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Nomad

Nomad

The latest iteration nudged the travel and geometry further towards the outer limits, and we surprised ourselves at just how well-rounded it turned out. The fourth generation design saw a dramatic shift to the lower-link mounted shock configuration. The shock rate is a short-travel version of the V10—which means feather-light small bump sensitivity right off the bat, supportive mid-stroke, and overall progression that you'd normally only experience on a DH bike.

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 27.5"

  • Travel: 170mm

  • Designed for: Trail & Freeride


Bronson

With 150mm of VPP travel on 27.5-inch wheels, the Bronson continually rides the sharp edge between agility and stability. Ideal for negotiating tech-gnar one moment and fast flowing terrain the next, the 160mm fork travel and 65-degree head angle ensure handling remains refined. Meanwhile, the redesigned, one-piece swingarm keeps the rear wheel tracking on point however twisted you get.

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 27.5", 27.5+

  • Travel: Rear 150mm, Front 160mm

  • Designed for: All Mtn

Bronson S/Carbon C shown


5010 S/Carbon C shown

5010

A laser sharp, agile trail whip that turns on a dime and loves to pop and play. The 130mm-travel 5010 sports short chainstays and a low BB for a uniquely playful character and an insatiable appetite for negotiating steep, technical climbs. When it’s time to descend, the bike’s 66.2/66.5-degree head tube angle (adjusted via flip chip) and generous reach/short stem combo equate to precise, confident handling.

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 27.5", 27.5+

  • Rear travel: 130mm

  • Designed for: Trail


Megatower

Tracing its roots to the Hightower, and now featuring the lower link-driven VPP suspension derived from the V10, the Megatower is the most capable, confidence-inspiring 29er trail bike in our line-up. The lower-link mounted shock configuration – designed for compatibility with both air and coil shocks – provides a progressive shock rate that has unmatched traction and bottom out resistance, making it ideal for taming the longest descents and rowdiest hits.

  • Available in: Carbon C, Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 29"

  • Front travel: 160mm

  • Rear travel: 160mm

  • Designed for: Enduro, All Mtn.

Megatower S/ Carbon C/ 29”


Hightower S/Carbon C/ 29 shown

Hightower

The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon C & Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 29"

  • Front Travel: 150mm

  • Rear travel: 140mm

  • Designed for: All Mtn


Chameleon

We took the fun-loving, shreddy spirit and adjustability of the beloved aluminum Chameleon and added a lighter, faster, more advanced version of the species. It’s a do-it-all hardtail that is as happy making the most of backyard booter (mis)adventures as it is fully-loaded with camp gear and a color-matched dangle mug.

  • Available in: Aluminum, Carbon

  • Wheel size: 29" or 27.5"+

  • Front travel: 120mm or 130mm

  • Rear travel: Hardtail

  • Designed for: XC, Trail & Hardtail

Chameleon R/Aluminum/ 27+ shown


Stigmata

When the Stigmata was resurrected in 2015, we fused a number of MTB standards and design features to create our spin on the modern CX bike. Something must have clicked, because within months of launch it raced to victory at the legendary Three Peaks, and has continued to contend at elite cyclocross races around the world.

  • Available in: Carbon CC

  • Wheel size: 700c or 650b

  • Designed for: Gravel/Cyclocross