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NS Bikes Soda - Video

Apr 13, 2012 at 7:06
by NS Bikes  
After a few years of waiting, the full suspension bikes and frames from NS Bikes are finally on the market.

Check out the video that tells the whole story of this project:

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For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

The Soda is available in two versions. One is a dedicated slopestyle / big air bike with 100mm of travel, the other is a more all-round freeride / enduro platform with 150 / 180 mm adjustable travel.

For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

Soda Slope a dedicated slopestyle/big air bike with 100mm of travel


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

Soda FR all-round freeride/enduro platform with 150/180mm adjustable travel


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

The Soda features an adjustable chainstay, and is compatible with 10mm bolt hubs and 12mm thru-axle hubs.


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

Internal and traditional cable routing are available on the Soda.


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

Both frames have smooth double-pass welding in all critical areas. This is an expensive process that results in a much stronger joint. The frames come complete with a pair of headsets, one for standard steer tubes, one for tapered steertubes.


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

Super beefy linkage elements are designed to keep the frame torsionally stiff. This is especially important for all rotational tricks. Many full suspension frames can handle big drops, but not many are stable when landing not-so-perfect 360's.


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

The concentric BB pivot on the Soda Slope will allow you to run a true single speed drivetrain...


For more information about our Soda frames visit http nsbikes.com

....but you can still use a derailleur on the Soda Slope if you want.


Meet Jaws - our new NS Bikes Team freerider Photo credit Bartek Woli ski http wolisphoto.com

NS Bikes team freerider - Jaws.


For more information about Soda frames and NS Bikes products visit our official website.

NS Bikes is distributed in Canada and USA by Lama Cycles. To find your nearest NS Bikes dealer go to distribution section on our website.

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107 Comments
  • 58 1
 Sick ass bike would not mind owning one
  • 31 0
 love the simplicity of the bike...no hydros, to fancy multi-million-link-susps...just a burly good-old-style-looking frame made to go back to the roots beeing that one bike u had to do anything on...i love these bikes...
  • 17 35
flag joelNZdh (Apr 14, 2012 at 3:00) (Below Threshold)
 when sam said it rides just like his hardtail, would that not defeat the purpose of having a suspension bike Wink
  • 42 3
 What im looking at here is a transition bottlerocket killer!
  • 10 0
 He's saying that it rides like his hard tail but he can take it on the bigger jumps
  • 3 0
 thats exactly what i was thinkin slopestylerider haha i was just talkin bout it with a buddy haha. bike looks solid!
  • 8 1
 Sick bike amazing vid, but the part of him grinding it around 8:10 mad me a little sad
  • 5 1
 what were lookin at right there is raw sex appeal
  • 3 1
 I want a Soda Slope Naow! D:
  • 3 3
 that bike is a big ole cup of SEXY!
  • 4 0
 You know, I wasnt expecting much when I clicked on this, but I must say I am very impressed with all the thought they have put into these frames like the beefier linkage, two headsets, double weld, and ability to run single speed. Good job NS
  • 6 0
 WTF, pause the vid at 28 seconds LOL they have flipped the image and the drive is on the wrong side haha
  • 1 1
 im sold!! anyone trade for a prophet? jk
  • 2 3
 Why couldN'T that guy ride up the hill with his all mountain! LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 5 0
 @mnorris122 so what would everyone else be riding when Sam rides a DH bike? their crushed hopes and dreams?
  • 3 0
 This bike looks sick I'm deciding between this (the freeride version) or a transition tr 250 (the cheaper build) any suggestions?
  • 10 0
 im happy to finally see that bike designing companies finally understand the point that single purpose bikes are becoming pointless and that most people these days buy bikes that can do everything. Love the soda FR, looks like such a sweet platform that can easily be reconfigured to do what ever riding pops in to your head in the morning, instead of owning 10 different bikes.
  • 1 0
 I bought a Transition Double recently, exactly for that purpose, so I can (try to) do anything with it.
But man, the Soda looks very very tempting.....
  • 1 0
 when i was choosing my current bike to buy, i had a choice of glory and reign for identical money. As much as i consider my self a downhill rider, I cant justify getting a pure DH bike. Since it just cant be used for anything else where as the reign suffers with the DH ability but gains soo much more versatility
  • 1 0
 Exactly, it's more practical to be able to use a bike for more than one specific discipline (at least for someone like me)... I like trails, urban stuff, AND park so it's hard to find a possible fit sometimes. I'm still trying to optimize my choices.
  • 12 1
 country roads, take me home + dubstep?

