BLACKBIRD INTRO 29 2021

BLACKBIRD INTRO 29 2021

Description

Versatile enduro bike on 29-inch wheels for riders on the beginning of gravity mountain biking adventure. Equipped with everything you need to have a safe and comfortable ride even on the demanding trails. X-Fusion suspension set with Trace fork on 36mm stanchions, wide range 11-46T cassette for easier uphilling or 4-pistons Shimano hydraulic disc brakes which makes you more confident on the downhills.

MAIN CHANGES
•  Refreshed Blackbird 29 frame with metric shock standard 230x65mm
•  Bombproof Microshift Advent derailleur with clutch and 11-46T cassette, both enthusiastically rated by Pinkbike.com as one of the best enduro/trail budget drivetrains and tested by our R&D team
•  Shimano Deore FC-5100 crankset made of forged aluminum
•  Shimano MT-420 four-pistons front brake and MT-410 two-pistons rear brake
•  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 29” wheels with a low positioned BB, a relatively long front triangle and a 65º head tube angle. The rear dropout is a bolt through 148x12mm in Boost standard. The Blackbird climbs with ease but it will really come alive when shredding down.
 

GEOMETRY

Size Medium  Large XLarge
Reach
450 480 505
Stack
635 635 635
Seat tube 450 480 490
Eff top tube
594 624 649
Chainstay 448 448 448
Head tube 120 120 120
HT angle 65 65 65
ST angle 77 77 77
BB drop 30 30 30
Wheel base 1235 1265 1290
Standover
825 825 825
Specification

Frame: glossy Black/Forest Green, alu 6061, travel 160mm
Frame size: Medium, Large, XLarge
Wheel size: 29"
Fork: X-Fusion Trace 36 Boost RC 29", travel 160mm, Axle 15mm, tapered
Shock: X-Fusion O2 Pro R, 230x65mm
Shock hardware: 22.2x8mm
Headset: Dartmoor Blink OEM
Derailleur: Microshift Advent M6195M (with clutch) 1X9
Shifter: Microshift Advent Trail Pro M9295-R, 9–speed
Brakes: Shimano MT420 (front) / MT410 (rear), rotors 200mm (front) / 180mm (rear)
Crankset: Shimano Deore FC-5100-1, 175mm (XL, L) / 170mm (M)
Chainring: 30T, BCD 96mm
Cassette: Microshift Advent H093, 11-46T
Chain: Sunrace CNM94
Pedals: Dartmoor Stream OEM
Rims: Dartmoor Tomcat 29", 32H, F/V, tubeless ready
Front hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 110x15mm, 32H
Rear hub: Dartmoor Reel Boost 148x12mm, 32H
Tires: WTB Vigilante 29x2.3" Comp
Handlebar: Dartmoor Tornado Low 780mm, Ø31.8mm
Stem: Dartmoor Beetle 33mm, Ø31.8mm
Grips: Dartmoor Maze Lite (w/o lock ring)
Saddle: WTB Volt Medium Cromoly
Seat post: alu 6061, 30.9x400mm (XL, L) / 350mm (M)
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: derailleur hanger replacement in Dartmoor frames with 12mm thru axle (Blackbird, Blackbird Junior, Bluebird, Hornet, Hornet 26, Primal)

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

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