Thunderbird Carbon Evo version is a perfect combination of race nature and carefully chosen spec, that makes this bike both: high-end and budget friendly. Just go to the trails, choose the line, and release the brakes. Great performance Rock Shox Domain RC fork and new X-Fusion H3C shock will give you more control on the bumpy sections, and 4-piston brakes will give you more confidence when pushing your limits.
170/160mm front/rear suspension travel
Dartmoor Thunderbird carbon fiber frame with 160mm travel, Boost rear end, and SRAM UDH hanger
Rock Shox Domain RC fork with 38 mm upper legs, Motion Control damper, and DebonAir spring
X-Fusion H3C RCP Coil shock with 450 lbs coil for M-size and 500 lbs coil for L-size
11-speed Shimano Deore 5100 drivetrain with Shimano 11-51T cassette
Iconic Magura MT5 eStop brakes with 4-piston caliper, 203mm rotor on the front, and 180mm at the rear
Tubeless-ready Vittoria Mazza 29x2.6 tires with Graphene 2.0
High-end enduro wheelsets with Dartmoor Thunder aluminum rims and extra sealed Reel Expert hubs
THUNDERBIRD CF- GENERAL INFO
Mountain biking is all about your limits. The more difficult trails you ride the bigger fun you may have if shred it with a well-designed frame! Thunderbird CF is an all-new carbon enduro frame, dedicated to the difficult terrain and riding conditions. With perfect lateral stiffness, it is a great 29-er enduro machine with aggressive geometry and 160mm of progressive frame travel. Thunderbird CF will work great with the modern heavy-duty forks with 160-170mm travel. Despite the big wheels, the new Thunderbird CF has the Dartmoor DNA and it will not let you down on big jumps, drops, or even in bike parks. For keeping the frame trouble-free, all pivot points are working on the stiff axles mounted on the sealed Max-type bearings. The progressive suspension design of the Thunderbird CF is perfect for both types of shocks: spring shocks and large volume air shocks. The construction reduces also the negative impact of braking on the suspension operation. The Front triangle and seat stays are made of high-quality carbon fiber with increased wall thickness for better stiffness. The massive rocker is made of one piece of forged aluminum. To ensure the proper strength and durability the whole chainstay and the inserts in the points that are the most exposed to overload in carbon material are made of aluminum as well.
Before we decided to launch the Thunderbird CF frame for mass production, it not only passed a series of tests on a load machine, where the overloads were much greater than required by the standards but it was also strictly tested on the toughest trails of many European enduro races by our team riders: Marcin Motyka – a legend of the Polish bicycle scene and Olaf Odziomek – a young gun on the Polish enduro scene. Another period of testing was including uncompromised shredding in the Austrian, Czech and Polish bike parks, where our R&D Jan Kiliński was testing the strength of the frame on high drops and long jumps.
The Thunderbird CF is available either without a shock or with the high-end Fox X2 Factory air shock with high-speed/low-speed compression and high-speed/low-speed rebound adjustments, with 2-pos. Open/Firm lever, coated with a Genuine Kashima coat. Thunderbird CF frame is equipped with SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH).
With this frame, you can #ShredLikeThunder!
matt Black/Grey, Carbon Fiber+AL 6061-T6, travel 160mm