THE SB5C IS OUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT A TRAIL BIKE SHOULD BE — LIGHTWEIGHT, GREAT PEDALING UPHILL AND A SCREAMER GOING DOWN. THIS BIKE WILL MAKE YOU SMILE.
We’ve taken all we’ve learned from our popular Switch Technology and merged it with our bump smashing 303 Rail Technology to come up with a completely new suspension design called Switch Infinity.
This new system allows the suspension to achieve seemingly contradictory characteristics. In the early stage of the travel it displays superior pedaling efficiency and excellent small bump sensitivity. As you move deeper into the travel, it is well supported and responds effortlessly to square edge hits.
What does that mean from a rider’s perspective? You can hammer away in all conditions, including rough, chunky ascents with zero loss in efficiency. You don’t get knocked off-line, and you have amazing traction. Point it down and it’s very fast. The controlled mid-stroke keeps the bike composed through rough terrain and g-outs, while allowing it to open up when encountering bigger hits deeper in the travel.
Our geometry has always been progressive and mirrors our gravity-influenced riding style — long top tube, low bottom bracket, and slack head angle. This allows the bike to achieve great front to rear balance when descending. When pounding the pedals uphill, you’ll appreciate the seat tube has been moved forward a bit to put the rider in the optimum pedaling position. It feels right from the moment you get on it.
And here’s the bell ringer — the frame weighs just 5.1 pounds and is very stiff, so you can hold your line no matter how hard you push.
5 Years warranty
Rear travel: 152 mm
Planned for 160 mm forks
Weight under 2.670 kg (frame + shock)
Tapered head tube 1-1/8''-1.5''
Seatpost 30.9 mm
Front derailleur diameter: 34.9 mm
Eje trasero: boost 12x148mm