Blackbird Frame - with RS Monarch Plus RC3 HV air shock
Enduro demands maximum versatility from a bike – difficult and long uphilling, downhilling in the most difficult conditions, jumps and drops are the standard challenges that the equipment must face. Based on our own and our riders’ experience we placed a stiff single-pivot construction at this frame’s heart.
This simple solution makes it possible to create a modern bike that fulfills the demands of even the most demanding riders. The advanced swingarm cage, consisting of 12 welded elements and tubes, is very stiff and the carefully designed pivot position allows high pedaling efficiency (with the antisquad parameter at about 100% pedal-bob effect is eliminated). The swingarm is connected to the front triangle with a super stiff 17mm axle, mounted on three Max type bearings packed with waterproof Mobil grease. The design of the shock mount yoke means a full length seat tube can be used, enabling plenty of room for the new long travel dropper posts.
The frame design is based on modern, progressive geometry suitable for 27.5” wheels with a low positioned BB, a relatively long front triangle and a 65º head tube angle. The rear dropout is a bolt through 142x12mm. The Blackbird climbs with ease but it will really come alive when shredding down.
Frame size: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel size: 27.5"
Recommended fork travel: 160-170mm
Frame travel: 160mm
Shock size: 216x63mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Hub size: 142x12mm
Headset type: IS42/IS52
BB type: BSA/ISO 73mm
Brake mount: PM 160mm
Max. rotor size: 180mm
Max. tire size: 27.5x2.5"
Front derailleur compatibility: no
Seat post diam.: 30.9mm
Seat clamp diam.: 34.9mm
Weight: 3.2kg (without shock); 3.55kg (with RS Monarch Plus RC3 HV shock)