We have actually known about this beastly 160 millimeter 29er for a while, but we wanted to see exactly how it would certainly stack up against this year's most popular lengthy travel bikes and just how it would be received by this year's most hungover bike testers. You're probably not in much thriller below, yet the response is fucking remarkably.
This Aurum's influence was obvious when I pulled it out of the box. A stout link and solid lines look the component and also it came as not a surprise that this downhill inspired chassis showed razor sharp handling features. Including in the precision handling was a smartly speced Race Face AR 30 wheelset that might suit 2.5 inch Wide Path Maxxis Minions front and also back. I had the ability to run below typical stress, concerning 25 in the back and 23 in the front, without any recognizable tire roll. Include all those elements together and also this new Array was right at home on the damp roots and rocks of the Pacific Northwest.
There is a covert Di2 battery area below the down tube: the structure is ready to go from the factory for digital shifting. The cord directing is one of a kind: it's a modular system that could fit any kind of wanted cable/brake arrangement and it's extremely quick to course: you can mount the back brake, change real estate and dropper message remote in 10 mins and also whatever is kept in area by rubber seals. The seat tube is full size and can take care of 175mm dropper posts in any frame dimension.
Good thing since for 2017, the Enduro line sees rear wheel travel increase to 165 millimeters, a slacker head angle, steeper seat tube angle and also plus size compatibility. Specialized provides 4 Enduro 29 as well as 650b models (the last included 170 millimeters of traveling), ranging from $3,200 to $8,500.
No, it's not plus size. Intended to fit in between the Jeffsy 29 as well as the Capra, the new YT Jeffy 27 rolls on great old 27.5 inch wheels. The new bike boasts 150 millimeters of traveling, with the top end designs provided with 160. When it concerns selecting in between the Jeffsy 29 and 27.5, YT claims that 'The Jeffsy 27 is the appropriate choice for those looking for a a lot more active as well as lively bike compared to the Jeffsy 29.' The top end Jeffsy CF Pro race loads a great deal of worth into its $5,600 price, and obtains a little even more travel compared to the remainder of the versions.
There are 5 builds readily available, all of them carbon, getting to down to the $4,600 Structure choice, which still evaluates just 30 extra pounds. If you're lucky enough for your local surface to demand it, the Tracer is worth spending lavishly for. It's qualified sufficient to be your huge bike, and functional enough to be your only bike.