The elements on this Turq Series X01 Eagle design which includes a lighter, higher cost carbon structure can hardly be better. In addition to the suspension, the bike includes a SRAM X01 Eagle 12 speed drivetrain, SRAM Overview RS brakes and DT Swiss 350 wheels covered in the versatile mix of a 2.5 inch Maxxis Minion DHF ahead and a 2.3 inch Maxxis Assailant in the back. This dream develop has a formidable $7,100 price, yet you could purchase a somewhat much less extravagant version for $5,700, or the XT/SLX option with Fox Performance suspension for $4,800. The Turq Series frame as well as Float X Factory shock runs $3,500.
The Firebird has actually been around a long period of time. Long before the increase of enduro auto racing. Just how, if at all, has the enduro scene affected the evolution of the Firebird, especially this version?
The agreement on the Comp 29 was that it was nearly as outstanding climbing up tough terrain as it was descending it. When billing harsh descents, the Comp 29 felt as steady as a tank. With greater than 6 inches of traveling and also rock smashing 29 inch hoops, the Enduro doesn't constantly need precise line choices as well as could smooth out tiresome descents. The bike's wheelbase really feels long sometimes, and also the base model spec can not hide the weight really felt in the wheels as well as drivetrain, however dialed geometry as well as component specification could do wonders to hide a bike's heft.
While they occupy similar travel arrays, the new Firebird is a completely various bike from the previous version and is heavily influenced by the steeper programs riders will certainly discover on EWS tracks as well as in the backcountry. The brand new Firebird geometry is greatly affected by our Phoenix metro DH bike it showcases several of the lengthiest reach dimensions in the sporting activity as well as really short chainstays (16.95').
The Yeti SB5.5 has 20 millimeters of distinction ahead and also rear wheel traveling (160 millimeters in the front and also 140 millimeters in the rear). Just how did Yeti end up selecting these traveling numbers? The Switch over Infinity suspension bikes generally ride like they have more travel than the numbers suggest. In the case of the SB5.5, we likewise knew it had to take care of the rigors of EWS training courses, so the Fox 36/ 160mm was the best choice. We developed the geometry around 160 millimeters of front wheel travel so we could accomplish a bike that might plow in a straight line, yet not be unwieldy in tighter surface.
On smooth climbs using the platform lever was convenient, nonetheless when the Warden is genuinely in its aspect, we ran the front and also rear suspension in the open setups and also included some low speed compression in order to help filter unwanted suspension activity. Problems were restricted to the particular and troublesome Turbine dropper as well as the bigger problem all of us would've liked to have more time bombing runs on this all mountain machine.