Propain Tyee Carbon
• Intended use: Enduro racing
• 27.5" wheels
• 160mm of travel
• Carbon frame and swingarm
• 65.5 degree head angle
• 445mm chainstay
• Weight: 2150 gram w/o shock
• S M L
• Price: €3999 Complete
Propain launch their first carbon bike based upon their existing Tyee chassis. The carbon bike is aimed at enduro racers with a weight advantage and slightly longer (+7mm
) over the alloy frame. Geometry basics are a 65.5 head angle, 425mm reach for a medium and 445mm chainstays. Propain say that their racers were asking for a longer chainstay to gain stability over tight corner agility. A pre-order campaign will be launched in October with delivery expected in January 2016.
There will be two full builds available to pre-order. The top of the range bike equipped with DVO Diamond fork, Monarch Plus shock, SRAM XO and Magura MT7 brakes will sell for €3999.Elray R.U.A XC Racer
Elray Cycles was founded 20 years ago by Patrick Ray Pugliese and have always specialized in top quality, hand-built racing frames. Now focusing on customized titanium and carbon frames which are hand welded in Italy from 3AV 2.5 ti and machined CNC journals. The 29" wheeled R.U.A Titanium is designed to be reactive like a carbon frame, but with the toughness, resilience and longevity of a titanium frame. It's the only Ti bike to be raced on the UCI World Cup cross country circuit between the legs of Italian Federico Mandelli and Alessia Verrando. €3400 gets you this Italian exclusivity.Solid Flare
Solid have built the first women's specific downhill bike, here's what they have to say about it.
• Intended use: downhill
• Rear wheel travel: 200mm
• Wheel size: 27.5"
• Centre Force Suspension
• Full 7005 aluminium frame
• ISCG chain guide tabs
• BOS Suspension
• SRAM X01 DH drivetrain
• Adjustable geometry and wheelbase
• MSRP: €3999
|Our Strike FLARE was developed in direct cooperation with Morgane Charre (DH World Champion 2012), to build an optimal downhill bike for women. It was important for us to not just shrink our current model and to paint it differently, but also to equip it completely with its own geometry.|
Morgane gave us vital and helpful feedback from the beginning and so the basic parameters were found quickly. The bike needs easier handling to compensate for the lower muscle mass. Therefore a new balance between the main frame and rear triangle had to be found to design the optimal weight distribution on both wheels and allow for power-saving riding. Therefore the head angle has also been adjusted and the rider was positioned centrally in the bike again.
One thing we have learned, "girls shred too", and nowadays at a very high level, therefore a bike for women must take account of this fact. Men and women are anatomical differently, so why not the bikes? We can proudly say to have built the first downhill bike for the fastest girls in the world. This is proven by the 4th place finish of Morgane Charre at the UCI World Cup in Lenzerheide. - Solid Bikes
Photo Credits: Beatrice Baar - @whateverphoto