikes, the Raze, and a downcountry hardtail with a 120mm fork.

Shave the alloy

The Raze is Mondraker’s trail bike, sitting just below the Foxy (which is now an enduro bike) on the XC to DH spectrum. It has 130mm of rear suspension with a 150mm fork. Mondraker adds two aluminum models – the Raze R and Raze – to the existing three carbon models. The alloy frame shares the same geometry and Zero suspension kinematics as the carbon bike, but with custom rubber frame protection and clearance for up to 2.5″ tires.

The aptly named Raze R model (above) features a Fox 36 Rhythm fork, Float DPS Performance shock, Mavic Crossmax XL wheels and SRAM GX shifting. It costs €5,199, which is €2,100 less than the cheapest carbon model.

The base model is simply called the “Raze” and is equipped with a RockShox Gold RL 35 fork, Fox Float DPS Performance shock, MDK-EP1 wheels and SRAM SX shifting. It amounts to €3,999.


Chrono DC

There’s also the new Chrono DC – which Mondraker describes as a sort of hardtail downhill bike. It’s based on the Chrono XC bike, but with an alloy frame, 120mm fork and a “slack” 68.5 degree head angle. It has two bottle cage mounts and space for 2.4″ tires.

There are two levels of specification. The Chrono DC R (above) features a Fox 32 Rhythm fork, MDK XP1 wheels, SRAM LEVEL brakes and SRAM GX drivetrain. It is priced at €2,399.

The entry-level Chrono gets a RockShox Judy Silver TK fork, MDK XP1 wheels, SRAM LEVEL brakes, SRAM SX drivetrain, and costs €1,999.

It is not yet known exactly when the new bikes will be available and prices are subject to change.

For more information see mondraker.com.


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First Look: Cervelo’s First Mountain Bike Is A Race Hardtail https://cb750choppers.com/first-look-cervelos-first-mountain-bike-is-a-race-hardtail/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 01:45:53 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/first-look-cervelos-first-mountain-bike-is-a-race-hardtail/ Cervelo are best known in the curly bar world where they sponsor Wout van Aert and the rest of the Jumbo-Visma team, but today sees them release their first mountain bike, the ZHT-5 hardtail which they describe as “Stiff, light and ready to fight.” In other words, the ZHT-5 is all about cross-country racing, and […]]]>
Cervelo are best known in the curly bar world where they sponsor Wout van Aert and the rest of the Jumbo-Visma team, but today sees them release their first mountain bike, the ZHT-5 hardtail which they describe as “Stiff, light and ready to fight.” In other words, the ZHT-5 is all about cross-country racing, and Cervelo says the 907-gram (medium) frame is a “super-stiff mountain bike design that propels you upwards.” front without compromising weight or ride quality.”

Cervelo offers the ZHT-5 in two versions; $9,000 gets you an XX1 AXS, SID SL Ultimate and a set of carbon fiber wheels from Reserve, while the $4,800 version comes with GX AXS, SID SL Select and bolt-on aluminum wheels. same carbon frame.

ZHT-5 details
• Intended use: cross-country racing
• Travel: 100 mm fork
• Frame material: carbon fiber
• Head angle: 68.5 degrees
• Seat angle: 74 degrees
• Wheels: 29 inches only
• Sizes: SM, MD, LRG, XL
• Reach: 457 mm (LRG)
• Weight: 907 grams (MD frame only)
• Price: $9,000, $4,800
• More information: www.cervelo.com

Frame details

Cervelo in fact very lightweight road and gravel bikes, so it’s not really surprising to learn that a mid-size ZHT-5 frame weighs just 907 grams. It’s not the lightest on the market, but it’s close, and Cervelo told us that while it could be a bit lighter, they also wanted the frame to be stiff in an efficient way.

Undoubtedly the most polarizing detail will be the internal cable routing which enters through the top cap of the headset and gives a sleek frame. This probably makes maintenance a bit more complicated as well, but other than the top cap itself, there are no weird proprietary parts and it uses normal bearings which should be easy to find. Speaking of cables, neither of the two complete bikes come from Cervelo with a dropper post—it’s a complete cross-country bike, after all—but they were smart to include internal routing if a ZHT owner- 5 wanted to add one on the road after being thrown out the front door several times.

Other details worth mentioning include two bottle mounting locations—a must-have for this type of bike—and a threaded bottom bracket that will never call for a hammer or press to work.

