BLACKBIRD EVO

BLACKBIRD EVO

Description

Blackbird Evo is a bicycle for the advanced Enduro enthusiasts. High quality suspension is ensured by the RockShox set - new Yari RC Boost fork and Monarch Plus R shock with piggyback. The 11-speed SRAM NX drivetrain with an 11-42T cassette gives you freedom to pedal in a variety of different terrains. Effective braking is ensured by SRAM Level brakes with 180mm rotors. The bike is equipped with new KindShox E20-I dropper post with travel fitted to the frame size - from 125mm to 150mm and Maxxis Minion DHF EXO/TR in 27.5x2.5” size.

Blackbirds - general info
A bicycle is a simple piece of equipment with huge potential and that’s why, while creating the Blackbird, we focused on simplicity and functionality. Without a doubt Enduro is a form of sport which 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 the bike’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 pedalling 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 3 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.

Specification

Frame: Scout Green, alu 6061, travel 160mm
Frame size: XLarge, Large, Medium, Small
Wheel size: 27.5”
Fork: Rock Shox Yari RC 27.5”, Boost, travel 160mm, axle 15mm, tapered
Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus R DebonAir, 216/63mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Headset: Dartmoor Blink
Derailleur: SRAM NX 1X11
Shifter: SRAM NX, 11–speed
Brakes: SRAM Level, rotors 180mm
Crankset: Dartmoor Tribe forged 24mm, 175mm
Chainring: direct mount 32T
Cassette: SRAM PG–1130, 11–42T
Chain: SRAM PC-1110
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Raider 27.5”, 32H, F/V
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 110x15mm, 32H
Rear hub: Dartmoor Reel 142x12mm, 32H
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.5” EXO/TR
Handlebar: Dartmoor Tornado 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Trail 50mm, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze
Saddle: Dartmoor Trail Racing
Seat post: Kind Shock E20 Integrated, travel 150/125mm, Ø30.9mm
Weight: 15.5kg (with pedals)

Extras

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