We use monocoque technology as it allows us to integrate key parts of the frame in one structure, rather than building separate parts and joining them together later. This has real performance benefits. It's the lightest way to produce a frame that is both stiff and strong.
Designers Notes: 146
We set out to improve the 146 still further: A re-developed chassis yielding an 11% stiffer torsional construction to complement the latest 34mm Fox Forks. Sram’s revolutionary 1x11 XX1 drivetrain combines with a spec that’s set-up to give the Trail Rider the ultimate bike. The still avant-garde geometry sets this bike apart when it comes to out and out trail riding.
A full carbon tapered head tube gives us fantastic stiffness which delivers very accurate tracking and steering performance in both low and high speed use, for 2013 we have added a tube to link the top tube with the down tube creating even more torsional stiffness.
SRAM new XXI 1 by 11 Group set really moves the trail bike spec forward, now giving a huge 10-42 tooth spread of gears.
|Frame||Uni-directional Monocoque Front Triangle with Torque tube, Single Monocoque Rear Swingarm, Modular Dropouts|
|Fork||Fox 34 Float 150 CTD FIT Factory Series, Kashima Coating, QR15, Tapered Steerer Tube, Adjustable Rebound and Compression Adjustment|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float CTD Factory with Boost Valve, Kashima Coating, Rebound Adjustment and Adjustable CTD Adjust|
|Headset||FSA Orbit ZS, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 1.5" Lower, 1 1.8" Upper Bearings|
|Rear Hub||SRAM RISE 60, Full Carbon tubless system wheels, 12mm X 142 Shimano E-Thru|
|Front Hub||SRAM RISE 60, QR15|
|Spokes||SRAM RISE 60|
|Rims||SRAM RISE 60, Full Carbon tubless system|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ardent 26 x 2.25" Kevlar Bead Front, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1" 120 TPI Rear|
|Shift Levers||SRAM XX1 Matchmaker, 11 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XX1, 11 Speed|
|Cassette||SRAM XX1, 10-42T, 11 Speed|
|Chain||SRAM PC-XX1, 11 Speed|
|Crankset||SRAM XX1 Press Fit-30, 34 11 Speed Single|
|Bottom Bracket||Press Fit-30|
|Seatpost||Rock Shox REVERB Stealth, 30.9mm x 420mm|
|Saddle||Fi'zi:k Gobi XM Black Matt/Gloss|
|Bar||Easton Havoc Carbon Low Rise, 31.8mm OD, 750mm Wide|
|Stem||Easton Haven, 31.8mm Bar Clamp, 70mm S, 70mm M, 85mm L|
|Brakes Front||Avid Elixir X-0 Trail, 4 pot calipers with 180mm Rotor|
|Brakes Rear||Avid Elixir X-0 Trail, 4 pot calipers with 170mm Rotor|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir X-0 Trail Trail Matchmaker|
|J.Seat Tube||406 (16")||445 (17.5")||483 (19")|