MMR Launches New Kenta XC Bike

Nov 19, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

Last time we saw the MMR Kenta it was being ridden as a prototype just before the Tokyo Olympics. Now MMR is finally ready to release the bike to the public with nine models across the range. Just like the previous version of the Kenta, it uses a linkage-driven single pivot, although MMR has developed a new link and re-shaped the mounting.

There are now three versions of the Kenta with the SL race bike, the more standard Kenta and the SXC that MMR calls "Super XC". Both the Kenta SL and Kenta use the same platform with 100mm of travel, a 69-degree headangle and a 76-degree seat tube angle. The SXC model switches things up with a travel increase to 120mm and a slacker headangle and seat tube angle of 68 and 75 degrees respectively.

Geometry
Kenta SL
Kenta
Kenta SXC



Sitting at the top of the range is the Kenta SL 00 with SRAM XX1 AXS Eagle and top-level RockShox SID suspension. But you can also choose the SL 10 with Shimano's XTR groupset and Fox factory suspension. Next, there is the Kenta range featuring six different models. Starting with the 00 with Fox factory suspension to the 90 coming in at just €2799 featuring RockShox Judy suspension and a Shimano Deore drivetrain. Finally, there is the Kenta SXC with 120mm of RockShox SID suspension, SRAM GX Eagle and a RockShox Reverb dropper post.



Kenta SL 00

Fork: RockShox SID SL
Shock: RockShox SID Luxe
Drivetrain: Sram XX1 AXS Eagle 12V // Sram XX1 Eagle Boost
Brakes: Sram Level Ultimate 180/160
Wheels: Prototype World Cup

Price: €7,299

Kenta SL 10

Fork: Fox Factory
Shock: Fox Factory Float
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR M9100 12V // Shimano XTR M9120
Brakes: Shimano XTR 160/160
Wheels: DT XRC-1501 Carbon

Price: €5,799

Kenta 00

Fork: Fox Factory
Shock: Fox Factory Float
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12V // Shimano XT
Brakes Shimano XT 160/160
Wheels: DT XRC-1501 Carbon

Price: €4,799

Kenta 10

Fork: RockShox SID SL
Shock: Rock Shox SID Luxe
Drivetrain: Sram GX AXS Eagle 12V // Sram GX Eagle
Brakes: Shimano XT 180/160
Wheels: DT X-1900 XD

Price: €4,499

Kenta 30

Fork: Fox Performance
Shock: Fox Performance Elite Float
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12V // Shimano XT
Brakes: Shimano XT 160/160
Wheels: DT X-1900 MS

Price: €3,899

Kenta 50

Fork: RockShox SID SL
Shock: Rock Shox SID Luxe
Drivetrain: Sram GX Eagle 12V // Sram X1 Eagle
Brakes: Shimano MT-501 180/160
Wheels: DT X-1900 XD

Price: €3,699

Kenta 70

Fork: Fox Rhythm
Shock: Fox Performance Elite Float
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12V // Shimano MT-5101
Brakes: Shimano MT-501 180/160
Wheels: XCR 9800

Price: €3,299

Kenta 90

Fork: RockShox Judy Silver Air
Shock: RockShox Deluxe
Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12V // Shimano MT-5101
Brakes: Shimano MT-200 180/160
Wheels: XCR 9800

Price: €2,799

Kenta SXC 00

Fork: RockShox SID Base
Shock: RockShox SID Luxe
Drivetrain: Sram GX Eagle 12V // Sram X1 Eagle
Brakes: Shimano XT 180/160
Wheels: DT M-1900 XD

Price: €4,299





44 Comments

  • 24 0
 There is a LOT of build options
  • 10 2
 Yeah my thumbs got tired trying to scroll down so i could write this comment
  • 51 0
 And I Kenta ford any of them
  • 3 5
 @VtVolk: You just won the best bike pun of the year!
  • 2 0
 @VtVolk: god damn it....came on here to say that....
  • 19 3
 Are MMR's sales up or down in the current vaccine-skeptical climate?
  • 3 16
flag tgr9 (Nov 19, 2021 at 11:18) (Below Threshold)
 if you associate a bike brand with the current vaccine situation, you're probably part of the problem
  • 16 0
 @tgr9: think its just a joke on the Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine (known as MMR).

Hence my Daily Mail comment as there was a period of time in the UK that parents refused to allow their children to have the MMR as there was a completely false and unproved ' rumour'it was linked to autism in children.
Yes anti-vaxing is a popular pastime
  • 4 1
 @tgr9: Whooooooosh!
  • 12 1
 Tired of lazy manufacturers just throwing on a long travel fork to make it downcountry resulting in a less desirable geometry, 430 reach on the SXC in Medium. Going backwards are we?
  • 4 0
 430 isn’t bad I’d say. We don’t need 470mm reach on a medium on every bike, and for a short travel ripper like this, it’s really not too shabby.
  • 11 1
 This bike causes autism
  • 7 0
 What?? no one is going to comment on a 69 degree HT angle and say the bike is trash by looking at that one single geo figure??
  • 3 1
 It's a world cup XC race bike... 69 deg is appropriate.
  • 6 0
 Nice
  • 7 0
 $6500 for a carbon, full XTR, Fox Factory bike is a pretty great deal all things considered
  • 13 10
 Definitely one of those times when thinking about your brand name in different markets is helpful. Can't imagine anybody in America with kids, or even just steeped in the current vax situation, sees this as anything but Measles, Mumps, Rubella.
  • 4 0
 It's funny, even all these years later I still think of Shaums March and his Mad March Racing coaching/school/team.
  • 2 0
 This is a Spanish brand, and being Argentinian, I for one don't catch your reference. Care to elaborate?
  • 3 0
 @southoftheborder: in the US "MMR" is the abbreviation for the Measles, Mumps, & Rubella vaccine that children get. Obviously since this is a Spanish brand, MMR doesn't mean the same thing in Spain.
  • 2 0
 @PAmtbiker: thanks for the thorough explanation. MMR are actually the initials of the brand's owner.
  • 3 0
 Whenever you premier your flagship XC bike it's a travesty not to include its weight! It's like premiering a DH bike and not including its travel.
  • 1 0
 Design, colors and overall appearance have been hugely improved. I can't say how it rides, but it looks good and the geometry numbers are in the XCO racing range, I think it's a legit bike for sure!
They added a second bottle cage, which is a must for marathon racers or long training rides!
The other thing I noticed is that it only comes in 3 sizes (S/M/L). For riders like me who're always kinda in between L and XL, this size L could fit me well.
I'd like to see a high end option for the SXC build, as it's not unusual anymore to race XCO on 120mm.
Weight for the SL should be around 10.5kg race ready.
Now, how about availability?
  • 6 2
 Daily Mail readers wont buy this one
  • 2 0
 So Super XC is for when XC isn't enough bike but you need something lighter and more nimble than a Downcountry rig?
  • 1 0
 They have one of the tallest WC riders (David Valero Serrano) on the team and yet the largest size is L with 465 mm reach. Very weird.
  • 4 3
 2009 Gary Fisher Rumblefish brought back to life. Potentially with worse geometry.
  • 1 0
 Umm...I Kenta believe that they are still making XC bikes...?

(I'll show myself out...)
  • 1 0
 Looks really light, but again no weights displayed on bike articles. Blah. Wink
  • 2 1
 2015 called, they want their geo chart back
  • 1 0
 This is really groundbreaking stuff. Sincerely, 2016
  • 1 0
 this brand has no mojo
  • 1 0
 Fun hater position bikes
  • 2 2
 Measles, Mumps, Ruebella.
  • 1 1
 Looks like a Spesh lol
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