Trail mountain bikes
Bici Trail – per tutti i sentieri!
ALL-MOUNTAIN – DIVERTIMENTO PER TUTTI
Le Trail bikes sono bici bi-ammortizzate – le tuttofare della mountain bike. Rappresentano forse l’essenza dell’andare in bici off-road: muoversi liberamente nella natura dove il divertimento è la priorità. Hanno un ampio spettro di utilizzo – sufficiente escursione alle ruote per padroneggiare anche impegnative discese, sufficientemente leggere per permettere importanti dislivelli e lunghe escursioni. Offrono la giusta combinazione tra il piacere di pedalare e quello di scendere dappertutto senza esitazioni. Grazie a queste caratteristiche e quindi la loro polivalenza, le bici da Trail hanno conquistato i cuori di moltissimi mountain biker.
Grazie alle evoluzioni delle unità ammortizzanti avute negli ultimi anni e allo studio cinematico dei carri posteriori delle nostre bi-ammortizzate, è possibile ottenere ottime performance in discesa senza compromettere le fasi pedalate. In salita, il carro è neutrale all’energia impressa sui pedali – nessuna perdita di potenza. In discesa copiano esattamente il terreno e danno così molta sicurezza permettendo elevate velocità anche su terreni particolarmente sconnessi. Queste bici da Trail sono delle Enduro travestite da bici Tour - delle vere e proprie tuttofare. I loro nomi sono GRANITE CHIEF or the ROOT MILLER the possibilities are endless. However, the two bikes are really quite different.
La ROOT MILLER si muove su ruote da 29 pollici e con 140 mm di escursione alle ruote. La GRANITE CHIEF gira invece su ruote da 27,5 pollici e con escursione alle ruote pari a 150 mm. Due bici molto simili come campo di utilizzo ma estremamente diverse per le loro caratteristiche. La prima con minore escursione ma ruote più grandi, la seconda più agile e scattante ma con minor capacità nell’andare oltre agli ostacoli. Alla fine solo una questione di gusti personali sui due formati ruota. Inoltre, da non dimenticare che le possibilità di configurazione sono infinite e puoi cucirti addosso la tua bici – senza compromessi, solo divertimento!
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.
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…”.
The ROOT MILLER 2 is a real trail monster – thanks to a low weight and outstanding ride characteristics. In order to further improve its downhill performance, we have equipped the bike with a Rock Shox Pike RC with a 15 mm thru axle. Thus fork is extremely stiff, sensitive, incredibly responsive and yet very lightweight – in short: This fork hardly knows any limits! The drivetrain comes from Shimano. Rear derailleur, front derailleur, shifter, cassette and crankset all bear the XT label. Thanks to the Shadow technology, the XT rear derailleur is kept extremely slim, which significantly reduces the risk of an unwanted contact with rocks, roots or similar. A Magura MT6 brake made in Germany stops the bike. It has a 203 mm disc in front and a 180 mm one at the rear, offers great deceleration and very good stability.
Are you looking for the ultimate trail experience? Congratulations, you've found it! It is called ROOT MILLER 3, is lightweight, versatile, powerful and equipped with top-level parts. Special attention was paid to suspension performance. Two suspension elements of the top brand Fox have been used: a Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork at the front and a Fox Float DPS Factory Elite shock at the rear. Both components are refined with an elegant kashima coating, which not only offers a golden shine, but also a significantly lower breakaway torque, which results in increased sensitivity. The suspension elements also have something else in common: Fork and rear shock both come with the new DPS technology. Three compression modes hide behind this abbreviation. They allow for a perfect adaptation of the suspension system to the prevailing terrain and to personal preferences. In order to easily decelerate from high speed, we have equipped the bike with a SRAM Guide RSC disc brake with a 200 mm rotor on front and a 180 mm disc at the rear. It is robust and aggressive – downhill a class of its own.
All those who are looking for their ultimate trail experience should go for the ROOT MILLER 3. It is lightweight, versatile and powerful and comes with best high-end parts. A special focus has been placed on the suspension performance. The bike comes with two suspension elements by the top brand Fox: A Fox 34 Float FIT DPS suspension fork in the front and a matching Fox Float DPS rear shock. Both parts come with a high-quality Kashima coating that not only offers a golden gloss but also a lower breakaway torque, which results in increased sensitivity. A SRAM Guide RSC disc brake will help to decrease the speed. It comes with a 200 mm rotor at the front and a 180 mm rotor at the rear. It is stable and aggressive – a class of its own downhill.