BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2022

BLACKBIRD EVO 27.5 2022

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 FEATURES

  • 160/160mm front/rear suspension trave
  • Blackbird 27.5 frame with metric shock standard 230x65mm and Boost hubs standard 148x12mm
  • Rock Shox Gold RL enduro specific fork with 35mm upper legs, Motion Control damper, and DebonAir spring
  • Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select metric shock with DebonAir spring
  • 11-speed Shimano Deore 5100 drivetrain with Shimano 11-51T cassette
  • FSA Comet Heavy Duty forged crankset with 24mm chromoly spindle and 34T direct mount narrow-wide chainring
  • High-quality Maxxis Assegai 27.5X2.50 tires with cut and abrasion-resistant EXO protection
  • Our custom designed, tubeless ready Patrol rims with 30mm inner width and sleeved joint
  • 31.8mm cockpit with our new, compact Viper stem

Blackbirds - general info
Enduro 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 pedaling 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 three 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, 65° head tube angle, and 160mm frame travel. The Blackbird climbs with ease but it will really come alive when shredding down.  New version of Blackbird 27.5 frame since the 2021 season is designed for the 230x65mm metric shocks and 148x12mm Boost hubs.
 

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, AL 6061-T6, 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, 4-piston brakes, rotors SRAM Centerline 180mm
Crankset: FSA Comet Heavy Duty, 175mm (XL, L) / 170mm (M, S)
Chainring: direct mount 34T
Cassette: Shimano Deore M5100-11, 11-51T
Chain: KMC X11
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Patrol 27.5", 32H, F/V, tubeless ready
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 110x15mm, 32H
Rear hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 148x12mm, 32H
Front tire: Maxxis Assegai, 27.5X2.5, WT, Foldable, EXO/TR
Rear tire: Maxxis Assegai, 27.5X2.5, WT, Foldable, EXO/TR
Handlebar: Dartmoor Tornado Hi 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Viper, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze
Saddle: Dartmoor Leaf Pro
Seat post: X-Fusion Manic, travel 170mm (XL, L) / 150mm (M) / 125mm (S), Ø30.9mm
Weight: 15.65kg (w/o pedals)

Extras

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

How to: derailleur hanger replacement in Dartmoor frames with 12mm thru axle (Blackbird, Blackbird Junior, Bluebird, Hornet, Hornet 26, Primal)

How to: Assembling Enduro/Trail/Funbike Complete Bike

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