NS Bikes Fuzz 650B Vivid R2C Full Suspension MTB Frame 2015
Save 41% on the 2015 Fuzz Vivid R2C FS Frame by NS Bikes!
NS Bikes Fuzz 650B Vivid R2C Suspension Frame
The Fuzz is a true DH machine built to compete with the best in the pits, yet it is a modern do-it-all rig for any gravity assisted riding. The bike has been thrashed by Sam Pilgrim at events like Rampage and proved itself in the real racing environment too, taking podiums at major UCI events, piloted by the Polish DH star Slawek Lukasik. The frame has truly modern DH geometry - it's low, slack, and has a very short rear end with a roomy front triangle. The 4-bar Horst link suspension has a significant amount of rearward axle movement which helps to absorb square faced bumps. Unlike most other designs on the market (including virtual pivot designs) it is immune to brake jack. There is also a fair amount of anti-squat built into the design to counter pedal-induced bob. The shock, which is the most heavy part of the frame is tucked away near the BB to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible. For the coming season, the Fuzz frame has been re-designed to run on 650B wheels. NS also increased the reach on this already long frame. The frame has truly modern DH geometry - it's low, slack, and has a very short rear end with a roomy front triangle. Thanks to the adjustable dropouts you can set up the bike with a super tight rear end or you can fit the wheel in a more standard position to suit the characteristics for any track and riding style. The short position results in one of the tightest rear ends on the market. Thanks to this NS could really open up the front end and benefit from massive stability and confidence improvements, yet still keep the wheelbase (hence manoeuvrability) under control. The Fuzz has a clearly progressive leverage ratio curve. The first stage of the travel is very supple and absorbs small and medium impacts. Towards the end of the travel, the frame becomes stiffer, and gives the rider a feeling of support, which results in predictable launches off jump lips and other obstacles that require getting air to clear. It's important to note that the characteristics are different on the short and long setting with a noticeably softer and less progressive feel in the long setting. The 4-bar Horst link suspension has a significant amount of rearward axle movement which helps to absorb square faced bumps. The system, unlike most other designs on the market (including virtual pivot designs) it is immune to brake jack (i.e. the torque generated by the brakes will not cause the suspension to stiffen). There is also a fair amount of anti-squat built into the design to counter pedal induced bob. The shock, which is the most heavy part of the frame is tucked away near the BB to keep the centre of gravity as low as possible. Features: Material: AL6061-T6 + AL6066-T6 custom formed and butted tubes, smooth ‘double pass welding in all critical areas Rear Wheel Travel: short CS: 202mm (7.9)/long CS: 206mm (8.1) Rear Shock: RockShox Vivid R2C, 240x76mm (9.5x3.0), S size: 350x30 spring, M size: 400x30 spring, L size: 450x30 spring Mounting Hardware: front 30 x 8mm, rear 22.2 x 8mm Head Tube: tapered 1.5 ZS (ID 44/56mm), headtube length 115mm (4.5), headset included with frame Fork Compatibility: fits forks with standard 1-1/8 or tapered 1.5 - 1-1/8 steerer tubes Rear Hub: 157x12mm, rear axle included Brakes: IS-2000 disc brake mount Bottom Bracket: threaded 83mm with ISCG-05 mounts Biggest Chainring: up to 38t Rear Derailleur: removable hanger included Front Derailleur: not compatible Seatpost/clamp: 30.9mm/integrated seat clamp Max Tyre: 650B x 2.6 Weight (w/o shock): 3.65kg
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This product is for sale at Chain Reaction Cycles, one of the largest online cycle shops in the world. Opening in 1985, and starting off as a small independent bike shop in Ballynure, it moved to Ballyclare in 1989 and is now based in Doagh (all in Northern Ireland). In addition to regular local service, Chain Reaction Cycles (or CRC as it is often abbreviated to) established itself as a mail order business via advertisements in bicycle magazines; this continued until 1999 where it launched it's now famous website at ChainReactionCycles.com. Their blue themed website stocks around 90,000 products ranging from MTB & Road cycling equipment, to triathlon, BMX and running kit. As per several other leading bike shops, Chain Reaction produce their own product ranges, under brands such as Brand X. To this day CRC sponsor many cycling events, and due to the company's size and efficiency are able to offer very competitive pricing on cycle equipment. In 2016 Wiggle acquired Chain Reaction Cycles, although the two websites continue to operate independently of each other, both with their own distinctive branding and product ranges.
Wheel Size: 27.5"