Forget everything you thought you knew about bigger-wheeled bikes: the Stage 5 is here. Designed to go further and faster whatever the terrain, this bike signals a new generation of trail-loving 29ers where nothing’s off limits and everything goes.
Big wheels and a super-efficient pivot position help transfer more of your energy straight into the trail – great for carrying speed and tackling epics. Meanwhile, the Stage’s frameset geometry is slack enough for the steeps and long enough for superb stability, not to mention the chance to reap the handling rewards of running a short stem. A sweet spot of 140/135 travel helps flatten even the roughest rock gardens too – perfect for pace, comfort and efficiency.
With 148mm Boost rear spacing, internal dropper routing and a 5-year warranty on its handmade frame, the Stage 5 is bang up to date and reassuringly future-proof. Make no mistake: in any of its guises this is one seriously versatile bike with an audaciously bold intention.
Orange Stage 5 XTR: Specifications
*Optional upgrades available
|Frame||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 29 Rear wheel travel: 135|
|Fork||Fox Factory 36 Float 140mm 29 (black)|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float DPX2 Factory 200×51|
|Headset||Hope 49mm Black|
|Rear Axle||SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub)|
|Wheelset||Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + XTR 29|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHF 2.3 3c EXO TR / High Roller II 2|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XTR 12spd|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR 10-51T|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Hollow Tech II|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR 203/180|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro MK2 Black 50mm|
|Handlebar||Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35|
|Grips||Strange 130 Lock – On Grips Black|
|Seatpost||Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Kashima|
|Saddle||SDG Radar Cromo Rail Black/Black|
|Seat Clamp||Hope Bolted Black|