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.
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.