MTB / Mountain Bikes
The fascination of mountain bikes
When the first mountain bikers pushed their heavy rocks up the mountain in Marin County in California, they couldn’t know what a revolution they would trigger. Today, mountain biking is a mass phenomenon, the fascination of stud tyres still carries on, millions of bikers who are addicted to dirt fall victim to it time and time again. There’s no other bike category that feels at home in so many different conditions, whether on the rocky Alps trail, the gravel path, on bumpy root-covered paths or even on the road – with a MTB you can do almost everything. In the great wide world of mountain bikes everyone finds their own level: Endurance athletes push the pedals of a Cross Country or Marathon, adventurers hop on an All Mountain bike and brave movement artists race downhill on a Freerider or Downhiller.
Whatever the field of use, the motivation to get on the bike is the same: It is the appeal of being outside with nature, absorbing the countryside and the trail off tarred roads, having the freedom to ride where your wheels get you. And anyone who has ever felt this feeling just can’t get enough of it.
When it goes up and down, when you follow your nose, go wherever the road leads you, the Granite Chief is in its element. A weight of 12,9 kilograms provides best touring and uphill qualities without forgetting the downhill fun. For this, you have the new excellent “Rock Shox Pike RC” suspension fork with a travel of 150 mm at the front. It is a perfect compromise between low weight and convincing performance and, thanks to 35 mm upper fork tubes, it also is extremely torsion-resistant. Two “Formula RX” brakes stop the Chief, at the front there’s the large 203 mm rotor, at the rear it’s a 180 mm one. The disc brake combines a radial main brake cylinder with a brake caliper made from one piece and thus provides brute force and good braking power modulation.
With the Granite Chief 1, the trail fun begins: 150 mm of travel can take a lot and the bike’s touring qualities are excellent. A well-developed frame concept meets great features: solid, robust and best functionality. The “Rock Shox Monarch RT3” rear shock has been especially tailored to our requirements and to the Chief. It stands out for its high versatility and its sensitive response. The wheels of the Swiss manufacturer DT Swiss should also be mentioned. The M 1900 Spline is a high-quality system wheelset par excellence: perfectly made, light and with aerodynamic spokes they upgrade the Granite Chief 1.
Oversized wheels and yet weighing only about ten kilograms: The COUNT SOLO 2 is a declaration of war. The high-quality frame made of AL 6066 makes this possible and the lightweight M1700 Spline wheels do their bit. The system wheels are of an extremely high quality, no wonder, after all they are made by DT Swiss! Hand-crafted Conti Race King tyres in the light sport edition top off the wheel set. The Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur ensures lightning-fast and precise shifting. Its Shadow profile is extremely narrow to significantly reduce the risk of damages through stones, roots or similar. Besides, the stiffness to weight ratio has been further improved due to the “X Shape” of the outer plate.
27,5 inches - the best features of both worlds, the wheel size for our COUNT SOLO. Straightforward, superior handling in every situation and a powerful frame made of durable aluminium - what more could you want? The frame tips the scales at only 1,3 kilograms, a great weight for a 27,5-inch bike. With that it offers a huge potential for tuning measures and upgrades. The Crossone wheels of the top manufacturer Mavic are just right for it. Rims, hubs and spokes are perfectly matched to each other - for the feeling of a real system wheel set. They are reliable, high-quality and stiff - and with a weight of only 1885 grams per pair. This is how you get things rolling!
If you love to shake off your friends, you will love MR. BIG. Light-footed, nimble, top-performing – thanks to a carbon frame and excellent parts. At the rear, you will find Shimano’s legendary XT rear derailleur, which still belongs to the best ones on the market. Its Shadow profile is extremely narrow, which significantly reduces the risk of damage caused by stones, roots or similar. Moreover, an “X-shape” of the outer plate further improves the stiffness-to-weight ratio. MR. BIG 2 rolls on lightweight shoes by DT Swiss, more exactly the X1600 Spline. These wheels offer an outstanding combination of low weight and stability and represent the perfect partner for training and competition.
It is the all-round genius on the trail and always up for fun due to 120 mm travel at the front and 130 mm at the rear. It is a real eye-catcher at that, pimped with exclusive orange anodised parts of the Spank company. The Oozy wheelset sets not only coloured accents, but also new standards in terms of stiffness. The spokes are double butted to save weight and to ensure great stability. The other features are also convincing, such as the extremely reliable and easy to maintain “Rock Shox Reba RLT Solo Air” suspension fork. It has the chassis of the “Rock Shox SID” race fork which makes it 100 grams lighter. However, it is robust enough to even cope with rough track which is why it is at home in every terrain.
