Using the same proven formula as the Core, we've dressed the Mantle 20 in a dependable, performance, trail-riders' spec; air-sprung, tapered steerer RockShox fork that's tuneable for rider weight, wide 700mm bar/short stem combo, powerful Shimano M447 hydraulic anchors and a full Shimano 9sp drivetrain.
The Mantle 20 and 30 feature a 6069 ALX triple butted alloy frame, the careful selection of tube diameters and wall thicknesses ensures the the frame is light and stiff, yet comfortable enough for long days in the saddle. An XX44 headtube keeps the steering precise and ensures the bike goes where you point it. Both models feature Shimano drivetrains, hubs and brakes throughout, as well as tapered steerer Rockshox air-sprung forks. These bikes take over from where the Core 40 and Core 50 left off, however the bigger wheels allow you to roll further and roll faster and provide the confidence to push your limits and progress your riding.
The butting process meanwhile ensures ample wall thickness and strength where required but trims any excess and extra unnecessary weight where it’s not – tuned for optimum performance - both lighter and stiffer.
The larger wheels literally allow you to roll both further and faster than ever before thanks to the increased momentum and ability to roll over objects. If you're a slightly taller rider or prefer your riding fast and high-paced then a 29er is for you!
The 16" model comes with 80mm fork to keep the front end height in proportion and the controls at a managebale height whilst sizes 17.5"-20.5" come fitted with 100mm travel forks fitted.
Whilst our 435mm chainstays (centre to centre) are shorter than most other steel 29er frames on the market, we haven't compromised on tyre, front derailleur or mud clearance. By bending the seat tube by 5 degrees the front mech sits well forward of the tyre and mud can pass by easily. We've used the chainstay plate from the Latitude 853 to provide plenty of mud clearance, even using 2.4 inch tyres. Ready for the very worst of the UK weather!
|Seat Tube Length (mm)||405||445||480||520|
|Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)||585||595||610||625|
|Headtube Length (mm)||95||105||110||120|
|Chanstay Length (mm)||435||435||435||435|
|BB Drop (mm)||65||65||65||65|
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