Mondraker’s Chrono DC places downcountry driving in a hardtail type


Mondraker are placing the downcountry into hardtails with the brand new DC line of its Mondraker Chrono mannequin. Boasting a slacker head angle than its XC counterparts, a full aluminium body, dropper seatpost as normal and a pair of.4″ tyres, Mondraker claims it’s a “comfy, tremendous succesful hardtail providing subsequent degree confidence on the downs in comparison with bikes of comparable traits.”

Have to know:

  • A down nation hardtail mountain bike
  • 68.5 diploma steering angle
  • 120mm fork
  • 29 x 2.4″ tyres
  • Aluminium body

The Chrono mannequin is a pre-existing mannequin within the Mondraker line-up. Named the Chrono XC, it unsurprisingly options cross-country focussed geometry and spec. However with the expansion in downcountry and an curiosity in brief journey or, on this case, hardtail bikes which might be suited to extra playful or aggressive driving, Mondraker has simply unveiled the Chrono DC.

And sure, DC stands for downcountry.

Cables are routed internally for a clear look

Based mostly round a sturdy aluminium body, not like it’s cross-country focussed sibling there are at the moment no carbon-framed choices within the Chrono DC line.

Every bike additionally comes with a dropper seatpost as normal, in addition to alloy bars, 1×12 Sram gearing, and both Fox or RockShox offering the 120mm of entrance journey.

The Chrono DC R comes with Fox suspension, whereas the DC with RockShox

Geometry

There are some vital geometry modifications between the Chrono XC and DC fashions.

The DC includes a slacker 68.5 diploma head tube angle, in comparison with the steeper 70 levels on the XC. And whereas each fashions have a seat tube angle of 72.5 levels, the efficient seat tube angle of the DC is 74.5 levels versus 73.5 levels on the XC.

The Mondraker has a slacker 68.5 diploma head angle than its XC sibling

Wanting on the dimension medium, different modifications embody a higher stack (624mm on the DC versus 610mm on the XC), longer attain and wheelbase, a 5mm decrease backside bracket top.

The Mondraker Chrono DC can be obtainable in 4 sizes: S, M, L and XL

Mondraker Chrono DC vary

There are two bikes within the Chrono DC vary; the DC R and the DC.

Mondraker Chrono DC R

  • Worth: TBC
  • Body: Chrono 29 6061 Xtralite Alloy butted, XC Ahead Geometry, 73mm BSA backside bracket, tapered head tube, HHG Inside Cable Routing, Enhance 12x148mm rear axle
  • Forks: Fox 32 29 Float GRIP EVOL Rhythm, 120mm, tapered steerer tube, Enhance 15x110mm axle, offset 44mm.
  • Drivetrain: Sram GX Eagle rear derailleur, Sram Set off SX Eagle shifters, Sram PG-1210, 11-50T, 12s cassette.
  • Crankset: Truvativ Stylo 6K Eagle, 12s, Enhance, DUB axle, Direct Mount 34T chain ring, S dimension: 170mm, M/L/XL dimension: 175mm
  • Wheelset: MDK-XP1 29 TLR, 25mm inner width, tubeless prepared rims with Method hubs and Maxxis Ardent 29×2.40 tyres.
  • Dropper seatpost: Onoff Pija dropper inner, diameter 31.6mm, S/M dimension: 405×95-125mm, L/XL dimension 458×120-150mm

Mondraker Chrono DC

  • Worth: TBC
  • Body: Chrono 29 6061 Xtralite Alloy butted, XC Ahead Geometry, 73mm BSA backside bracket, tapered head tube, HHG Inside Cable Routing, Enhance 12x148mm rear axle
  • Forks: RockShox Judy Silver TK 29, 120mm, TurnKey, Solo Air, tapered steerer tube, 9x100mm axle, 30mm metal stanchions, 46mm offset. Settings: Poplock 2 pos distant compression (open/lock), rebound,
    air preload
  • Drivetrain: Sram SX Eagle derailleur with Sram Set off SX Eagle shifters, and Sram PG-1210, 11-50T, 12s cassette.
  • Crankset: Sram SX Eagle, Enhance, DUB axle, Direct Mount chain ring 34T, S dimension: 170mm, M/L/XL dimension: 175mm
  • Wheelset: MDK-XP1 29 TLR, 25mm inner width, tubeless prepared rims with Method hubs and Maxxis Ardent 29×2.40 tyres.
  • Dropper seatpost: Onoff Pija dropper inner, diameter 31.6mm, S/M dimension: 405×95-125mm, L/XL dimension 458×120-150mm