Geometry

The ZHT-5 is designed around a 100mm travel fork and 68.5 degree head angle, which is probably more than a few degrees steeper than your newest trail bike, but in line with other race-focused hardtails. If you could do with a little more forgiveness, Cervelo told us earlier this year that you could run up to a 130mm fork which would also loosen up the steering a bit. All four sizes have a 74-degree seat angle and 430mm rear end, but the head tube goes from just 89mm on the small to 121mm on the extra-large.

Reach figures are more conservative than long, with the tall frame reaching 457mm. The 484mm extra-wide is as big as it gets, and it starts at 409mm for the small frame.

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Banshee launches the Enigma, an alloy hardtail designed for versatility https://cb750choppers.com/banshee-launches-the-enigma-an-alloy-hardtail-designed-for-versatility/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:08:34 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/banshee-launches-the-enigma-an-alloy-hardtail-designed-for-versatility/ PRESS RELEASE: Banshee Banshee has just released the Enigma, the mischievous younger brother of the highly acclaimed Paradox. Featuring many of the same great details, but in a more compact package designed around 27.5in and mule versions, the Enigma is designed as a fun do-it-all hardtail.The Enigma can be configured as a medium-travel 27.5 (140-160mm […]]]>
PRESS RELEASE: Banshee

Banshee has just released the Enigma, the mischievous younger brother of the highly acclaimed Paradox.

Featuring many of the same great details, but in a more compact package designed around 27.5in and mule versions, the Enigma is designed as a fun do-it-all hardtail.
The Enigma can be configured as a medium-travel 27.5 (140-160mm 27.5″ fork) or a short-travel mule (100-130mm 29″ fork). The versatility of this frame really sets it apart, from all day epics to local jumps and pumptrack, the Enigma can cover it all.
Constructed from 7005 T6 alloy using custom hydroformed tubing for torsional stiffness where you want it, and FEA-optimized 3D forged yokes and dropouts that deliver noticeable vertical compliance on hard hits and shock absorption. vibration, the Enigma offers an almost steely ride feel in a lighter package with greater lateral stiffness.

Sizes: S, M, L

Fork travel range: 140-160mm 27.5″ / 100-130mm 29″

Rear wheel size: 27.5×2.6″ (max)

Frame material: 7005 T6

Lester: 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) Size M – Frame Only

MSRP: $1099US / $1499CAN / €1049 / £949

(Frame includes pre-installed headset, rear axle and seat clamp)

http://www.bansheebikes.com/enigma

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2022 Lapierre Prorace CF XC lightweight carbon hardtail loses 225g https://cb750choppers.com/2022-lapierre-prorace-cf-xc-lightweight-carbon-hardtail-loses-225g/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:27:04 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/2022-lapierre-prorace-cf-xc-lightweight-carbon-hardtail-loses-225g/ Posted on September 21, 2022 by Cory Benson Support us! BikeRumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Lapierre’s all-new Prorace CF carbon hardtail promises to combine stiffness, pedaling efficiency and race-ready lightness with the comfort you’d typically expect from a bike with rear suspension. Using the same 3D […]]]>

Posted on September 21, 2022 by Cory Benson

Lapierre’s all-new Prorace CF carbon hardtail promises to combine stiffness, pedaling efficiency and race-ready lightness with the comfort you’d typically expect from a bike with rear suspension. Using the same 3D tubular seat cluster that has been on their road bikes for years, the new Prorace separates the XC bike’s seat tube from the seatstays to isolate the rider from rear wheel impacts.

Hardtail performance, but with the “the spirit of a softail“.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail

vs. Lapierre, photo walk by Ugo Richard

Lapierre’s latest generation of Prorace XC mountain bikes already promised to blend the speed of the carbon hardtail with the comfort of the softail, but relied on a SAT elastomer. But now, thanks to improved carbon and a more technical flex that has been interestingly adapted from their Pro Tour road race bikes, the new Prorace is up to 225g lighter while still adapting to an evolution of more technical cross-country riding and racing.

