ALL KILLER, NO FILLER
The Stoic is proof that you can create a phenomenal trail bike without adding squishy bits to its backside. The Stoic is just as brilliant while tackling technical trails as it is when sessioning jumps or messing about on the pump track.
Modern geometry, stellar kit, a bomber frame, and a host of thoughtful design touches make the Stoic the go-to rig for a wide range of riders—from cash-strapped types to anyone who craves a hardtail’s close connection to the trail, yet is unwilling to sacrifice performance when the trail gets steep and dicey.
SIMPLE, TOUGH, AFFORDABLE
The Stoic blends great all-round performance, in a durable, affordable package.
NO CORNERS CUT ON ANY MODEL.
Whether you’re buying our most affordable model or the top-tier version, you get the same stellar frame along with the same strength and stiffness benefits. Every Stoic features the same peerless 6061-alloy frame equipped with stiffness enhancing features such as Boost 148 spacing.
The Stoic is a trail bike through and through, but we actually designed it to withstand the same punishing “Category 4” strength and impact testing to which we test our Enduro World Series race bike, the Strive.
NO-HASSLE CABLE ROUTING.
Working on your bike shouldn’t require an engineering degree or a dictionary of curse words. That’s why we made the Stoic easy to maintain. Threading cables through the Stoic frame is a cinch. Cable ports at the headtube accommodate full-length rear derailleur and dropper cables. Likewise, a large access port near the bottom bracket/downtube junction means that you won’t lose precious minutes of your life furiously trying to fish cable housing through your downtube.
FULLY EXTERNAL BRAKE ROUTING.
We equipped the Stoic with external brake-line routing so that you don’t have to bleed your rear brake every time you remove or replace your rear stopper.
The word “affordable” is often just code for “cheap”. The Stoic is not a “cheap” bike. We worked hard to deliver a truly capable trail machine with a lot less dollar signs attached to it, but we didn’t skimp on the frame, forks, brakes, or drivetrain. Each Stoic model can take a serious beating and dishes out legit performance on any caliber of trail. The fact that these bikes won’t bleed your bank account dry is simply a side benefit.
STABLE MEETS PLAYFUL — NAILING THE PERFECT MIX
The Stoic strike a compelling balance—a blend of new-school trail bike stability and pump track/jump park playfulness.
SLACK HEADTUBE FOR MORE CONTROL.
When combined with reduced-offset forks and longer reach, the 65-degree headtube angle offers riders a blend of high-speed stability, confidence to attack on steep and challenge terrain, and direct controlled steering (even at low speeds).
LONGER REACH FOR GREATER STABILITY.
Combined with a slack headtube the longer reach makes it easy to distribute your weight evenly. You get better traction and body
position in turns, plus more stability over bumps and jumps. The longer reach also creates a less cramped climbing position since it helps offset the inevitable top tube length reduction caused by the steeper seat-tube angle.
STEEPER SEAT TUBE FOR IMPROVED CLIMBING:
The Stoic’s relatively steep seat angle shifts your center of mass forward, giving you a better climbing position. Short (165mm) cranks keep your hip angle open on steep climbs, promoting a higher cadence and more efficiency, as well as fewer pedal strikes, despite the bike’s low bottom bracket.
LOW STAND-OVER AND SHORT CHAINSTAYS FOR IMPROVED MANUEVERABILITY:
The Stoic’s low top tube prevents the frame from getting in the way of the shapes your pulling, or the bails that are inevitable when you’re pushing the limits. Likewise, short chainstays combine with the slack headtube angle and longer reach to create a blend of stability and agility that’s its own flavor of awesome.
BIG TIRE AND MUD CLEARANCE
The Stoic’s specially-designed chainstay yoke allows us to offer large amounts of tire/ mud clearance (2.8 650b/ 2.5 29er), while keeping the chainstays nice and short.
A WIDE FRAME-SIZE RANGE TO FIT A WIDE RANGE OF RIDERS.
We designed the Stoic to fit a wide range of ride styles and riders of nearly all heights. Riders as short as 149cm (4’10”) and as tall as 200cm (6’6”) can ride the Stoic thanks to frame sizing that spans the spectrum from 2XS to XL.
SMART WHEEL SIZING
There’s an old, time-worn adage, “Pick which wheel size is right for you and then be a !#@$ about it.” True, we riders can be illogically obsessive about wheel size, but the simple truth is both 27.5 and 29-inch wheels have their merits. Accordingly, we skipped the fanatical dogma and simply equipped each Stoic with the best-performing wheel size for its given frame size.
Double-extra Small (2XS) through Small frames sport smaller 27.5 wheels, which simply mesh well with smaller frame dimensions. Medium through XL frames wear 29ers hoops, which pair better with larger frames. Sure, we could’ve shoehorned 29er wheels into the tiniest of Stoic frames, but the handling would have sucked. So, we didn’t.
Our goal is to give every rider the same stellar handling no matter how short or tall they happen to be and tailoring wheel size to rider size helps us achieve that on the Stoic. That’s also why 2XS through Small Stoic frames feature an additional 10mm of front-suspension, which gives the smaller-wheeled Stoic models a similar stack height and technical handling as their larger-wheeled brethren.
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