BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2021

BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2021

Description

True enduro weapon on 27.5-inch wheels, equipped with high-quality Rock Shox suspension, new Shimano Deore 5100 groupset with wide range 11-51T cassette and 4-pistons disc brakes with 200mm front rotor. All you need for fast riding in the most demanding conditions, and having it under control.

MAIN CHANGES

  • Refreshed Blackbird 27.5 frame with metric shock standard 230x65mm and Boost hub standard 148x12mm
  • Rock Shox Gold RL enduro specific fork with 35mm upper legs, Motion Control damper and DebonAir air spring
  • Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select metric shock with DebonAir air spring
  • New 11-speed Shimano Deore 5100 drivetrain with Shimano 11-51T cassette
  • New FSA Comet Heavy Duty alu forged crankset with 24mm chromoly spindle and 32T direct mount narrow-wide chainring
  • One of the most popular trail/enduro saddles – WTB Volt Medium with cromoly rails

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.
 

GEOMETRY

Size Small Medium Large XLarge
Reach
400 435 460 485
Stack
606 606 606 606
Seat tube 405 430 455 480
Eff top tube
552 587 612 637
Chainstay 429 429 429 429
Head tube 120 120 120 120
HT angle 65 65 65 65
ST angle 76 76 76 76
BB drop 14 14 14 14
Wheel base 1151 1186 1211 1236
Standover
790 790 790 790
Specification

Frame: matt Space Blue, alu 6061, travel 160mm
Frame size: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel size: 27.5"
Fork: Rock Shox 35 Gold RL 27.5", Boost, travel 160mm, axle 15mm, tapered
Shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select, DebonAir, 230x65mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Headset: Dartmoor Blink OEM
Derailleur: Shimano Deore M5100 1X11
Shifter: Shimano Deore M5100-R, 11–speed
Brakes: SRAM Guide T, rotors 180mm
Crankset: FSA Comet Heavy Duty, 175mm (XL, L) / 170mm (M, S)
Chainring: direct mount 34T
Cassette: Shimano Deore M5100-11, 11-51T
Chain: Sunrace CN11A
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Tomcat 27.5", 32H, F/V, tubeless ready
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 110x15mm, 32H
Rear hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 148x12mm, 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 Hi 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Beetle 33mm, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze (with lock ring)
Saddle: WTB Volt Medium Cromoly
Seat post: X-Fusion Manic, travel 170mm (XL, L) / 150mm (M) / 125mm (S), Ø30.9mm
Weight: 15.65kg (w/o pedals)

Extras

How to: Assembling Enduro/Trail/Funbike Complete Bike

How to: setup the front and rear suspension in the MTB bike

How to: Internal Routing of Dropper Seat Post in Dartmoor Blackbird/Blackbird Junior Frames

How to: rear shock assembly in Dartmoor Blackbird, Bluebird and Shine frames