X9

wheels

rear travel

29"

130 mm

weight

from

14.3 kg

7.480,00

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drive * 

shifting * 

brakes * 

wheelset * 

remote * 

Fox remote on fork and shock

tubeless * 

handlebar * 

stem length * 

saddle * 

pedals * 

remarks

Let us know if you have a special request for your bike.

expected shipping around May 2022*

all prices in euro’s

prices do not include freight or foreign exchange costs

hand-build in Europe

what riders say​

“The bike is super planted. You guys have done a great job with it. In first week I was hitting PBs already. The trigger shifter is so easy to use and feels so familiar straight off the bat. “

EWS rider / UK

“I can’t stop grinning! Besides the great design, color and technology, I am also fascinated of the handling characteristics. The relative high weight of the bike seems to disappear on the trail, the central and low COG generates active handling and huge traction while the frame geometry results in increased self confidence due to stability…”

Sebastian / DE

“I got the bike about a week ago and absolutely loved it! You guys are not just great engineers but fantastic artists as well.”

Peter / USA

“Finally I could unpack the frame. It is absolutely insane… I was freaking out when I saw it.”

Nicola / Italy

specifications

frame

material: high mod carbon fibre

rear travel: 130 mm

rear brake: 180 mm post mount.

weight

14,3 kg**

fork

Fox Float 34 Factory Series
140 mm travel
GRIP2, 15QRx110, 44 mm rake

optional remote lock-out

shock

Fox Factory Float DHS 185×50 trunnion
2 position adjustment

optional remote lock-out

drivetrain

Pinion C1.12 gearbox, with chain tensioner
12 gears, 600% range, 166 mm Q factor

 

standard chain drive with 30T chainring and 26T sprocket

optional Gates belt drive with 39T beltring and 39T sprocket

 

standard Pinion DS2 grip shifter
optional Instinctiv trigger shifter

brakes

standard Magura MT Trail 1-finger lever
optional Magura MT Trail SL 1-finger lever
180 mm Storm SL front disc
180 mm Storm SL rear disc

front wheel

standard aluminum 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT Alloy rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes. 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

optional carbon 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT Carbon rims, Industry Nine 101 hub, 28 spokes, 110×15 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

rear wheel

standard aluminum 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT Alloy rim, Pinion DT Swiss H3R hub, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

optional carbon 29″ Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT Carbon, Pinion DT Swiss H3R hub, 32 spokes, 148×12 BOOST, ISO 6 bolt, black

 

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

tires

Maxxis Dissector 29 x 2.40 3C MAXX TERRA EXO TR

Maxxis Ardent 29 x 2.25 DUAL COMPOUND

cockpit

standard stem: SQlab 80X / 35mm or 50mm

standard handlebar: SQlab aluminium 30X / 12° or 16° / 30 mm rise

 

optional handlebar: SQlab carbon 30X / 12° or 16° / 30 mm rise

optional handlebar: 77Design carbon 35 / 16° / 20mm rise with 77Design stem 35 mm

optional handlebar: Beast UD riser / 8° / 25mm rise with 77Design stem 35 mm

 

grips: Ergon GE1 MTB Enduro Evo or GA2 black grips

seatpost

Fox Transfer Factory dropper post with Fox Transfer lever
size M: standard 150 mm, optional 125 mm

size L: standard 150 mm, optional 125 mm

size XL: standard 150 mm, optional 175 mm


The 150 mm dropper post will not fully insert into the frame on a size M.

The 175 mm dropper post will not fully insert into the frame on a size XL.

saddle

optional unisex SQlab 611 ERGOWAVE® seat in width: 12cm, 13cm, 14cm or 15cm.

rider weight

We recommend a maximum rider weight of 100 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.

geometry

The X is long and slack for a trail bike and designed for one purpose only. To make your ride smoother, faster and with more control. Both during a technical climb and riding downhill full speed.

 

A steep seatpost angle allows you to climb comfortably, keeping weight on the front wheel.

The long reach allows you to feel planted ‘in’ rather than ‘on top’ of your bike.

 

The slack head tube angle, combined with a short fork offset and stem gives you great stability and confidence yet still gets you through a tight switchback.

All sizes are given in millimeters, unless stated otherwise.

drivetrain

The X comes with a 12-speed Pinion gearbox. No more worries about broken derailleurs during a multiple day ride over the Alps, almost no maintaince needed. Our drivetrain is efficient and worry free.


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

The DS2 grip 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.

suspension

The X is featuring our patented Puma suspension platform, like its bigger brothers M and R. But with a lighter air shock, a bit less travel, which makes the bike the perfect gearbox trail bike.

 

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. Although you have a much lighter bike and a faster climber, the X is extremely planted.

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

configuration

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.

SQlab 30X / 12° / 30mm

aluminium
325 grams

Provides a natural transition from the lower arm to the hand when in a more stretched riding position, with 12° backsweep and 30mm rise.

SQlab 30X Carbon / 12° / 30mm

carbon
235 grams

Perfect combination of form, wall thickness and diameter with the corresponding anatomically optimized bend for various riding dynamics. With 12° backsweep and 30mm rise.

SQlab 30X / 16° / 30mm

aluminium
325 grams

Provides a natural transition from the lower arm to the hand when in a more stretched riding position, with 16° backsweep and 30mm rise.

SQlab 30X Carbon / 16° / 30mm

carbon
235 grams

Perfect combination of form, wall thickness and diameter with the corresponding anatomically optimized bend for various riding dynamics. With 16° backsweep and 30mm rise.

77Designz / 9° / 20mm rise

carbon
257 grams

Carbon handlebar with a 35mm clamping zone offer the perfect balance of stiffness and flex. The aluminum sleeve protects the carbon fibers from constriction and crimping. We assemble this handlebar only with a 35mm 77Designz One Piece Stem. With 9° backsweep and 20mm rise.

Beast UD riser / 8° / 25mm rise

carbon
194 grams

Lighter, tougher, better. The excellent balance of flexibility, vibration damping and robustness ensures precise steering response and the ultimate on-trail experience. We assemble this handlebar only with a 35mm 77Designz One Piece Stem. With 8° backsweep and 25mm rise.

Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT

aluminium

Tuned front and rear alloy wheel system for trail riding, with Industry Nine 101 front hub and Pinion DT Swiss H3R rear hub.

Crankbrothers Synthesis XCT carbon

carbon

Tuned front and rear carbon wheel system for trail riding, with Industry Nine 101 front hub and Pinion DT Swiss H3R rear hub.

SQlab 611 Ergowave

unisex

The wave-like shape and raised rear section provide perfect rearward support and an optimal pressure distribution which reaches deep into the body structures resulting in improved power transmission.

 

A premium quality Kevlar material protects the saddle in the exposed places.

 

Due to its flex properties, the saddle is most comfortable up to 75 kg. The maximum load should not exceed 90 kg.

sit bone measurement

select your size

Step 1
Sit on a stool on a piece of ribbed carbon with your back straight and shoulders back. Pull yourself down onto the stool to create more pressure.

 

Step 2
Measure the sit bone distance from center to center and add the value for the respective sitting position.

 

Step 3
Add 2 cm for a typical dynamic mountain bike riding position and based on your outcome, select the saddle for your personal riding style and in the correct width.

Crankbrothers Stamp 7 Large LE

flat pedals

Pro-level concave platform pedal provides optimal shoe/pedal interface.

Crankbrothers Mallet E

clip-in

The ultimate pedal for trail riding, with integrated traction pad technology.

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.
** Approx weight based on the lightest configuration in size L, with a Pinion C1.12 drive train, carbon wheelset, without pedals.

sizing tool

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.

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.

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