While they inhabit comparable traveling arrays, the brand new Firebird is a totally different bike from the previous variation as well as is heavily affected by the steeper programs riders will certainly locate on EWS tracks as well as in the backcountry. The brand new Firebird geometry is greatly influenced by our Phoenix metro DH bike it features a few of the lengthiest reach dimensions in the sport and also really brief chainstays (16.95').
Most notably, this is the very first time we have made a bike in this traveling array in full carbon it is extremely light and also rigid. It is not difficult to build a sub 28 pound Firebird, which is pretty amazing for a bike with 170mm of front as well as back traveling, and it still satisfies just the same screening requirements as does our downhill version. The bike is created for 27.5' wheels with tires as much as 2.5' wide and also is Increase front and rear. The shock adjusting is something we are very happy with, which you will experience when you get out on the route.
Four carbon designs are available, beginning at $4,000 as well as varying as much as $5,600. The least expensive option is the AL 2, which sets you back simply $2,600 and includes a Pike RC fork, RockShox Deluxe shock, SRAM GX 2 × 11 drivetrain and also SRAM Guide R brakes. Those trying to find a one by drivetrain will should pony up for the $3,000 AL One.
As well as I do not mean updates like the required ones that place new emojis or U2 cds on your apple iphone. The new, full carbon Tracer got gnarlier from strict to bow. A couple of refined changes were made to bring it as much as date like 148mm dropout spacing and also internally tubed cable routing. I regreted the loss of a container install on this year's frame, yet there's more interesting stuff to speak about.
Our construct was outfitted with a 160 millimeter travel Fox 36 Manufacturing facility Collection fork, Fox Float X2 shock, Race Face Aeffect wheels, SRAM X01 11 speed drivetrain, Maxxis Minion DHF and also High stakes gambler EXO casing tires and the 150 millimeter drop Race Face Turbine post. The Carbon X01 has a significant price, however an alloy construct can be gotten for $5,300.
The brand new Variety uses a similar headtube design and also back derailleur hanger as used on Norco's Aurum DH bike, but that's not the only ideas obtained from the DH line. 'We checked out the means Enduro bikes are being utilized yes, they're pedaled to the top, but basically in an enduro event they go through 4 or five downhill races over a weekend break,' noted Elder Layout Designer Owen Pemberton. 'This is a bike that's going to be ridden hard, as well as we intended to make it as reputable as well as reputable as feasible. So we took whatever we gained from the Aurum, which is the greatest bike we had actually ever before made, and employed it on the brand new Range Carbon.'