Introducing the 2018 Bird Zero AM

Nov 24, 2017 at 3:28
by BirdBikes  

Today Bird launches the new 2018 Boost AM.

The direct descendent of the bike that started Bird is back and better than ever. Revised geometry and new CNC detailing makes the definitive aluminium hardcore hardtail tougher than ever.

Bird Zero AM
The original acid yellow and hot pink AM. Also available in stealth black, and joined by the new atomic yellow and orange colour scheme

Features of the new 2018 Zero AM Boost:

• Still running either 150mm or 160mm front suspension for maximum trail hooliganism.
• Now updated to run a boost 148×12 rear wheel to increase tyre clearance
• Roomier ETT & reach sizing to match the Aeris range – 630mm ETT on the ML size with 451mm reach
• Still sporting super short chainstays for a playful ride
• Slacker head angle – 64.1 degrees static with a 160mm fork gives a confident ride in all terrain
• 27.5″ x 2.8″ tyre clearance
• One piece machined brake mount and dropout assembly for maximum precision and minimum squeal
• ISCG05 chain guide mount with boost/non-boost adaptor
• We’re sticking with external cable routing for easy maintenance, continuous outer gear cables for maximum cable longevity and a BSA threaded 73mm bottom bracket
• Stealth dropper seat post routing
• Tubeless set up out of the box

Bird Zero AM

Bird Zero AM
Bird Zero AM
Acid yellow and Atomic Blue Zero AM

Build Options

With full customisation, you can get the right bike at the right price. Choose from:

• Rockshox Revelation, Yari, Pike and Lyrik forks
• SRAM NX, GX Eagle, X01 and XX1 or Shimano Deore, SLX and XT drive options
• Wheels by DT Swiss and Hope
• A range of finishing parts from RaceFace, Hope and Bird


Custom Builds start from £1374:

• Bird Zero AM Frame in a choice of colours
• DT Swiss M1900 wheels (30mm Internal)
• 2018 RockShox Revelation RC fork
• SRAM 11 speed NX Groupset
• SRAM Level T brakes
• RaceFace Ride seat post, bars and stem & Half Nelson Grips
• Fabric Scoop Saddle
• Cane Creek 40 headset
• Choice of Maxxis Tyres, shipped tubeless set up

Bird Zero AM
Bird Zero AM

Our Thoughts:

“With the Zero AM boost update we’ve brought in additional quality and refinements to the already popular design, without compromising it. The new boost spacing and revised geo brings it up to date with our Aeris full suspension bikes but doesn’t loose any of the easy to live with, great to ride characteristics of the original.

I think for sometime its been our signature hardtail, racking up multiple wins and series victories in enduro races across the UK. We’d even go as far as to say it’s possibly the winning-est enduro hard tail the UK ever has seen. Fans of the original will be happy to see the lineage continue, only even better. Dave liked the 2nd generation prototype of this new version so much he’s kept it as his own and has been riding it round our local trails for months. So much for keeping things under wraps!”


Please email or call 0118 996 0382 if you have any questions.

Bird Zero AM
Bird Zero AM

MENTIONS: @BirdBikes

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Member since Oct 12, 2017
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  • 2 0
 This seems like the perfect AM HT. Seriously considering one, but not sure on sizing. I’m a hair under 6’3”, seems like I could go L or XL.
  • 1 0
 I have the older Zero AM in a size Large and fits me perfectly. I'm 6'3" as well. It does look like the new one is a little longer so I guess a size Large would still be fine. If you are unsure I'd recommend you e-mailing them. They respond very quickly and they were very helpful to me when I ordered my frame last year and wasn't sure about the sizing either.
  • 1 0
 @Ocfug: Thanks, what size stem and bars are you using?
  • 1 0
 @Fluidworks: I'm running a 50mm stem and 800mm bars. Also running a 170mm dropper seat post.
  • 1 0
 I'm a hair under 6'2" and I rode their Large Zero AM with 31mm stem and 780 bars.
Ridden it from bikeparks to all day backcountry trips. It's a superb HT.
And as commented the new 2018 boost is a bit longer.
  • 1 0
 Has anyone done a review of this bike? I've read a couple from the older generation but a new boost, Plus HT? Sweet as!
  • 1 0
 I just built up a bikeon their website.. Bargain 10,000 Pounds postage to Aus.. Seems excessive.
  • 1 0
 @NeoNasty: Have you tried e-mailing them?

This new boost zero am is brand new, not even out for two weeks, and as its a smaller brand it might take a while to get a review. I own the previous model of which there is a review here: .

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