Frame: The triple butted 7005 High Performance Aluminium frame isn't just light, it's also extremely stiff and stable thanks to hydroformed tube technology. The Tuned Drive Position (TDP) allowed us to reduce the chainstay length as much as possible. Combined with our much-praised Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design, semi-integrated battery and Agile Trail Geometry (ATG), we've achieved a fantastically compact chassis with superb manoevrability. This makes the Stereo Hypbrid HPA 160 27.5 a veritable rocket out on the trails, pushing you to beat your personal bests time after time. Given the speed of which it's capable, the 148mm Boost X12 rear hub was an obvious upgrade. We've even made sure that it's possible to fit a shock with a piggyback reservoir - a real benefit if shredding epic enduro trails is your thing.
Adaptable X12 Hanger
We optimized our new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. We can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.