Going fast is as much about attitude as it is raw power, and the Era Expert Carbon 29er has sass to spare. With high-performance components and wheels, this bike's ready to help convert your raw power into your best time ever—and maybe a podium spot to boot. This World Cup version, found here, takes the concept of fast to another level. Like its counterpart "standard" version, it's constructed from a top-shelf carbon fiber/alloy mix and features an awesome build kit and a suspension package that's custom-tuned for women. But where it differs is in its tighter geometry and one-by-specific build, which work together to form explosive power transfer and an even nimbler sense of handling. Even better, you'll also find that every aspect of this bike is tailored specifically for women, from the crankarm lengths to the low standover geometry. Further along these lines, you'll find that the build holds nothing back, delivering a SRAM one-by groupset that's lightweight and intuitive, along with Shimano Deore SLX brakes for some of the most reliable stopping power in the business. And to drive even harder on efficiency and speed, we included our proprietary Brain technology at the fork and rear shock. This intelligent system is able to interpret the difference between rider and trail input, so it stays firm under effort and plush over bumps. Up, down, PRs, and podiums—this gal's got game.
- By pairing a FACT 9m carbon fiber frame w/ an M5 alloy rear end with our Women's World Cup XC 29 Geometry, this Era FSR places a focus on tight tube angles and light overall weight for explosive speed and nimble handling on the race circuit.
- The custom RockShox SID Brain 29 fork provides 90 to 100mm of efficient travel depending on the frame size. It also features Brain technology that distinguishes between terrain and rider input in order to maximize your power, while a Brain Fade adjusts the oil flow when not hitting bumps. Lastly, the fork is custom-tuned for women, so you'll always have a performance advantage on the trail.
- A SRAM X1 rear derailleur controls a wide range of gears with reliable precision.