Rider First Geometry Design
All of our geometry design decisions are made with you the rider in mind. We start by combining the latest trends evaluated by our proven ERGO Cyclist geometry creator. Carefully qualifying our geometry decisions against the population, components selection and terrain demands. Allowing us to understand where the real opportunities for improvement lie with in the parameters of the intended use. Our longer front centers and short stems keep you behind the front wheel improving weight distribution. Our neutral handling takes advantage of the improved position allowing for aggressive riding on the descents and excellent manors (no wandering off line) on the climbs. Our seat tubes are laid back to allow for you to achieve your optimal fit for improved comfort and power. You don’t need to take our word for it. Read our customers and test riders reviews to see how quickly they collected PRs up and downhill on our bikes.
What is “neutral handling”? It is our quantifiable approach to precisely dial in the riding characteristics of our frames. We look at all aspects of the steering geometry. Balancing the tracking, slip angle, and stability of the bike as a complete system. This yields steering geometry specifically dialed in for the bikes intended use. Mountain bikes are quick and highly maneuverable at single track speeds, road bikes exhibit steady surefooted handling at high speed. It is our understanding of these characteristics that drives the development of each of our frames. Want to experience it for yourself? Take advantage of a Demo Day near you or local test ride in Prescott, AZ.
SAG – Suspension Adjusted Geometry
The 396 TR is designed to account for the effects of suspension sag on the frame’s geometry. When the front fork compresses from full extension, the frame and rider pivot around the rear axle. Because of this every dimension on the frame is changed. Fork compression causes the frame’s angles to become steeper by ~3/4 of a degree per centimeter of travel. The change lowers the bottom bracket and brings the cranks closer to the ground. The rider’s center of gravity is pulled forward and down, the trail is shortened, and the steering becomes quicker. This creates a compromised position for the rider when going over or down obstacles.
We have address the issue described above by designing our frame at 20% sag we optimize the frame’s geometry and the rider’s position. This ensures that when you are negotiating obstacles, your position and the bikes geometry is dialed.