BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2020

BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2020

Description

Medium range specs but well upgraded from last year Blackbird Evo 27.5 based on high performance suspension ensure fast, controlled ride even in the most technical trails with big jumps and drops!

MAIN UPGRADES/FEATURES

  • Progressive geometry suitable for 27.5" wheels
  • Smooth performance with Rock Shox Yari RC fork and Monarch Plus R DebonAir shock
  • New 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain with SRAM NX Eagle 11-50T cassette to reduce weight
  • Dartmoor Tomcat tubeless ready rims
  • Aggressive enduro WTB Vigilante tires with high end TCS casing and Tri-Tec triple compound Light/High Grip at front and Tough/Fast Rolling at rear
  • 31.8mm cockpit with 780mm wide Tornado Hi handlebar and short Beetle stem
  • Top ranked X-Fusion Manic dropper post with travel adjusted to frame size (from 125mm to 170mm)

 

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: matt Scout Green, alu 6061, travel 160mm
Frame size: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel size: 27.5"
Fork: Rock Shox Yari RC 27.5", Boost, travel 160mm, axle 15mm, tapered
Shock: Rock Shox Monarch Plus R DebonAir HV, 216x63mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Headset: Dartmoor Blink
Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle 1X12
Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle, 12–speed
Brakes: SRAM Guide T, rotors 180mm
Crankset:  SRAM SX Eagle, 175mm (L,XL) / 170mm (S,M)
Chainring: direct mount 34T
Cassette: SRAM PG-1230 NX Eagle, 11-50T
Chain: SRAM NX Eagle
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Tomcat 27.5", 32H, F/V
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 110x15mm, 32H
Rear hub:  Dartmoor Reel 142x12mm, 32H
Front tire: WTB Vigilante 27.5x2.5" TCS Light/High Grip
Rear tire: WTB Vigilante 27.5x2.5" TCS Tough/Fast Rolling
Handlebar: Dartmoor Tornado Low 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Beetle 33mm, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze Lite (w/o lock ring)
Saddle: Dartmoor Arrow
Seat post: X-Fusion Manic, travel 170mm (L,XL) / 150mm (M,S)
Weight: 15.95kg (w/o pedals) (without pedals)

Extras

Dartmoor Bikes escape to the sunnier climes and slick rock trails of El Chorro in Southern Spain on their Blackbird enduro rig.