BLACKBIRD PRO v.1

BLACKBIRD PRO v.1

Description

The Dartmoor Blackbird Pro v.1 really is a no-compromise Enduro Killer. With its low centre of gravity, long front triangle, coupled with a linear suspension design and Rockshox Pike RCT3 fork and Monarch RC3 shock this bike will ensure a fast, controlled ride! Demolishing the fastest lines and railing berms. But as we know, it’s not all smashing those downhill runs!
The Blackbird Pro is designed and equipped to ensure technical climbs are cleared with ease. The 11-speed SRAM GX/NX group set, Sniper rims, Maxxis Minion DHF EXO tires, SRAM brakes and 170mm SRAM Reverb seat post ensure this bike is ready to tackle anything you put in front of it straight out of the box.
Dartmoor Blackbird Pro v.1 complete bike uses 2017 version of Blackbird frame.

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: Sea Lemon, alu 6061, travel 160mm
Frame size: Large, Medium, Small
Wheel size: 27.5”
Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 27.5”, travel 160mm, axle 15mm, tapered
Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir HV, 216/63mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Headset: integrated IS42/IS52
Derailleur: SRAM NX 1X11
Shifter: SRAM NX, 11–speed
Brakes: SRAM DB5, rotors 180mm
Crankset: SRAM GX 1000 24mm, 170mm
Chainring: X-Sync 32T
Cassette: SRAM XG–1150, 10–42T
Chain: SRAM PC-1110
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Sniper 27.5”, 32H, F/V
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Pro 100x15mm, 32H
Rear hub: Dartmoor Reel Pro 142x12mm, 32H, SRAM XD
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 27.5x2.5”
Handlebar: Dartmoor Nitro FR 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Trail 50mm, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze
Saddle: Dartmoor Trail Racing
Seat post: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth, travel 170mm, Ø30.9mm
Weight: 14.5kg (with pedals)

Extras

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