What’s New – Technical Details

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, displacement

The new carbon bike is first and foremost lighter, but its new 3D tubular concept for the rear has also allowed for tuned vertical flex so riders can push harder over rougher terrain with more traction and much more comfort. . It’s totally the same concept on Lapierre’s Xelius & Aircode since 2015 –”separate the stays from the seat tube to improve their flexibility over a greater length and disperse vibrations and other shocks via the top tube instead of directly towards the seat tube“.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, 3D tubular flex

This perhaps makes even more sense on a lightweight XC hardtail these days, dropping the heavier and more complicated SAT elastomer of the previous Prorace, thanks to the benefits of better carbon and better layup – but keeping the 27.2 mm seat post.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, angled detail

A new blend of premium UD SLI (Super Light Innovation) raw materials and a refined 300+ piece carbon layer on new polypropylene mandrels have increased the Prorace’s stiffness to weight ratio. At the same time, they have allowed Lapierre to lose weight, provide more comfort to the rider and increase the responsiveness of the new XC frame.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, frame detail

The Prorace actually gets two different carbon layups – only the top model gets the lightest 845g UD SLI team layup, while the remaining four bikes get a 970g UD SLI layup (gross M-size frames, claimed). But even the most basic level is “now the highest level in the Lapierre carbon range”.

Updated XCO geometry

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, riding

Lapierre gives the new 29er Prorace a complete geometry overhaul, geared more towards modern technical XCO racing, and scaled down to four stock frame sizes (S-XL).

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, geometry

New configuration features approximately 2cm longer reach, 5-10mm lower stack, 1.5° slacker head angle, 1° steeper seat angles and shorter chainstays 8mm. With a 68° head tube, 74° seat tube and 420mm chainstays… the new Prorace doesn’t exaggerate, but rather sticks to a modern XC racing focus.

Lapierre Prorace CF – Prices & options

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, layer 9.9 UD SLI Team

2022 Lapierre Prorace CF 9.9

The new Lapierre Prorace CF is offered in five complete bike versions – all equipped with stiff posts, but compatible with droppers. Only the €6500 Lapierre Prorace CF 9.9 gets the lightest UD SLI Team carbon frame, combined with a SRAM X01 Eagle AXS wireless drivetrain, RockShox SID SL Ultimate 100mm fork and Lapierre carbon wheels.

The remaining four bikes all share the UD SLI layer, in an otherwise identical frame in appearance.

Lapierre Prorace Lightweight Carbon XC Hardtail, 5.9

2022 Lapierre Prorace CF 5.9

The Lapierre Prorace CF 5.9 is about 1/3 the price of the high-end bike at €2300, with SRAM SX Eagle construction, Level brakes, SR Suntour Raidon fork and tubeless-ready alloy rims.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtails

2022 Lapierre Prorace CF 6.9, 7.9 & 8.9

At €2900, the Prorace CF 6.9 upgrades to a SRAM NX/SX Eagle mix, Level T brakes and a RockShox SID Select fork. The 7.9 at 3600€ receives a SRAM Xo1/GX Eagle mechanical mix, Level TL brakes, a Fox 32SC Performance fork & DT X1900 alloy rims. And the €4600 Prorace CF 8.9 upgrades to full Shimano XT, a Fox 32 SC Factory fork and the same Lapierre carbon wheels as the 9.9.

Lapierre Prorace lightweight carbon XC hardtail, photo by Ugo-Richard

LapierreBikes.com

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Mosaic Cycles launches the MT-2 titanium hardtail mountain bike https://cb750choppers.com/mosaic-cycles-launches-the-mt-2-titanium-hardtail-mountain-bike/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/mosaic-cycles-launches-the-mt-2-titanium-hardtail-mountain-bike/ This article originally appeared on Bike News Boulder, Colorado Mosaic Cycles adds a new mountain bike to its quiver of handmade titanium and steel frames. Although best known for producing road and gravel bikes, Mosaic has also long designed and manufactured hardtail mountain bikes. According to founder Aaron Barcheck, the MT-2 represents Mosaic putting a […]]]>

This article originally appeared on Bike News

Boulder, Colorado Mosaic Cycles adds a new mountain bike to its quiver of handmade titanium and steel frames.

Although best known for producing road and gravel bikes, Mosaic has also long designed and manufactured hardtail mountain bikes. According to founder Aaron Barcheck, the MT-2 represents Mosaic putting a “stake in the ground” in the hardtail mountain bike industry.

“The geometry has been changed for what we think a bike like this should do now,” he said.

Living in the rocky, dizzying heights of the Netherlands, Barcheck should know that.

“I think 70% of my rides this year have been on a mountain bike,” he added.

