These experienced trail riders and recent full-suspension converts are looking for a no-nonsense mountain bike with just the right amount of travel for anything from singletrack to bomber descents. Whether it’s their first “fully” or a hard-earned upgrade, these riders want a quality system that gives them enough technology and capability to smoke their friends anywhere on the mountain.
CARBON 29 FRONT TRIANGLE FRAME WITH INTERNAL COMMAND POST ROUTING
WHAT FACT 9m carbon 29 frame with M5 alloy rear triangle features internal Command Post BlackLite routing, 110mm of rear wheel travel, integrated headset, and XC Trail geometry.
WHY Provides a top-end, lightweight option with just the right travel for most riders, fits perfectly between Epic and Stumpjumper options. Internal Command Post BlackLite cable routing for a clean, and untangled setup.
HOW The carbon front triangle keeps the weight to a bare minimum while boosting torsional stiffness. The geo is specially adapted for the XC Trail experience with slacker head and seat tube angles to deliver a more playful/less aggressive position for balanced climbing and de-
AUTOSAG SUSPENSION TUNING
WHAT Revolutionary SBC technology, manufactured by Fox and RockShox (model dependent), automatically sets the proper sag and air pressure in your shock.
WHY Quick and simple adjustment that guarantees the perfect setting for optimal suspension performance.
HOW In the saddle, the rider pushes the specially designed transfer port on the shock to release air pressure until a set level, based on the rider’s weight. This equalizes the positive and negative chambers and achieves perfect sag.
NEW M5 ALLOY FRAME
WHAT All-new M5 alloy frame featuring XC Trail 29 geometry/tube sets, 110mm travel, concentric link, tapered head tube with 1.5” lower bearing, PF30 bottom bracket, 142+ rear hub spacing, low standover height, and water bottle clearance.
WHY Creates a stronger, lighter, great-handling bike designed to tackle technical singletrack. New concentric link makes
for a lighter weight frame while increasing frame stiffness.
HOW Designing the bike from the ground
up with a two-piece top tube and shock carriage enables us to create an active, yet efficient FSR suspension, and reach our lofty design targets in terms of standover, kinematics, and bottle clearance.
SPECIALIZED COMMAND POST BLACKLITE DROPPER SEATPOST
WHAT Remote-adjust, three-position mech-
anical 100mm or 125mm-drop seatpost.
WHY Allows rider to lower and raise saddle, on the fly, for more efficiency and control over varying terrain.
HOW Rider pushes the handlebar-mounted lever to compress the seatpost to one of three ride heights. Rider can choose from the Climbing position (full height) for maximum power output on climbs and flats; Cruiser position (35mm drop) for undulating terrain; and Descender position (125mm drop) for maximum clearance and maneuverability on technical descents.
WHAT Roval Control SL 29 wheelsets (S-Works model) and Roval Control Carbon 29 wheelset (Marathon model).
WHY Reduces weight, increases stiffness and durability, and absorbs impact better than alloy wheels.
HOW We designed ultra-lightweight, carbon 29er wheelsets with wide rims to accept large-volume tires. The carbon rim is stronger and stiffer than alloy, so the wheels remain in-true longer, and absorb impact better. The combination of cross-laced and radial-laced spokes also reduces weight and improves overall strength.