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.