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Why hardtail? Why anything else?
With the Zircon platform we have honed and refined the simple promise of the hardtail mountain bike creating a lightweight and versatile trail tamer as at home on the flowing singletrack descents of your local trail centre as it is on the starting line of a marathon event or club XC race.
Top talking point is the Zircon’s 20-speed transmission – a departure from the 27-speed gearing that is the norm among its peers but a feature we believe offers a considerably better rider experience, with lighter weight thanks to a two-ring chainset, a gear ratio designed specifically for the unique demands of off-road riding and easier shifting in adverse conditions.
Of course the transmission is only part of the story – at the heart of the Zircon is a lightweight, stiff and responsive triple-butted 7.46 aluminium frame using custom-drawn aerospace tubing and featuring trail-friendly geometry for confident handling in technical terrain, while suspension duties are taken care of by a 120mm Rockshox Recon R fork.
Add in Avid Elixir 3 disc brakes, Truvativ Stylo finishing kit and WTB tyres for a ready-to-ride package that hardtail connoisseurs will love and suspension addicts may well be pleasantly surprised by.
Zircon. The hardtail, evolved.
|Frame||Triple Butted 7.46 Aluminium|
|Forks||RockShox Recon R|
|Chainset||Truvativ S1400 GXP 2.2|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1050 11-32t|
|Tyres||WTB Prowler MX 2.1|
|Front Brake||Avid Elixir 3|
|Rear Brake||Avid Elixir 3|
|Handlebars||Truvativ STYLO Race|
|Stem||Truvativ STYLO Race|
|Headset||Sealed Cartridge Bearings|
|Saddle||WTB Rocket V|
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|Effective Top Tube||560mm (22in)||572mm (22.5in)||600mm (23.6in)|
|Head tube Length||110mm||125mm||145mm|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||70°|
|Seat Tube Angle||72.5°||72.5°||72.5°|
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