A swing by the MS Mondraker Crew pits at Lenzerheide revealed that not less than two of their riders, Brook MacDonald being one in every of them, are racing a prototype body that’s, sadly, nonetheless beneath wraps. Each bikes had been clothed on the linkage space, with the shock fully out of sight.
Mondraker are tight-lipped on this one, however Brook’s mechanic, Jake Eire, was in a position to share a number of key particulars.
Prototype Mondraker DH Bike
First up; it’s aluminum, and we’re informed it should seemingly keep that approach for manufacturing. Secondly, the swingarm nonetheless lacks any pivot separating the chainstay and seat keep, and whereas it appears to be like as if the shock is mounted at a barely totally different angle to that seen on the present Summum, it doesn’t look as if the linkage shall be dramatically totally different.
Along with being Brook MacDonald’s mechanic, Jake Eire was a part of the event staff that designed this new bike. He wasn’t in a position to expose a lot, however he may inform us that beneath the wrap lies some cnc-machined components, the precise structure of which continues to be being finalized with key patents filings happening within the background.
What we do know? What is bound to be the brand new Summum could have adjustable flex within the rear triangle due to the provision of two seat keep bridges that may be switched out to tune the experience really feel.
Additionally, the BB shell is bolted onto the underside of the entrance triangle!
The staff is ready to experiment with totally different BB positions due to this bolt-on shell, the place of which may be moved up, down, fore and aft. Such modifications in BB place will undoubtedly have an effect on the bike’s kinematic.
With that in thoughts, it’s not not possible that the cnc-machined hyperlink(s) beneath the wrap even have a number of mounting positions to accomodate modifications in BB place.
Apart from that, little may be inferred. The body nonetheless has rear-center size adjustment due to a flip-chip on the dropout, and the pinnacle tube appears to be like chunky sufficient to accomodate an angle/attain alter headset.
Eleonora Farina is out with a collarbone damage in the meanwhile, however her Instagram story tells us she is working very arduous to be again on the bike very quickly.