No compromises - no ten kilograms. We’ve put everything good and expensive into the THRILL HILL 3. Starting with a 1900 grams light carbon frame, through to feathery Mavic Crossmax SLR wheels. Shifting is done with the crème de la crème of gearshift manufacturing, SRAM’s XX1 offers eleven ingenious gears and a minimum of weight. The unique drive philosophy is the measure of all things in racing at the moment. It is extremely durable, technically brilliant and an integral part of numerous winner bikes. At the front, a Rock Shox SID RLT Solo Air flattens everything that comes in its way. The SID is one of the lightest and best-performing suspension forks on the market: 100 mm travel with Motion Control setting options and lockout from the handlebar – podium, here I’m coming!
Raw, brute, self-confident — the Soul Fire 2 with Raw Finish is an eye catcher even while standing. Orange anodised parts set colourful accents, a wolf in wolf’s clothing. The “Rock Shox Reverb Stealth”-Vario seat post with an adjustment range of 150 mm perfectly fits into the concept of the touring suitable freerider. It can be comfortably controlled from the handlebar, the cables are routed inside the frame which looks good and offers protection from dirt. The rear is controlled by a voluminous “Rock Shox Vivid Air R2C” air shock that is significantly lighter than a steel spring shock but works just as smoothly and constantly. Thanks to numerous adjustment options, it can be perfectly adapted to the rider, a reference in downhill performance at a low weight!
A light frame does not have to be made from carbon. MR. RIDE’s high-grade AL 6066 frame impressively proves this. It weighs a mere 1300 grams, which is a great value that allows realising very lightweight bikes. Due to the fact that particularly the wheels have a great influence on weight and riding characteristics, we have given our MR. RIDE 1 a pair of really high-grade shoes. The wheels are made by the renowned Mavic manufacturer and belong to the Crossone line. Spokes, hubs and rims are designed to work together perfectly, for maximum longevity at a good weight. A pair of these wheels only weighs 1885 grams. The package is rounded off by high-quality, fast Racing Ralph tyres by Schwalbe. Let the race begin!
The Doctor is in da house! All-round medical service is available from as little as 1649 euros with it! The heart of it is a lightweight AL 7005 aluminium frame, weighing about 2,4 kilograms. DR. Z. moves on big feet: it has a 29-inch shoe size, the Mavic company stands for highest quality here. The Crossone wheels reflect Mavic’s long-standing experience – all components work together perfectly and guarantee a long service life as well as high stability. At the rear stay, a Rock Shox Monarch RP3 shock is mounted with two separately working damper channels for big and minor bumps. The adjustment of the damping is a piece of cake. To remain in the language of Rock Shox: Simply click on the turtle or the jackalope!
Lightweight, robust, versatile and equipped with top parts — the Root Miller 3 is the high-end touring bike. The “Fox Float CTD Remote” rear shock offers maximum riding pleasure and dynamics. From the handlebar the rider can control the rear shock and choose between three different trail modes: Climb, Trail or Descend – in short, CTD. Whether you are riding uphill, downhill or on a challenging singletrail, the ideal shock setting for the current riding situation is adjusted within seconds. And as you can always make good things even better, this top model rolls on high-grade “Mavic Crossmax ST” wheels. The very light all mountain system wheelset offers excellent acceleration and is yet extremely stiff and robust thanks to a reinforced rim.
MR. RIDE 2 is an all-round carefree bike for every occasion. Its high-grade and lightweight aluminium frame promises durability and outstanding riding performance. At the rear, Shimano’s legendary XT rear derailleur is mounted, which still belongs to the best on the market. Its Shadow profile is extremely narrow, which significantly reduces the risk of damage caused by stones, roots or similar. Moreover, an “X-shape” of the outer plate further improves the stiffness-to-weight ratio. MR. RIDE 2 rolls on big shoes by DT Swiss, more exactly the X1600 Spline. These wheels offer an outstanding combination of low weight and stability and represent the perfect partner for training and competition.
MR. BIG moves on big feet and with big wheels. The basis of this ambitious race hardtail is an extremely stiff and lightweight carbon frame. It has been equipped with high-grade, functional parts as those of the Race Face cult label. A Race Face Ride PF 30 crankset is mounted, which stands out with high stability at a low weight. Shifting is done with components of the American label SRAM. The high-grade parts are known for their crispy, fast shifting operation. Moreover, they convince with their noble finish and good ergonomics. Once you got used to this defined pressure point, you will no longer want to miss it!