First Look: Blackbird 2018

Based on our own and our riders’ experience we placed a sti 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 sti and the carefully designed pivot position allows high pedalling efficiency (with the antisquad parameter at about 100% pedal-bob e ect is eliminated). The swingarm is connected to the front triangle with a super sti 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.

Magda Szczekutek