tbh, i'm no fan of folk rock but somebody needs to be shot.
  • 11 1
 I hope they caught the guy who tagged those bikes...
  • 9 2
 Lives in poland, will never be caught.
  • 7 0
 In my country these frames will retail for about $900 less than a Transition which would you choose then?
  • 1 0
 what
  • 2 0
 OHMYGOD!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 7 0
 I have to say the top comment on that yt video made me laugh rather a lot
  • 1 0
 OMG I was laughing so hard,,,,
  • 3 0
 hmmm....I am struggling to tell which company made that frame by looking at it. If only they had more stickers to tell me who made it.
  • 3 2
 Nice infomercial --- more like stolen from Apple. At the beginning I thought I am seeing the new infomercial for the new Macbook. None less the bike looks mint and I am sure it is a game changer just like all the apple products. hahaha
  • 1 0
 To those of you comparing to Transitions, look at the numbers. These frames have tighter geos (most importantly shorter backends), which is a big selling factor to me (not to mention the concentric set up for running true single speed). This frame is way more appealing to me then the other stuff on the market.
  • 4 0
 those graphics itself are so rad !!
  • 3 0
 that is one nice bike I want one
  • 4 2
 They look so sick ! together with the Kona Entourage and the Scott Voltage this is one of the best FR Bikes out there
  • 3 0
 this bike is so fresh its unreal would love to own one!
  • 4 3
 I dont even ride mountain bikes and i think these are sick. The euro trash graphics might be a bit much but im a fan regardless
  • 2 0
 is the normal soda can be set at 150mm travel, why were people riding the soda slope with 150mm forks?
  • 3 0
 BRACE YOURSELVES!!! Epic NS fans are coming!!!
  • 1 0
 Sweet bikes, I like those as much as I love my Transition Double... awesome and the graphics and colours are inspired! Sick, these are going to be popular!!! Smile
  • 1 0
 does anyone know exactly what double weld technique is?..... is it a weave over the root pass? if anyone knows for sure i'd appreciate an explanation. many thanks.
  • 4 0
 i'm assuming its the same for all metals, i've seen it on titanium frames. rootpass without filler wire. then filler wire on top of the root pass. hope i'm not wrong on this. i'm not a welder Smile
  • 1 0
 many thanks psynide
  • 2 0
 Transition this NS that bla bla BLA! Pick the one you like and go do your thing! Its not all, if anything, about the ride..
  • 1 0
 looks like a sick bike, and damn i want agarage like sams, soooo many fun things there haha

I also visibly cringed when that guy did the frame grind on the soda :/
  • 1 0
 When the time comes and the bank balance allows me to it going to be a tough decision between an NS Soda and a Transition TR250!
  • 1 0
 Anyone else notice the inversion of film at 28 seconds, they had a chain guide on the left side?... cool riding though, fun looking trail...
  • 4 2
 In my opinion Dartmoor shine looks better
  • 1 0
 cheaper, and lighter most likely too! Smile
  • 1 0
 I should take delivery of my soda slope within 2 weeks. I canny wait. Do you get me sly bry?
  • 2 1
 i'd stick to the well proven bottlerocket at least until this reaches a second version. but it's a decent looking bike!
  • 2 0
 ahhhhh wish i had either of these :p the look like a bunch of fun
  • 1 0
 Hey that silver bike looks like that other silver bike that other company did!
  • 1 0
 So in love with this bike already. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 now this came out its so hard to chose....killswitch or soda...
  • 1 0
 Oh wow, might finally have an alternative to the Transition Double, but much easier to get & cheaper over in the UK!
  • 1 0
 a lot like a transition double... at least in my eyes. which is good because a double is a proven design that really works
  • 1 0
 I think my bottlerocket just got a little jealous!
  • 1 0
 looks like everything ive ever wanted!
  • 1 2
 That derailleur hanger is amazingly brilliant! Really dialled bike NS, straight from beginning! A bit sad it is not made in Poland
  • 1 0
 Nothing wrong with where it is made but until most companies respective economies and job markets improve to be better or cheaper than the far east then thats where it will stay.
  • 2 0
 I know for a fact that you can make stuff in Europe at prices not much higher than in Taiwan, and still make a living out of what you do. There is no problem with skilled work force either, especially in Poland - the home country of NS Bikes. The difference is how much money you want to make...

Off course you would need to skip expensive hypeing like having WC racing teams or worse: paying to a dozen of journalists from around the world to come to Sedona to test your bikes and then write about it.

Manufacturing localy would provide jobs for people that would pay taxes and services localy. It also gives a better control on how the manufacturing facility deals with externalities like waste or employee rights. Unemployment in western countries and minimizing it by creating strange jobs like parking watchmen or overinvesting in public sector - costs as well. And it comes from our taxes.

It's just a young frame buyer that is unaware of that. Price tag is a very complicated thing
  • 1 0
 They build up there complete bikes in Poland, I think they deserve credit for that
  • 5 8
 talk about a complete rip-off of a "transition double" the linkage and everything is the same...

WTF im tired of seeing rip-offs of other companies. If anything, Props to Transition for creating a bike frame that others want for their own design.
  • 2 4
 i was thinking the exact came thing they look just like a Double or a Bottlerocket, but they look nice.
  • 15 1
 How about you go and make a brand new frame that looks NOTHING like any other frame on the market? And make sure it works good and looks nice. You have fun with that.
  • 2 0
 Didn't know the double had a concentric BB... hmm
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure Morpheus Cycles did Razz
  • 1 0
 I was legit about to say that waterfall beat me to it
  • 1 0
 hehehe Razz
  • 1 0
 You could say all HARDTAIL frames look the same too, esp. nowadays------ but the reality is, if people test to find the best design---- then those similarities eventually becomes come place.

*****Bike Darwinism 101
  • 1 0
 the slope is a double and the all around version is a bottlerocket.
  • 3 0
 actually the soda slope is a commencal sx
  • 2 1
 Honestly if the paint weren't so God-awful I'd consider getting one.
  • 2 1
 shut up and take my money.
  • 1 0
 Really nice love the soda's
  • 1 0
 Solid build and good finish, reliable.
  • 2 0
 Wish I had money
  • 1 0
 these bikes look awesome id love to try one out. Pimp Salute
  • 1 1
 Cool nice job in deleting comments.... and WAKI did i hurt ur feelings ? lmao.
  • 1 0
 check out hidden threads in the bottom of site. there is your comment Wink
  • 1 0
 No hay distribuidores en latinoamerica.. Porqueeeeee! D:
  • 1 0
 The black and green graphics are pure steeze
  • 1 0
 12:00...now there's some serious ARSE....nice jockettes mate....
  • 1 0
 We have them in stock ready to ship. www.redhousebikes.com
  • 5 4
 Looks like a double
  • 1 0
 Quality.
  • 1 0
 those are some beauties
  • 1 2
 Sam Pilgrim, redbull rampage
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