GRANITE CHIEF / TRAIL
MTB / GRANITE CHIEF
Suddenly you can do it all: the steep climb, fast corners, the crux. Everything seems to be easy, controlled, safe. Your GRANITE CHIEF quickly responds to your actions, it feels as if it was a part of your body. And even though a rear travel of 150 mm and a front travel of 150 mm ensure a lot of reserves, the bike offers great pedal efficiency and acceleration. The GRANITE CHIEF does not fit into any category, its range of use is enormous. It is the tour guide, a confident leader on the trail, head of cross country – a versatile and reliable tool with a lot of well-developed details. The clever cable inlets come in a new design, they eliminate annoying rattling noises. Moreover, the GRANITE CHIEF now features an effective down tube protection.
GRANITE CHIEF – make way for the chief!
It is the number-one adventurer, here comes the GRANITE CHIEF 1! With 150 mm of travel on front and rear, it offers enough reserves to also easily master rougher downhill rides and longer tours. To push the bike's performance into the right direction, a good fork was one of the top priorities during development. The GRANITE CHIEF 1 comes with a Rock Shox Revelation RL Solo Air with a 15 mm thru axle. The Revelation represents the perfect compromise between a low weight and high torsional stiffness and is yet extremely sensitive to let you rock the trail with ease. It features the Motion Control DNA system to offer soft suspension and rapid recovery after compression. The cockpit features fine parts of the Canadian cult company Race Face, a Race Face Ride stem interacts perfectly with the matching handlebar and will thus offer you best control in any situation!
Here comes the adventure, here comes the GRANITE CHIEF 1! Equipped with 150 mm of travel, it offers enough reserves to also master rougher downhill sections and longer tours with ease. To push the bike’s performance into the right direction, we have paid attention to a good fork. The GRANITE CHIEF 1 thus comes with a Rock Shox Revelation RL with a 15 mm thru axle and 150 mm of travel. The Revelation offers a perfect balance between weight and torsional resistance, while being extremely sensitive, too. High-quality DT Swiss M 1900 Spline wheels are another quality feature of the GRANITE CHIEF 1. Straight spokes ensure a perfect ratio between stability and weight, special SPLINE system hubs are the perfect match.
Our classic on the trail with convincing downhill performance and best touring features. To ensure perfect downhill performance, we have given the GRANITE CHIEF 2 a Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air with 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows limits, is extremely rigid, with sensitive responding qualities yet also lightweight. It can be adjusted via external rebound and low-speed compression, which also offers lockout. At the rear stay, the new high-quality Rock Shox Deluxe RT3 rear shock does its job. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and your personal preferences. The bike’s components are luxurious, too, for example the high-quality Shimano XT rear derailleur. It has already become a legend and stands for top performance, low weight and high durability. “VERY GOOD“ is also the verdict of the “Mountainbike” magazine in issue 02/2016: “Solid all-around, with great components as well as riding comfort and high riding safety – the Granite Chief is a great choice for demanding Alps crossers. […]."
The GRANITE CHIEF 2 is a classic trail bike with convincing downhill performance and best touring characteristics. In order to ensure best downhill fun, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC fork with a 15 mm thru axle. This fork hardly knows any limits: It is brutally stiff, sensitive and yet pleasantly lightweight. At the rear stay, too, an absolutely top suspension element is used: the Rock Shox Monarch RT3. The air rear shock is perfectly adjustable – thanks to externally adjustable rebound and a 3-position compression (Open/Pedal/Lock). The latter allows for an individual adjustment to the prevailing terrain and individual preferences. Regarding the components, the bike also has a lot to offer: Even the basic model is equipped with a rear derailleur of highest quality – it is called Shimano XT, has already become a legend and stands for top performance, a low weight and long durability. “VERY GOOD” is the verdict of the “Bike” magazine (02/2015) that writes: “High-quality touring bike with complete features, agile character and wide range of use.” The Dutch magazine “up/down” writes in August 2014: “The frame, the geometry, the assembly and the look of brushed aluminium – a beautiful package at a good price.”
It is equipped with carefully selected high-end components, nimble and fast uphill, relaxed when riding downhill: our GRANITE CHIEF 3. Of course, the chief should have an appropriate suspension system, which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 comes with a Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS Factory Elite rear shock. The fork is specced with technical highlights, the uppers are coated with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. Moreover, the fork features the new Dual-Piston System (DPS) that comes with three compression modes: OPEN, MEDIUM and FIRM. With that, the suspenion can be individually adapted to personal preferences or to the prevailing terrain. The rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3 , too, comes with DPS technology, Kashima coating, three compression modes and offers best performance for the rear stay.
It is the chief on the trail – our GRANIT CHIEF 3. Equipped with carefully selected high-end components, this bike is nimble and fast uphill and relaxed downhill. A chief should have appropriate suspension elements which is why the GRANITE CHIEF 3 features a Fox 34 Talas FIT DPS suspension fork and a Fox Float DPS rear shock. The fork impresses with lots of technical highlights and its upper fork tubes are coating with the exclusive Kashima coating to reduce friction. In addition, the fork features the DPS technology, just like the rear shock of the GRANITE CHIEF 3: the Fox Float DPS. It also comes with a Kashima coating and offers best performance for the rear stay. The magazine “mountainbike rider UK” confirms in the October issue of 2014: “We love: Good-looking, good performing, great value trail bike…”.