The fully-loaded version of the bicycle based on the Blackbird 27.5 frame. The bike is equipped with the high end suspension based on the Fox Performance series. The new 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset with a 10-50T cassette guarantees that you will not run out of gears no matter if climbing uphill or pedaling downhill at speed. The downhill performance new SRAM Code R brakes are responsible for safe braking during those long downhill rides.
Blackbird Pro 27.5 is equipped with a Fox Transfer dropper with travel fitted to the frame size - from 125mm to 150mm. The wheels spin on the Dartmoor Reel Pro hubs and new welded Dartmoor Thunder rims. Proper traction is ensured by Maxxis Minion DHF tires in the top EXO 3C version.
- Progressive geometry suitable for 27.5" wheels
- 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain
- Hi-end Fox suspension with DPX2 shock and 36 Performance Elite fork with Fit 4 damper
- Fox Transfer dropper post
- 35mm cockpit with new Beetle stem and Lightning Hi bars
- New comfortable Dartmoor Arrow saddle
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.
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