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The MT-2 in its natural habitat

The new titanium hardtail was designed with a 120mm suspension fork in mind and with ample clearance for 29×2.6″ tires. A size-specific straight-gauge titanium tube set welded into modern XC angles results in a light and strong frame that is both durable and comfortable.

And, with Mosaic’s new “Batch Built” program, customers can avoid the long wait often associated with hand-built bikes. Using Batch Built, Mosaic will provide customers with bikes with stock geometry in just two to four weeks, pending finishing work and configuration selection.

The program’s first offerings are the MT-2 hardtail and GT-2 45 Gravel Bike.

A limited number of MT-2 ATVs in Mosaic’s geographic stock are already built and ready to be finished to order. Customers can order these bikes via Mosaic dealerswhere they select options for a group of components.

They can also choose to upgrade the frame from a raw finish to a Mosaic paint layout to really personalize their bike.

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The MT-2, in raw finish

Once ordered, bikes will be delivered in two to four weeks, depending on finish and build specifications.

GT-2 45 gravel bikes are also available through Batch Built. Offering a full range of sizes (48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60cm), several frames of each size currently hang on the wall ready for component specification and finishing.

As with the MT-2, the Mosaic Finishwork program is available as an upgrade. A GT-2 45 Batch Built will also be delivered in 2-4 weeks.

Mosaic’s custom build-to-order program will remain in full flight alongside the new Batch Built program. Delivery times for fully customized versions are approximately 10-12 weeks.

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MT-2 frames are in stock and ship within two to four weeks of ordering.

The first series of Mosaic Batch Built bikes are now available for purchase through its long list of dealers worldwide.

The MT-2 frame starts at $4,200 and the GT-2 45 at $4,500, and each includes the choice of cluster configuration and standard raw finish with the Mosaic Finishwork program available as an upgrade.

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Shand launches Ioma Hardtail with a 60 degree head angle https://cb750choppers.com/shand-launches-ioma-hardtail-with-a-60-degree-head-angle/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/shand-launches-ioma-hardtail-with-a-60-degree-head-angle/ Scottish brand Shand unveiled their new adjustable hardtail at the recent Tweedlove festival. The hardtail is called Ioma, the Scottish Gaelic word for many/multi. It’s an all new design for the brand, aiming to be adaptable from a 120mm bike to taking big hits with a 170mm fork (this 58 degree head angle is for […]]]>
Scottish brand Shand unveiled their new adjustable hardtail at the recent Tweedlove festival.

The hardtail is called Ioma, the Scottish Gaelic word for many/multi. It’s an all new design for the brand, aiming to be adaptable from a 120mm bike to taking big hits with a 170mm fork (this 58 degree head angle is for riders wanting to use a 27.5″ fork. Handcrafted in Scotland with a mix of Columbus Zona and Reynolds 631 steel. The Ioma uses a PF47 bottom bracket with a Rideworks EBB The rear is 148mm Boost and uses Paragon Machine Works dropouts.

To really make the Ioma stand out from other hardtails, Shand built the bike with a very slack 58-degree head angle in its lowest setting using a slanted headset. The standard geometry slants the front end slightly at a still-slack 60-degree angle paired with a 76-degree seat tube angle.

Each frame comes with a Works Components angled headset and a Rideworks EBB.

As the origin of the name in Scottish Gaelic suggests, the Ioma allows for many different setups with the ability to run the bike in 29, mule or 27.5 front and rear without any claimed geometry changes by adjusting the EBB Rideworks. Shand also includes a Works Components 2.0° angled headset to allow for a 58-60-62 degree head angle change. As well as offering a choice of fairly slack head angles, we were told that this fit is also for riders who want to run the bike with shorter forks and don’t want to discard the geometry.

In terms of size, there are plenty of options with sizes small to XL. As Shand builds each bike to order in each size, you can choose a different top tube length of 640, 630 or 620mm and you can choose the exact placement of your external cable guides.

The Shand Ioma is available now for £1,195.00 and you can find out more here.

