Monty's stunning M5 trials bike uses a full carbon fiber frame, along with some other lightweight parts, to bring the total weight down to just 14.9lbs. Monty M5 details:
• Full unidirectional carbon fiber trials frame
• Unidirectional carbon fork (inc. crown/steerer tube
• Kevlar down tube protection
• Both post mount rear disc tabs and rim brake mounts
• Chain is partially routed within the chainstay
• Available 2013
• Complete bike weight: 14.9lb/6.79kg
While we don't usually do much in the way of trials coverage on Pinkbike, we spotted the amazing looking carbon fiber Monty trials machine in the Eurobike halls and had to share it with you. Monty, who have long been known for their history in the sport, look to push things to the next level with their full carbon fiber M5 competition bike. That's right, a full carbon frame, along with a carbon fork and bar, that bring the bike's total weight down to an astonishing 14.9lbs. There are quite a few lightweight trials parts on the M5 that contribute to that stunning weight, but the carbon frame no doubt plays a major roll. The M5 isn't slated for production until 2013, but it is currently being tested by World Trials Champion Dani Comas. Monty is quite confident in the design, saying that the bike has been holding up just fine. The down tube on this prototype has seen some added protection in the way of a thick kevlar shield added to protect it from impacts.
The M5's fork (left
) is carbon throughout, including both the crown and steerer tube. The bottom of the frame see's Monty's massive Eagle Claw bolted in place.
The M5's chain goes directly through the bike's drive side stay (left
) and makes for a very clean look. The M5 can be fitted with either a disc brake out back via the direct post mount or be with hydraulic rim brakes.
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