Long and low for aggressive and confident riding
Ride it before you buy it! SM MD LG XL available to demo
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$100 / 24hrs
- Frame: Full Carbon
- Full-Suspension: 170mm of travel
- Fox 36 Factory fork with Kashima coat
- FIT 4 damper
- Rear Shock: Fox Float X2
- Wheels: 27.5" with 30mm rim width 2.5"F / 2.4" R tires
- Drive Train: SRAM X01 Eagle with 30t ring and 10-50t Cassette
- Seatpost: Fox Transfer Elite Dropper
- Handlebars: Carbon
- Crankset: SRAM X01 Eagle GXP direct-mount, 175mm
- Starts at $6799 MSRP
Small 5'4"- 5'9" 162-175cm | Medium 5'7"- 5'11" 170 -180cm | Large 5'10"- 6'2" 180-188cm | XL 6'2"-6'6" 188-198cm
Rider: Nick P - GBS Staff - 5'8" 160lbs - Frame size Medium
"I'm a fan of the long-travel enduro-ish-bike category, so it was natural that I'd be attracted to the Firebird. I was the first to grab our brand new demo bike, and put it through the paces at White Ranch. I was immediately impressed by the plushness and linear feel of the Float X2 shock. It also seemed to be the most active version of any DW Link bike that I've ridden. The Medium was a good fit, and I felt right at home on the bike with no seatpost length issues.. The Float X2 shock has a short-throw compression-damping lever (lockout) which is easy to use, and really effective for minimizing excess suspension movement on the climbs. The bike was a super capable climber, and the rougher it got, the better it climbed. The SRAM Eagle drivetrain is a perfect match for this kind of bike. With such a big burly chassis, there is always some drawback on the uphill. The wide gear range of SRAM Eagle, combined with the advanced geometry and the Fox compression damping really help to mitigate the feelings of this bike being 'too big' on the climbs. Descending is about what you'd expect - rowdy, fast and confidence inspiring ripper."
Fully updated for 2017 and ready to take you anywhere
The Maxxis Minion DHF front tire mounted on the 30mm wide DT Swiss wheel is like a match made in heaven. Low pressure tubeless and away you go! More grip than you'll know what to do with.
this bike is all business up front! Beefy Kashima-cooted Fox 36mm stanchions house an orchestra of finely tuned FIT 4 damping action and advanced air spring technology. The result is a highly adjustable and robust suspension that looks good and goes fast!
Imagine belly-flopping into a pool full of fluffy whipped cream. Got that? Now, that's exactly what the Fox Float X2 feels like. Plush but supportive. Linear feel. Won't let you hit the bottom. Won't leave you covered in whipped cream.
This is where the magic happens. A marvel of mechanical masterpieces. 170m of rock solid DW Link travel powered by a 1x12 drivetrain. You'll quit long before this bike will.
Highly effective hydraulic lockout (compression damping) levers are located on the rear shock and fork crown. It's quick and easy to go from super-squishy to much-less-squishy suspension, depending on where your wheels take you. A Fox Transfer Elite dropper seatpost keeps you down low for maximum shredding.
The sleek mechanical Fox dropper actuator helps keep the rubber side down, and Shimano M8000 front brake lever provides effortless stopping.
A precise and refined SRAM X01 Eale 12-speed shifter puts you in complete control of your power. The XT m8000 brake and 180mm ice tech rear rotor keep you shopping consistently.
A newly designed and highly effective Pivot PadLoc grip system means happy hands and no excuses!
A 810mm wide, 35mm carbon handlebar is locked securely in the grip of a wide, stiff, and very short stem. Maximum steering control is the name of the game.