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Quick analysis of the Ragley hardtail range for 2023 https://cb750choppers.com/quick-analysis-of-the-ragley-hardtail-range-for-2023/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/quick-analysis-of-the-ragley-hardtail-range-for-2023/ Alright keep on going. No outlandish claims, just minor tweaks and updates to the popular hardtail lineup, including the Mmmbop, Blue Pig, Big Al and Big Wig. The colors in the range have the usual Ragley aesthetic and the specs are generally well thought out for real-world, regular track riding. Hold on anyway! There is […]]]>

Alright keep on going. No outlandish claims, just minor tweaks and updates to the popular hardtail lineup, including the Mmmbop, Blue Pig, Big Al and Big Wig.

The colors in the range have the usual Ragley aesthetic and the specs are generally well thought out for real-world, regular track riding.

Hold on anyway! There is a new model. The Mmmbop 1.0, taking Ragley’s most popular aluminum frame and offering it with a more sophisticated build kit.

mmbop 1.0

Highlights include: 150mm Rockshox Yari RC fork, Nukeproof Neutron wheelset, Maxxis Minion 3C EXO+ tyres, Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes, Shimano 12-speed drivetrain, Brand-X Ascend dropper and Ragley finishing kit.

Price and availability

Here is the lowdown range for you many…

Ragley Mmmbop

mmbop 2.0

“Slack, aggressive and designed to hook up with any of your full suspension riding buddies. Perfect for all day riding but drop the saddle and the magic happens. A 63.75 degree head angle inspires confidence on the inclines, pair it with your choice of 150mm fork for loads of composure, and the taught frame keeps things in place no matter what.So whether you step into the hardtail category when racing an enduro, whether you’re exploring a backcountry epic or just zipping around the local woods, the Mmmbop is ready for anything.

Ragley–Marley

Marley 2.0

“Using 6061 alloy tubing, the Marley balances a stiff frame with enough suppleness for the longest days in the saddle. The geometry is firmly based on fun with a 65.5 degree head angle keeping things stable and inspiring confidence on tricky terrain Elsewhere on the frame the tick boxes are ticked ISCG 05 chain guide tabs, tapered 44/56mm head tube, internal dropper post compatibility and a 148 x 12mm boost rear end.

Ragley Piglet

Piglet

“Shorter travel than the Blue Pig and shares its geometry with the more trail-friendly Marley. Triple-butted 4130 chromoly tubing provides compliance for all-day comfort, but enough spring to make it a tight, twisty trail sniper’s dream. The frame features all the modern standards, including ISCG 05 chain guide dropouts and 148×12 axle spacing.”

Blue Pig Ragley

blue pig

“The current Blue Pig keeps the ‘ardcore’ ardtail flame burning: custom triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing, ISCG 05 tabs, a 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and a boost 148x12mm rear end. But it’s the geometry that defines it: the 63.75-degree head angle makes its rowdy intentions abundantly clear.

Ragley Big Al

Big Al 1

“The 29er counterpart to the Marley; designed as a fun all-rounder with the same performance and value. Sharing the custom-butted 6061 alloy tubing, the Big Al balances a stiff frame with enough compliance for the longest days in the saddle. ISCG 05 chain guide dropouts, a tapered 44/56mm head tube, internal dropper post compatibility and a 148x12mm boost rear end all keep things fresh.

Large Ragley Wig

Great Wig Race

“The big-wheeled counterpart to the Blue Pig. The Big Wig is at home riding in an enduro race, on a multi-day adventure, or just lapping up laps at your favorite trail center. The Big Wig frame features ISCG 05 tabs, 44mm head tube, internal dropper routing and 148x12mm boost rear end Our steel frames are constructed from triple butted 4130 Chromoly tubing Custom tuned for a stiff yet lively and comfortable frame Spec is the usual blend of performance and reliability to suit the no-frills Ragley philosophy.

Specs and Geometry Gallery

Mo’déets @ ragleybikes.com

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Never Mind the Bollocks, the Johnny Rotten Hardtail is back! https://cb750choppers.com/never-mind-the-bollocks-the-johnny-rotten-hardtail-is-back/ Fri, 08 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/never-mind-the-bollocks-the-johnny-rotten-hardtail-is-back/ Posted on July 8, 2022 by Ron Frazelle Support us! BikeRumor may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Nothing says punk rock like an aggressive, shred-ready hardtail with up to 160mm of front travel. Right? Right. Ionic brings back the “legendary hardtail mountain bike” of the early 2000s, the […]]]>

Posted on July 8, 2022 by Ron Frazelle

Nothing says punk rock like an aggressive, shred-ready hardtail with up to 160mm of front travel. Right?

Right.

