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M97 frame

3.990

M97 frame

3.990

Clear

color * 

shock * 

gearbox * 

chain tensioner * 

trigger shifter * 

wheelset * 

dropper * 

Fox dropper post, including remote.

remarks

Let us know if you have a special request

expected shipping early January 2022*

made in the EU

frame lifetime warranty

worldwide shipping

specifications

drivetrain

gearbox

wheels

mixed

rear travel

150 mm

frame

full carbon

frame

material: high mod carbon fibre

rear travel: 150 mm

rear brake: 180 mm post mount


Including:

– bottom tube and chainstay protectors
– Acros Blocklock headset (ZS44, ZW56)
– Instinctiv 30t narrow wide chainring
– seatpost clamp (31.6 mm)

weight

3.17 kg, including cable clamps, headset bearings, seat post clamp and protectors.

drivetrain

optional Pinion C1.12 gearbox with DS2 grip shifter and chain tensioner

optional Instinctiv trigger shifter

shock

optional Fox Float Factory DPX2 EVOL 185×55 trunnion
3 position lever adjustment, 10-clicks tuning range

front wheel

optional aluminum 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes. 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

optional carbon 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis E Carbon rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes, 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

rear wheel

optional aluminum 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro Alloy rim, Pinion H2R boost hub with 120 points of engagement, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

optional carbon 27.5″ Crankbrothers Synthesis E Carbon, Pinion H2R hub with 120 points of engagement, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

including through axle DT Swiss RWS 148×12 (X12), with detachable lever, HWQASM00S2035S

rider weight

We recommend a maximum rider weight of 110 kg, including clothing, backpack, accessories, etc. to take full advantage of the potential and adjustability of the suspension. Heavier riders may experience an increased sag percentage.

 

“I was able to test my new M for the first time today in a riding technique course, what an ingenious device!”

“Ich konnte meinen neues M heute in einem Fahrtechnikkurs erstmals richtig testen, was für ein geniales Gerät!”

“Downhill the M97 rides smoothly through the terrain. The rear end works first class, jumps fine and reliably smooths out even rough passages.”
“Still there is enough pop for jumps and enough progression for hard landings. As a result, the potent rear end feels like more than 150 millimeters of travel.”

“Bergab dreht das M97 auf und schnurrt laufruhig durchs Gelände. Der Hinterbau arbeitet erstklassig, springt fein und ebnet auch grobe Passagen zuverlässig ein. Für Sprünge steht dennoch genügend Popp und bei harten Landungen ausreichend Progression zur Verfügung. Dadurch fühlt sich das potente Heck sogar nach mehr als 150 Millimetern Federweg an.”

M97 geometry

All sizes are given in millimeters, unless stated otherwise.

M drivetrain

The M’s integrated gearbox gives you next generation technology and a worry-free drivetrain.

 

Thanks to the absence of derailleur and cassette your rear wheel is lighter, you have more traction and better control. Both with the Pinion DS2 grip shifter or with the optional Instinctiv trigger shifter; shifting is fast, instant and precise.

The Pinion DS2 shifter is great for shifting a number of gears up or down with a single action.


Instinctiv’s trigger shifter combines the best of two worlds; it offers an interaction that is resembling a derailleur shifter with the speed of a gearbox.

Pinion gearbox

next-gen technology

M suspension

The M sticks to the trail like you never felt before. Your ride will be smoother, faster and with more control with our patented Puma suspension platform.

 

Small lightweight rockers, an upside-down-shock-mount, less unsprung weight, high quality bearings and the use of high load needle bearings in many pivots make for a highly responsive  layout.

Climbing is equally important and efficient with a steep seat tube angle, a low center of gravity and a high 115% anti-squat ratio around sag.

M suspension

smoother, faster, more control

configuration

custom

colors

We are happy to help you build your dream bike, also with a custom color that is not standard in our program. But colors can be tricky, so we made a few guidelines to make the process work:

When you choose ‘custom color’, we will disregard the standard color from your order and contact you to discuss the preferred custom color you would like.

 

If order to prepare for that you can prepare the following:

– your preferred color in NCS code

– choose whether you want your frame in matte or glossy

– choose your decal set, which options you can find below.

You can choose the following decal sets to add to your frame:

– Decalset A: dark brown Pantone 440 C for the Instinctiv brand and small texts and light blue Pantone 545 C for the M and small patterns.

– Decalset B: fresh blue Pantone 3125 C for the Instinctiv brand and small texts and dark grey Pantone Coolgrey 10 C for the M and small patterns.

– Decalset C: light blue Pantone 291 C for the Instinctiv brand and small texts and sand Pantone 7530 C for the M and small patterns.

– Decalset D: light blue Pantone 291 C for the Instinctiv brand and small texts and moss green Pantone 5487 C for the M and small patterns.

 

You will understand that choosing the right frame color with the right decal set is tricky. Unfortunately we can not make samples or renders with your color, and we can not take back frames that were coated in a custom color for reasons that have to do with the color. We advise to choose the color carefully and order a color sample from the NCS website before ordering your custom color frame. 

compatible

shocks

Various shocks can be used in combination with the M platform. Shock specifications and stroke are similar for all M7, M9 and M97 models.

The following combinations have been validated:

Fox
– Float X 185 x 55 mm Trunnion
– Float DPX2 185 x 55 mm Trunnion, MY2020 / MY2021
– Float DPS 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

Rockshox

– Super Deluxe 185 x 55 mm Trunnion*

DT Swiss

– R535 ONE 185 x 55 Trunnion

*limited compatibility; please contact us to check which shock models will fit.

non-compatible

shocks

Fox
– Float X2 185 x 55 mm Trunnion, MY2020 / MY2021
– Remote versions of the Float DPX2, Float DPS and Float X

Rockshox
– Deluxe 185 x 55 mm Trunnion
– Remote versions of the Deluxe and Super Deluxe

Ohlins
– TTX1Air or TTX2Air, 185 x 55 mm Trunnion

Pinion DS2

grip shifter​​

Light, efficient and ergonomically very good. Developed with Ergon. Great for shifting up and down multiple gears at once.

Instinctiv

trigger shifter​

Fast, precise and very close to what you are used to. Allows intuitive single upshift and double downshifts.

Crankbrothers Synthesis Enduro

aluminium

Tuned front and rear alloy wheel system for enduro riding and racing, with Industry Nine 101 front hub and Pinion H2R boost rear hub.

Crankbrothers Synthesis E

carbon

Tuned front and rear carbon wheel system for enduro riding and racing, with Industry Nine 101 front hub and Pinion H2R boost rear hub.

Colors may appear different on your screen. Not all selection options are reflected and updated in the image representing the bike. 

 

* We estimate the expected shipping date to the best of our knowledge, based on the lead times that are communicated to us by our suppliers. The expected shipping date might change if parts are delivered to us later than expected.

sizing tool

leg length

Stand straight up with your back against a wall. Take a book and tuck it between your legs. Pull up the book, simulating the pressure of sitting on a bike saddle. Make a mark on the wall with tape and measure the distance between the top of the book and the ground.

body height

Stand straight with your back against a wall and place a book on your head. Make sure the book is parallel with the floor and at right angles to the wall, touching the wall. Make a mark on the wall with tape and measure the distance between the bottom of the book and the floor.

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