While they inhabit similar traveling ranges, the brand new Firebird is a totally different bike from the previous version and also is heavily affected by the steeper programs cyclists will discover on EWS tracks as well as in the backcountry. The brand new Firebird geometry is greatly influenced by our Phoenix metro DH bike it includes several of the longest reach measurements in the sporting activity and also very brief chainstays (16.95').
The head angle has actually been eased a full level, down to 65.5 and also the seat angle steepened to 75. The wheelbase has actually gotten a full inch, and the reach acquired a half. The Tracer also obtained a little boost to its travel, currently piling 165 millimeters in the back while coming supply with 160 in advance. The framework is carbon, though lower end models utilize an alloy leading web link.
Much of my experimentation in suspension arrangement was invested locating my ideal droop. At just over 30 percent, I had a heck of a time attempting to bottom it out, which, on most bikes, I might do 2 or three times in a descent. Yet its efficiency over tiny as well as mid sized bumps was best, as well as it felt out of balance when I strengthened the sag, so I remained between 30 as well as 33 percent. A lot of the traveling would certainly remain active predictably as well as consistently chewing up trail, as well as there was always a little additional ready to soften a big dive or erase a big error.
The design is considerably more complicated than conventional mountain bicycle suspension systems. Knolly is virtually the only premium firm that actively develops its own intellectual property and also this system has evolved over more than a years.
Most notably, this is the first time we have actually made a bike in this travel variety completely carbon it is extremely light and also rigid. It is not tough to construct a sub 28 pound Firebird, which is pretty incredible for a bike with 170mm of front as well as rear travel, and also it still meets just the same testing needs as does our downhill design. The bike is created for 27.5' wheels with tires up to 2.5' large as well as is Increase front and also rear. The shock tuning is something we are extremely pleased with, which you will experience when you venture out on the trail.
We likewise believed weight would be an issue, given the big spec, yet our size huge came in at an outstanding 30.3 extra pounds. With smart component specification and also certain handling, the Ghost would certainly be a leading challenger for bikers having a difficult time quadrating the new wave of long and low bikes. This bike violates the present pattern of longer reach and also loafer angles. Was this an aware decision to stick with geometry numbers that you feel job best instead of following a market fad?