Ionic brings back the “legendary hardtail mountain bike” of the early 2000s, the RIB Johnny Rotten. I guess the John Joseph Lydon Hardtail didn’t quite roll off the tongue.

With current pre-orders now, Ionic says the first batch of bikes will be complete and ready to ship in February 2023 if not sooner. And listen, I heard that securing one of these rigs would increase your Public picture tenfold… huh, huh? Look what I did there? You’re welcome.

Photo c. Ionic Bikes

Ionic says these frameworks are “hand built at Boulder Co. by people who know and love bikes.”

While details on frame specs and materials are limited, Ionic states that “we build every frame with a special blend of Tange Prestige and Deda that’s unique to Ionic that you won’t find on other bikes.”

Building kits and prices

Ionic offers four different purchase options, according to their website. It’s a bit confusing, but if we understand correctly you have the choice between:

  • Johnny Rotten Hardtail 29er frame only: $2250
  • Jonny Rotten frame plus fork and headset (fork not specified, but may be the RockShox Pike Select among full builds): $3,140
  • SRAM Eagle GX Full Version: $5,321
  • SRAM Eagle XO1 full version: $7,498

Ionic provides the bikes in sizes small to X-Large. There is also the option of a custom frame with an additional $500 and an additional 4-6 week lead time.

ionicbikes.com

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The hardtail mountain bike is incredibly underrated https://cb750choppers.com/the-hardtail-mountain-bike-is-incredibly-underrated/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://cb750choppers.com/the-hardtail-mountain-bike-is-incredibly-underrated/ “],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> For 15 years that I publish The Radavist, a cycling website, I’ve written in-depth reviews of over 30 mountain bikes, including some of the best money can buy. So it may come as a surprise that my favorite style is the modest hardtail. I fell in love with the balance of simplicity and capability […]]]>
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For 15 years that I publish The Radavist, a cycling website, I’ve written in-depth reviews of over 30 mountain bikes, including some of the best money can buy. So it may come as a surprise that my favorite style is the modest hardtail. I fell in love with the balance of simplicity and capability built into these bikes. Riding one gives me a sense of pride that I haven’t felt on any other bike.

That said, there are challenges to riding a hardtail. You can’t just point the bike and let it do its thing like you can with a full suspension bike. You have to guide him through even the smoothest lines while enjoying a playful jib here and there. Speed ​​is your friend in tough conditions, but only if you stay engaged with the ride, the terrain and your body. There’s no lazy way to get down on a hardtail.

No other mountain machine climbs the steep, rocky trails of Santa Fe, where I live, like a hardtail. It’ll ride up fire roads efficiently and pedal smoothly through town to the trailhead – you’ll experience no pedal bob and very little energy loss, and there’s no rear shock. to compose. With a meaty tire you have all the traction you could ask for.

The experience is especially liberating when you find the perfect match between frame geometry and terrain. My own preference is a 140-millimeter-travel 29er with 2.6-inch tires, 820-millimeter handlebars and a long-travel dropper post. I traverse ten miles of causeway to arrive at our most popular route, the Winsor Trail, without hesitation. Once I get to the top, I don’t hesitate to take it down on some of the rockier descents, because I know my limits as well as those of my bike. And if I want to go even further from home, a hardtail is also ideal for that. Last summer I cycled 215 miles across the Uncompahgre Plateau from Telluride, Colorado to Moab, Utah, hitting some spicy trails along the way.

The author with his hardtail Moots Womble at Sincere Cycles in Santa Fe (Photo: Brad Trone)

Hardtails aren’t just for seasoned cyclists. Over the years I have helped many people get into mountain biking and often recommend one as an introduction to the sport. Hardtails tend to be more affordable than other styles. (You can get a good one for $2,000, while a decent full-suspension bike will set you back at least $2,500.) And with a 120-140 millimeter-travel fork, just about any trail green or blue becomes immediately accessible. You can learn the skills to steer a bike properly, fine-tune your suspension, and have fun exploring new lines.

Bikes should be simple. With no pivot points and linkage bearings, a hardtail requires far less maintenance than a full ride. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve had to do a major repair on mine.
Riding a hardtail is a very pure form of mountain biking that anyone can enjoy. It makes you feel more connected to the terrain, makes you a better rider, requires minimal maintenance, and can be one of the most versatile bikes you own – or dare I say, the only bike you own.

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